Airmen Train Senegalese Forces

Members of the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., traveled to Dakar, Senegal, to instruct Senegalese airmen on safety issues. The four air advisors met with 33 Senegalese airmen during the week-long mission, which concluded in early August, according to an Aug. 14 release. They discussed topics like “crew resource management, operation risk engagement, guidance for fire and emergency services, airfield safety, response safety, foreign object damage, and bird hazards,” with the Senegalese, states the release. “Safe practices are paramount to sustained operations. Sustainment is a fundamental principle of building partnership capacity,” said Lt. Col. John Scott, 818th MSAS operations officer and team leader. The training was “a reflection of the 818th MSAS’ unique capability to provide air mobility advisory and training assistance,” said Lt. Col. Pete Larsen, MSAS commander. This is the squadron’s third training mission with the Senegalese. The previous exchange, in May, dealt with disaster-relief contingency planning.