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Staff Sgt. Michael McConnell of White River Junction, Vt., teaches a counter move during a martial arts class October 10, 2013.  Dozens of U.S. troops met with Benin Armed Forces to work on different tactical procedures in order to build on their maritime security capabilities. The group of Marines focused on different types of patrolling procedures, hand-to-hand combat techniques, and other combative skills.
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Staff Sgt. Michael McConnell of White River Junction, Vt., teaches a counter move during a martial arts class October 10, 2013. Dozens of U.S. troops met with Benin Armed Forces to work on different tactical procedures in order to build on their maritime security capabilities. The group of Marines focused on different types of patrolling procedures, hand-to-hand combat techniques, and other combative skills.
Marine Corps Martial Arts instructors with Africa Partnership Station 13 demonstrate a pistol counter technique during a martial arts class October 10, 2013.  Dozens of U.S. troops met with Benin Armed Forces to work on different tactical procedures in order to build on their maritime security capabilities. Each engagement allowed the international forces to build friendly bonds throughout the exercises.
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Marine Corps Martial Arts instructors with Africa Partnership Station 13 demonstrate a pistol counter technique during a martial arts class October 10, 2013. Dozens of U.S. troops met with Benin Armed Forces to work on different tactical procedures in order to build on their maritime security capabilities. Each engagement allowed the international forces to build friendly bonds throughout the exercises.
Major Kyle Andrews presents a certificate of completion to a Beninese soldier October 10, 2013.  Dozens of U.S. troops met with Benin Armed Forces to work on different tactical procedures in order to build on their maritime security capabilities. The Marines left Benin with a positive mentality knowing they accomplished their mission, and strengthened ties between the two countries.
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Major Kyle Andrews presents a certificate of completion to a Beninese soldier October 10, 2013. Dozens of U.S. troops met with Benin Armed Forces to work on different tactical procedures in order to build on their maritime security capabilities. The Marines left Benin with a positive mentality knowing they accomplished their mission, and strengthened ties between the two countries.
Benin soldiers practice bounding during a fire team management class October 9, 2013.  Dozens of U.S. troops met with Benin Armed Forces to work on different tactical procedures in order to build on their maritime security capabilities. The group of Marines focused on different types of patrolling procedures, hand-to-hand combat techniques, and other combative skills.
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Benin soldiers practice bounding during a fire team management class October 9, 2013. Dozens of U.S. troops met with Benin Armed Forces to work on different tactical procedures in order to build on their maritime security capabilities. The group of Marines focused on different types of patrolling procedures, hand-to-hand combat techniques, and other combative skills.
A Benin soldier sights in during a weapons handling class October 9, 2013.  Dozens of U.S. troops met with Benin Armed Forces to work on different tactical procedures in order to build on their maritime security capabilities.
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A Benin soldier sights in during a weapons handling class October 9, 2013. Dozens of U.S. troops met with Benin Armed Forces to work on different tactical procedures in order to build on their maritime security capabilities.
A Cameroonian soldier relays his troops’ situation to 1st Lt. Logan Brewer, a U.S. Marine advisor assigned to Africa Partnership Station 13, during a simulated raid on their objective as part of their final exercise. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
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A Cameroonian soldier relays his troops’ situation to 1st Lt. Logan Brewer, a U.S. Marine advisor assigned to Africa Partnership Station 13, during a simulated raid on their objective as part of their final exercise. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
A Cameroonian soldier, along with two U.S. Marines assigned to Africa Partnership Station 13, acts as part of the opposition force against the contingent of Cameroon defense force soldiers to enhance the platoon-attack training as part of the final exercise for the multi-lateral military-to-military engagement.  The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
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A Cameroonian soldier, along with two U.S. Marines assigned to Africa Partnership Station 13, acts as part of the opposition force against the contingent of Cameroon defense force soldiers to enhance the platoon-attack training as part of the final exercise for the multi-lateral military-to-military engagement. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
A contingent of Cameroonian soldiers, along with U.S. and Spanish Marine advisors assigned to Africa Partnership Station 13, simulate an amphibious assault from a Dutch landing craft toward their objective in the jungle of Limbe, Cameroon, as part of their final exercise. The military-to-military engagement, from October 18-25, was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
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A contingent of Cameroonian soldiers, along with U.S. and Spanish Marine advisors assigned to Africa Partnership Station 13, simulate an amphibious assault from a Dutch landing craft toward their objective in the jungle of Limbe, Cameroon, as part of their final exercise. The military-to-military engagement, from October 18-25, was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
Cameroonian soldiers, along with U.S. and Spanish Marine advisors from Africa Partnership Station 13, launch from the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, to simulate an amphibious assault and platoon attack on a known objective as part of the final exercise of the military engagement. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
