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U.S. transfers C-130 aircraft to Nigerien partners

2:04 PM1/6/2023
This is the second C-130 Hercules offered to the Niger Air Force.
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Africa Leaders Summit

11:43 AM12/14/2022
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit builds on shared values to advance peace, security, and good governance, and reinforce commitment to democracy, human rights, and civil society.
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Austin: listening to African partners critical to development of productive relationships 

12:00 AM12/14/2022
Secretary Austin spoke Dec. 13, 2022, as the host of the Peace, Security and Governance Forum at the White House-led U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.
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Africa Leaders Summit

12:00 AM12/13/2022
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III host a multi-lateral meeting with (left to right) President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger, President Ismail Omar Guelleh and President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia at the Africa Leaders Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2022. "We thanked the presidents for hosting U.S. forces and their focus on countering violent extremist threats," said Austin after the meeting.
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Leaders engage in Niger to better security, cooperation efforts

12:00 AM12/8/2022
Brig. Gen. Brian Cashman, SETAF-AF deputy commander, met with senior U.S. civilian and Nigerien Army leaders in Niamey to discuss security conditions and cooperation efforts.
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Leaders engage in Niger to better security, cooperation efforts

12:00 AM12/4/2022
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Barrett, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rex Panting, 409th Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, discuss operations of AB 201, Niger, with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Brian Cashman, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force - Africa, on Dec. 4, 2022. Cashman visited AB 201 to better understand the mission of the U.S. Army’s civil affairs operations in West Africa and the operations of AB 201.
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Leaders engage in Niger to better security, cooperation efforts

12:00 AM12/2/2022
Niger army Chief of Operations Col. Nabani (center-right) meets Brig. Gen. Brian Cashman (center) and other U.S. Army representatives during their visit to the Niger Army Headquarters in Niger on Dec. 2, 2022. Cashman, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, met with Nabani to discuss the importance of Niger as a strategic partner to counter violent extremist organizations in the Sahel and security force assistance to the Nigerien army.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Niger, Africa

12:00 AM10/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Capt. Hurl Millikin, 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron Security Forces Flight commander, explains how Air Base 201 in Niger, communicates with their multinational partners to U.S. Air Force Gen. James Hecker, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, commander, during a base visit. At AB 101, he met with the Niger Air Chief to obtain situational awareness from the Niger Armed Forces’ perspective on the threats in the area and discussed the partnership between nations.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Niger, Africa

12:00 AM10/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Lee, 409th Air Expeditionary Group commander, greets U.S. Air Force Gen. James Hecker, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, commander, prior to Air Base 201’s base visit in Niger, Oct. 29, 2022. Prior to his visit with both installations, Hecker attended the Senegalese Air Force-hosted Africa Air Force Forum, which brought over 40 Africa nations and international partner defense delegations to Dakar, Senegal.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Niger, Africa

12:00 AM10/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Gen. James Hecker, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, commander, greets members of the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron during a base visit at Air Base 201, Niger, Oct. 29, 2022. Hecker was briefed on force protection along with a perimeter tour to better understand the installation’s significant improvements as well as ongoing challenges.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Niger, Africa

12:00 AM10/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Gen. James Hecker, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, commander, peers through binoculars at the defensive fighting positions tower as Staff Sgt. Sheldon Sugita, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron defender, stands next to him. During his tour, he was briefed on force protection along with a perimeter tour to better understand the installation’s significant improvements as well as ongoing challenges.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Niger, Africa

12:00 AM10/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Gen. James Hecker, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, commander, speaks to Airmen and Soldiers of the 409th Air Expeditionary Group during an all call at Air Base 201, Niger, Oct. 29, 2022. His last stop during the installation visit, Airmen were recognized for their hard work and dedication during their deployment.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Niger, Africa

12:00 AM10/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Gen. James Hecker, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, commander, receives a tour of the fenceline defensive fighting positions tower at Air Base 201, Niger, Oct. 29, 2022. During his tour, he was briefed on force protection along with a perimeter tour to better understand the installation’s significant improvements as well as ongoing challenges.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Niger, Africa

