435th AEW NEWS ARTICLES

  • 435 AEW Commander visits Africa

    Col. Bryan T. Callahan, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, visits the 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, July 25, 2021. Callahan met with the 776th EABS leadership and various units including the civil engineer and communications flights.
  • The Gift of Giving

    Capt. Guy Kagere, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing Chaplain, provided support to the members from the Nigerien Armed Forces (FAN) July 10, 2021 at their compound outside of Agadez City. U.S. service members at Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, exchanged the resources.
  • Service members, partners welcome new commander at Nigerien Air Base 201

    U.S. military and host nation leaders gathered at Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, to participate in the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron change of command ceremony, July 13, 2021. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Gipson relinquished command of the 724th EABS to Lt. Col. Christopher Jacobson after a one-year tour in Niger.
  • Nigerien Air Base 201 bazaar boosts Agadez economy and relationship

    A local artisan bazaar, hosted June 20, 2021 by Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, generated approximately $14,000 (4.2 million Central African francs) while strengthening relationships between service members and the community. This event was made possible with the help of Airmen from the 409th Air Expeditionary Group and Soldiers assigned to the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron civil affairs team. There were 43 vendors from different ethnic groups in the local area to sell their products.
  • Water Wonder: 776th EABS install new facilities at Camp Simba

    Tech. Sgt. Jerl Dunn and Tech. Sgt. Brendan Muchow, water and fuels system maintenance craftsmen for the 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron are installing new water systems to be used for Camp Simba at Manda Bay.
  • Commentary: I was raped

    Only seven months into my Air Force career and at my first duty station. I was a college graduate, slightly older and with a few more years of life experience under my belt than fellow peers embarking on their military careers. I was in security forces, still getting my legs underneath me and working on the assertiveness the career field requires. I felt I was an independent, strong woman who held her own. I was a three-sport athlete all through high school, known to have been in a kerfuffle or two on the court or field. Little did I know one night in February 1998, those notions would all come crumbling down.
  • Commentary: From snow storms to sand storms

    I stepped off the bus in awe. In front of me sat a colossal C-17 Globemaster III, alone in a corner of the Ramstein Air Base flight line. Maintainers buzzed around like a busy hive of honeybees, and loadmasters strained to push bulky pallets into the belly of the plane. Hailing from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, a C-17 was much different than the B-52’s I've been watching fly away for the past two years.
  • 776th EABS conduct medical evacuation exercise

    The 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron conducted a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) exercise, May 31, at Chabelley Airfield and finalized at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
  • Nigerien and American Forces Celebrate U.S. Holiday

    Lt. Col. Aliou Matani, Regional Commander for the Nigerien National Guard, along with several high ranking officers of the Nigerien National Guard and Forces Armees Nigeriennes, recognized American leadership at Nigerien Air Base 201 while providing a camel feast on May 30, 2021, to honor the U.S. and Nigerien partnerships on the U.S. holiday of Memorial Day.
  • Vehicle maintainers: Making the mission go

    Senior Airman Ryan Knutson, 736th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, repaired an ambulance at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, May 25, 2021. He spent three days installing a new part to the ambulance and making other repairs so first responders have a safe and reliable vehicle when traveling to emergencies.
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