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U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band Builds Ties with Mauritanian Musicians
The U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band visited Mauritania for performances and engagements to enhance U.S.-Mauritania relations and build ties with their musical counterparts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Christopher Cornette/Released)
Musician 2nd Class Ray Laffoon, a member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, works on a drum beat with a musician from the Musee de la Force Armee Nationale during a cooperative exchange. The band is in Mauritania for performances and engagements to enhance U.S.-Mauritania relations and build ties with their musical counterparts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Christopher Cornette/Released)
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Photo 1 of 2: Musician 2nd Class Ray Laffoon, a member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, works on a drum beat with a musician from the Musee de la Force Armee Nationale during a cooperative exchange. The band is in Mauritania for performances and engagements to enhance U.S.-Mauritania relations and build ties with their musical counterparts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Christopher Cornette/Released) Download full-resolution version
Musician 3rd Class Andrew Erwin, Musician 3rd Class Ben Strickland and Musician 2nd Class Justin Malizia, members of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, perform a traditional Mauritanian song with musicians from the Musee de la Force Armee Nationale during a cooperative exchange. The band is in Mauritania for performances and engagements to enhance U.S.-Mauritania relations and build ties with their musical counterparts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Christopher Cornette/Released)
2 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 2 of 2: Musician 3rd Class Andrew Erwin, Musician 3rd Class Ben Strickland and Musician 2nd Class Justin Malizia, members of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, perform a traditional Mauritanian song with musicians from the Musee de la Force Armee Nationale during a cooperative exchange. The band is in Mauritania for performances and engagements to enhance U.S.-Mauritania relations and build ties with their musical counterparts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Christopher Cornette/Released) Download full-resolution version
Musician 2nd Class Ray Laffoon, a member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, works on a drum beat with a musician from the Musee de la Force Armee Nationale during a cooperative exchange. The band is in Mauritania for performances and engagements to enhance U.S.-Mauritania relations and build ties with their musical counterparts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Christopher Cornette/Released)
Musician 3rd Class Andrew Erwin, Musician 3rd Class Ben Strickland and Musician 2nd Class Justin Malizia, members of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, perform a traditional Mauritanian song with musicians from the Musee de la Force Armee Nationale during a cooperative exchange. The band is in Mauritania for performances and engagements to enhance U.S.-Mauritania relations and build ties with their musical counterparts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Christopher Cornette/Released)

The U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band visited Mauritania for performances and engagements to enhance U.S.-Mauritania relations and build ties with their musical counterparts.

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