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A 914th Civil Engineer member demonstrates hot to create and improvised explosive device at a training on base, August 11, 2016. The week-long training was held to teach members how to identify and dismantle IEDs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri/released) EOD learns by building IEDs
      During the week of August 8-12, 2016 the 914th Airlift Wing Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit hosted an advanced improvised explosive device electronics course on base.       “In order to take IEDs apart, you generally need to know how to build them,” said Chief Master Sgt.Jason Knapp, flight chief, 914th EOD. “They’re
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Col. Brian Bowman, commander, 914th Airlift Wing congratulates Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Eason, command chief, 914 AW during a ceremony at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Aug. 6, 2015. Eason assumes the responsibility of the highest enlisted position in the Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri) 914th Airlift Wing welcomes new Command Chief
Chief Master Sergeant Kenneth Eason assumed responsibility as Command Chief of the 914th Airlift Wing in a ceremony held here, on  Aug. 6, 2016.Eason enlisted in the Air Force 31 March 1998, graduating from Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas and Fire Technical School at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas both as an Honor
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Col. Brian Bowman, commander, 914th Airlift Wing, reads from a letter of recognition from Lt. Gen. James Jackson to members of the Niagara County Department of Mental Health on Aug. 25, 2016. The letter was thanked the organization for their work with Dan Norton (left), Director of Psychological Health, 914 AW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Burke) AFRC, NFARS recognize community partner
During a visit to the base earlier this year, Lt. Gen. James Jackson, serving as the commander of Air Force Reserve Command, met with Dan Norton, Director of Psychological Health, 914th Airlift Wing, for a short briefing about the status of mental health at NFARS and heard about the work of community partners who assist the base in this regard.
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Col. Brian Bowman, commander, 914th Airlift Wing addresses the media and guests at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Aug. 16, 2016. Bowman and the Wing hosted the event to welcome the new flight simulator building to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri) Cutting a ribbon at NFARS
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 for the new flight simulator building. This event was attended by several local elected officials and civic leaders. This $5.2 million project will continue efforts to provide the opportunity for more efficient military operations in Western New York.
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A C-130 Hercules taxis down the runway prior to take off June 28, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen from the 746th EAS conduct intratheater airlifts, medical evacuation and airdrop missions throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operations Freedom’s Sentinel. This year marks the last deployment here for the 914th Airlift Wing Airmen and four of its C-130’s as they transition to KC-135 Stratotankers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released) 914th AW’s C-130s say final goodbye to AUAB
After 11 years of deploying here supporting the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, Airmen from the 914th Airlift Wing out of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., will say their goodbyes as they end their rotation and fly out with their C-130 Hercules’ for the final time before they transition to KC-135 Stratotankers. The
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Children of Air Force Guard, Reserve and Active duty members participate in kid’s camp, held at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. As part of the camp, the children visited the Hydro Electric plant in Niagara Falls where they learned about how energy is produced and harnessed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) Military children enjoy camp
    Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosted a kid’s camp at the base from August 8-12, 2016. The camp is for children of Air Force Guard, Reserve and Active Duty members, ranging in age from 8-12 years old. Additionally, teenagers, ages 13-18 may participate as assistants to the counselors.       Kid’s camp is held for one week over the summer
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Staff Sgt. Jake Giovati presents his Civilian employer, Lt. Robert Sullivan of Wilmorite Security, Rochester, N.Y., with the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) Patriot Award. The award is meant to recognize Civilian employers who go above and beyond to support their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. August 7, 2016, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) 914th Airman presents civilian employer with ESGR Patriot Award
Lt. Robert Sullivan, Wilmorite Security, Rochester, N.Y., was presented with the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) Patriot award by Staff Sgt. Jake Giovati, a civilian employee of his and an Emergency Management Specialist with the 914th Civil Engineer Squadron on August 7, 2016 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. Staff
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Phlebotomist Jay Cannata of Kenmore, N.Y. checks on Master Sgt. Doug Kalota, crew chief, 914 Aircraft Maintenance Group as he donates blood on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Niagara Falls, N.Y. With more than 20 donors, this was the most successful blood drive on base this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri/released) Blood drive held on base
On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, The American Red Cross held a blood drive at the chapel annex here. Red Cross employees and volunteers began setting up at 9 a.m. for military members, civilians and contractors who wanted to donate time and blood.“I’ve donated a couple of gallons of blood,” said Master Sgt. Doug Kalota, crew chief, 914thAircraft
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Staff Sgt. Randall J. O’Shea, Cyber Transport Operations Technician, and Airman Justin T. Alt, Radio Transmissions Technician, adjust a Very High Frequency Antenna on July 12, 2016 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The antenna is part of a communications package for the Air Force Reserve Command Joint Incident Site Communications Capability UTC deployment taking place on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri) Niagara partners for multi-agency communications exercise
    Approximately a year and a half ago, the 914th Communications Squadron was appointed Pilot Unit for the Air Force Reserve Command Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) deployment.           On Monday, July 11th, 2016, the JISCC began when the 914th Airlift Wing hosted Vital Connections-Niagara, a two week, multi-agency exercise
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Members of the 914th Airlift Wing Fire Flight pose with the banner for the Air Force Reserve Command Fire Emergency Services of the Year on June 5, 2016 at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The flight beat 26 other units to attain the honor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri/released) Niagara Firefighters hose the competition
 When the 2015 U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Annual Awards were announced in March, the firefighting teams from Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station captured three awards, more than any other across the command in the Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Services Award category.  The Awards received are Air Force Reserve Command Emergency Services
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