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724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment

724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment

U.S. Air Force Airmen unload a new shipment of food and drinks to store in cold storage units, Sept. 09, 2017, Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger. Several pallets of supplies come in weekly to support and provide for the nutritional needs for many service members and contractors in the deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment

The new dining facility for the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron, and its mission partners, houses hundreds of service members and contractors throughout the day for meals at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger. The new facility provides four square meals a day and is open 24 hours a day for Airmen to grab snacks and drinks in between meals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment

A U.S. Air Force Airman browses a merchant’s wares at the local bazaar hosted Sept. 10, 2017, near Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger. Many of the items sold are decorative and provide deployed service members a chance to purchase something that may not be available at their home station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment

A U.S. Air Force Airman browses a merchant’s wares at the local bazaar hosted Sept. 10, 2017, near Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger. The bazaar is held once every two months and provides local vendors a chance to do business with service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment

U.S. Air Force Airmen cut the cake inside the dining facility for the Air Force’s 70th birthday celebration, Sept. 17, 2017, Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger. The new facility provides four square meals a day and is open 24 hours a day for Airmen to grab snacks and drinks in between meals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment

U.S. Air Force Airmen eat dinner inside the new dining facility for the Air Force’s 70th birthday celebration, Sept. 17, 2017, Air Base 201, Niger. The new facility provides four square meals a day and is open 24 hours a day for Airmen to grab snacks and drinks in between meals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ebony Wallace, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron services journeyman, browses a merchant’s wares at the local bazaar hosted Sept. 10, 2017, near Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger. The bazaar is held once every two months and provides local vendors a chance to do business with service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ebony Wallace, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron services journeyman, browses a merchant’s wares at the local bazaar hosted Sept. 10, 2017, near Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger. The bazaar is held once every two months and provides local vendors a chance to do business with service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment

U.S. Air Force Airmen browse the new recreation center, Sept. 15, 2017, Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger. The tent houses bookcases full of movies and games, Wi-Fi, snacks and a comfortable environment to relax after a long work day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

724th EABS Services provides morale, welfare and readiness in a deployed environment
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ebony Wallace, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron services journeyman, browses a merchant’s wares at the local bazaar hosted Sept. 10, 2017, near Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger. The bazaar is held once every two months and provides local vendors a chance to do business with service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

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U.S. Air Force Airmen browse a merchant’s wares at the local bazaar hosted Sept. 10, 2017, near Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger. The bazaar is held once every two months and provides service members deployed in the area a chance to purchase made locally items such as cloths, jewelry and instruments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger --

The 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron services section provides for the dining, recreation and gym facilities for the recently built Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger.

Within the new section of Nigerien Air Base 201, the services section maintains a larger recreation center, dining facility, and gym for deployed service members and contractors.

“It’s hard enough being deployed away from your loved ones for months at a time,” said Senior Master Sgt. Taran Sanger, 724th EABS services superintendent. “It’s our job to make sure everyone is fed, has proper facilities to stay physically fit and has a place to unwind at the end of the day.”

Services is also responsible for lodging, mortuary affairs, protocol and augments other sections if need be.

“Since moving to our new location, we are much more efficient at everything we do,” said Senior Airman Kristen Yates, 724th EABS services journeyman. “We are using bigger facilities with enough manpower to get the job done.”

All the facilities managed by services stays open 24 hours a day for the convenience of the service members and contractors deployed in the harsh environment.

“We are not stretched thin since we were able to hire local contractors to help with the dining facility,” said Sanger. “Those guys bust their butts every day to make sure our people are fed and have a clean facility to come to every day.”

Services ensures the cleanliness of their facilities, despite hot temperatures, dust storms and local wildlife providing a daily challenge.

“We deal with everything from it being 100 degrees or more every day, to venomous wildlife, to sand getting into the tents and equipment,” said Sanger. “But we make it work and do our best to keep our environment as care free as possible, even if we are in a remote location.”