Military Equipment
4:56 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

St. Louis Company Develops Unit For Military Transport Of Ebola Patients

Production Products co-founder and president Barry Corona in front of the Transport Isolation System.
Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio ebola, Scott Air Force Base

As the Ebola epidemic grabbed the world’s attention last year, the U.S. military began to discuss how it could safely transport military personnel if they were infected with the contagious disease.

The answer was unveiled at Scott Air Force Base on Friday.

The Transport Isolation System was designed by Production Products, Inc., a St. Louis-based, minority-owned company. The co-founder and president, Barry Corona, said they started on the project in late October after winning the $6 million contract with the Department of Defense for 25 units.

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Scott Air Force Base
4:45 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Two Generals Step Up As New Leaders At Scott Air Force Base

This is a file photo from 2011 of former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) shaking the hand of Gen. William Fraser (C) after Fraser assumed command of United States Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base. Gen. Paul Selva was appointed head of U.S. Transportation command Monday. Fraser is retiring after 40 years of service.
Credit (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio

Two Change of Command ceremonies commemorated new leadership at Scott Air Force Base on Monday.

Gen. Paul Selva now leads U.S. Transportation Command at Scott after Gen. William Fraser’s retirement. Gen. Darren McDew replaces Selva as head of Air Mobility Command.

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New TRANSCOM leader
4:56 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

New leader at Scott Air Force Base as Gen. William Fraser takes command

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) shakes the hand of Gen. William Fraser (C) after Fraser assumed command of United States Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base on Friday. Retiring Gen. Duncan McNabb is behind Fraser.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio

The general who led the logistics arm of the United States military through the troop surge in Afghanistan, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan and combat operations in Libya has relinquished command.

Gen. Duncan McNabb will retire in November after 37 years in the Air Force. At a Scott Air Force Base ceremony today, he handed the reins of the United States Transportation Command to Gen. William M. Fraser. Defense secretary Leon Panetta and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey, were among the dignitaries in attendance.

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