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

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http://twitter.com/#!/GrantHermesTV/status/520250729442078721

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:

.@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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