Botswanan Defense Force Chaplain, Lt. Col. Nigel Mokubung gives a benediction during the opening ceremony for Upward Minuteman 2019 at the Thebephatshwa Airbase in Botswana on July 11, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Carolina, Alabama and New Jersey traveled to Botswana to participate in Upward Minuteman 2019, a U.S. Africa Command exercise promoting the U.S. National Guard’s State Partnership Programs on the African Continent. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Junell)
Operation Upward Minuteman 2019 Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony