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Liberian military partners visit MI State Emergency Operations Center
Story written by Angie Simpson, Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs, Michigan National Guard
Three military officers from the African nation of Liberia toured the Michigan State Emergency Operations Center in Lansing with members of the Michigan National Guard Operation Onward Liberty team, Aug. 20, 2015. Michigan and Liberia have been partners under the U.S. National Guard's State Partnership Program for six years. The group tour and SEOC brief was conducted by Michigan State Police commander, 1st Lt. Gabe Covey. Covey and MING OOL commander, Col. Shawn Harris emphasized the importance of following an established chain of command when supporting and distributing emergency services and information. The Michigan SEOC uses the National Incident Management System to guide state departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly to manage incidents involving all threats and hazards regardless of cause, size or location. The MING OOL team are planning a year-long mobilization to Liberia in fiscal year 2016. Photos from the SEOC tour have been posted to the MING Flickr photostream.
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