CJTF-HOA Commander visits Uganda, attends historic UPDF graduation

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. David Furness (left) stands side-by-side with Uganda People’s Defense Force leadership July 7, 2017, to cut a ribbon marking the grand opening of a training complex at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center, based in Jinja, Uganda. This took place preceding an historic graduation of 60 UPDF engineers from Class 17.2, which was the first class where UPDF instructors both ran and taught the entire course. Class 17.2’s training took place at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center. (Courtesy photo by Uganda Army Lt. Col. Nelson Aheebwa)
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. David Furness (left) stands side-by-side with Uganda People’s Defense Force leadership July 7, 2017, to cut a ribbon marking the grand opening of a training complex at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center, based in Jinja, Uganda. This took place preceding an historic graduation of 60 UPDF engineers from Class 17.2, which was the first class where UPDF instructors both ran and taught the entire course. Class 17.2’s training took place at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center. (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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