12:00 AM10/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Gen. James Hecker, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, commander, speaks to Airmen and Soldiers of the 409th Air Expeditionary Group during an all call at Air Base 201, Niger, Oct. 29, 2022. Hecker discussed the growing presence of international air forces in Africa and their ability to support partners beyond counterterrorism and counterinsurgency efforts.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Niger, Africa

12:00 AM10/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Gen. James Hecker, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, talks to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin Albauer and 1st Lt. Alycia Hendrickson, 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron members, during his visit at Air Base 101, Niger, Oct. 29, 2022. Hecker discussed the growing presence of international air forces in Africa and their ability to support partners beyond counterterrorism and counterinsurgency efforts.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Niger, Africa

12:00 AM10/29/2022
Airmen serving at Air Base 101 and 201 in Niger, Africa had the opportunity to meet with Gen. James Hecker, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, commander, Oct. 28 through Oct. 29, 2022, during his visit to the continent.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM10/20/2022
The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team worked with Nigerien medics during a tactical combat casualty care course which covered lifesaving techniques, including improvised tourniquet application, IV and airway management and wound packing.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM10/20/2022
Indiana National Guard and Nigerien medical professionals discuss behavioral health treatment and techniques, Sept. 22, 2022 in Niamey, Niger. The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger during the month of September working alongside the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team to provide instruction in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM10/20/2022
The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger during the month of September working alongside the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team to provide instruction in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM10/20/2022
Indiana National Guard medics assist Nigerien medics with IV training Sept. 26, 2022 in Niamey, Niger. The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger during the month of September working alongside the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team to provide instruction in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM10/20/2022
Doctor Colonel Major Garba Hakimi, Director of army health services and social action, addresses Indiana National Guard translator, Sgt. Desiree Demercedes, before exchanging gifts with Indiana Guardsmen, Sept. 22, 2022. The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger during the month of September working alongside the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team to provide instruction in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM10/20/2022
Indiana National Guard and Nigerien medical professionals discuss behavioral health treatment and techniques, Sept. 22, 2022 in Niamey, Niger. The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger during the month of September working alongside the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team to provide instruction in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM10/20/2022
Indiana National Guard medics assist Nigerien medics with IV training Sept. 26, 2022 in Niamey, Niger. The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger during the month of September working alongside the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team to provide instruction in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM10/20/2022
Indiana National Guard medics assist Nigerien medics with IV training Sept. 26, 2022 in Niamey, Niger. The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger during the month of September working alongside the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team to provide instruction in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM9/22/2022
The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger during the month of September working alongside the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team to provide instruction in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM9/22/2022
Indiana National Guard medics assist Nigerien medics with IV training Sept. 26, 2022 in Niamey, Niger. The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger during the month of September working alongside the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team to provide instruction in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health.
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Indiana Guard, Nigerien Medics Bond Over Lifesaving Skills

12:00 AM9/22/2022
Indiana National Guard and Nigerien medical professionals discuss behavioral health treatment and techniques, Sept. 22, 2022 in Niamey, Niger. The Indiana National Guard state partnership medical team spent more than two weeks in Niamey, Niger during the month of September working alongside the Niger armed forces’ first combat medic team to provide instruction in tactical combat casualty care and behavioral health.
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Gen. Langley makes first visit to the Sahel as commander

5:32 PM9/21/2022
The four-day trip included several stops to meet with host nation military leaders, U.S. Chiefs of Mission, and U.S. troops deployed to the region.
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Gen. Langley makes first visit to the Sahel as commander

12:00 AM9/18/2022
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Codi Carter (left), 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Air Advisor Program Manager, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Blake Burden (middle), 409th ESFS vehicle control officer, brief U.S. Marine Corps Michael Langley, U.S. Africa Command commander, during his visit at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, Sept. 18, 2022. The visit here was one stop on a three-day trip to Niger and Chad from Sept. 18-21, Langley's second trip to Africa since taking command of U.S. Africa Command on Aug. 9.
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Gen. Langley makes first visit to the Sahel as commander

12:00 AM9/18/2022
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to Airmen and Soldiers stationed at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, Sept. 18, 2022. The visit here was one stop on a three-day trip to Niger and Chad from Sept. 18-21.
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Gen. Langley makes first visit to the Sahel as commander

