Fort Campbell soldiers participating in color casing ceremony ahead of African mission


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FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky — Fort Campbell soldiers are preparing for their upcoming deployment to Africa with a color casing ceremony at the Army post.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division are taking part in the ceremony Tuesday at the post along the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

Members of the 101st will be deploying to the West African nation of Liberia as part of the U.S. military's mission aimed at building Ebola care centers and training hundreds of health care workers. The goal is to stop the spread of the virus.

The virus has infected more than 7,470 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia and killed more than 3,400, though experts say the actual number is likely much higher.

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