Alaska Air National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Jill Prieto, a heavy equipment operator assigned to the 176th Civil Engineer Squadron prepares a worksite for a major drainage project during her deployment in Niger. The 176th CES deployed to Niger to maintain the nation's infrastructure and according to AFRICOM's website, the U.S. Air Force regularly conducts sustained security engagement and operations to promote air safety, security and development in Africa. (Alaska National Guard Courtesy Photo)

Download Image: Full Size (1.88 MB)
Photo by: Courtesy photo |  VIRIN: 200213-Z-A3507-0001.JPG