12:00 AM9/18/2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Joseph M. Cortez, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron commander, explains base defense postures to U.S. Marine Corps Michael Langley, U.S. Africa Command commander, during his visit at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, Sept. 18, 2022. The visit here was one stop on a three-day trip to Niger and Chad from Sept. 18-21, Langley's second trip to Africa since taking command of U.S. Africa Command on Aug. 9.
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Gen. Langley makes first visit to the Sahel as commander

12:00 AM9/18/2022
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caleb Mack (right), 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Counter Small Unmanned Aerial System Operator, explains his mission at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger to U.S. Marine Corps Michael Langley (left), U.S. Africa Command commander during his visit, Sept. 18, 2022. The visit here was one stop on a three-day trip to Niger and Chad from Sept. 18-21, Langley's second trip to Africa since taking command of U.S. Africa Command on Aug. 9.
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Gen. Langley makes first visit to the Sahel as commander

12:00 AM9/18/2022
U.S. Marine Corps Michael Langley, U.S. Africa Command commander, speaks to Airmen and Soldiers stationed at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, during his visit, Sept. 18, 2022. The visit here was one stop on a three-day trip to Niger and Chad from Sept. 18-21, Langley's second trip to Africa since taking command of U.S. Africa Command on Aug. 9.
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Leadership by example: AFRICOM hosts senior enlisted conference

1:29 PM8/29/2022
Participants used the forum to discuss security cooperation, and the importance of leadership and professional military education.
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Nigerien Armed Forces, U.S. Air Force discuss security in region

12:00 AM7/19/2022
During the roundtable July 12, 2022, the partners discussed their strong relationship as well as the shared interests within the Agadez community.
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Air Force EOD technicians train with Nigerien Armed Forces

12:00 AM6/1/2022
C-IED joint training opportunities allow both FAN and U.S. forces to hone and bolster their skill sets.
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USAF explosive ordnance disposal technicians conduct joint training with Nigerien Armed Forces

12:00 AM5/19/2022
A U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 409th Air Expeditionary Group buries a training device during a joint counter-improvised explosive device exercise with soldiers from the Nigerien Armed Forces at the FAN’s Genie Compound in Agadez, Niger, May 19, 2022. These C-IED joint training opportunities occur twice weekly for both the FAN and U.S. forces to hone and bolster their skill sets, enabling increased security and stability for the government of Niger and its citizens.
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USAF explosive ordnance disposal technicians conduct joint training with Nigerien Armed Forces

12:00 AM5/19/2022
A soldier from the Nigerien Armed Forces searches for a simulated improvised explosive device during a joint counter improvised explosive device exercise with U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to the 409th Air Expeditionary Group at the FAN’s Genie Compound in Agadez, Niger, May 19, 2022. These C-IED joint training opportunities occur twice weekly for both the FAN and U.S. forces to hone and bolster their skill sets, enabling increased security and stability for the government of Niger and its citizens.
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USAF explosive ordnance disposal technicians conduct joint training with Nigerien Armed Forces

12:00 AM5/19/2022
A soldier from the Nigerien Armed Forces searches for a simulated improvised explosive device during a joint counter improvised explosive device exercise with U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to the 409th Air Expeditionary Group at the FAN’s Genie Compound in Agadez, Niger, May 19, 2022. These C-IED joint training opportunities occur twice weekly for both the FAN and U.S. forces to hone and bolster their skill sets, enabling increased security and stability for the government of Niger and its citizens.
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State Partnership Program critical to security cooperation in 93 countries

12:00 AM4/12/2022
What began with 13 partnerships in 1993 is now up to 87 partnerships with 93 countries (as of April 12, 2022), the SPP is guided by foreign policy goals to support combatant commanders and chiefs of mission.
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Donated field hospital increases care capacity in Agadez, Niger

12:00 AM4/4/2022
This donation follows a similar mobile field hospital donation in Niamey in March 2021, and reinforces the U.S. commitment to partnering with the Nigerien government to help ensure the health and security of Niger's citizens.
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Donated field hospital increases care capacity in Agadez, Niger

12:00 AM4/4/2022
Mr. Magagi Maman Dada, Agadez Regional Governor, cuts a ceremonial ribbon in front of the newly donated mobile field hospital in Agadez, Niger, April 4, 2022. The donation increases Agadez Regional Hospital’s capacity by an additional 30 beds, complete with the medical tools and resources to care for the 670,000-person community and surrounding areas.
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Donated field hospital increases care capacity in Agadez, Niger

