CJTF-HOA Commander visits Uganda, attends historic UPDF graduation

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David Furness (seated, second from left) takes part in a group photo in a training center in Jinja, Uganda, with Uganda People’s Defense Force leadership, staff and students, some of whom graduated July 7, 2017, from a two-month engineering course. The Class 17.2 graduation was historic because it marked the conclusion of the first class where UPDF instructors both ran and taught the entire course. (Courtesy photo by Uganda Army Lt. Col. Nelson Aheebwa)
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David Furness (seated, second from left) takes part in a group photo in a training center in Jinja, Uganda, with Uganda People’s Defense Force leadership, staff and students, some of whom graduated July 7, 2017, from a two-month engineering course. The Class 17.2 graduation was historic because it marked the conclusion of the first class where UPDF instructors both ran and taught the entire course. (Courtesy photo by Uganda Army Lt. Col. Nelson Aheebwa)
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CJTF-HOA Commander visits Uganda, attends historic UPDF graduation

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander Brig. Gen. David Furness attended the graduation ceremony for 60 engineers from Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) on July 7, at a Marine base in Jinja, Uganda.

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