Airmen work with partner nations to improve proficiency during APF Kenya

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ian Khun, 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, survival evasion resistance and escape specialist, discusses land navigation instruction with Kenyan Defense Force members at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, June 23, 2016. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the first African Partnership Flight in Kenya. The APF is designed for U.S. and African partner nations to work together in a learning environment to help build expertise and professional knowledge and skills in key areas such as personnel recovery command and control, survival and evasion principles and tactical combat casualty care.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ian Khun, 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, survival evasion resistance and escape specialist, discusses land navigation instruction with Kenyan Defense Force members at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, June 23, 2016. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the first African Partnership Flight in Kenya. The APF is designed for U.S. and African partner nations to work together in a learning environment to help build expertise and professional knowledge and skills in key areas such as personnel recovery command and control, survival and evasion principles and tactical combat casualty care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Johnie Tucker, 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron survival evasion resistance and escape specialist air advisor, demonstrates navigation skills for Kenyan Defense Force members at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, June 23, 2016. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the first African Partnership Flight in Kenya. The APF is designed for U.S. and African partner nations to work together in a learning environment to help build expertise and professional knowledge and skills in key areas such as personnel recovery command and control, survival and evasion principles and tactical combat casualty care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Johnie Tucker, 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron survival evasion resistance and escape specialist air advisor, demonstrates navigation skills for Kenyan Defense Force members at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, June 23, 2016. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the first African Partnership Flight in Kenya. The APF is designed for U.S. and African partner nations to work together in a learning environment to help build expertise and professional knowledge and skills in key areas such as personnel recovery command and control, survival and evasion principles and tactical combat casualty care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Johnie Tucker, 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron survival evasion resistance and escape specialist air advisor, discusses survival techniques with Kenyan Defense Force members at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, June 23, 2016. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the first African Partnership Flight in Kenya. The APF is designed for U.S. and African partner nations to work together in a learning environment to help build expertise and professional knowledge and skills in key areas such as personnel recovery command and control, survival and evasion principles and tactical combat casualty care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Johnie Tucker, 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron survival evasion resistance and escape specialist air advisor, discusses survival techniques with Kenyan Defense Force members at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, June 23, 2016. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the first African Partnership Flight in Kenya. The APF is designed for U.S. and African partner nations to work together in a learning environment to help build expertise and professional knowledge and skills in key areas such as personnel recovery command and control, survival and evasion principles and tactical combat casualty care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Acosta, 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron security forces advisor, helps Kenyan Defense Forces prepare for close quarter combat training during African Partnership Flight Kenya at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, June 23, 2016. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the first APF in Kenya. The APF is designed for U.S. and African partner nations to work together in a learning environment to help build expertise and professional knowledge and skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Acosta, 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron security forces advisor, helps Kenyan Defense Forces prepare for close quarter combat training during African Partnership Flight Kenya at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya, June 23, 2016. More than 50 U.S. Air Force Airmen participated in the first APF in Kenya. The APF is designed for U.S. and African partner nations to work together in a learning environment to help build expertise and professional knowledge and skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

LAIKIPIA AIR BASE, Kenya—Participants of African Partnership Flight Kenya concluded classroom training this week here June 24, 2016. Several of the course topics included personnel recovery command and control, combat search and rescue terminal planning, survival and evasion tactics, tactical combat casualty care, airfield security and base defense, aircraft maintenance. Participants applied the techniques and lessons learned during hands-on scenarios such as land navigation, tourniquet application and close quarter tactics. The training helped provide partner nations the opportunity to work together to improve proficiency and readiness in several key mission areas. The next phase of APF Kenya will be the two-day, Kenyan Defense Force-led personnel recovery exercise in which U.S. Air Force participants will act as observers.