BHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 6 Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8525 times:
Just a quick thought..
I saw this photo in the database and I never knew..(maybe I was a little naive) but I never knew that the Americans had an AF base in Botswana..
Why is this ? and what acft are based their ?? also how many other countries do the US have AF bases in ??
I know they have bases in Germany , the UK , Indian Ocean etc.. but Botswana ?? That just seemed a little strange.. maybe theres a blatent obvious reason but if anyone can kindly enlighten me Id be most appreciative !!
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8374 times:
Botswana is actually a good friend to the US. It is one of the most stable countries in Africa and has been visited by several US presidents.
I had a an Officer from the Botswana Air Force in my SOS class at Maxwell. Great guy who often spoke of interaction with the USAF. C-130s and such mainly. I hope to hop down there in the next few years for a visit.
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
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