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A member of the Emergency Response team assesses a victim of a simulated C-130 Aircraft hard landing (or crash) as part of the MARE (Major Accident Response Exercise), June 27, 2015, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. The MARE is an important part of keeping Niagara’s team ready to respond in an emergency situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) Niagara, community participate in accident response exercise
Members of the base along with local community emergency responders participated in a Major Accident Response Exercise (MARE) on June 27, 2015, here.This exercise is designed to evaluate the capability of the base to respond to a simulated accident involving mass casualties and evaluate the effectiveness of our emergency response plan. NFARS has an
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Senior Airman Colton Mattle, structural engineer, 914th Civil Engineer Squadron, prepares to hang lighting in at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., on June 6, 2015. Mattle assists with preparation for weekend CES training exercises. (USAF photo by SSgt Richard D. Mekkri)  
June Spotlight Performer
The 914th Airlift Wing Spotlight Performer for June 2015 is Senior Airman Colton MattleBorn: Rochester, N.Y.Do you have any siblings?  I do. I have two brothers. One of them, Cameron, is a firefighter on baseWhat motivated you to join the Air Force Reserve?Patriotism and love of country, as well as, an opportunity to travel.How long have you been
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Personnel from the 914th Maintenance Squadron, Crash Damaged and Disabled Aircraft Recover Team conduct a simulated crash and recovery exercise at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on June 6, 2015. A team of more than 20 personnel simulated a crash and recovery exercise and familiarized themselves with equipment and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke) Preparing for the worst: Niagara Maintainers practice crash, recovery skills
Many base personnel who traveled through the main gate during the June Unit Training Assembly observed Airmen wearing colorful hardhats and moving rapidly around the base's highly visible historical aircraft displays. These Airmen were members of the 914th Maintenance Squadron's Crash Damaged and Disabled Aircraft Recovery Section conducting a
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Dennis Brochey (center), Lewiston Town Supervisor presents a check on behalf of the Red Brick Bench Press Championships  to Gina Pizziconi Cupples , president, Friends of Family Support Association, Patty Braun (far left), executive officer, 914th Airlift Wing, and Holly Curcione (far right), executive administrative assistant, Niagara Military Affairs Council, at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on June 5, 2015. More than $11,000 was raised to assist the FFSA, Armed Forces members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke) NFARS Friends of Family Support Association receives donation
Members of the Friends of Family Support Association received a donation during the June Unit Training Assembly here, June 5, 2015.The Red Brick Bench Press Championships donated proceeds from its annual weight lifting competition to local military organizations, including the FFSA. The annual event, which started in 2004, raises money for Armed
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Tech Sgt. Edward Chandler, Wing SharePoint administrator, 914th Communications Squadron speaks to a career fair representative at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on June 4, 2015. More than 100 employers from all sectors of business were available for the two-day event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) Hiring Red, White and You--Niagara hosts career fair
Members of the base attended a career fair held in hangar 850 on June 4-5, 2015.The event which was open to Reservists and their families provided access to employers from all sectors of business providing quality experience and opportunities ranging from entry level to professional."We had 110 employers supporting our troops and their dependents,"
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Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris, commander, 22nd Air Force has breakfast with members of the 914th Airlift Wing at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on June 6, 2015. Harris toured the installation with Chief Master Sgt. Michael Thorpe, 22nd Air Force Command Chief and visited with Airmen across the Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer)  22nd Air Force Commander, Command Chief visit Niagara
Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris, 22nd Air Force Commander and Chief Master Sgt. Michael Thorpe, 22 AF Command Chief visited the base from June 4-6, 2015.Harris and Thorpe toured the base and met with Airmen of all ranks from the 914th Airlift Wing.  Their visit included: breakfast with Airmen, a meet and greet with wing leadership and various stops across
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Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Airmen Captain Brian Haun and SMSgt Mal
Brown participate in a Yellow Ribbon Event held in New Orleans, La. on xx -
xx April, 2015. Haun was the Human Resources representative and Brown was a
Drug Demand and Reduction Program resource provider for more than 350
members and family.  The Yellow Ribbon program is a series of events
designed to provide military members and families with essential pre- and
post-deployment resources. (Courtesy photo) Yellow Ribbon Program - helping Airmen and their families
914th Airlift Wing members Capt. Brian Haun and Senior Master Sgt. Steve Brown participated in a Yellow Ribbon Event held in New Orleans, April, 2015.Haun was the Human Resources representative and Brown was a Drug Demand and Reduction Program resource provider for more than 350 military members and family.The Yellow Ribbon Program promotes the
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Ms. Mary Grace Scarpelli (second from left), Operation Whiter-Brighter Coordinator from Advanced Dental presents a check for $3,600 to Captain Gina Pizziconi Cupples (third from right), President of Friends of Family Support Association, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station at the Advanced Dental office in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on May 20, 2015. Looking on are (left to right) Ms. Carla Siwinski, dental assistant, Dr. Stuart J. Weinstein, dentist/owner, Ms. Luann Pelletier dental assistant, Chance Cupples, (future patient?), Ms. Wendy Mariano, dental assistant, Ms. Susan Yuroshoski, supervising assistant, and Ms. Cindy Garner, dental assistant.  The program now in its ninth year at Advanced Dental of Niagara Falls, New York offers professional whitening at a greatly reduced cost to all patients.  100% of all proceeds from the program are donated to the Base Family Readiness Center. The money will be used for various programs to benefit local military members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Peter Borys) Operation Whiter-Brighter keeps on shining
For the ninth consecutive year Dr. Stuart Weinstein and Advanced Dental Center in Niagara Falls is partnering with the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to assist the families of our local servicemen and women through Operation Whiter-Brighter.Mary Grace Scarpelli has developed this initiative phenomenally well and her efforts resulted in a
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Memorial Day 2015 (Courtesy graphic) Air Force leaders’ Memorial Day message
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following Memorial Day message to the Airmen of the Air Force and their families:To the Airmen of the United States Air Force and their Families:On Memorial Day, Americans pause in solemn remembrance of the more than one million Soldiers,
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Members of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station participate in National Employee Fitness Day at the base fitness center on May 20, 2015. Personnel performed different exercises during the organized event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke) The show must go on: Niagara participates in National Employee Fitness Day
Members of the base participated in National Employee Fitness Day on May 20, 2015, here.The 914th Force Support Squadron promoted the event as Under the Big Top, which would allow installation personnel the opportunity to enjoy exercising in a unique format. Unfortunately, weather constraints prevented the event from being conducted as originally
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