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Directions on how to properly inspect and put together a joint first aid kit (JFAK) sits on a table at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 15, 2016. Each JFAK is hand inspected and signed off by the inspector to ensure each item inside is not expired or close to expiration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kimberly Nagle) Taking care of service members first priority for first aid kit assembly party
A first aid kit is a critical piece of equipment for service members departing Al Udeid Air Base to support military operations down range.Warfighters can rest assured knowing that the military family at the base supports them as civilian and military members come together once a month to assemble and certify the first aid kits that are distributed
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2016
Lt. Col. Barry Cupples, Jr., 328th Airlift Squadron navigator, poses as he surpasses 9,000 flying hours, June 3, 2016. Cupples attained this milestone while deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Navigator nabs 9000 Flying Hours
Nine thousand is a big number in the flying world, especially when considering hours aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft. That is the number navigator Lt. Col. Barry Cupples, Jr. of the 328th Airlift Squadron surpassed, June 10, 2016. “It makes me feel old, honestly,” Cupples joked as he spoke of his accomplishment. “9,000 hours equates to 375 days in
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Staff Sgt. Dale Ransom performs tasks as a deployed cashier at an undisclosed location on June 22, 2016. Ransom, who is assigned to the 914th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls, NY is responsible for many finance duties to include: cashiering, voucher preparing and entitlement processing. (Courtesy Photo)
On time, every time
The Air Force Reserve Command has initiated a beta test of the Reserve Travel System at five U.S. locations to help reduce the time it takes for some traditional reservists to get their travel vouchers processed and paid.The test is a response to repeated requests from reservist assigned to units on active duty bases who are voicing concerns of
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2016
Erie County Bomb Squad members outfit Bomb Squad Commander Daniel Walczak in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal 9 Bomb Suit while SrA Justin Devantier, EOD team member, 914th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Aaron Clark, EOD team leader, 914th Civil Engineer Squadron, prepare a metal detector for operation. The members participated in an inter-agency, improvised explosive device training event known as the Ravens Challenge which was held from May 16-20, 2016 in Oriskany, NY. (U.S. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Adam Clement/released) Niagara EOD Participates in National Event
In May 2016, three members from the 914th Airlift Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron attended a weeklong training event in Oriskany, NY.The event, known as the Ravens Challenge, is a multi-day, inter-agency, improvised explosive device training scenario. What is unique about this event is that it brings both military EOD units and civilian
0 6/02
2016
Members of the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron are trained on patient transport into a C-130 Aircraft during an exercise, May 2, 2016, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y.  The exercise simulates potential real world activities and allows members of the ASTS to complete annual hands-on training. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) Joint Training Ensures Niagara Readiness
Nearly 200 members from the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron met with members of the 914th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron for a joint training exercise on May 2, 2016 on base. Members focused on hands-on medical field training as well as loading and unloading patients onto a C-130 Hercules and an ambulance.  “We’re training the ground crew how
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A C-130 Hercules flies over Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., May 9, 2016 as part of a final 4-ship C-130 mission for the 914 Airlift Wing. The Aircraft are flying deployers to Qatar in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) Saying Goodbye: Airmen and Aircraft leave for deployment
    May 9, 2016 marked the first time since Desert Storm, more than 25 years ago, that a four-ship fly away of C-130 Hercules aircraft took place at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. It was also the last, as members of the 914th Airlift Wing deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.       As the base and personnel prepare to transition
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Airmen from the 914th Maintenance Group reattach a propeller to an engine of a C-130 Hercules aircraft March 3, 2016 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The aircraft underwent a routine inspection as part of required maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri/released) ISO Inspections: Keeping Planes Flying
Every 540 days, the aircraft from Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station’s workhorse fleet, the C130 Hercules, are towed into a hangar on base for inspection. A thorough analysis is performed and, depending on the findings, planes may be stripped to the bone. Panels are removed, engines taken apart, propellers detached, noses lifted, wires checked, and
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2016
Gabriel Curcione poses with family and members of the community, Friday, April 22, 2016, after receiving the Congressional Silver Medal at Wilson High School in Wilson, New York. Curcione received the award after performing more than 400 hundred hours of volunteerism, community service, and personal development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri) Military Child recieves high honor
    April is month of the Military Child. This awareness month was established to underscore the important role that approximately 2 children play in the Armed Forces community.  Gabriel P. Curcione is one of those children.     Curcione’s father is a Master Sgt. with the 30th Aerial Port Squadron at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. After
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2016
Col. (retired) Robin Pfeil, 914 Airlift Wing, former Vice Commander, and Edith Fose, General Manager, base lodging, look through old post cards and photos during the Desert Storm 25th Anniversary reunion, April 9, 2016, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard D. Mekkri) Desert Storm veterans reunite for 25th Anniversary
Twenty-five years ago, the men and women of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station made their return journey home. This weekend, they came home again.  More than 65 veterans of the Desert Storm War reunited Saturday April 9, 2016 some traveling from as far away as Arizona, to recount stories of their shared experiences. “The 914th airlift wing
0 5/02
2016
Col. Brian S. Bowman, commander, 914th Airlift Wing, meets with Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter on March 15, 2016 during the Air Force Reserve Commanders’ Capitol Hill Visit Program. The program is designed to build long-term, face-to-face relationships with members of Congress and their staffs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Paul DeLano) Commander talks Niagara on Capitol Hill
Col. Brian S. Bowman, commander, 914th Airlift Wing, met with members of Capitol Hill on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.Chief Master Sgt. Clinton J. Ronan, Command Chief of the 914th AW and Senior Airman Darian Baines, material management journeyman, 914th Logistics Readiness Squadron, accompanied Bowman on the trip. The visit was part of the Air Force
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