Mauritanian Airmen Visit McGuire

Members of Mauritania’s air force, known by its French acronym FAIM, recently visited JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., for a week’s worth of partnership-building exchanges with airmen of the 621st Contingency Response Wing. They shared practices involving maintenance, security, communications, fuels, and logistics with their American hosts, according to McGuire’s Oct. 15 release. The mid-September visit marked the first time that FAIM members toured the wing’s operations at McGuire, a wing spokesman told the Daily Report on Thursday. “It is very impressive how they do their job,” said FAIM Capt. Ahmed Babow, commander of Atar base in northwest Mauritania. “Their processes in security and communications are really good. We have exchanged so many good ideas that we can now bring home with us,” he said. On their most recent trip to Mauritania this summer, members of the wing’s 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron “identified a number of engagement opportunities for future visits,” said TSgt. Tenniller Preston, 818th MSAS air advisor. The squadron is slated for another visit to Mauritania in December, states the release. (McGuire report by SSgt. Gustavo Gonzalez)