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Michigan National Guardsmen foster Liberian military growth

Michigan National Guard Maj. Michael Dehner, Operation Onward Lliberty training adviser, discusses leadership principles with Armed Forces of Liberia officers during a leadership conference at Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks, Oct. 25, 2013. Dehner, a Tawas, Mich., native, is among 14 Michigan National Guard soldiers deployed with OOL. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Brian Bahret)



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This work, Michigan National Guardsmen foster Liberian military growth [Image 3 of 9], by MSgt Brian Bahret, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.25.2013

Date Posted:11.26.2013 08:34

Photo ID:1060566

VIRIN:131025-F-UV166-031

Resolution:2584x2004

Size:346.66 KB

Location:MONROVIA, LRGlobe

Hometown:MONROVIA, LR

Hometown:TAWAS CITY, MI, US

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