African Partnership Flight Program enters day three of Comprehensive Training

Staff Sergeant Joshua Schmitz of United States (US) Air Force shows members how to pitch a tent during the Outdoor Survival Evasion at Laikipia Air Base.

The realization of combat search and rescue procedures continues to take center stage on day three of the African Partnership Flight (APF) training program at the Laikipia Air Base. The main topic of the day was on Survival evasion, resistance to interrogation and escape.

Day three saw the participants actively taking part in the learning process by being involved in most practical. The focus of practical was in Casualty Collection Point (CPP), Outdoor Survival Evasion and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). After each theory the participants were divided into three teams to practically implement the tactics in real life scenarios.

In one of a class session, Combat Rescue Officer Second Lieutenant Michael Kennedy, a trainer explained to the participants the procedures to follow on a casualty when on the field. “After identifying a Casualty Collection Point, medical stabilization and subsequent evacuation of casualties should follow and finally preparing a casualty report,” he added.

The training continues on day four with the aim of addressing the complexities of humanitarian crises to the forces in the countries represented, in the sub-region and at regional levels.

Staff Sergeant Joshua Schmitz of United States (US) Air Force gives tips to Africa Partnership Flight Program participants on how to identify ground inhabited by birds and animals during the Outdoor Survival Evasion lesson at Laikipia Air Base

Staff Sergeant Joshua Schmitz of United States (US) Air Force gives tips to Africa Partnership Flight Program participants on how to identify ground inhabited by birds and animals during the Outdoor Survival Evasion lesson at Laikipia Air Base

Africa Partnership Flight Program (AFP) putting into practice some of the skills they have learned in the Outdoor Survival Evasion lesson at Laikipia Air Base

Africa Partnership Flight Program (AFP) putting into practice some of the skills they have learned in the Outdoor Survival Evasion lesson at Laikipia Air Base.

Sergeant Shadrack Kalume of Kenya Air Force demonstrates on how to handle a casualty during Tactical Combat Casualty Care at Laikipia Air Base.

Sergeant Shadrack Kalume of Kenya Air Force demonstrates on how to handle a casualty during Tactical Combat Casualty Care at Laikipia Air Base.

Major Peter Lyamunda of Tanzania Air Force shows participants how to relay signal during the Outdoor Survival Evasion lesson at Laikipia Air Base.

Major Peter Lyamunda of Tanzania Air Force shows participants how to relay signal during the Outdoor Survival Evasion lesson at Laikipia Air Base.

Staff Sergeant Jared Todd of United States (US) Air Force demonstrates how to put up ground signals during a rescue demonstration at Laikipia Air Base.

Staff Sergeant Jared Todd of United States (US) Air Force demonstrates how to put up ground signals during a rescue demonstration at Laikipia Air Base.