FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of troops from Fort Bragg are being trained on how to deal with the deadly Ebola virus.

The Army has announced that 120 troops from Bragg will be dispatched to West Africa in the coming weeks and local media outlets report that they are being trained and have been fitted with full-body protective suits, masks and gloves.

The troops are getting training from the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland in how to use the gear and take precautions against the virus.

The troops are being sent to West Africa to provide support for those dealing with the virus, to guard American troops and to help in creating an infrastructure to deal with the Ebola.