The Commander Kenya Air Force breaks the ground for construction of an assault course

Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla being taken through the layout of the assault course.

The Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF), Major General Francis Ogolla presided over the ground breaking of an assault course construction at Moi Air Base on Monday, 13th July 2020. During the event Major General Ogolla was taken through the layout of the assault course by Mr Geoffrey Nyakundi the project manager afterwhich he broke the ground using an excavator to symbolize commencement of the project.

The assault course will mainly be used by all KAF Units and especially the Rapid Deployment Squadron (RDS) to prepare them for their Operational tasking. It will aid the all KAF Personnel in training in order to increase fitness. To the RDS the assault course will assist in achieving skills that can be used demonstrate for crossing very rough terrain, and to increase teamwork and self-confidence.

The course will include the following obstacles: jump tower, steps, double ditch, crawl, wall, dry ditch, ramp and swing over ditch. This will enable the RDS to conduct exercises such as running, climbing, jumping, crawling and balancing elements with the aim of testing speed, endurance, agility and mental tests.

Construction of the assault course is in line with KAF modernization and capacity building which focuses on Airmen skill development to enable them carryout their operational duties efficiently.

Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla breaking the ground to symbolise commencement of the project.

Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla breaking the ground to symbolize commencement of the project.

Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla giving instructions to the project manager, Mr Geoffrey Nyakundi.

Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla giving instructions to the project manager, Mr Geoffrey Nyakundi.

Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla having a chart with RDS Personnel during the ground breaking ceremony.

Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla having a chart with RDS Personnel during the ground breaking ceremony.