Tuesday, November 27, 2007
On Saturday November 10th 2007, 521 new Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) recruits took their oath to support and defend the Liberian constitution during an induction ceremony at Camp Ware, near Careysburg Liberia. This is the third basic training class for the new AFL. The recruits will undergo an 8-week program that will transform those who successfully graduate from civilians into AFL soldiers. When this class graduates from Infantry training in February 2008, the strength of the AFL will rise to 1,150. That total will represent over half the target end strength of 2,000 soldiers for the new AFL.