Miami-Dade County

No Ebola deployment for South Florida logistics unit

One of two South Florida-based U.S. Army Reserve units that was put on notice for deployment to western African Ebola relief efforts won’t be needed after all.

The Pentagon on Nov. 14 disclosed a list of 10 units facing “involuntary mobilization” of some 850 Army Reserve forces in support of U.S. efforts to mitigate Ebola suffering in Western Africa.

The list included the 452nd Preventative Medicine Team, based in Perrine, and the 387th Medical Logistics Company, based in Miami. But Wednesday, Army Reserve Capt. Charles An of the 3rd Medical Command said the logistics company was dropped from deployment to Operation United Assistance “based on changing requirements and decisions made by the U.S. Africa Command.”

A decision was pending on whether or how to mobilize the preventative medicine unit, which deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, An said.

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