12:00 AM3/23/2022
Nigerien workers build a mobile field hospital financed by U.S. Africa Command through the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster Assistance, and Civic Aid program in Agadez, Niger, March 22, 2022. Subject matter experts taught Nigerien workers how to construct and maintain the field hospital autonomously, allowing the facility to be repurposed by the Government of Niger once the COVID-19 threat subsides
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Donated field hospital increases care capacity in Agadez, Niger

12:00 AM3/23/2022
Nigerien workers build a mobile field hospital financed by U.S. Africa Command through the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster Assistance, and Civic Aid program in Agadez, Niger, March 22, 2022. Subject matter experts taught Nigerien workers how to construct and maintain the field hospital autonomously, allowing the facility to be repurposed by the Government of Niger once the COVID-19 threat subsides
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Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security

12:00 AM3/21/2022
The exercise, concluding March 18, 2022, featured an in-port training period followed by an at-sea portion that tested the participating ships’ and maritime operation centers’ abilities to conduct maritime interdiction operations.
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Army brigade provides vital life support services to Flintlock 2022

9:47 AM2/17/2022
The Flintlock exercise is designed to strengthen the ability of key partner nations in the region to counter violent extremist organizations, collaborate across borders and provide security for the people of Africa.
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Flintlock 2022 begins next week in Cote d’Ivoire

3:29 PM2/7/2022
More than 400 service members from more than 10 African partner and allied nations will participate in Flintlock 2022 in Cote d’Ivoire from Feb. 15-28, 2022.
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U.S. Air Force's top non-commissioned officer visits Niger

12:00 AM12/23/2021
Bass met with U.S. Airmen and joint force mission partners to gain first-hand knowledge of how Airmen deter and defeat violent extremism in Sahel to enable a more secure, stable, and prosperous Africa.
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U.S. donates second C-130 to Niger to support enduring Sahel operations

12:00 AM12/7/2021
Niger received the first of the three scheduled C-130 aircraft deliveries by the U.S. in January 2021, and has employed the mobility platform for various humanitarian assistance operations and United Nations troop and vehicle movements.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA hosts African partners for the return of vital conference

12:00 AM11/8/2021
The forum provided the air chiefs an opportunity to discuss their shared vision for the future of multination coordination and interoperability in Africa.
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AFRICOM commander, Homeland Security Advisor conclude visit to Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Niger

12:00 AM11/1/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Chris Maier visited U.S. personnel and operational facilities in Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, and Niger, Oct. 25-29.
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AFRICOM commander, Homeland Security Advisor conclude visit to Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Niger

8:17 AM10/30/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, addresses service members at Airbase 201, near Agadez, Niger, Oct. 28. The stop in Niger, as part of a 5-day visit to Africa with Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, included a meeting with Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum and tours of Air Bases 101 and 201 to understand U.S. power projection capabilities in West Africa.
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Africa Distribution Network Forum

9:53 AM9/15/2021
U.S. Air Force Airmen and coalition partners load cargo onto an aircraft as part of the Proof of Principle mission across Europe and Africa's Sahel region. The PoP series of missions enable a multinational, partner-centric distribution network of medical supplies and repair parts to increase logistic capabilities and expand operational reach in the region.
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Indiana National Guard trains Nigerien military mechanics

12:00 AM9/1/2021
Indiana National Gurad and Forces Armees Nigeriennes complete two-week knowledge exchange to build mechanical skills.
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North and West Africa Response Force conducts engagement in Niger

9:57 AM8/13/2021
U.S. service members assigned to U.S. Africa Command's North and West Africa Response Force (NARF) conducted a cross-continent strategic engagement in Niger, August 7-9.
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U.S. Africa Command leaders visit Mauritania to highlight cooperation and importance of G5 Sahel

3:29 PM7/16/2021
A U.S. Africa Command senior leader delegation met with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani to discuss the potential for greater partnership and engagement during a visit to the nation’s capital, Nouakchott, July 13-15.
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U.S, Niger forces conduct joint mortar training event

