435th AEW NEWS ARTICLES

  • Archbishop of U.S. Military Services visits Airmen at Air Base 101

    The Archbishop of U.S. Military Services, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, visited U.S. and Italian armed forces members at Nigerien Air Base 101 in Niamey, Niger, Nov. 3, 2019.
  • Feeding the fight: The 776th EABS Services team

    The 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron Services team sustains the mission at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, by feeding, housing and providing entertainment to the men and women working on the installation and supporting the U.S. Air Force’s African partners in their efforts to prevent destabilization of the region.
  • AMMO assembles munitions at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti

    U.S. Air Force munitions crew chiefs assigned to the 726th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron use a forklift to transfer munitions parts during a bomb build at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, Nov. 12, 2019. The 726th EABS Munitions Systems Airmen build, inspect and store all munitions at the airfield, ensuring mission effectiveness at a moment’s notice.
  • Keeping up with the conditions: 726th EABS Vehicle Maintenance

    Whether it is a tanker truck fueling aircraft or a forklift transporting cargo, vehicles are a key component to any Air Force mission. In East Africa, harsh weather conditions, rugged terrain and consistent use takes a toll on these vehicles, and when issues arise, it is time to call the mechanics. The 726th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron Vehicle Maintenance mechanics service and repair more than 140 Air Force vehicles in the Horn of Africa area of responsibility.
  • Chabelley Airfield’s inaugural Veteran’s Day Ceremony

    U.S. Airmen deployed to the 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron stand in formation during the first Veteran’s Day Ceremony held at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, Nov. 11, 2019. The 776th EABS Airmen held the inaugural ceremony to honor the service members that preceded them, especially the prior service contractors who work on the installation.
  • Airmen help renovate women’s vocational school in Niger

    Airmen deployed to Nigerien Air Base 101 and U.S. Embassy personnel finished remodeling a local women’s vocational school in Niamey, Niger, Oct. 14, 2019.
  • Manda Bay AAFES grand opening

    Airmen assigned to the 475th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron welcomed the first Army and Air Force Exchange Service facility at Camp Simba, Manda Bay, Kenya, Oct. 12, 2019.
  • COMUSAFE-AFAFRICA immersion tour

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Scott, right, 1st Combat Communications Squadron landing zone safety officer, briefs Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, during an immersion tour at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2019. During the tour, Harrigian learned about Airmen’s innovations and challenges as well
  • Partnership in Niger: U.S. EOD, Air Advisors train FAN

    Airmen assigned to the 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron instructed Forces Armées Nigeriennes (Nigerien Armed Forces) personnel during a week-long Improvised Explosive Device Awareness Course, here, Oct. 7-11, 2019.
  • 768th EABS Civil Engineer Flight keeps the lights on

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Guillermo Cajigas, 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron Power Production and Electrical Systems section lead, secures a new cable for perimeter lighting at Nigerien Air Base 101, Niamey, Niger, Oct. 10, 2019. Civil Engineer Airmen are continually upgrading the base’s infrastructure, improving its security, facilities and
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