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U.S. Air Force partners with Kenya to host personnel recovery training event

Release Number: 030819

Official logo for the Africa and Europe Partnership Flight programs.

Official logo for the Africa and Europe Partnership Flight programs.


U.S. Air Forces Africa, along with the Kenyan air force, are hosting an African Partnership Flight at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya this week. Multiple African nations are participating in this five-day event, including participants from Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda.

The APF program is U.S. Air Forces Africa’s premier multi-lateral military-to-military engagement and security assistance program intended to strengthen U.S. strategic partnerships with African countries, share ideas on aviation related topics, and enhance regional cooperation and interoperability.

APF Kenya is focused on personnel recovery principles and practices to include combat search and rescue, wilderness survival and operational and tactical personnel recovery preparation and planning principles.

For more information, contact AFAFRICA Public Affairs at +49 (0) 6371-47-6558 or via e-mail at usafepao.pao@us.af.mil.