435th AEW NEWS ARTICLES

  • 724th EABS CE flight prepares for mobile air traffic control tower

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler Whitley, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron heavy equipment operator, grades a ramp at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, Oct. 18, 2018. The 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron Civil Engineer Flight is responsible for sustainment and maintenance of the base and readying the base for flying operations. (U.S. Air
  • 724th EABS vehicle maintainers revive fire truck

    At the edge of the Sahara desert, the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron fire station is manned 24/7, available to assist base personnel at a moment’s notice. In such a remote environment functioning equipment is vital and replacements aren’t easy to come by.
  • AFAFRICA commander visits Nigerien AB 201

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander, and leaders from U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, 3rd Air Force, and the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing discuss operations at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, Oct. 25, 2018. The tour allowed USAFE-AFAFRICA leadership to see progress at the construction
  • U.S. military donates desks, school supplies to Agadez primary school

    Approximately 300 desks were delivered to Misrata Primary School as part of a donation coordinated by U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team 203 at Nigerien Air Base 201 Oct. 23.
  • Tongo Tongo Memorial Challenge

    The 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron and 724th EABS hosted memorial challenges to honor four U.S. Soldiers Oct. 4 at Nigerien Air Base 101, Niamey, Niger, and Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, Niger respectively.
  • 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.
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