The Armed Forces of Liberia has successfully deployed its sixth batch of Peacekeepers under the command of Maj Picos L. Flemming, as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
The deployment exercise followed the return of the fifth batch of the Liberian Contingent (LIBATT 5), commanded by Major James D. Fahnbulleh, II, after nearly 2 years eight months of service at MINUSMA.
According to a release, The fifth batch of peacekeepers graciously returned on the 5th and 6th of October 2019, via the RIA.
Personnel of the fifth Liberian contingent served the UN mission in Mali with distinction–bringing pride to Liberia among the comity of nations .
The 6th AFL Peacekeeping Contingent departed Liberia on the 5th and 6th of October 2019 respectively.
Meanwhile Personnel of LIBBATT 5 are now undergoing a two-week post deployment training at the Armed Forces Training Command in Careysburg before finally going to join their spouses and specific units in the AFL. This training enables the personnel to cope with post deployment trauma, and it also builds their resilience to coping with present-day reality in both the military and their social environments with which they are expected to reunite