US troops returning from Africa head to Langley

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Posted: Nov 13, 2014 12:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says about 80 troops returning from the Ebola mission in Africa will arrive Thursday in Virginia and be isolated for 21 days at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

Rear Admiral John Kirby is the Pentagon press secretary. Kirby says they will arrive around noon and be housed in buildings in a secluded area on the west side. He says none of the service members are showing any symptoms of Ebola.

Langley and four other U.S. bases are designated as locations where troops returning from the Ebola mission could be housed while they undergo medical monitoring for three weeks.

The 51 airmen, 27 sailors, four Marines and two soldiers will be able to communicate by phone and computer with their families.