AF trainees

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AF trainees - <AP< — The cadets from Tunisia, Nigeria, Lib-...
<AP< — The cadets from Tunisia, Nigeria, Lib- \jrs Department announced eria. and probably other African \frs. the start of a two-faceted nations. About 75 men will be charge to producc a nucleus of trained in each class. were professional military offi- The long-range program, also s^aff for emerging African nations, beginning immediately, involves Robert program will be conducted five-year courses—four years at heiser. U.S. military bases and on the U.S. civilian universities followed ginncre, of American univer- by a year of post-graduate mili-.L^wis tary training at U.S. military com training program is in- school. Primary, to provide. . .a cadre of The Pentagon said the long- \iary professional officers pre- range program, which will be \jrs. t0 Prctect ,hc legally con- small, “Is intended to develop key Eileen go-vernments against sub- African military personnel to ners- and domestic disorder,” serve as the nucleus of leadership Mrs. Pentagon said. for the military forces of their class . Field, mtar, t,m«9 h tor New African Nations flCliPCf (API _ Thnra/lnl, Timicn Mi 0 nria BY meet short-range needs, the respective counties.” Army, starting this month, will While at American universities, conduct a six-month leadership the Africans will take the reserve course at Ft. Knox. Ky. There, officer training course, as do African soldiers selected by their American college students, governments will be taught to Three Libyan military cadets handle the duties of junior offi- have arrived in the United States cers. to take engineering courses at The first class will include Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. Others are expected irom Liberia, Nigeria, Tunisia and Libya within the next few months. Each African country will be limited to 10 students in the five- his year program. si and Wife Admitted to Hospital A Pottstown man and > wife were admitted to Memorial cost ot l^,s I°nS-range ef- on hours of each fort will be shared by the Alrican ... Friday night. nations and the United States. t ,, d onri Mrc wlth the Africans underwriting New ms North *‘rst two yeai's of the pro­ road Bickel, 1315 Noith Pentagon said In the into street, are reported * ’ 8 d : into other three years, the U.S. cost five satisfactory condition by hos- Police homes estimated at $17,820 for each student. Officials said it will cost an estimated $3,093 for each African trainee in the six-month course at Ft. Knox. The United States will pick up the tab for this. The first class so far numbers only 44 men, but later classes are expected to reach the full 75 quota. ARMY’S

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  1. The Mercury,
  2. 06 Jul 1963, Sat,
  3. Page 18

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