WNIJ web special
10:41 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Illinois Guard unit provides logistical support in Botswana

Sgt. Christopher Huitrado of Streator, Ill., automated logistical specialist with Company A, 405th Brigade Support Battalion out of Streator, locks a container into the enhanced container handling unit on duty in Botswana
Army Staff Sgt. Jaime L. Witt, 139th MPAD

THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, Botswana – Logistics is the backbone of any large-scale operation, and one group of Illinois Army National Guard soldiers is providing that support. Soldiers from the 405th Brigade Support Battalion are currently in Botswana, Africa, supporting Southern Accord 12.

SA12 is a combined joint exercise meant to strengthen the partnership between U.S. forces and the Botswana Defense Force through humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping operations and aeromedical evacuation.

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