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Air advisors train with Niger Armed Forces

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler Torr, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron air advisor, center, gives instructions to a Niger Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) member while Salah, Combined Defense Operations Center interpreter, translates the instructions during a training exercise at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The training enables both forces to improve interoperability, and also helps the Nigeriens to protect themselves during deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler Torr, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron air advisor, center, gives instructions to a Niger Armed Forces, also known as Forces Armées Nigeriennes, member while Salah, Combined Defense Operations Center interpreter, translates the instructions during a training exercise at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The training enables both forces to improve interoperability and helps the Nigeriens to protect themselves during deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

A Niger Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) member clears a corridor during a training exercise with the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron air advisors at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The air advisors taught them how to efficiently clear a building while keeping their comrades safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

A Niger Armed Forces, also known as Forces Armées Nigeriennes, member clears a corridor during a training exercise with the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron air advisors at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The air advisors taught FAN members how to efficiently clear a building while keeping their comrades safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

Niger Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) members run into a building during a training exercise with the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron air advisors at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The air advisors taught them how to efficiently clear a building while keeping their comrades safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

Niger Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) members run into a building during a training exercise with the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron air advisors at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The air advisors taught them how to efficiently clear a building while keeping their comrades safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force air advisors assigned to the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron brief the Niger Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) before training exercises at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The FAN learned how to efficiently and safely clear a building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force air advisors assigned to the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron brief the Niger Armed Forces, also known as Forces Armées Nigeriennes, before training exercises at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The FAN learned how to efficiently and safely clear buildings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

Niger Armed Forces (French language: Forces Armées Nigeriennes) members clear a corridor during a training exercise with the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron air advisors at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The training improves interoperability, and enables the Nigeriens to protect themselves during deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

Niger Armed Forces, also known as Forces Armées Nigeriennes, members clear a corridor during a training exercise with the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron air advisors at the FAN compound on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, July 10, 2019. The training improves interoperability and enables the Nigeriens to protect themselves during deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

AGADEZ, Niger (AFNS) --

Air advisors assigned to the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conducted training with the Nigerien Armed Forces, also known as Forces Armées Nigeriennes, on how to clear buildings at Niger Air Base 201, July 10.

The training was designed to help the FAN improve their efficiency and security when coming in contact with enemy forces. Additionally, it strengthens the partnership between the FAN and U.S. military.

“What we’re attempting to do here is build interoperability, working further with the coalition, so that way, they’re trained and equipped to work collectively with the United States and other armed forces around the world,” said Staff Sgt. George Distel, 409th ESFS air advisor.

Distel, along with other air advisors, shared specific clearing tactics with the FAN members, helping make sure they remain safe in potential engagements. This joint training ensures FAN forces can integrate with U.S. forces should the need ever arises. It also provides the FAN with the tools needed to work independently when they deploy to locations without fellow U.S. forces nearby.

“Once we leave in six months, they’re going to be deployed with the rest of their brothers in arms…to various countries around Niger,” said Tech. Sgt. Tyler Torr, 409th ESFS air advisor.

Niger rests within close proximity to many violent extremist organizations, and now, the FAN is training to be better prepared to respond to incidents that may involve one of those organizations.

“A lot of the FAN operations deal with violent extremist organizations,” Torr said. “We’ve narrowed down the skills we feel are necessary for them. We’ve also talked to their leadership to find out what they would like us to train them on and narrowed it down to the individual skills they need to be successful and to stay alive.”

The training not only helps prepare them for deployed conflict, but it also enables the FAN to secure Nigerien AB 201.

“We started to integrate our patrols on the inside of Air Base 201 about three weeks ago,” Torr said. “Soon we’ll be starting to exercise together.”

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