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New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul wishes a safe and Happy New Year to Technical Sgt. Matt Hayes, Crash Rescue Firefighter, 914th Airlift Wing and other members at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York on December 31, 2015. Hochul stopped by to thank the troops for their service, some of whom will be deploying to Southwest Asia in the New Year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Peter Borys) Lt. Gov. Hochul visits NFARS
New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul visited the base and its personnel on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.The purpose of her visit was to meet with members of the base, thank them for their service and wish them a Happy New Year.  She was also interested in seeing the progress to base facilities and discuss future improvements. Her last visit here
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More than 100 families and their children were treated to a visit by Santa here on Dec. 19, 2015. This event, which was open to base personnel, retirees and their families included a special entrance by Santa.  Visitors lined the entrance of Hangar 707 eagerly awaiting Santa, who arrived on a C-130 Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer)
Santa Claus came to town
More than 175 guests, families and their children were treated to a visit by Santa here on Dec. 19, 2015.This event, which was open to base personnel, retirees and their families included a special entrance by Santa. Visitors lined the entrance of Hangar 707 eagerly awaiting Santa, who arrived on a C-130 Hercules."As soon as I put the costume on I
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This free event is open to all military, civilians working on base, retirees, and their guests. This means all active duty and retired Traditional Reservists, Air Reserve Technicians, military, NAF/GS civilians and contractors.

Following Santa's exciting arrival, visitors will follow Santa on a fire truck, to the Falcon Club Café for Breakfast, where there will be refreshments, pictures with Santa and games for all.
Santa Visits NFARS
Santa will arrive here, at 9:30 at Hangar 707 on Dec. 19, 2015, with treats for kids. This free event is open to all military, civilians working on base, retirees, and their guests. This means all active duty and retired Traditional Reservists, Air Reserve Technicians, military, NAF/GS civilians and contractors.Following Santa's exciting arrival,
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2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show Organizers pose for a photo at the Chairman’s Banquet during the 2015 International Council of Air Shows on Dec. 08, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station won the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award, presented each year to the military base which, in planning and implementing its air show, not only exhibits traditional community relations as it considers the needs of its civilian neighbors, but sets new standards of excellence in this area by including its community in the planning, execution and rewards of the event. (Courtesy Photo) NFARS receives Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award for 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show
The base was presented the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award at the Chairman's Banquet during the 2015 International Council of Air Shows on Dec. 08, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada."For the Thunder of Niagara Airshow to win this award at the 2015 ICAS Chairman's Dinner was an incredible honor, not only because it was a win for our entire
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New lane lights were installed at the Lockport Rd. gate on Nov. 20, 2015 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The lights are designed to make entry to the installation safer and more efficient. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke) NFARS installs new lane lights
New lane lights were installed above the entry lanes at the Lockport Rd. gate, here, on Nov. 20, 2015.The lights, which appear as a red "X" or green arrow, help facilitate the safe and efficient entry of base personnel while maintaining a proactive defensive posture."These lights will enhance our ability to get people on base in a quick and safe
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Staff Sgt. Christopher Sambuchino, 914th Force Support Squadron, services a Bavington Burner, used for heating food and water out in the field. Part of Sambuchino's responsibilities as a member of the 914 FSS is maintaining equipment to ensure mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) November Spotlight Performer
The 914th Airlift Wing Spotlight Performer for November 2015 is Staff Sgt. Christopher Sambuchino, Lodging noncommissioned officer in charge, 914th Force Support Squadron.What does your position entail?Preparation for field lodging (maintaining equipment, assigning people to tents. I'm primarily in lodging, but I fill in wherever I'm needed.How
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Military personnel from the Western New York community hold a flag during the national anthem on Nov. 8, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. The ceremony also included a pregame introduction and a flyover of a C-130 Hercules from the 328th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke) NFARS personnel celebrate Veterans Day with WNY community
Members of the 914th Airlift Wing participated in several events leading up to Veterans Day throughout the Western New York community in 2015.914 AW personnel visited local schools to interact with children and also participated in a pregame salute to service by the National Football League's Buffalo Bills which honored service members from all
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Col. Steven Parker (left), commander, 914th Airlift Wing and Chief Master Sgt. Clint Ronan (right), command chief, 914 AW, serve a holiday lunch to members of the 914 AW on Nov. 7, 2015 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Various levels of Wing leadership served over 500 airmen a meal of turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy and sides as a way to express appreciation for all the hard work Airmen do all year. (Courtesy photo by Senior Airman Joshua Williams) Heartfelt Thanks Served Up by Commanders for Thanksgiving Meal
Airman celebrated the upcoming holiday with a spectacular meal served by leadership of the 914th Airlift Wing at the Falcon Club Café, here on Nov. 7, 2015.Over 500 airmen enjoyed the Thanksgiving themed meal of turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy and sides as they were served by a variety of commanders that worked in a rotation to serve the entire 914th
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Staff Sgt. Jason Pietsch, airborne flight equipment, 328th Airlift Squadron, prepares a parachute on Oct. 18, 2015 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Pietsch is responsible for all aircrew equipment such as: parachutes, survival kits, emergency oxygen and helmets. (U.S Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) October Spotlight Performer
The 914th Airlift Wing Spotlight Performer for October 2015 is Staff Sgt. Jason Pietsch, 328th Airlift Squadron, Airborne Flight equipment.What does your job entail?In charge of all aircrew gear--parachutes, survival kits, emergency oxygen, helmets and even weapons when we are overseas.How long have you been part of the Air Force Reserve?3
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Buffalo Sabres players Jack Eichel (left), and Mike Weber (right),  talk with Chief Master Sgt. Dave Eschborn, superintendent, 914th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inside the flight deck of a C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on November 4, 2015. Some members of the NHL team visited the base to thank the veterans for their service and also included a tour of the aircraft and various other interactive displays designed to educate on the 914th Airlift Wing's mission capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Peter Borys) Professional hockey players pay a visit to NFARS
Members of the base had the opportunity to meet and greet players from the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres here on Nov. 3, 2015.An excited crowd was on hand to interact with Sabres forwards Jack Eichel, Matt Moulson and Zemgus Girgensons, and defensemen Zach Bogosian and Mike Weber.  Sabretooth, the Sabres mascot, was also on hand to
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