435th AEW NEWS ARTICLES

  • Air Base 201 hosts a self-defense course

    The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office organized a two-day self-defense course for Airmen and joint warfighters at Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, August 28 and September 4, 2021.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • Nigerien, U.S. forces deliver humanitarian aid

    Nigerien and U.S. civil affairs teams from Nigerien Air Base 201 partnered again to deliver humanitarian aid to the citizens of Teghazert, Niger, approximately 8 km east of Agadez on Sept 8, 2021. The donation consisted of footballs, rice, prayer mats, buckets, soap, and mosquito netting and was timed to coincide with a gathering to celebrate the election of Teghazert’s new chief.
  • PERSCO: Total Accountability

    From packaging and distributing meals to performing security detail, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kenton Waring, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing personnel support for contingency operations non commissioned officer in charge, is a jack of all trades. He is currently deployed to the 435th AEW at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, but is currently assisting RAB in support of Operation Allies Refuge by obtaining total accountability for the evacuees.
  • 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.
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