Economic Community Military Observation Group 13 (ECOMOG) Mali Army troops look on (one armed with an AK47 assault rifle), during Operation ASSURED LIFT at Bamako/Senou Airport in Mali, as Mali Army troops board a US Air Force C-130E Hercules assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The troops will be transported to Robert's International Airport in Liberia for a six month deployment in support of ASSURED LIFT. ASSURED LIFT is a Joint Task Force (JTF) operation to provide airlift and other logistical support to West African states that are deploying more than 600 troops to Liberia as part of the region's ongoing peacekeeping mission