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A “Big Ass Fan” controls the temperature of a hangar at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, October 20, 2014. The fan keeps the hangar at a mild temperature year round, saving on the cost of heating and cooling. October is Energy Action Month throughout the federal government and is about creating an Energy Aware Culture, where Airmen are getting personally involved and finding innovative ways to help the Air Force meet our energy goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Caya) 914 AW Saving energy, money over the long term--every little bit helps.
October is Energy Action Month throughout the federal government. In the Air Force, Energy Action Month is the centerpiece of the "I am Air Force Energy" campaign dedicated to educating Airmen on ways they can maximize their energy efficiency and mission effectiveness.The Air Force launched its month-long series of educational opportunities and
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Since the early 1970s, when the Community College of the Air Force was established, the Air Force has been a step ahead in providing, and encouraging, further educational opportunities for enlisted Airmen. Today, the CCAF offers more than 65 Associates of Applied Science degree programs and various Air Force bases, including Vandenberg, boast education centers staffed with qualified counselors -- ready to assist Airmen with all things CCAF. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Jan Kays/Released)
914th Airlift Wing congratulates CCAF recipients
Members of the 914th Airlift Wing earned their Community College of the Air Force degrees here, this month.Congratulations to the following recipients:Master Sgt. Lesley Blue- HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTSenior Airman Kristina Burke- CRIMINAL JUSTICEMaster Sgt. Charity Edwards- PUBLIC AFFAIRSTech Sgt. Joseph Foucha- TRANSPORTATIONTech Sgt. Todd Frank-
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Lt. Col. Joseph D. Janik (right) assumes command of the 914th Operations Group at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Oct. 4, 2014. Prior to commanding the 914th Operations Group, Janik served around the world as an enlisted Airman and commissioned officer in numerous duties. He previously served at NFARS in 1992 with the 328th Airlift Squadron as a C-130 Flight Engineer. After commissioning, he served here in various capacities as a C-130 pilot and as chief of standards and evaluations. Before assuming command of the 914th Operations Group he was the 327th Airlift Squadron Commander, Little Rock Little Rock AFB, AR. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) 914th Operations Group welcomes commander
Lt. Col. Joseph D. Janik (Rght) assumed command of the 914th Operations Group here, on Oct. 4, 2014.Prior to commanding the 914th Operations Group, Janik served around the world as an enlisted Airman and commissioned officer in numerous duties.He previously served at NFARS in 1992 with the 328th Airlift Squadron as a C-130 Flight Engineer. After
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John P. Schultz, Asst. Chief, Fire Prevention, 914th Mission Support Group, reads to children at a local school, October 9 2014. Shultz was teaching the students basic fire safety for Fire Prevention Week which ran from Oct. 5-11. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke) 914th Fire Emergency Services participates in Fire Prevention Week
Members of the 914th Fire Emergency Services Flight here concluded Fire Prevention Week which ran from October 5-11, 2014.Fire prevention week is a national program established to commemorate The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Each year fire frograms from around the country take time to focus on the importance of fire safety."We're laying the
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2014
With more than 70 percent of online adults using Facebook and nearly 90 percent of 18 to 29 year olds using social media, it would be easy to say most communication occurs online. While social media use can be entertaining and informative, its use poses potential operations security weaknesses and Air Force Instructions provide guidance on appropriate social media use. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Raughton) Safeguarding your digital footprint
Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad.Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and
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2014
New buttons will show up on Outlook e-mails as part of the new Digital Signature Enforcement Tool roll out. DSET helps users protect personally identifiable information by flagging possible PII in e-mails and attachments. (U.S. Air Force graphic) 914th Communications Squadron ensures cyber protection
President Barack Obama has proclaimed October 2014 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: "Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers the United States faces. They jeopardize our country's critical infrastructure, endanger our individual liberties, and threaten every American's way of life," said the Commander In Chief
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2014
Murray Taylor (left), managing contract specialist for custodial services, 914th Airlift Wing, poses for a picture at Hilton Albany on Oct. 17, 2014. Taylor was there to accept the NYSARC Employers of the Year Award in recognition of the base's commitment and support in providing job opportunities for people who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke) 
Niagara wins Employer Recognition Award
The 914th Airlift Wing was awarded an Employer Recognition award from NYSARC, October 17, 2014.Each year NYSARC, Inc. chapters are encouraged to recognize an individual, corporation or business in New York State that has demonstrated outstanding support in providing job opportunities for people who have intellectual and other developmental
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2014
The final C-130 flight of the 107th Airlift Wing taxis on the flight line here, at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y.  September 25, 2014. As a consequence of a more recent force structure announcement, it was decided the 107th would cease flying C-130s, no longer be associated with the Reserve and will transition to their new mission flying Remotely Piloted Aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke) 107 AW fini flight
Airmen of the 107th Airlift Wing flew their final C-130 flight here, September 25, 2014.As the Guardsmen stepped off the C-130 aircraft into spraying water and applause, they closed a seven-year era of being a part of the first ever Air Reserve Component combat delivery Association between the U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.As a
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The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Honor Guard conducts a dignified arrival of U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. William Irving Turner at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, N.Y., September 18, 2014. Irving was onboard a C-124 Globemaster aircraft that crashed on Nov. 22, 1952, while en route to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, from McChord Air Force Base, Wa. A military escort remained with Turner to his hometown of Coudersport, Pa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) US Airman comes home after 62 years
""We never expected it--it's a miracle," said Mary May, as she watched the dignified arrival of her brother's remains, U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. William Irving Turner at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, New York, September 18, 2014.The Niagara Falls ARS Honor Guard conducted the arrival, and a military escort remained with Turner to
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2014
U.S. Air Force 67th Birthday 67 plus years of airpower
What does the Air Force want for its 67th birthday; new state of the art fighter jets, more unmanned aircraft, new maintenance facilities or how about additional satellites to launch into space?The answer is none of the above. What the Air Force really wants for its birthday is for all Airmen to gain a better appreciation for its rich history,
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