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U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Douglas N. Spangler, 822nd Expeditionary Base Defense Squadron Security Forces squad leader, speaks to children from a nearby village outside of Air Base 201, Niger, Dec. 11, 2017. Spangler led a 13-member patrol team to find a missing two-year-old girl who was lost for six hours outside of Air Base 201. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Dewberry) Airmen save missing child, sharpen interoperability
Recently, an 822nd Expeditionary Base Defense Squadron security forces patrol team collaborated with local military members to rescue a two-year-old girl, after being notified by local villagers that she was lost near Nigerien Air Base 201. “She simply wandered away from the village in the late evening hours,” said Chief Master Sgt. Rick A. Schlachter, 822nd EBDS Security Forces manager. “By village we're literally talking mud and stick huts in the middle of the desert.”
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Airmen from the 635th Material Maintenance Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, deployed to N'Djamena on Jan. 7, 2018 to assist the Chadian Air Force to erect aircraft maintenance shelters and training for their critical aircraft. The effort was initiated due to a large-scale wind storm last summer that destroyed many aircraft and maintenance shelters located in the main airfield in N'Djamena. (Courtesy Photo) 635th MMS Assists Chadian Air Force to overcome windstorm damage to aircraft
Airmen from 635th Material Maintenance Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base deployed to N'Djamena on Jan. 7, 2018, to assist the Chadian Air Force to erect maintenance shelters and provide maintenance training for their critical aircraft.
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Thirteen countries gathered at Ramstein to exchange aeromedical tactics, techniques, and procedures to encourage working relationships between the nations during a week-long symposium. Partnership Flight Symposium enhances cooperation between 13 countries
The U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa hosted the first-ever Partnership Flight Symposium combining both African and European military aeromedical teams Jan. 16-19 here.
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Maj. Marshal Bickert, a preventative medicine officer with the Ohio Army National Guard, shakes hands with the school administrator in the village of Vale do Paraiso during the PAMBALA 2017 medical exercise Dec. 12, 2017, in Bengo, Angola. The goal of the engagement for the Ohio National Guard is to give personnel the opportunity to share best practices, strengthen medical treatment processes, establish new relationships with members of the Angolan Armed Forces and to nurture the ONG’s existing 11-year partnership with the Republic of Serbia, through the National Guard State Partnership Program. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn) Ohio works with State Partner Serbia, Angola during trilateral medical exercise
Airmen and Soldiers of the Ohio National Guard and Serbian Armed Forces arrived here Dec. 8 for PAMBALA 2017, a two-phase trilateral medical engagement, and the welcome, not to mention the weather, couldn’t be warmer.
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2017
The 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron medical section conducted a three-day women’s hygiene class for 25 women from the Association of Nigerien Women Against War from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, 2017, in Agadez, Niger. 724th EABS medical team teaches hygiene class to local Women’s Association
The 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron medical section conducted a three-day women’s hygiene class for 25 women from the Association of Nigerien Women Against War from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, 2017, in Agadez, Niger.
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Personnel listen to a speaker at the U.S. Africa Command Regional Synchronization Working Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 30, 2017. Attendees represented the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development and other agencies with a vested interest in Africa’s security and stability. AFRICOM discusses past, present, future
AFRICOM leaders discuss successes and obstacles.
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2017
3rd AF commander meets Airmen deployed to Camp Simba, Manda Bay, Kenya 3rd Air Force commander and command chief visit AFAFRICA Airmen
Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Cruz Munoz, 3rd AF/17th EAF command chief, traveled throughout Africa to meet deployed Airmen across the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing, from Oct. 16 - 20.
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2017
606th Airmen deploy throughout CENTCOM/AFRICOM 606th Airmen deploy throughout CENTCOM/AFRICOM
Approximately 140 personnel from the 606th Air Control Squadron deployed throughout U.S. Central and Africa Commands in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, throughout early Oct. 2017, from Aviano Air Base, Italy.
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2017
U.S. Airmen from the 449th Air Expeditionary Group load pallets of medical and humanitarian aid supplies onto a U.S. C-130J Super Hercules at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 17, 2017. Massive attack in Mogadishu spurs quick-response support from CJTF-HOA
At the request of the Federal Government of Somalia and in coordination with the U.S. Mission to Somalia and U.S. Africa Command, a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft departed from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) here, loaded with medical and recovery supplies in response to the terrorist attacks that killed and injured hundreds in Mogadishu on October 14.
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Airmen from Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Benin discuss options for aeromedical support during African Partnership Flight Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria, Aug. 17, 2017. African Partnership Flight, training for aeromedical evacuation
An earthquake has caused an international emergency directly affecting three countries. Medical assistance is needed, but how do neighboring countries assist?
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