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A U.S. Army Soldier struggles to remove his uniform during the underwater portion of the German Armed Forces Badge for military Proficiency (GAFBP) competition held at Fr. Drum, N.Y. on Saturday, march 11, 2017. The day began with 84 competitors and ended with 40 qualified finishers. The pool portion of the contest is where most participants were eliminated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri) Defenders victorious in German competition
       On Saturday, March 12, 2017, the mercury finally reached 1 degree Fahrenheit when participants met at Ft. Drum’s  Magrath Sports Complex, ready to begin the day’s events. 84 Soldiers and Airmen would compete in an elimination-style tournament that would test their strength, endurance and fortitude.      Six Security Forces Airmen from
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Col. Dorneen W. Shipp, 914th Maintenance Group commander, passes the 914th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flag to Maj. Amy S. Johannsen who assumes command of the squadron, March 5, 2017, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) 914 AMXS assumption of command
Col. Dorneen W. Shipp, 914th Maintenance Group commander, passes the 914th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flag to Maj. Amy S. Johannsen who assumes command of the squadron, March 5, 2017, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer)
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Default Air Force Logo Final 328th personnel drop
The final personnel airdrop for the 914th Operations Group took place on February 9, 2017, in Key West, Florida. This was part of the Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training (JAAT) mission which took place at the Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School.“Personnel Airdrop is one of the major missions performed by the C-130,” said Lt.
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Are your running shoes spying on you? Are your running shoes spying on you?
Five or 10 years ago, such a statement might have been appropriate for a cartoon matinee or slapstick farce, but in a new world defined by the Internet of Things, this statement isn’t just a possibility, but an actual cyber vulnerability to be aware of.Companies today are adding the word “smart” to a constellation of different products: water
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Nearly 6,000 lbs. of donated softball equipment and school supplies from schools and businesses around Western New York is loaded onto a 914th Airlift Wing C-130 aircraft, February 17, 2017, at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. The equipment and supplies are bound for the Dominican Republic, where they will be distributed to schools in need. The Air Force is able to transfer the donations through a program called Denton Cargo, which enables humanitarian supplies to be transferred on military aircraft if space available. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin Nichols) Niagara Airmen prep equipment bound for Dominican Republic
Airmen from the 30th Aerial Port Squadron here unloaded and then shipped nearly 6,000 lbs of softball equipment and educational supplies.  The equipment, which was collected over the course of a year, was donated by several high schools in the Western New York area and shipped via 914th Airlift Wing C-130  to the Dominican Republic.The donated
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Default Air Force Logo Commander, dentist, inspires
For more than 20 years, Col. Victor Brown, dentist, and commander of the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, has made annual humanitarian missions to Haiti. As part of a team of dentists, "Doc" Brown treats more than 100 Haitian patients daily in less than optimal conditions. This selflessness has inspired another dentist, Maj. Stanley Michel, also
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Default Air Force Logo AF dentist traces roots, aids Haitians
Maj. Stanley Michel, a dentist from the 914th Airlift Wing, volunteers in Haiti annually to treat the less fortunate. Michel, who's parents are both from Haiti, feels a duty to give back to the poorest country in the Americas.  Using limited resources, Michel, along with two other dentists, treated more than 100 patients daily.
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Default Air Force Logo Niagara packs last parachute
Master Sgt. John Wendelin, Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman, has repacked the last B-A 22 parachute here.  Airmen from Niagara have been packing parachutes for more than 40 years and Wendelin has been performing this task for 20 of those. This is the last parachute repack for AFE as the wing converts from the C-130 Hercules to the KC-135
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U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft with the 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., fly in formation over Niagara Falls, Feb 4, 2017. The 914th Airlift Wing is commemorating the departure of their C-130 Hercules aircraft as they transition in to becoming a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr./Released) Thunder over Niagara Falls
U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft with the 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., fly in formation over Niagara Falls, Feb 4, 2017. The 914th Airlift Wing is commemorating the departure of their C-130 Hercules aircraft as they transition in to becoming a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling wing. (U.S. Air Force photo
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Senior Airman Gina M. Delano, 914th Logistics Readiness Squadron, meets Secretary of the Air Force Deborah L. James, Jan. 13, 2017, Washington D.C. Delano was visiting her father, Lt. Col. Paul R. Delano Jr., a congressional liaison with the U.S. House of Representatives, when the chance encounter took place.  Niagara Airman meets SECAF
Senior Airman Gina M. Delano, 914th Logistics Readiness Squadron, meets Secretary of the Air Force Deborah L. James, Jan. 13, 2017, Washington D.C. Delano was visiting her father, Lt. Col. Paul R. Delano Jr., a congressional liaison with the U.S. House of Representatives, when the chance encounter took place.
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