Defenders of Nigerien AB 201: the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ayanna Lloyd, left, and Senior Airman Tyreese Evans, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron members, monitor an entry control point at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ayanna Lloyd, left, and Senior Airman Tyreese Evans, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron members, monitor an entry control point at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force patrolmen deployed to the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron pose for a photo at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Becker, left, and Senior Airman Kena Thomas, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron members, prepare to clear local contractors onto the installation in the badging office at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

Members of the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conduct their pre-shift guard mount at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

The 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron’s Raptor 1 and 2 pose for a photo during their perimeter patrol at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryson Carte, left, and Senior Airman Kitrina Thorne, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron members, monitor an entry control point at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

The 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron’s Raptor 1 and 2 pose for a photo during their perimeter patrol at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ayanna Lloyd, left, and Senior Airman Tyreese Evans, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron members, monitor an entry control point at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Airmen deployed to the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, the Forces Armées Nigeriennes (Nigerien Armed Forces) members and their translator guard an entry control point at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. Together, the FAN and the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron defend the base and its assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Colton Summerall, left, and Jamuir Taylor, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron members, monitor contractors working on a new vehicle inspection area at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

A member of the Forces Armées Nigeriennes (Nigerien Armed Forces) guards an entry control point at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. Together, the FAN and the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron defend the base and its assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Noel Cheeseboro, left, and Senior Airman Gabrielle Hamilton, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron members, prepare to inspect vehicles at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ian Wiley, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron flight chief, speaks to his Airmen during guard mount at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

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