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By Lethube Phasha Photo: Cpl Lebogang Tlhaole After attending the International Warrant Officers Conference in Bloemfontein, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC) W.J. Gainey, the USA Command Sergeant Major, made a turn to the Army HQ as part of his visit to South Africa. Gunnery Sergeant Steve Soannes, Kathleen Rhem, writer for the American Forces Press Service, and Sergeant First Class Christopher Culling from the US Embassy, accompanied SEAC Gainey. On arrival at the Army HQ they were welcomed and accompanied by the Sergeant Major of the SA Army, WO1 Joseph Tshabalala. Though this was SEAC Gainey's first visit to South Africa he strongly felt that both countries had similar concerns when it came to defence. Maj Gen Paul Ramahlo, Chief Army Force Preparation, welcomed the visitors on behalf of the Chief of the SA Army. After discussions at the Army HQ the delegation departed to the SA Army Gymnasium in Heidelberg. At the SA Army Gymnasium WO2 Pieter van Rooyen, an instructor, who also gave a short presentation on WO1 Joseph Tshabalala, the Sergeant Major of the various courses that SA Army (left), and SEAC William Gainey, the USA were presented in Command Sergeant Major, learning how to put their trust in each other's hands. 2005 at the SA Army Gymnasium, welcomed the delegation. He highneed arises or when requested to do lighted all the units under command so. of the training formation. The Officer During presentations the delegates Commanding of the SA Army were informed about the history of the Gymnasium, Col Vuyani Ludonga, SA Army Gymnasium and the SA explained to the delegation what the Army Warrant Officers Development SA Army Gymnasium did for the SA Course. Then they were taken to Army as a whole. He added that the observe the different military activiSA Army Gymnasium had just finties, after which the delegates themished a course for the Mozambique selves got a chance to shoot with R4 Army, which is assisted by it when the rifles and cross the Rambo Bridge…

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