CMSAF Bass visits West Africa

The U.S. has two cooperative security locations in Niger; Air Base 101, Niamey and Air Base 201, Agaedez. During her three-day visit, 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.

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass speaks to approximately Airmen during an all-call at Nigerien Air Base 101, Niamey, Dec. 22, 2021. During her visit to AB 101, Bass addressed the importance of how the U.S. Air Force must develop and build a deep intuitive understanding of our strategic competitors, and reward and retain Airmen who foster the personal attributes necessary for success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)