Portuguese American Journal

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Three groups of New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers were honored in a Yellow Ribbon ceremony at the Lawrenceville Armory, Lawrenceville, N.J., on March 6, 2011. They include: The Operational Mentor and Liaison Team part of NATO-International Security Assistance Force, which trains and mentors the Afghan National Army. Security Forces Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry, coaches, teaches, and mentors the provincial Governor, Provincial Development Council, and other sub-national officials in order to assist the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to extend its authority and build a stable society. The Counterinsurgency Training Center – Afghanistan enhances Afghan National Security Forces and other Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan agencies’ capabilities to reduce insurgent influence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)