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Col. Steven Parker, 914th Airlift Wing Commander speaks about the Air Force past and present to a group of distinguished guests, veterans, civilians, and local media. The Colonel was invited as the guest speaker at the Naval & Military Park in Buffalo, N.Y. on August 7, 2015. His speech was part of the opening ceremony at the park in their salute to the services Air Force Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Peter Borys) Commander speaks at naval & military park
Col. Steven Parker, 914th Airlift Wing Commander, was the featured guest speaker at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, Buffalo, N.Y. August 7, 2015.Col. Parker spoke on the Air Force past and present to a group of distinguished guests, veterans, civilians, and local media as part of the opening ceremony at the park in their salute
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Default Air Force Logo Hometown Hero - childhood dreams
For Western New York native Capt. Matthew Ables the dream of becoming a pilot took hold at age 13 when he had the chance to fly with the Iron Eagle Aerobatic Team at an air show."I got to fly in one aircraft and my brother got to fly in another and we went up and he did an aileron roll for the first time and I think that was about the moment when I
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Default Air Force Logo USAF Drill Team performs at 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show
The U.S. Air Force Drill Team performed at the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show, here on July 18-19, 2015.The mission of the Drill Team promotes the Air Force mission by showcasing drill performances at public and military venues to recruit, retain, and inspire Airmen. They support Air Force Recruiting Service as the official Ambassadors in Blue.In
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Default Air Force Logo Wounded Warriors Take Flight
As part of the 2015 Thunder of Niagara events that took place here, the Wounded Warrior Flight Team flew three local wounded warriors aboard their L39 aircraft Thursday, July 16, 2015.These deserving veterans have all returned home with various injuries sustained while serving our country.
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Senior Airman Nathan McLallen, 914th Security Forces Squadron, directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show on July 19, 2015. More than 200 security personnel were used at traffic control points and entrances, as well as, providing public safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin Nichols) Behind the scenes of the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show
As performers departed the base following the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show, members of the 914th Airlift Wing reflected on the execution of the event and impact on the thousands of people that attended from our Western New York community.The show, which ran from July 18-19, 2015, here, featured performances from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
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The Quick Silver P-51 Mustang sits in a hangar, awaiting the upcoming air show scheduled for this weekend, July 18-20.  Quick Silver is piloted by Scott “Scooter” Yoak, who flew in from Geneseo, N.Y. to perform in the air show here, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., July 14, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) Thunder of Niagara performers begin arriving
Performers have begun to arrive for the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show scheduled for July 18-19, 2015, here.This free show is open to the public and features headline performers the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team and the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute demonstration team.The theme for this year's air show is "A Salute to
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Default Air Force Logo Tell your Air Force Reserve story
In the wake of information operations launched by the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), I have seen a number of incidents where Reservists have requested to have Air Force news stories identifying them by name and rank removed from Air Force public websites and official social media.  Additionally, Reservists have expressed reluctance to
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The USAF Thundebirds perform at the Thunder of Niagara Airshow September 10, 2011, Niagara Falls, NY.  The Thunderbirds demonstrate the capabilities of modern, warfighting aircraft and  represent the men and women of the United States Air Force serving around the globe.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Mae Snow) Thunder of Niagara Air Show parking plan announced
Parking details for the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show slated for July 18 & 19 here have been finalized.Gates will open at 9:00 AM both days with free parking available on-base.  Base officials anticipate large numbers of spectators to attend this FREE event.In anticipation of large crowds, two satellite parking locations with shuttle service to
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A C-130 Hercules drops cargo at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on June 3, 2014.  Personnel from the 914th Airlift Wing here and the 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn. were participating in a multi-unit exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke) Niagara, Minneapolis-St. Paul conduct multi-unit flight exercise
Members of the 914 Airlift Wing participated in a multi-unit interfly with the 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn. here, in late spring.The exercise was used to replace the cancelled Maple Flag 48, an international advanced aerial combat training exercise held in Canada, often attended by Air Force Reserve Command
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Airman 1st Class Cristal Crowner, Security Forces apprentice, 914th Security Forces Squadron, uses a restraining technique on a unit member at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on June 24, 2015. Crowell and members of the 914 SFS were participating in an annual Home Station Training requirement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke)  Niagara Defenders practice combat skills
Members of the 914th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight participated in a combative training course here June 24, 2015.The training consisted of proper execution of striking and defensive grapple maneuvers. 13 personnel were trained, ensuring compliance with an Air Force initiative."Headquarters Air Force Security Forces Center created an annual
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