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TUCSON, Arizona - Lieutenant Colonel H.T. Rakgantswana (second from left) of the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) observes flight crew operations in a C-130 aircraft embarking on a firefighting training mission in Arizona, May 6, 2009. U.S. Air Force airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard introduced the aerial firefighting program -- called Modular Aerial Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) -- to representatives from the air arm of the BDF. The Botswana military may adopt a similar firefighting program of its own. Botswana, North Carolina's partner in the National Guard's State Partnership Program with African nations, is one of seven African nations participating in the partnership program. (Photo by Staff Sergeant Richard Kerner)
TUCSON, Arizona - Lieutenant Colonel H.T. Rakgantswana (second from left) of the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) observes flight crew operations in a C-130 aircraft embarking on a firefighting training mission in Arizona, May 6, 2009.  U.S. Air Force airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard introduced the aerial firefighting program -- called Modular Aerial Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) -- to representatives from the air arm of the BDF. The Botswana military may adopt a similar firefighting program of its own. Botswana, North Carolina's partner in the National Guard's State Partnership Program with African nations, is one of seven African nations participating in the partnership program. (Photo by Staff Sergeant Richard Kerner)
TUCSON, Arizona - Lieutenant Colonel H.T. Rakgantswana (second from left) of the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) observes flight crew operations in a C-130 aircraft embarking on a firefighting training mission in Arizona, May 6, 2009. U.S. Air Force airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard introduced the aerial firefighting program -- called Modular Aerial Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) -- to representatives from the air arm of the BDF. The Botswana military may adopt a similar firefighting program of its own. Botswana, North Carolina's partner in the National Guard's State Partnership Program with African nations, is one of seven African nations participating in the partnership program. (Photo by Staff Sergeant Richard Kerner)
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