Images: Deploying AFL soldiers complete Exercise GUARDIAN ANGEL [Image 1 of 3]
Photo by Capt. Bryon McGarry
Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers equipped with riot gear respond to a simulated civil disturbance at their base entry control point during Exercise GUARDIAN ANGEL at Camp Ware's Armed Forces Training Command May 16. Operation ONWARD LIBERTY mentors worked with AFTC leadership to develop the three-day exercise, which tasked soldiers with executing multiple missions in a steady-state operations environment ahead of an eventual deployment to Mali. ONWARD LIBERTY is a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa-led operation comprised of joint U.S. service members who mentor and advise the AFL in order to develop a national military that is responsible, operationally capable and respectful of civilian authority and the rule of law. OOL's goal is to assist the AFL in building a professional and capable military force that can effectively contribute to the overall security environment in Liberia. OOL personnel continue to mentor AFL leaders and training staff at all levels to ensure the deploying platoon is properly trained and equipped to succeed in partner-nation operations in Mali and to represent Liberia as a legitimate, capable and professional force for good.
Date Posted:05.22.2013 07:42