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Cameroonian soldiers, along with U.S. and Spanish Marine advisors from Africa Partnership Station 13, launch from the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, to simulate an amphibious assault and platoon attack on a known objective as part of the final exercise of the military engagement. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
During an amphibious assault simulation with U.S. and Spanish Marine advisors to Cameroonian soldiers, Maj. Kyle Andrews, officer-in-charge of U.S. Marines assigned to Africa Partnership Station 13, observe the multi-lateral the final exercise with Cameroonian and Dutch counterparts. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
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During an amphibious assault simulation with U.S. and Spanish Marine advisors to Cameroonian soldiers, Maj. Kyle Andrews, officer-in-charge of U.S. Marines assigned to Africa Partnership Station 13, observe the multi-lateral the final exercise with Cameroonian and Dutch counterparts. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
Cameroonian soldiers, along with U.S. and Spanish Marine advisors from Africa Partnership Station 13, launch from the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, to simulate an amphibious assault and platoon attack on a known objective as part of the final exercise of the military engagement. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
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Cameroonian soldiers, along with U.S. and Spanish Marine advisors from Africa Partnership Station 13, launch from the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, to simulate an amphibious assault and platoon attack on a known objective as part of the final exercise of the military engagement. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
During a simulated amphibious assault, three Dutch landing craft carrying a contingent of Cameroonian soldiers and U.S. Marine advisors, approach the beach as part of the final exercise for Africa Partnership Station 13. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
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During a simulated amphibious assault, three Dutch landing craft carrying a contingent of Cameroonian soldiers and U.S. Marine advisors, approach the beach as part of the final exercise for Africa Partnership Station 13. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
Cameroonian soldiers, along with U.S. and Spanish Marine advisors from Africa Partnership Station 13, launch from the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, to simulate an amphibious assault and platoon attack on a known objective as part of the final exercise of the military engagement. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
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Cameroonian soldiers, along with U.S. and Spanish Marine advisors from Africa Partnership Station 13, launch from the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, to simulate an amphibious assault and platoon attack on a known objective as part of the final exercise of the military engagement. The military-to-military engagement in Limbe, Cameroon, from October 18-25 was the last stop on APS’ three-month tour around the west coast of Africa aboard the HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), a Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock, that conducted training engagements with African nations to increase maritime security, partner-nation military capacity, and promote regional stability.
- A rifle detail from Marine Corps Forces Europe and Marine Corps Forces Africa fire three volleys during a memorial ceremony held today outside the base chapel for the Marines, soldiers and sailors killed in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 23.  On this day, 30 years ago, a truck with explosives drove up to the Marines barracks and detonated killing 241 service members.  Marines, sailors, and civilian Marines gathered to honor those service members who lost their lives but also the 58 French paratroopers who were also killed just minutes after the first attack.
Remembering the Beirut bombing 30 years later
- A rifle detail from Marine Corps Forces Europe and Marine Corps Forces Africa fire three volleys during a memorial ceremony held today outside the base chapel for the Marines, soldiers and sailors killed in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 23. On this day, 30 years ago, a truck with explosives drove up to the Marines barracks and detonated killing 241 service members. Marines, sailors, and civilian Marines gathered to honor those service members who lost their lives but also the 58 French paratroopers who were also killed just minutes after the first attack.
Marine Sgt. Kyle Malmborg, at podium, delivers remarks during a memorial ceremony held today at the base chapel for the Marines, soldiers, and sailors killed in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 23.  On this day, 30 years ago, a truck with explosives drove up to the Marine barracks and detonated killing 241 service members.  Marines, sailors, and civilian Marines from Marine Corps Force Europe and Africa gathered to honor those service members who lost their lives but also the 58 French paratroopers who were also killed just minutes after the first attack.
Remembering the Beirut bombing 30 years later
Marine Sgt. Kyle Malmborg, at podium, delivers remarks during a memorial ceremony held today at the base chapel for the Marines, soldiers, and sailors killed in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 23. On this day, 30 years ago, a truck with explosives drove up to the Marine barracks and detonated killing 241 service members. Marines, sailors, and civilian Marines from Marine Corps Force Europe and Africa gathered to honor those service members who lost their lives but also the 58 French paratroopers who were also killed just minutes after the first attack.
A Marine color guard from Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, present the colors during a memorial ceremony held at the base chapel for the Marines, soldiers and sailors killed in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 23.  On this day, 30 years ago, a truck with explosives drove up to the Marine barracks and detonated killing 241 service members.  Marines, sailors, and civilian Marines gathered to honor those service members who lost their lives but also the 58 French paratroopers who were also killed just minutes after the first attack.
