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Journalists from Botswana and Malawi visit AFRICOM
Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command.
U.S. Africa is hosting civilian journalists from Botswana and Malawi this week as part of the command's Media Delegation Visit.
17 photos: Journalists from Botswana and Malawi visit AFRICOM
Photo 1 of 17: U.S. Africa is hosting civilian journalists from Botswana and Malawi this week as part of the command's Media Delegation Visit. Download full-resolution version
Mr. Ben Benson (far left), U.S. Africa Command's public affairs office, addresses questions from journalists from Botswana and Malawi during a tour of the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014.  The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: Journalists from Botswana and Malawi visit AFRICOM
Photo 2 of 17: Mr. Ben Benson (far left), U.S. Africa Command's public affairs office, addresses questions from journalists from Botswana and Malawi during a tour of the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command.  As part of the their visit, the journalists received a tour of the Stuttgart Army Air Field.  The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: Journalists from Botswana and Malawi visit AFRICOM
Photo 3 of 17: Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. As part of the their visit, the journalists received a tour of the Stuttgart Army Air Field. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
Botswana Army Col. Kacho Dikole, Botswana Ministry of Defense, asks question from the briefer during a visit of the journalists and military public affairs officers from Botswana and Malawi to Stuttgart Army Air Field in Germany, Nov. 19, 2014.   The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: Journalists from Botswana and Malawi visit AFRICOM
Photo 4 of 17: Botswana Army Col. Kacho Dikole, Botswana Ministry of Defense, asks question from the briefer during a visit of the journalists and military public affairs officers from Botswana and Malawi to Stuttgart Army Air Field in Germany, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
Veronica Makowa-Mwale (foreground), a journalist with Malawi's Zodiak, takes photos for other journalists with a C-130 in the background during their visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: Journalists from Botswana and Malawi visit AFRICOM
Photo 5 of 17: Veronica Makowa-Mwale (foreground), a journalist with Malawi's Zodiak, takes photos for other journalists with a C-130 in the background during their visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
Shingirai Madondo a journalist with Botswana Yarona FM, points to a C-130 Hercules as Botswana Army Col. Kacho Dikole, Botswana Ministry of Defense, looks on during a visit of the journalists and military public affairs officers to Stuttgart Army Air Field in Germany, Nov. 19, 2014.   The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: Journalists from Botswana and Malawi visit AFRICOM
Photo 6 of 17: Shingirai Madondo a journalist with Botswana Yarona FM, points to a C-130 Hercules as Botswana Army Col. Kacho Dikole, Botswana Ministry of Defense, looks on during a visit of the journalists and military public affairs officers to Stuttgart Army Air Field in Germany, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
A local German reporter conducts interviews with journalists from Botswana and Malawi during their visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 7 of 17: A local German reporter conducts interviews with journalists from Botswana and Malawi during their visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
Journalists from Botswana and Malawi take photos for one another with a C-130 Hercules in the background during their visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 8 of 17: Journalists from Botswana and Malawi take photos for one another with a C-130 Hercules in the background during their visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
Reginald Richardson, broadcaster with Botswana Gabz FM, asks an Ebola-related question during a briefing by the AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David Weiss, at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 9 of 17: Reginald Richardson, broadcaster with Botswana Gabz FM, asks an Ebola-related question during a briefing by the AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David Weiss, at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014. Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
Veronica Mwale, a reporter with Zodiak Broadcasting Station in Malawi, takes note during a presentation on Ebola at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 10 of 17: Veronica Mwale, a reporter with Zodiak Broadcasting Station in Malawi, takes note during a presentation on Ebola at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014. Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David K. Weiss, answers questions from journalists from Malawi and Botswana during a briefing about Ebola at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 11 of 17: AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David K. Weiss, answers questions from journalists from Malawi and Botswana during a briefing about Ebola at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014. Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
Macdonald Thom, a senior reporter with Malawi's oldest media house, Times Group, looks at a factsheet containing the 
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's information on Ebola during a briefing by the AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David Weiss, at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 12 of 17: Macdonald Thom, a senior reporter with Malawi's oldest media house, Times Group, looks at a factsheet containing the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's information on Ebola during a briefing by the AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David Weiss, at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014. Download full-resolution version
Journalists from Malawi and Botswana receive a briefing by Erik Threet at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 13 of 17: Journalists from Malawi and Botswana receive a briefing by Erik Threet at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014. Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David K. Weiss, answers questions from journalists from Malawi and Botswana during a briefing about Ebola at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 14 of 17: AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David K. Weiss, answers questions from journalists from Malawi and Botswana during a briefing about Ebola at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014. Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