2:55 PM6/16/2021
Spc. Visel with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa works with Nigerien Soldiers during a dry-fire exercise at Tondibiah, Niger, May 25, 2021.
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U.S., Niger forces conduct joint mortar training event

2:27 PM6/16/2021
Starting in May, eight Task Force Iron Gray Mortar trainers and 25 Nigerien Soldiers began the classroom portion of the training event to learn system procedures and prepare Nigerien mortar leaders to train current and future mortar teams.
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Nigerien and U.S. forces mark a series of firsts for Humanitarian Aid operations at Airbase 201

9:07 AM6/2/2021
The aid delivery was the first combined operation out of Airbase 201 between U.S. Civil Affairs and their recently formed Forces Armees Nigeriennes (FAN) counterpart, the Action Civil‐Militaire (ACM). It also marked the ACM’s inaugural humanitarian aid delivery from Airbase 201.
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U.S. Naval Forces-Africa continues exercises to test movement of troops across Africa

4:27 PM5/13/2021
This movement continues U.S. Africa Command's series of exercises in West Africa this spring. The first two exercises were completed by troops stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and tested the command's ability to move troops quickly across the continent from east to west in support of partners throughout the region.
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U.S. Naval Forces-Africa’s FAST conducts cross-continent exercise

1:52 PM4/19/2021
The first two exercises were completed by troops stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and tested the command’s ability to move troops quickly across the continent from east to west in support of partners throughout the region.
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U.S. Africa Command delegation attends presidential inauguration in Niger

2:21 PM4/7/2021
Ambassador Andrew Young, deputy to the commander for civil-military engagement traveled to Niger to attend the presidential inauguration of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, April 2. U.S. Ambassador to Niger, Eric P. Whitaker led the delegation, which included representatives from diplomacy, defense, and development.
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U.S. Africa Command delegation attends presidential inauguration in Niger

8:04 PM4/6/2021
Ambassador Andrew Young, deputy to the commander for civil-military engagement traveled to Niger to attend the presidential inauguration of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, April 2. U.S. Ambassador to Niger, Eric P. Whitaker led the delegation, which included representatives from diplomacy, defense, and development.
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AFRICOM delegation attends presidential inauguration in Niger

8:02 PM4/6/2021
Ambassador Andrew Young, deputy to the commander for civil-military engagement traveled to Niger to attend the presidential inauguration of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, April 2.
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SETAF-AF mobility division delivers equipment to support operations in Niger

12:00 AM4/6/2021
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, coordinated the ground movement of 16 Armored Personnel Carriers to support G5 Joint Force Sahel efforts in northern Niger.
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SETAF-AF mobility division delivers equipment to support operations in Niger

12:00 AM4/6/2021
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, coordinated for the ground movement of 16 Armored Personnel Carriers to support joint-force G5 Sahel efforts in northern Niger. The Joint Force’s missions include combating counterterrorism, transnational organized crime and trafficking in the Sahel.
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SETAF-AF mobility division delivers equipment to support operations in Niger

12:00 AM4/6/2021
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, coordinated for the ground movement of 16 Armored Personnel Carriers to support joint-force G5 Sahel efforts in northern Niger. The Joint Force’s missions include combating counterterrorism, transnational organized crime and trafficking in the Sahel.
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SETAF-AF mobility division delivers equipment to support operations in Niger

12:00 AM4/6/2021
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, coordinated for the ground movement of 16 Armored Personnel Carriers to support joint-force G5 Sahel efforts in northern Niger. The Joint Force’s missions include combating counterterrorism, transnational organized crime and trafficking in the Sahel.
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Virtual African Air Chiefs Symposium strengthens alliances

12:00 AM4/6/2021
The 10th annual AACS focused on exchanging experiences and examining opportunities to cooperate and collaborate in order to improve and support air operations across Africa.
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U.S. Africa Command discusses operations and logistics with Sahel Region partners

4:25 PM3/5/2021
General Marc, commander of Barkhane Force, held a medal ceremony on Feb. 8 at the N’Djamena military base. As part of a U.S. delegation visit to Chad, the general awarded the Overseas Service Medal to four U.S. Soldiers for their participation in the operation conducted in the Sahelo Saharian area.
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U.S. Africa Command discusses operations and logistics with Sahel Region partners

