From the 21st to the 28th of September 2016, Colonel Michael G. Rider, USAF Warrior Preparation Center Commander, together with LtCol Charles Jones and SMSgt Szczygiel, visited the Tactical Leadership Programme in order to gain insight of programme during a Flying Course and oversee the US Detachments participating in FC 2016-3.
On the late afternoon on the 21st of September the visitors arrived at Albacete Air Base, where they were received by a commission comprising the TLP Commandant, Colonel Villar, and some of the US personnel designated in TLP.
On the following morning, Col Villar greeted the visitors at TLP HQ and had an informal meeting with Col Rider, as he is the new US TLP Steering Group Representative. Immediately after, the TLP Commandant accompanied the visit to the FC Mission Planning, where they could gain an understanding of TLP Flying Courses missions.
Throughout their visit, the WPC guests could attend the FC 2016-3 briefings and visit TLP facilities, where they could appreciate the magnitude of the material and human resources in a TLP Flying Course, as well as they could meet the US TLP personnel and the US Detachments taking part in the current course.
At the end of the Warrior Preparation Centre visit, it took place the gift exchange between WPC Commander and TLP Commandant on occasion of the visit, and the signature of the TLP Guest Book.