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Rick Perry addresses Fort Hood soldiers headed to Africa [photos]

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited with U.S. Army soldiers at Fort Hood who are being deployed to West Africa to provide support for efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola:


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.@GovernorPerry briefed on aid that US Ft. Hood troops will provide in W. Africa for support of #Ebola containment. pic.twitter.com/CDtxfAOzaZ

— Office of Gov Perry (@TexGov) October 9, 2014

.@GovernorPerry addressing troops from Ft. Hood, TX heading to W. Africa to provide engineering spt & assist. #Ebola pic.twitter.com/Q6tEooP0jn

— Office of Gov Perry (@TexGov) October 9, 2014

The efforts of US troops to end #Ebola outbreak in West Africa means safety for us back home. http://t.co/y5DRBwbbgC pic.twitter.com/mahWma9sLw

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) October 9, 2014

.@GovernorPerry tells troops at Ft. Hood about to deploy to #Liberia that they're doing a service for the world. pic.twitter.com/8xIsvXB8DC

— Verónica Zaragovia (@verozaragovia) October 9, 2014

KXXV-TV reporter Grant Hermes had more details and photos:

Newly trained troops (and media) waiting for @GovernorPerry to arrive pic.twitter.com/3rQPn969IM

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

Instructor: Getting suits on isn't a timed event. Do it slow. Do it right

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

some worries about dehydration inside suits. Soldiers will be required to keep drinking h2o in W Africa

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

Perry: what you're fixing to be about isn't about the US. It's a great service to the world

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

Perry to soldiers: it's roles like this that define who you are.

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

Gov Perry says he's proud to watch the growth of fort hood soldiers in the last year Says they are the tip of the spear vs Ebola

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

perry: I am exceedingly proud of what your going to do and I have no doubts of your success

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

Trainees show their full suits to the gov pic.twitter.com/dh285nkOoS

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

Soldiers have to help each other. Suits can't be put on right without help pic.twitter.com/hox4MHixkh

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

Gen. Cox: army hasn't trained for full suits since Iraq war. These suits are brand new. It's back to basics

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

Medical assistance for U.S. forces only. Engineers will be there for logistics on ground in W. Africa

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

Taking off is as serious as putting on. Buddy system is key pic.twitter.com/4C623s0PWx

— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) October 9, 2014

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Related:

Reports: Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan has died

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/09/exceedingly-proud-rick-perry-addresses-fort-hood-soldiers-headed-to-africa-on-ebola-mission-photos/

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