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  • VMM-261 ‘Raging Bulls’ supports 449th AEG

    The 449th AEG relies on the various skills and equipment from its sister services across seven tenant units at Camp Lemonnier. One such unit in particular, the U.S. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, or VMM-261 (REIN), has played a key role in enabling the 449th AEG’s operations.

  • SERE specialists sharpen FAD’s land navigation skills

    The U.S. Air Force's Joint Personnel Recovery Center at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, instructed members of the Armed Forces of Djibouti Batallion d’intervention rapide (Rapid Intervention Battalion, or BIR) on land navigation skills March 21, 2024, at Ali Ouney, Djibouti. 

  • AB 201 bazaar supports Agadez community

    Local Agadez artisans earned a collective 7.5 million West African Francs (about $13,000) during a general bazaar at Air Base 201, hosted by the 409th Air Expeditionary Group on March 2. As the first bazaar of the year, the event hosted 45 vendors from the community, nearly twice as many who

  • USMC ‘Elvis’ provides hoist platform for 82nd ERQS

    U.S. Air Force pararescueman assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron practiced tactical insertion techniques with U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 13, 2024.

  • AB 201 honors fallen EOD members with memorial workout

    Members deployed to Air Base 201, Niger, completed the 2024 Explosive Ordnance Disposal 137 Memorial Workout Challenge Feb. 23, 2024, in honor of the 137 EOD members who have lost their lives since the beginning of the war on terrorism.

  • Power Pro keeps AB 201 charged, ready

    The Power Production Airmen of the 409th Air Expeditionary Group's Civil Engineer Flight keep our members "charged up" to deliver secure, reliable and flexible power projection platforms to support U.S. Africa Command's objectives in Niger.

  • U.S. service members at AB 201 build desks for Agadez schoolchildren

    At Air Base 201 in Niger, the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron Civil Engineer and Contracting Flights coordinated with the U.S. Army 437th Civil Affairs Battalion to procure supplies to build 60 desks for donation to schoolchildren in the local community near the installation.

  • Wyoming senator visits deployed ANG troops

    U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming visited deployed Wyoming Air National Guard members assigned to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 15, 2024.

  • Deployed Airmen participate in USMC Corporals Course

    For the first time at Camp Lemonnier, U.S. Air Force senior airmen assigned to the 449th Air Expeditionary Group recently participated in the U.S. Marine Corps’ Corporals Course, run by the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 Reinforced, or VMM-261, Jan. 8-26, 2024.

  • 406 AEW command chief visits AB 201

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ted Braxton, 406th Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, visited members of the 409th Air Expeditionary Group at Air Base 201, Niger, Jan. 27, 2024.