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Liberian President celebrates military members, families

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf greets members of the Armed Forces of Liberia and their families during the third-annual AFL Affiliation Day at Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks on Dec. 27. The president praised the AFL for its 2012 accomplishments and thanked Operation ONWARD LIBERTY mentors for their assistance in helping to increase the AFL's capacity and professionalism. OOL is a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa-led operation comprised of joint U.S. servicemembers who mentor and advise the Armed Forces of Liberia in order to develop a national military that is responsible, operationally capable, and respectful of civilian authority and the rule of law.



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This work, Liberian President celebrates military members, families [Image 4 of 4], by Capt. Bryon McGarry, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.27.2012

Date Posted:01.04.2013 04:27

Photo ID:809655

VIRIN:121227-F-ED706-074

Resolution:2692x2632

Size:802.87 KB

Location:MONROVIA, LRGlobe

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