NAF Ends Flight Conference, Army Hosts RSM Convention
IDPs IN LAGOS BENEFIT FROM NAF FREE MEDICAL SERVICES, AS AFRICAN PARTNERSHIP FLIGHT ENDS
Over 100 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) benefited from free medical services provided by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in collaboration with the United States Air Force Africa Command, as part of activities to end the week-long African Partnership Flight Conference The free medical services provided to the IDPs included laboratory tests, eye and dental check-ups, provision of free eye glasses, drugs and voluntary HIV test, among others.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Honourable Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Ambassador Danjuma Sheni, reiterated the need for combined training and common doctrines by armed forces of African countries to tackle the menace of terrorism and other security challenges on the continent. While expressing gratitude to the United States Government for her untiring support towards capacity building initiatives in the NAF, the Honourable Minister expressed his belief that the training programme would help reduce the problem of integration of human and material resources from different operational backgrounds.
In his remarks, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, represented by the Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command, Air Vice Marshal IJ Yahaya, noted that the African Partnership Flight was designed to build strong and transparent partnerships that would foster regional stability and security through formal alliances, partnerships and exchange of ideas among African air forces. The Conference, with the theme “Aeromedical Evacuation and Medical Deployment”, concentrated on capacity building of the aircrew and medical personnel who would be involved from time to time in humanitarian and aeromedical evacuation operations.
In his remarks, the representative of the United States Team, Major General Baldwin, noted that the programme was very important to developing the critical capability of the participants to take care of casualties adding that the role of the military globally was more than securing the country.
The Conference, which was jointly organised by the United States Air Force in Europe and the NAF, brought together participants from Benin, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria as well as facilitators from the United States of America.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
NIGERIAN ARMY HOSTS REGIMENT SERGEANT MAJORS CONVENTION 2017
The 82 Division Nigerian Army will be hosting this year’s Nigerian Army Regiment Sergeant Majors (RSM) Convention from Monday 21st August 2017- Friday 25th August 2017 at the Auditorium of the Headquarters 82 Division Auditorium, Abakaliki Road, Enugu, Enugu State.
The theme for this year’s RSM Convention is “Strengthening the Framework for Discipline and Regimentation for Professional Responsiveness in the Nigerian Army”.
The participants have been drawn from formations, training institutions and units of the Nigerian Army.
The convention is an annual training and interactive programme designed to further equip the participants with current professional knowledge to enable them perform their roles effectively and efficiently in the service of the Nigerian Army.
It is also intended to further inculcate and strengthen regimentation, discipline and leadership qualities in the RSM.
The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General TY Buratai is expected to declare the occasion open, while senior officers and other eminent personalities will deliver papers.
You are therefore please requested to disseminate this information to the general public and to detail your camera crew/reporter to cover the event.
Deputy Director Army Public Relations
82 Division Nigerian Army
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