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Kickin' it with Nigeriens

U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Alex Ferrero, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron security forces member, jumps into the arms of Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th EABS service flight member, after scoring a goal during a soccer game against the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and Air Base 201 personnel. The event also included a donation of soccer balls to the women’s team and youth development team.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Alex Ferrero, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron security forces member, jumps into the arms of Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th EABS service flight member, after scoring a goal during a soccer game against the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and Air Base 201 personnel. The event also included a donation of soccer balls to the women’s team and youth development team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

A player from the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team maneuvers a soccer ball during a game against U.S. Air Force women from Nigerien Air Base 201 at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019.  The civil affairs team organized the community outreach event that also included the donation of soccer balls to the women’s team and youth development team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

A player from the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team maneuvers a soccer ball during a game against U.S. Air Force women from Nigerien Air Base 201 at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team organized the community outreach event that also included the donation of soccer balls to the women’s team and youth development team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chelsie Suggs, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron security forces member, smiles after talking to fellow teammates during a soccer game against the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and Nigerien Air Base 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chelsie Suggs, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron security forces member, smiles after talking to fellow teammates during a soccer game against the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and Nigerien Air Base 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

A player from the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team knees a soccer ball during a game against U.S. Air Force women from Nigerien Air Base 201 at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

A player from the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team knees a soccer ball during a game against U.S. Air Force women from Nigerien Air Base 201 at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Alex Ferrero, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron security forces member, celebrates after scoring a goal during a soccer game against the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and Nigerien Air Base 201 personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Alex Ferrero, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron security forces member, celebrates after scoring a goal during a soccer game against the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and Nigerien Air Base 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

A player from the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team stretches to block a goal during a soccer game against U.S. Air Force women from Nigerien Air Base 201 at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

A player from the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team stretches to block a goal during a soccer game against U.S. Air Force women from Nigerien Air Base 201 at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Heather Dragon, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron personnel support for contingency operations member, prepares to strike a soccer ball in a game against the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team organized the community outreach event that also included the donation of soccer balls to the women’s team and youth development team.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Heather Dragon, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron personnel support for contingency operations member, prepares to strike a soccer ball in a game against the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team organized the community outreach event that also included the donation of soccer balls to the women’s team and youth development team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

U.S. Air Force women deployed to Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team pose for a photo after a community outreach game at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team organized the event that also included the donation of soccer balls to the women’s team and youth development team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

U.S. Air Force women deployed to Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team pose for a photo after a community outreach game at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team organized the event that also included the donation of soccer balls to the women’s team and youth development team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

The goalie for the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team misses the ball while blocking during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. The game ended with a three on three shootout resulting in AB 201’s victory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

The goalie for the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team misses the ball while blocking during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. The game ended with a three on three shootout resulting in AB 201’s victory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

The goalie for the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team attempts to block a goal during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. The game ended with a three on three shootout resulting in AB 201’s victory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
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The goalie for the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team attempts to block a goal during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. The game ended with a three on three shootout resulting in AB 201’s victory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

Nigerien children spectate a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. After the game, the base donated 20 soccer balls to the women’s team and 10 to the youth development team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
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Nigerien children spectate a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. After the game, the base donated 20 soccer balls to the women’s team and 10 to the youth development team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron services member; Master Sgt. Heather Dragon, 724th EABS personnel support for contingency operations member; and Airman 1st Class Alex Ferrero, 724th EABS security forces member, celebrate a goal during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron services member; Master Sgt. Heather Dragon, 724th EABS personnel support for contingency operations member; and Airman 1st Class Alex Ferrero, 724th EABS security forces member, celebrate a goal during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Heather Dragon, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron personnel support for contingency operations member, left, embraces Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th EABS services member, right, after scoring a goal during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Heather Dragon, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron personnel support for contingency operations member, left, embraces Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th EABS services member, right, after scoring a goal during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Airmen deployed to Nigerien Air Base 201 perform a huddle during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen deployed to Nigerien Air Base 201 perform a huddle during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron services member, drinks water during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron services member, drinks water during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

The goalie for the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team observes the opposite side of the field during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
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The goalie for the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team observes the opposite side of the field during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

A player from the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team, and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Stublar 31st Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron member, rush to the ball during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
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A player from the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team, and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Stublar 31st Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron member, rush to the ball during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron services flight member, dribbles a soccer ball down a field during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron services flight member, dribbles a soccer ball down a field during a recreational game between Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force women deployed to Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team shake hands after a community outreach game at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)
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U.S. Air Force women deployed to Nigerien Air Base 201 and the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team shake hands after a community outreach game at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and AB 201 personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

AGADEZ, Niger -- U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Alex Ferrero, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron security forces member, jumps into the arms of Senior Airman Lexis French, 724th EABS service flight member, after scoring a goal during a soccer game against the Nassara Athletic Club Women’s Soccer Team at the Agadez Sports Stadium in Agadez, Niger, July 5, 2019. The civil affairs team held the game to build rapport and promote positive sentiment between the local community and Air Base 201 personnel. The event also included a donation of soccer balls to the women’s team and youth development team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)