Lt. Col. Jack Aalborg, the Libreville Gabon attaché, translates a briefing
given by Senior Airman Dayton Riter to Gabon AF Col. JF Asseko Bekogo (right)
and Gabon AF Col. JP Makoka (left).
(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)
January 27, 2011 RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - DEFPRO.COM
Two Gabonese air base commanders visited Ramstein, Sembach and Spangdahlem air bases in Germany Jan. 17 through 20. The trip focused on air base defense. "The sorts of threats that exist in Gabon also exist here," said Gabon air force Col. Jean Paulin Asseko Makoka, the commander of Liberville Air Force Base. "We have spent time discussing various threats, and we now have a better understanding of how the U.S. Air Force confronts these threats and the measures they take to mitigate them."