409th AEG host bazaar, stimulates local economy

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Longoria
  • 435th Air Expeditionary Wing
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian Schmidt, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron member, rides a camel during a bazaar at Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, Niger, Feb. 27, 2022. Over 40 local vendors from the city of Agadez and surrounding villages attended the bazaar, selling various goods. U.S. service members purchased approximately 10,532,000 West African CFA francs ($18K USD) worth of goods. Events like these enhance U.S., Niger relationships and stimulate local economic development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Longoria)