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  • 409th AEG host bazaar, stimulates local economy

    Airmen at Air Base 201 got a little shopping therapy recently! Over 40 local vendors from the city of Agadez and surrounding villages attended a bazaar at AB201. U.S. service members purchased approximately 10,532,000 West African CFA francs ($18K USD) worth of various goods, stimulating the local

  • U.S. air advisors strengthen Nigerien defense capabilities

    Thirty-two Niger Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) soldiers graduated from a tactical field training course facilitated by 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron (ESFS) air advisors at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, March 10, 2022.During the eight-week course, the 409th

  • Airman makes debut as Winter Olympian, has sights set for 2026

    Imagine being the first black athlete to compete in a sport where you are hurling yourself headfirst down an icy track at speeds over 90 mph. That is exactly what Airman First Class Kelly Curtis did recently as she competed in the skeleton at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

  • Fairchild refueling wing deploys Airmen, KC-135s to Germany

    Approximately 150 personnel from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing here deployed four KC-135 Stratotankers to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.The aircraft arrived at Spangdahlem today to augment existing U.S. forces in theater, improve readiness, enhance NATO's collective defense posture, and further

  • U.S. servicewomen forge women’s empowerment in Agadez

    On a sunny Sunday afternoon, eight women from the Air Base 201 Women’s Association were greeted by the 20 warm smiles of the Tedhilt Women’s Association in Agadez, Niger, March 6, 2022. Together, the women unloaded their vehicles of water, rice, pasta and American snacks in preparation to celebrate