Macdonald Thom, a senior reporter with Malawi's oldest media house, Times Group, looks at a factsheet containing the 
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's information on Ebola during a briefing by the AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David Weiss, at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 15 of 17: Macdonald Thom, a senior reporter with Malawi's oldest media house, Times Group, looks at a factsheet containing the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's information on Ebola during a briefing by the AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David Weiss, at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014. Download full-resolution version
During a visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014, journalists from Malawi and Botswana get a briefing on SAAF operations before getting a tour of the parking ramp. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 16 of 17: During a visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014, journalists from Malawi and Botswana get a briefing on SAAF operations before getting a tour of the parking ramp. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
During a visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014, journalists from Malawi and Botswana get a tour of the aircraft parking ramp. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
17 photos: United States Africa Command Image
Photo 17 of 17: During a visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014, journalists from Malawi and Botswana get a tour of the aircraft parking ramp. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Download full-resolution version
U.S. Africa is hosting civilian journalists from Botswana and Malawi this week as part of the command's Media Delegation Visit.
Mr. Ben Benson (far left), U.S. Africa Command's public affairs office, addresses questions from journalists from Botswana and Malawi during a tour of the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014.  The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command.  As part of the their visit, the journalists received a tour of the Stuttgart Army Air Field.  The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
Botswana Army Col. Kacho Dikole, Botswana Ministry of Defense, asks question from the briefer during a visit of the journalists and military public affairs officers from Botswana and Malawi to Stuttgart Army Air Field in Germany, Nov. 19, 2014.   The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
Veronica Makowa-Mwale (foreground), a journalist with Malawi's Zodiak, takes photos for other journalists with a C-130 in the background during their visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
Shingirai Madondo a journalist with Botswana Yarona FM, points to a C-130 Hercules as Botswana Army Col. Kacho Dikole, Botswana Ministry of Defense, looks on during a visit of the journalists and military public affairs officers to Stuttgart Army Air Field in Germany, Nov. 19, 2014.   The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
A local German reporter conducts interviews with journalists from Botswana and Malawi during their visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
Journalists from Botswana and Malawi take photos for one another with a C-130 Hercules in the background during their visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
Reginald Richardson, broadcaster with Botswana Gabz FM, asks an Ebola-related question during a briefing by the AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David Weiss, at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
Veronica Mwale, a reporter with Zodiak Broadcasting Station in Malawi, takes note during a presentation on Ebola at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David K. Weiss, answers questions from journalists from Malawi and Botswana during a briefing about Ebola at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
Macdonald Thom, a senior reporter with Malawi's oldest media house, Times Group, looks at a factsheet containing the 
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's information on Ebola during a briefing by the AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David Weiss, at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.
Journalists from Malawi and Botswana receive a briefing by Erik Threet at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David K. Weiss, answers questions from journalists from Malawi and Botswana during a briefing about Ebola at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
Macdonald Thom, a senior reporter with Malawi's oldest media house, Times Group, looks at a factsheet containing the 
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's information on Ebola during a briefing by the AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David Weiss, at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.
During a visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014, journalists from Malawi and Botswana get a briefing on SAAF operations before getting a tour of the parking ramp. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.
During a visit to the Stuttgart Army Air Field, Nov. 19, 2014, journalists from Malawi and Botswana get a tour of the aircraft parking ramp. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.

Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command.

The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent.

The five day visit began Nov. 17 at the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart at Kelley Barracks and will conclude on Friday with an opportunity for the media delegation to interview AFRICOM senior leaders.

"The visit is going great and we've been learning a lot about AFRICOM," said Mr. Golden Matonga, a journalist working with the Nation Publications Limited, publishers of The Nation newspaper, the largest circulating daily newspaper in Malawi.  "It is very engaging and it's very informative because we are actually learning from the officers on the ground; so far, the visit has been going great."

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