US Air Force kicks off inaugural African Partnership Flight in Ghana

The new C295 aircraft for Ghana's Air Force. Photo credit: Airbus Military

The inaugural African Partnership Flight (APF) officially opened in Ghana March 12, 2012 with the Airmen from the US Air Forces Africa participating in the event. It took place at Ghana’s Air Force Base Accra, Ghana.

The event, hosted by Ghana, is a two-week, military-to-military multilateral and regional engagement designed to improve regional cooperation partnerships, and the readiness of all countries’ service members.

More than 160 airmen from the Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Senegal air forces were welcomed to the event by Air Commodore Emanuel Ahadome, Ghana air officer, logistics, said the US Africa Command on its website.

Ahadome said the programme would enable participants to exchange ideas and upgrade knowledge of best practices in modern air forces and the aviation industry.

Several Airmen from the US Africa Command, US Air Forces in Europe, Air Mobility Command, Air Combat Command and North Dakota National Guard will support APF, it said.

“At the end, if we do nothing more than strengthen relationships, old and new, that’s value added,” said Col. Dave Poage, APF mission commander.

By Ekow Quandzie

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