Source: (406th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs , United States Africa Command Ramstein Air Base) – First C-17 Withdrawal Flight Departs from Niger

The withdrawal of U.S. forces and assets from Niger progressed from initial preparations to redeployment with the departure of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from Air Base 101 in Niamey on June 7, 2024.

This flight exemplifies the productive cooperation between the U.S. and Nigerien forces through the Joint Disengagement Commission, which is tasked with overseeing and coordinating the orderly and safe withdrawal of U.S. forces from Niger. (…)

U.S. and Nigerien officials remain committed to completing a safe, orderly, and responsible withdrawal by September 15, 2024, and the Nigerien Ministry of National Defense has emphasized its commitment to the protection and security of American forces throughout the process.

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Photo: construction of a tent by US forces © Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Matkin, Niger, February 6th, 2023 (DoD)


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