4:23 PM3/5/2021
U.S. Africa Command Director of Operations U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler and AFRICOM Director of Logistics U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Kevin Jones met with Sahel region leaders, partner military leaders and forces, and U.S. troops during a multi-day trip to Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, Feb. 8-12. During the trip, Tyler and Jones met with African and French partners and U.S. leadership in all four countries to reaffirm the command’s ongoing mission, personnel support, and commitment in the region.
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U.S. Africa Command discusses operations and logistics with Sahel Region partners

3:58 PM3/5/2021
During the trip, Tyler and Jones met with African and French partners and U.S. leadership in all four countries to reaffirm the command’s ongoing mission, personnel support, and commitment in the region.
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Series aims to build partner military capacity through expert legal advice

12:00 AM1/17/2021
The virtual conference series, developed in spring 2020, was held over a period of eleven weeks. It was attended by representatives from nine African nations, the United States, three European nations, and two international organizations.
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African partners attend NSCITTS as part of IMET

1:33 PM12/29/2020
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African partners attend NSCITTS as part of IMET

1:11 PM12/29/2020
Students from Chad, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone and Togo attend the U.S. Navy's Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School on the Pearl River in Mississippi Dec. 2. The training took place as part of U.S. Africa Command's International Military and Education Training program, which provides funds for international personnel to attend U.S. military professional training programs.
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African partners attend small craft instruction school

12:00 AM12/2/2020
The training took place in December 2020 as part of U.S. Africa Command's International Military and Education Training program, which provides funds for international personnel to attend U.S. military professional training programs.
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AFRICOM commander visits Niger, Chad, Mali, & Senegal

8:24 AM11/20/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa command travelled to West Africa Nov. 15-19 to discuss security issues across the region. Townsend met leaders and chiefs of defense in Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal. U.S. Africa Command works with partner nations throughout Africa, supporting their efforts on common security issues. The command strives to create conditions that lead to enhanced security and stability while advancing U.S. interests
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AFRICOM commander visits Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal

5:16 PM11/19/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa command travelled to West Africa Nov. 15-19 to discuss security issues across the region. Townsend met leaders and chiefs of defense in Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal. U.S. Africa Command works with partner nations throughout Africa, supporting their efforts on common security issues. The command strives to create conditions that lead to enhanced security and stability while advancing U.S. interests.
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AFRICOM commander visits Niger, Chad, Mali, & Senegal

5:16 PM11/19/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa command travelled to West Africa Nov. 15-19 to discuss security issues across the region. Townsend met leaders and chiefs of defense in Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal. U.S. Africa Command works with partner nations throughout Africa, supporting their efforts on common security issues. The command strives to create conditions that lead to enhanced security and stability while advancing U.S. interests
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AFRICOM commander visits Niger, Chad, Mali, & Senegal

5:16 PM11/19/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa command travelled to West Africa Nov. 15-19 to discuss security issues across the region. Townsend met leaders and chiefs of defense in Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal. U.S. Africa Command works with partner nations throughout Africa, supporting their efforts on common security issues. The command strives to create conditions that lead to enhanced security and stability while advancing U.S. interests
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AFRICOM commander visits Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal

4:36 PM11/19/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa command travelled to West Africa Nov. 15-19 to discuss security issues across the region. Townsend met leaders and chiefs of defense in Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal.
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Nations of the African Outbreak Response Alliance conclude series of virtual symposiums on healthcare, COVID19 response

10:38 AM10/14/2020
Topics included threats and opportunities in the COVID-19 environment, best practices in prevention and response to COVID-19, biosecurity threat reduction, and disease management during COVID-19.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

9:38 AM9/28/2020
During the trip, both Young and Anderson conducted key leader engagements with African and international partner civilian and military leaders. At trip stops, leaders focused on the regional VEO threats and collective solutions to degrade these terrorist networks.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

8:25 AM9/26/2020
The trip, which included stops in Somalia, Djibouti, Chad and Niger, demonstrated AFRICOM’s whole of government approach in Africa.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

6:22 PM9/25/2020
During the trip, both Young and Anderson conducted key leader engagements with African and international partner civilian and military leaders. At trip stops, leaders focused on the regional VEO threats and collective solutions to degrade these terrorist networks.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

