435th AEW NEWS ARTICLES

  • Nigerien Air Base 201 sharpens community ties

    U.S. Africa Command continues to work by, with and through their host nation partners to promote peace and stability throughout the African region. The U.S. Army civil affairs team at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, contributes to this mission by reducing the susceptibility of violent extremists in the Agadez area and by growing trust between the local community and U.S. service members.
  • US forces set up blood bank, save Italian woman’s life

    Recently, in the Sahel region of Africa at Nigerien Air Base 101, U.S. service members beat the odds to set up a walking blood bank alongside their Italian, French, and German counterparts to save an Italian civilian’s life. The woman involved in the car accident suffered life-threatening injuries.
  • Deployed nations align, save an Italian’s life

    A worldwide average of 1.2 million people die from vehicle accidents each year. Service members deployed from multiple nations in Northwest Africa collaborated to prevent adding another death to this statistic.
  • US doctors save Italian patient hours from death

    What began as a normal day eventually became an 18-hour sequence of events never to be forgotten.
  • U.S. Air Force weather team preps for sand storms at Nigerien Air Base 201

    Air Base 201 was hit by four sandstorms throughout the last two weeks. A three-man weather team worked around the clock to forecast and notify service members and civilians on base before each storm.
  • Taking an oath, paying it forward

    His coworkers described him in a few short words: positive, strong, and lively. Friends and family say Senior Airman Pascal Nyowatchon has a smile that’s contagious and a personality that fills a room.
  • NCO inspires Airmen to strive, regardless of skin color

    One deployed Airman from Nigerien Air Base 201 speaks out to Airmen about how he doesn’t use his skin color as a justification for not reaching his goals in the military. Instead, he uses a “hard knock life” mentality to mentor his Airmen, regardless of their skin color, gender, or social upbringing, to work hard for what they want in their careers.
  • Airmen, Agadez civic leaders build partnership

    Nigerien civic leaders, regional security officials, religious leaders and media reporters from the Agadez region, met with U.S. and Nigerien military leaders from the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron during a tour of Nigerien Air Base 201, Feb. 21. The purpose of the visit was to educate local leaders and demystify concerns the local community may have about the construction projects on base.
  • 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.”
  • 435th CTS houses deployed Airmen

    The 435th Construction Training Squadron housed more than 80 recently deployed members of the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing from Jan. 11 – 13, 2018, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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