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AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader, travelled to Malawi May 30 - June 1, 2018.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with key leadership at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 1 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with key leadership at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez congratulates Malawi Defence Force Soldiers on graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 2 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez congratulates Malawi Defence Force Soldiers on graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez walks with Malawi Defence Force’s Senior Enlisted Leader Warrant Officer First Class George Bisalomu to observe the final Malawi Battalion Training Course exercise before graduation, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 3 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez walks with Malawi Defence Force’s Senior Enlisted Leader Warrant Officer First Class George Bisalomu to observe the final Malawi Battalion Training Course exercise before graduation, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez proudly sits with Malawi Defence Force leadership as they observe and listen to the closing remarks of the Malawi Battalion Training Course graduation in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 4 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez proudly sits with Malawi Defence Force leadership as they observe and listen to the closing remarks of the Malawi Battalion Training Course graduation in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
A soldier from the Malawi Defence Force stands in formation while graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 5 of 25: A soldier from the Malawi Defence Force stands in formation while graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets and discusses with key Malawi Defence Force leadership at the Malawi Battalion Training Site, May 31, 2018. Leadership sat together and witnessed the final MALBAT exercise and graduation ceremony as dozens of MDF soldiers prepare for deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 6 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets and discusses with key Malawi Defence Force leadership at the Malawi Battalion Training Site, May 31, 2018. Leadership sat together and witnessed the final MALBAT exercise and graduation ceremony as dozens of MDF soldiers prepare for deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
A Malawi Defence Force fire team takes cover at a defensive fighting position to engage simulated enemy troops advancing on their location at the Malawi Battalion Training Site, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 7 of 25: A Malawi Defence Force fire team takes cover at a defensive fighting position to engage simulated enemy troops advancing on their location at the Malawi Battalion Training Site, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez conducts a speech at the Malawi Battalion Training Site Graduation Ceremony on May 31, 2018 in Malawi, Africa. Colon-Lopez congratulates the soldiers on the hard work and perseverance and wishes them luck on their upcoming deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 8 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez conducts a speech at the Malawi Battalion Training Site Graduation Ceremony on May 31, 2018 in Malawi, Africa. Colon-Lopez congratulates the soldiers on the hard work and perseverance and wishes them luck on their upcoming deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez talks with students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez answers questions and talks about ways to improve the Malawi Defence Force enlisted corps. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 9 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez talks with students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez answers questions and talks about ways to improve the Malawi Defence Force enlisted corps. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
A soldier from the Malawi Defence Force stands in formation while graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 10 of 25: A soldier from the Malawi Defence Force stands in formation while graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with key leadership at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 11 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with key leadership at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez says goodbye to the Malawi Armed Forces College Commandant Brigadier General Swithun Mchungula after a three-day visit to Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as an assessment of the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 12 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez says goodbye to the Malawi Armed Forces College Commandant Brigadier General Swithun Mchungula after a three-day visit to Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as an assessment of the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez conducts a speech at the Malawi Battalion Training Site Graduation Ceremony on May 31, 2018 in Malawi, Africa. Colon-Lopez congratulates the soldiers on the hard work and perseverance and wishes them luck on their upcoming deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 13 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez conducts a speech at the Malawi Battalion Training Site Graduation Ceremony on May 31, 2018 in Malawi, Africa. Colon-Lopez congratulates the soldiers on the hard work and perseverance and wishes them luck on their upcoming deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with U.S. Army soldiers who helped train the Malawi Defence Force during the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 14 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with U.S. Army soldiers who helped train the Malawi Defence Force during the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
A Malawi Defence Force soldier lays down suppressive fire for his fellow troops during the final exercise at the Malawi Battalion Pre-Deployment Training Site in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to observe the capabilities the MDF have to offer. The visit also included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 15 of 25: A Malawi Defence Force soldier lays down suppressive fire for his fellow troops during the final exercise at the Malawi Battalion Pre-Deployment Training Site in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to observe the capabilities the MDF have to offer. The visit also included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez talks with students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez answers questions and talks about ways to improve the Malawi Defence Force enlisted corps. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 16 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez talks with students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez answers questions and talks about ways to improve the Malawi Defence Force enlisted corps. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
A Malawi Defence Force soldier keeps his sights downrange during a final exercise to conclude a pre-deployment Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 17 of 25: A Malawi Defence Force soldier keeps his sights downrange during a final exercise to conclude a pre-deployment Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez conducts a speech at the Malawi Battalion Training Site Graduation Ceremony on May 31, 2018 in Malawi, Africa. Colon-Lopez congratulates the soldiers on the hard work and perseverance and wishes them luck on their upcoming deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 18 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez conducts a speech at the Malawi Battalion Training Site Graduation Ceremony on May 31, 2018 in Malawi, Africa. Colon-Lopez congratulates the soldiers on the hard work and perseverance and wishes them luck on their upcoming deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez talks with students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez answers questions and talks about ways to improve the Malawi Defence Force enlisted corps. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 19 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez talks with students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez answers questions and talks about ways to improve the Malawi Defence Force enlisted corps. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez stands with Malawi Defence Force Leadership and recent graduates of the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 20 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez stands with Malawi Defence Force Leadership and recent graduates of the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with Malawi Defence Force leadership in Zomba, Malawi, May 30, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues identified by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference back in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 21 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with Malawi Defence Force leadership in Zomba, Malawi, May 30, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues identified by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference back in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez takes a moment to say hello to local children during the Malawi Battalion Training Course graduation in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 22 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez takes a moment to say hello to local children during the Malawi Battalion Training Course graduation in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez sits with Malawi Defence Force Leaders and observes MDF soldiers as they perform their final exercise at the Malawi Battalion Training Site, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 23 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez sits with Malawi Defence Force Leaders and observes MDF soldiers as they perform their final exercise at the Malawi Battalion Training Site, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
Soldiers from the Malawi Defence Force stand in formation while graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 24 of 25: Soldiers from the Malawi Defence Force stand in formation while graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy, pose for a photo after discussing ways to improve the Malawi enlisted force in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included follow-ups on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
25 photos: AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Malawi
Photo 25 of 25: U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy, pose for a photo after discussing ways to improve the Malawi enlisted force in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included follow-ups on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with key leadership at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez congratulates Malawi Defence Force Soldiers on graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez walks with Malawi Defence Force’s Senior Enlisted Leader Warrant Officer First Class George Bisalomu to observe the final Malawi Battalion Training Course exercise before graduation, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez proudly sits with Malawi Defence Force leadership as they observe and listen to the closing remarks of the Malawi Battalion Training Course graduation in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
A soldier from the Malawi Defence Force stands in formation while graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets and discusses with key Malawi Defence Force leadership at the Malawi Battalion Training Site, May 31, 2018. Leadership sat together and witnessed the final MALBAT exercise and graduation ceremony as dozens of MDF soldiers prepare for deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
A Malawi Defence Force fire team takes cover at a defensive fighting position to engage simulated enemy troops advancing on their location at the Malawi Battalion Training Site, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez conducts a speech at the Malawi Battalion Training Site Graduation Ceremony on May 31, 2018 in Malawi, Africa. Colon-Lopez congratulates the soldiers on the hard work and perseverance and wishes them luck on their upcoming deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez talks with students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez answers questions and talks about ways to improve the Malawi Defence Force enlisted corps. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
A soldier from the Malawi Defence Force stands in formation while graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with key leadership at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez says goodbye to the Malawi Armed Forces College Commandant Brigadier General Swithun Mchungula after a three-day visit to Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as an assessment of the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez conducts a speech at the Malawi Battalion Training Site Graduation Ceremony on May 31, 2018 in Malawi, Africa. Colon-Lopez congratulates the soldiers on the hard work and perseverance and wishes them luck on their upcoming deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with U.S. Army soldiers who helped train the Malawi Defence Force during the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
A Malawi Defence Force soldier lays down suppressive fire for his fellow troops during the final exercise at the Malawi Battalion Pre-Deployment Training Site in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to observe the capabilities the MDF have to offer. The visit also included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez talks with students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez answers questions and talks about ways to improve the Malawi Defence Force enlisted corps. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
A Malawi Defence Force soldier keeps his sights downrange during a final exercise to conclude a pre-deployment Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez conducts a speech at the Malawi Battalion Training Site Graduation Ceremony on May 31, 2018 in Malawi, Africa. Colon-Lopez congratulates the soldiers on the hard work and perseverance and wishes them luck on their upcoming deployment. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez talks with students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez answers questions and talks about ways to improve the Malawi Defence Force enlisted corps. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez stands with Malawi Defence Force Leadership and recent graduates of the Malawi Battalion Training Course in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez meets with Malawi Defence Force leadership in Zomba, Malawi, May 30, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues identified by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference back in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez takes a moment to say hello to local children during the Malawi Battalion Training Course graduation in Malawi, Africa, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez sits with Malawi Defence Force Leaders and observes MDF soldiers as they perform their final exercise at the Malawi Battalion Training Site, May 31, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
Soldiers from the Malawi Defence Force stand in formation while graduating the Malawi Battalion Training Course, May 31, 2018. U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and his team traveled to the MALBAT Training Site to follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, and to assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.
U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez and students at the Malawi Armed Forces College Sergeant Major Academy, pose for a photo after discussing ways to improve the Malawi enlisted force in Malawi, Africa, June 1, 2018. Colon-Lopez travelled to Malawi to meet with the Malawi Defence Force, engaging with both senior officer and enlisted leadership as part of a three-day tour. The visit included follow-ups on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.

U.S. Africa Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, travelled to Malawi May 30 - June 1, 2018 to meet with the Malawi Defence Force to engage with both senior officer and enlisted leadership.

The visit included a follow-up on issues addressed by the MDF during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in November 2017, as well as assess the MDF’s capability to train and sustain Peace Keeping Operations Forces.

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