1st AML Receives Army Superior Unit Award

By Maj. Ryan DonaldJanuary 27, 2016

1ST AML in Liberia
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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The 1st Area Medical Laboratory will receive the Army Superior Unit Streamer Award for Operation United Assistance at 1030 here on Jan. 29.

The award honors the 1st Area Medical Laboratory and its Soldiers for their actions during Operation United Assistance in Liberia from Oct. 2014 to March 2015.

The 1st Area Medical Laboratory was part of Task Force Scientist, testing Ebola samples at six mobile laboratories and providing same day results to health care provides.

"This award recognizes the success of the Soldiers of 1st AML, who deployed to Liberia and saved countless lives and helped stop the spread of Ebola. This deployment reinforced to our senior leaders and interagency partners the expeditionary capability of 1st AML and the services it can provide to not only combatant commanders but also our interagency partners," said Col. Laura Elliott, Commander, 1st Area Medical Laboratory.

Media planning to attend must RSVP to 20th CBRNE Command Public Affairs no later than 5:00 pm on Jan. 25 at ryan.m.donald2.mil@mail.mil. Further coordination for access to the award ceremony will be made with participating media.

The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is the Army's only deployable medical laboratory with a mission to analyze and validate health hazards to protect the force and provide theater-level validation.