Remembering the Beirut bombing 30 years later
A Marine color guard from Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, present the colors during a memorial ceremony held at the base chapel for the Marines, soldiers and sailors killed in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 23. On this day, 30 years ago, a truck with explosives drove up to the Marine barracks and detonated killing 241 service members. Marines, sailors, and civilian Marines gathered to honor those service members who lost their lives but also the 58 French paratroopers who were also killed just minutes after the first attack.
An Armed Forces of Liberia soldier field tests a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
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An Armed Forces of Liberia soldier field tests a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
Armed Forces of Liberia solders follow a tutorial as U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Crouch, Operation Onward Liberty radio noncommissioned officer, demonstrates how to enter frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
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Armed Forces of Liberia solders follow a tutorial as U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Crouch, Operation Onward Liberty radio noncommissioned officer, demonstrates how to enter frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
Jon O’Keeffe, CODAN sales engineer, demonstrates how Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers can use the CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver to send text messages as an alternate to verbal communication during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
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Jon O’Keeffe, CODAN sales engineer, demonstrates how Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers can use the CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver to send text messages as an alternate to verbal communication during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
An Armed Forces of Liberia soldier programs frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
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An Armed Forces of Liberia soldier programs frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
An Armed Forces of Liberia soldier programs frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
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An Armed Forces of Liberia soldier programs frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
Jon O’Keeffe, CODAN sales engineer, and Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers evaluate their work after programming frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With the help of the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
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Jon O’Keeffe, CODAN sales engineer, and Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers evaluate their work after programming frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With the help of the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers program frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
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Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers program frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
An Armed Forces of Liberia soldier tests his work after programming frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
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An Armed Forces of Liberia soldier tests his work after programming frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Crouch, Operation Onward Liberty radio noncommissioned officer, and Jon O’Keeffe, CODAN sales engineer, instruct Armed Forces of Liberia soldier as they program frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With the help of the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Crouch, Operation Onward Liberty radio noncommissioned officer, and Jon O’Keeffe, CODAN sales engineer, instruct Armed Forces of Liberia soldier as they program frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With the help of the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Crouch, Operation ONWARD LIBERTY radio noncommissioned officer, helps an Armed Forces of Liberia soldier program frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Crouch, Operation ONWARD LIBERTY radio noncommissioned officer, helps an Armed Forces of Liberia soldier program frequencies into a CODAN 2110 Manpack Transceiver during a radio familiarization class at Camp Ware, Liberia, Sept. 11, 2013. With support from the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation, OOL mentors delivered a package of CODAN radios and provided training on the equipment to AFL communications soldiers. OOL provides mentorship to the AFL to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, OOL is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a “force for good” among the Liberian people.
U.S. Marines, Royal Marines Netherlands and Spanish Marines prepare to conduct an amphibious landing. Embarked International Marine Task Force are in Ghana to support Africa Partnership Station, an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.
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U.S. Marines, Royal Marines Netherlands and Spanish Marines prepare to conduct an amphibious landing. Embarked International Marine Task Force are in Ghana to support Africa Partnership Station, an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. William Schaefer, left, Royal Marine Corps Netherlands Major Theo Mestrini, center, and U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Laura Perazzola discuss amphibious operations and planning as part of Africa Partnership Station. Embarked International Marine Task Force are in Ghana to support Africa Partnership Station, an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.
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U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. William Schaefer, left, Royal Marine Corps Netherlands Major Theo Mestrini, center, and U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Laura Perazzola discuss amphibious operations and planning as part of Africa Partnership Station. Embarked International Marine Task Force are in Ghana to support Africa Partnership Station, an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.
Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos and U.S. Marines conduct Marine Corps Martial Arts training September 18, 2013. The U.S. Marines and sailors of Africa Partnership Station 13 recently completed a week-long engagement with Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos to further promote maritime security and partnership in the area. Africa Partnership Station is a combined exercise between U.S., Dutch, Spanish, British Marines and their African partners that strengthens partnerships to improve safety and security both at sea and ashore, working together for a shared common goal that helps foster mutual trust and understanding. The international task force of Marines embarked the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam (L800) Aug. 30 as part of a 3-month comprehensive effort to strengthen capabilities with African partner forces in West Africa.
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Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos and U.S. Marines conduct Marine Corps Martial Arts training September 18, 2013. The U.S. Marines and sailors of Africa Partnership Station 13 recently completed a week-long engagement with Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos to further promote maritime security and partnership in the area. Africa Partnership Station is a combined exercise between U.S., Dutch, Spanish, British Marines and their African partners that strengthens partnerships to improve safety and security both at sea and ashore, working together for a shared common goal that helps foster mutual trust and understanding. The international task force of Marines embarked the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam (L800) Aug. 30 as part of a 3-month comprehensive effort to strengthen capabilities with African partner forces in West Africa.
Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos and U.S. Marines conduct Marine Corps Martial Arts training September 18, 2013. The U.S. Marines and sailors of Africa Partnership Station 13 recently completed a week-long training engagement with Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos to further promote maritime security and partnership in the area. Building strong relationships with their African counterparts was a goal the Marines felt they accomplished. Africa Partnership Station is a combined exercise between U.S., Dutch, Spanish, British Marines and their African partners that strengthens partnerships to improve safety and security both at sea and ashore, working together for a shared common goal that helps foster mutual trust and understanding. The international task force of Marines embarked the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam (L800) Aug. 30 as part of a 3-month comprehensive effort to strengthen capabilities with African partner forces in West Africa.
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Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos and U.S. Marines conduct Marine Corps Martial Arts training September 18, 2013. The U.S. Marines and sailors of Africa Partnership Station 13 recently completed a week-long training engagement with Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos to further promote maritime security and partnership in the area. Building strong relationships with their African counterparts was a goal the Marines felt they accomplished. Africa Partnership Station is a combined exercise between U.S., Dutch, Spanish, British Marines and their African partners that strengthens partnerships to improve safety and security both at sea and ashore, working together for a shared common goal that helps foster mutual trust and understanding. The international task force of Marines embarked the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam (L800) Aug. 30 as part of a 3-month comprehensive effort to strengthen capabilities with African partner forces in West Africa.
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NATO and Serbia train Iraqi medical officers, Soundbites
A three-week training course for Iraqi medical officers took place in December in the Military Logistics Training Center in Niš, in the South of Serbia. NATO and Serbia came together to train Iraqi medical officers. These soldiers will return to Baghdad to assist in their country’s fight against ISIS. The course is part of the NATO Defense Capacity Building Initiative for Iraq. It aims to train Iraqi military medics in dealing with trauma victims and casualty evacuation. There were 19 participants from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior, and the Counter-Terrorism Service. Serbian military medics are providing this training. This is the second phase of a training that started in Germany in November, and will continue in Iraq, in the theater of operations, where Belgian forces will continue with training the Iraqi medical officers in life-saving skills. Footage includes Iraqi soldiers training first aid techniques along with trainers creating fake injuries with special effects make up. SOUNDBITE IN ARABIC Major Firas Kareem Oraibi– Al–Hraishawi Iraqi Ministry of Interior 00:00 – 00:59 So, our experience here: we spent 3 weeks in Germany and then transferred to the friendly Republic of Serbia for another 3 weeks. These [last] 3 weeks were enjoyable. Our counterpart friends were very cooperative. We were provided with the best services and the medical information was good. The two sides, the Iraqi and the Serbian, exchanged expertise in connection with first aid, [in the context of] the battles that are ongoing in Iraq and wars against the Da’esh terrorist organisation. We found their information useful and will transfer it to our country, Iraq. I too [will do so] as a representative of the team of the Ministry of Interior - we have a medical school under the Federal Police and we will transfer the information we received [to them]. The NATO’s step was good - a good idea. We acquired valuable information from them. SOUNDBITE IN SERBIAN Captain Katarina Jovanović, Serbian Army 01:01-01:29 The greatest success of this course will be if one day the trainees will become better than the trainers. Of course, we also learned from them because they have a lot of experience. We exchanged knowledge and experience. Everything they do, they do it to NATO standards. Today’s exercise was about battlefield simulation. We had three soldiers with different injuries. SOUNDBITE SERBIAN Sergeant Major Branislav Milunovic Serbian Army 01:30-02:10 Within NATO’s framework, there was a plan for the Iraqi forces and three Allied and partner countries to train here: Germany, Serbia and Belgium. Teaching is not a one-way process, but it is actually a multiple process: we’ve also learned so many things from the Iraqi forces, especially in their situation on the last period of time. I really hope in the future we´ll have much more and better cooperation between the three countries and the Iraqi forces: we tried to teach them a lot of things and also to transfer our experience to them. SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH Lieutenant Colonel Ingo Becker German Army 02:11-03:03 It´s three different phases: the first phase was held in Germany two weeks ago and now the second phase is based on the first training part we did in Germany with Iraqi’s. A follow-on course and more advanced course is done here in Serbia, and is running at the moment here in Serbia, and the third phase will be in Iraq on the ground as a final preparation and final training exercise in Iraq. It was a success to this point, because it was the very first experience we had in this area and the exchange was pretty good and, as I said, in the end it was not just a one-way road, it was an exchange, we discussed a lot of things and we learned from both parts and that’s a success in the end of it. SOUNDBITE ENGLISH Captain Thierry Weckhuysen Belgian Army 03:04- I think it’s very clear that they had some interesting tools to become a good trainer themselves later. They liked the very practical approach here, focused to things they really need in the battlefield.