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    MG Hooper, AFRICOM J5, visits Operation Onward Liberty [Image 5 of 5]

    MG Hooper, AFRICOM J5, visits Operation Onward Liberty

    BARCLAY TRAINING CENTER, LIBERIA

    02.10.2012

    Photo by 1st Lt. Mark Lazane 

    Operation Onward Liberty

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Charles Hooper, director, J5, Strategic Planning and Policy, United States Africa Command, talks with U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Lester Ott, a native of Grandville, Mich., Operation Onward Liberty senior enlisted adviser, during a visit to Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks on a recent visit to Liberia Feb. 10. Hooper came to Liberia to assess the progress of the AFL and its U.S. military mentorship program, Operation Onward Liberty is a group of approximately 50 U.S. military personnel who mentor and advise the AFL in order to develop a national military that is responsible, operationally capable, respectful of civilian authority and the rule of law and is a force for good among the Liberian people. While in the country, Hooper also attended events celebrating the 55th annual Liberian Armed Forces Day, including a military parade and a military ball. Other Armed Forces Day activities included a street cleanup and medical outreach, church services, an intra-AFL soccer match and a symposium regarding the status of the AFL in today’s Liberia. Ott is deployed from the 63rd Brigade, Michigan Army National Guard where he was the brigade command sergeant major.

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    Date Taken: 02.10.2012
    Date Posted: 02.24.2012 06:46
    Photo ID: 530687
    VIRIN: 120210-F-QQ777-004
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    Location: BARCLAY TRAINING CENTER, LR

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