Malian Air Force Pilot departs for the USA


Ambassador Folmsbee met this week with Captain Issa Tangara, a Pilot with the Malian Air Force just before his departure for the USA to attend six months of English language training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas followed by an 18 month scholarship to the Aviation Leadership Program and Flight School at Maxwell Air Force Base.  The United States Air Force offers the opportunity to train alongside U.S. Air Force Aviators to a select group of partners and we are proud to include Mali in the program this year.  This unique educational and exchange opportunity is designed to enhance our U.S.-Malian military cooperation and to help develop future leaders in the Malian Air Force.  Good luck Captain Tangara!