African Partnership Flight Training continues at Laikipia Air Base

African Partnership Flight participants conduct a demonstration of Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) at Laikipia Air Base.

The African Partnership Flight (APF) multi-national event kicked off in a high spirit at Laikipia Air Base. In day one and two of the program, the participants interacted one on one with their trainers who took them through various topics of interests.

This program incorporates both theory and practical concepts. The aim is to narrow down any interoperability challenges which may exist when carrying out personnel recovery (PR) in hostile and non-hostile areas.

In day one, the participants were divided into three teams and they were taken through PR Command and Control, Survival and Evasion, an overview of Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) and terminal area operation.

Day two of the APF program was majorly characterized with practical instruction that saw the participants in their respective teams taken through PR Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, an overview of Tactical Combat Casualty Care and a tactical version of CSAR and CASEVAC.

The partnership flight is expected to continue up to day four, and is geared towards preparing for the actual exercise “Exercise Linda-Rhino 2.”

Staff Sergeant Tyler Mace of United States Air Force demonstrates to participants how to handle Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) at Laikipia Air Base.

Staff Sergeant Tyler Mace of United States Air Force demonstrates to participants how to handle Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) at Laikipia Air Base.

Sergeant Samuel Kimotho of Rapid Deployment Squadron (RDS) exhibits to participants how to handle a CASEVAC at Laikipia Air Base.

Sergeant Samuel Kimotho of Rapid Deployment Squadron (RDS) exhibits to participants how to handle a CASEVAC at Laikipia Air Base.

Senior Airmen Daniela Rizzari demonstrates to participants how to give first aid to a casualty before starting evacuation at Laikipia Air Base.

Senior Airmen Daniela Rizzari demonstrates to participants how to give first aid to a casualty before starting evacuation at Laikipia Air Base.

Chief Master Sergeant Joseph Pitta of United States Air Force talks through Personnel Recovery Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance at Laikipia Air Base.

Chief Master Sergeant Joseph Pitta of United States Air Force talks through Personnel Recovery Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance at Laikipia Air Base.