POTD: Botswana Joint Combined Exchange Training 2024

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day - To the horizon and beyond. Today beyond means Thebephatshwa Air Base in Botswana, where members of the Botswana Defence Force practice shooting behind barriers during a Joint Combined Exchange Training. Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The country is renowned for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes, including the Okavango Delta, and the Kalahari Desert.

“JCETs enhance U.S. relationships with partner nations by developing and maintaining critical military-to-military connections and improving allied readiness and interoperability.”

Below: Members of the Botswana Defence Force practice shooting behind various barriers. As you may know, shooting on the left side is quite tricky, and you also risk getting the spent brass in your face.

Below: A member of the U.S. Army 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) teaches tactical movements.

Source: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua DeGuzma. Special Operations Command Africa.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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