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APF Kenya 19: Building Partnerships

Maj. Anibal Aguirre, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa personnel recovery coordination cell director, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Francis C. Ogolla, commander of the Kenya air force, following the opening ceremony for African Partnership Flight Kenya 2019 at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019.

Maj. Anibal Aguirre, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa personnel recovery coordination cell director, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Francis C. Ogolla, commander of the Kenya air force, following the opening ceremony for African Partnership Flight Kenya 2019 at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019. This iteration of APF is focused on personnel recovery covering topics such as tactical combat casualty care, survival and evasion and combat search and rescue tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Renae Pittman)

Col. Melinda Swanson, 102nd Medical Group commander, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Francis C. Ogolla, commander of the Kenya air force, following the opening ceremony for African Partnership Flight Kenya 2019 at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019.

Col. Melinda Swanson, 102nd Medical Group commander, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Francis C. Ogolla, commander of the Kenya air force, following the opening ceremony for African Partnership Flight Kenya 2019 at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019. Swanson is providing medical support during the program as part of the State Partnership Program between Kenya and the Massachusetts National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Renae Pittman)

Maj. Gen. Francis C. Ogolla, commander of the Kenya air force, provides opening remarks to start the African Partnership Flight Kenya event at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019.

Maj. Gen. Francis C. Ogolla, commander of the Kenya air force, provides opening remarks to start the African Partnership Flight Kenya event at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019. The Kenyan air force co-hosted the event alongside the U.S. to help increase familiarization and share best practices among participating nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Renae Pittman)

Flags from the U.S., African community, and Kenya are posted for the African Partnership Flight Kenya 2019 at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019.

Flags from the U.S., African community, and Kenya are posted for the African Partnership Flight Kenya 2019 at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019. This iteration of the APF brought together military members from the U.S., Kenya, Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania to share best practices and knowledge regarding personnel recovery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Renae Pittman)

Maj. Gen. Francis C. Ogolla, commander of the Kenya air force, provides opening remarks to start the African Partnership Flight Kenya event at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019.

Maj. Gen. Francis C. Ogolla, commander of the Kenya air force, provides opening remarks to start the African Partnership Flight Kenya event at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019. This military-to-military engagement focused on personnel recovery is designed to build strong relationships and trust among participating nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Renae Pittman)

LAIKIPIA AIR BASE, Kenya -- Maj. Anibal Aguirre, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa personnel recovery coordination cell director, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Francis C. Ogolla, commander of the Kenya air force, following the opening ceremony for African Partnership Flight Kenya 2019 at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, August 20, 2019. This iteration of APF is focused on personnel recovery covering topics such as tactical combat casualty care, survival and evasion and combat search and rescue tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Renae Pittman)