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  • 409th AEG host bazaar, stimulates local economy

    Airmen at Air Base 201 got a little shopping therapy recently! Over 40 local vendors from the city of Agadez and surrounding villages attended a bazaar at AB201. U.S. service members purchased approximately 10,532,000 West African CFA francs ($18K USD) worth of various goods, stimulating the local

  • U.S. air advisors strengthen Nigerien defense capabilities

    Thirty-two Niger Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) soldiers graduated from a tactical field training course facilitated by 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron (ESFS) air advisors at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, March 10, 2022.During the eight-week course, the 409th

  • U.S. servicewomen forge women’s empowerment in Agadez

    On a sunny Sunday afternoon, eight women from the Air Base 201 Women’s Association were greeted by the 20 warm smiles of the Tedhilt Women’s Association in Agadez, Niger, March 6, 2022. Together, the women unloaded their vehicles of water, rice, pasta and American snacks in preparation to celebrate

  • LEAP Scholars Build Partner Interoperability with African Partners

    Eleven Language Enabled Airman Program Scholars accomplished the charge of building partner interoperability with our African nation partners through language support that aided the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing and 409th Air Expeditionary Group with enhancing water sustainment at Nigerien Air Base

  • INITIAL PRESS RELEASE- 409th AEG Airman Death

     An Airman assigned to the 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron died on February 18 at approximately 12:05 A.M. The cause of death is currently under investigation. “As a base and community we are saddened to hear about this terrible loss,” said Col. Daniel E. Kobs, 409th Air Expeditionary Group

  • 82nd ERQS PJs jump to be ready

    A U.S. Air Force pararescueman assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, listens during a pre-jump brief at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 15, 2021. The 82nd ERQS maintains jump proficiency to provide secure, reliable, flexible combat search, rescue, and recovery capabilities in support of

  • Adapt and overcome! Airmen in Africa modify guard towers

    Four 490th ESFS Airmen developed an innovative plan to make improvements to the guard towers at Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, Niger.Tech. Sgt. Tyler Carlson, Tech. Sgt. Reid Ericson, Staff Sgt. Luke Gorst and Master Sgt. Nicholas Pellegra modified guard towers to create a better firing platform,

  • 449th AEG, 726th EABS welcome new commander

    U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew A. Bartlett, 449th Air Expeditionary Group commander, right, passes the guideon to U.S. Air Force Maj. Joshua Hager, 726th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron incoming commander during a change of command at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 11, 2022. The 726th EABS provides