unhappycamper (1000+ posts) Wed Jun-02-10 05:55 AM
We need to subjugate Africa
Air Forces Africa needs airmen to grow mission
By Michael Hoffman - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Jun 1, 2010 15:39:37 EDT
Whether you speak Swahili fluently or simply wrote a college paper on Ugandan history, the Air Force wants to find you.
U.S. Air Forces Africa, Africa Command’s aviation arm, is looking for airmen with African language skills or cultural knowledge who can help out with its exercises and missions.
“When we pick some of our airmen to take assignments with the 17th Air Force, well, obviously we are focusing in on their backgrounds and those that do have foreign language expertise and specifically those on the African continent is obviously a plus,” said Brig. Gen. Michael W. Callan, vice commander of 17th Air Force and U.S. Air Forces Africa, which is based at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
Callan talked about the outreach effort, scheduled to start in June, during a wide-ranging interview last month at Andrews Air Force Base.
Also next month, Africa Command’s first Air and Space Operations Center will reach full operational capability, he said. It stood up and declared initial operational capability a year ago.