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Michigan National Guardsmen foster Liberian military growth

Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers apprehend Michigan National Guard Master Sgt. Craig Pulver, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Battalion senior enlisted adviser, during a scenario training exercise provided by Operation Onward Liberty mentors and AFL trainers at Camp Ware’s Armed Forces Training Command March 27, 2013. Service members deployed with OOL helped train a platoon of AFL solders for a peacekeeping in Mali with the United Nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Bryon McGarry)



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This work, Michigan National Guardsmen foster Liberian military growth [Image 9 of 9], by Capt. Bryon McGarry, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.27.2013

Date Posted:11.26.2013 08:31

Photo ID:1060560

VIRIN:130327-F-ED706-082

Resolution:3978x2453

Size:699.12 KB

Location:MONROVIA, LRGlobe

Hometown:MONROVIA, LR

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