TransCom Rushes Buy Of Ebola Isolation Units; 60 Days From Idea To Test

December 4, 2014 9:20 PM

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WASHINGTON: The Pentagon’s Transportation Command — the folks who move most everything for the military from Point A to Point B — are testing a new isolation unit to fit in a C-17 or C-130 aircraft, just 60 days after issuing the requirement.

The head of TransCom, Gen. Paul Selva, told reporters this morning at a Defense Writers Group breakfast that the command realized it needed the units in case anyone in the military was exposed to or came down with Ebola and needed evacuation. Obviously, these units can be used for everything from tu...

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