6:21 PM9/25/2020
During the trip, both Young and Anderson conducted key leader engagements with African and international partner civilian and military leaders. At trip stops, leaders focused on the regional VEO threats and collective solutions to degrade these terrorist networks.
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SOCAF commander, expert panel discuss the significance of countering VEO efforts in Africa

3:07 PM9/15/2020
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U.S. donates $8M in military equipment to Niger

3:30 PM8/14/2020
The equipment will aid the West African nation and its G5 Sahel Joint Force partners in the fight against terrorism in the region.
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Military equipment enables the G5 Joint Force Sahel fight against terrorism

1:43 PM8/14/2020
The Joint Force’s missions include combating counterterrorism, transnational organized crime, and trafficking in the Sahel, a region that has seen an increase in violence since 2017.
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U.S. donates $8M in military equipment to Niger

12:53 PM8/14/2020
The equipment will aid the West African nation and its G5 Sahel Joint Force partners in the fight against terrorism in the region.
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Civil affairs team delivers medical supplies to Nigerien facilities

12:00 AM4/28/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic began accelerating around the globe in March Civil Affairs Team 219 rapidly adapted its mission focus to assist Nigerien partners in the battle against the infection.
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
Several prominent civic Nigerien leaders, including the governor, mayor, and sultan of Agadez, participated in a tour of the new C-130 hangar at Nigerien Air Base 201. The hanger itself is comprised of 58 tons of steel and includes an engine maintenance room, supply storage, training area, battery, and tool rooms. (Released: Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
Members of the Nigerien Air Force participated in a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Jan. 22. The hangar will ultimately shelter up to two C-130 mobility aircraft, recently purchased by the Nigerien Air Force from the United States. (Released: Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker, U.S. Ambassador to Niger, and Colonel Abdoul Kader Amirou, deputy chief of staff for the Nigerien Air Force, cut the ribbon signifying the facility's turnover to Niger at a dedication ceremony at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Jan. 22. (Released: Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker, U.S. Ambassador to Niger, provide remarks during a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Jan. 22. (Released: Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
The U.S. conducted a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar to the Nigerien Air Force, Jan. 22. The new hangar at Nigerien Air Base 201 will ultimately shelter up to two C-130 mobility aircraft, recently purchased by the Nigerien Armed Forces from the United States. (Released by Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
The U.S. conducted a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar to the Nigerien Air Force at Nigerien Air Base 201, Jan. 22. Several prominent civic leaders from the surrounding community, including the governor, mayor, and sultan of Agadez, attended the ceremony alongside both Department of State and U.S. Africa command leadership. (Released by Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
The U.S. conducted a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar to the Nigerien Air Force at Nigerien Air Base 201, Jan. 22. The new hangar is comprised of approximately 58 tons of steel and measures 2,800 square meters with a taxiway and apron measuring almost 13,000 square meters. (Released by Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
AGADEZ, Niger – The U.S. conducted a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar to the Nigerien Air Force at Nigerien Air Base 201, Jan. 22.
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All-female military-intelligence training in Nigeria supports peace, security initiatives

3:50 PM1/14/2020
The U.S. Africa Command director of intelligence presided over the graduation of an all-female intelligence course and engaged with Nigerian intelligence officials during a multi-day trip
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Nigerien Air Force's first female pilot adds C-130 to repertoire

12:00 AM12/13/2019
Capt. Ouma Laouali, the first female pilot in the Nigerien air force, flies in a full-motion simulator at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Dec. 13, 2019. Laouali recently accomplished the next step in her pilot career April 22, 2020, by completing her training to become a C-130 Hercules pilot in the C-130 Formal Training Unit’s six-month international pilot training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jayden Ford)
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AFRICOM hosts high level discussions on G5 Sahel region

10:09 AM10/17/2019
Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, met with the U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger to discuss field perspectives and an overall approach for the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 8, 2019.
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US Delivers Tactical Equipment to Niger

2:00 PM6/10/2019
The Office of Security Cooperation Niger held a G5 Sahel Equipment Handover Ceremony at the Direction Centrale du Materiel in Niamey, Niger, June 6, 2019.
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Multinational planners put final touches on Exercise Unified Focus 2017 in Cameroon

3:04 PM2/15/2017
Countering violent extremist organizations in Lake Chad Basin focus of exercise.
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