By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 9 October 2016:
The first-ever Libyan to graduate from the US’ prestigious Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama, is due to return to Libya in the next couple of weeks and resume his military duties.
Colonel Nasser Bousnina, previously the post-revolution acting commander of Benghazi’s Benina air force base, graduated from the air college this summer, one of more than 40 air force colonels from all over the world.
Bousnina, who trained at Misrata Air Academy and in Ukraine, was for several years before the revolution an instructor and then commander at Martuba air base and following that assistant commander of helicopters at Benina. In early 2011, he led other air force officers in joining the revolution.
Until he went to the US air college he was in charge of the helicopter forces in the east.
In 2013, militants attempted to seize him in Benghazi.