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Technical Sgt. Steve Hood, 756th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels a 175th Wing Maryland Air National Guard A-10C Thunderbolt II. Refueling mission linchpin in allied training
It was a clear August morning on the Joint Base Andrews airfield when crews with the 459th Air Refueling Wing geared up for a flying mission almost a year in the making. As early light streamed into the dimly lit cockpit of one of the Wing’s eight KC-135R Stratotankers, pilots and boom operators went over preflight checklists, while maintainers
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WNY Aviation Adventure Camp visits base Aviation camp tours base
Members from the Western New York Aviation Adventure Camp visit Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Tuesday August 1, 2017. This aviation camp is a week-long overnight for 9th and 10th grade students who are interested in aviation careers. (Courtesy photo)
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Default Air Force Logo Niagara releases final C-130 Hercules
The 914th Air Refueling Wing said goodbye to their last C-130 Hercules on July 26th after more than 40 years of tactical airlift operations. This past June the wing converted to the KC-135 Stratotanker.
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Senior Master Sgt. Eric Hady, 328th Air Refueling Squadron, prepares for the final departure of the last remaining C-130 Hercules from Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., July 26, 2017. This is a significant stage in the process of transition for the 914th, from an Airlift Wing to an Air Refueling Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steph Sawyer) Niagara bids farewell to its last C-130
Members of the base gathered to observe the final departure of the last C-130 Hercules from Niagara, July 26, 2017.The 914th Fire Emergency Services rendered a water salute, shooting arches of water from firetrucks on either side of the aircraft, a symbolic gesture of farewell to a 47 year mission. This day marked the final stage in the process of
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Maj. Ryan Mowers, 328th Air Refueling Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., and Capt. Ed Burnet, 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, OK, pilot a KC-135 Stratotanker, July 18, 2017, along the northern east coast of the United States. Air crew personnel performed various in-flight training procedures to include touch-and-goes and approaches to further familiarize themselves with the new aircraft. The 914th officially became an Air Refueling Wing in June 2017, acquiring a new airframe and mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steph Sawyer) Niagara Airmen conduct KC-135 in-flight training
Niagara aircrew personnel performed in-flight training on a KC-135 Stratotanker, July18, 2017, completing various in-flight training procedures to include touch-and-goes and approaches to further familiarize themselves with their new aircraft frame. The 914th officially became an Air Refueling Wing in June 2017, acquiring a new airframe and
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A 914th Security Forces Airman fires an M4 rifle while shielding himself behind a barrier during Security Forces annual training, July 11, 2017, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. The training focuses on communication and execution of maneuvers, ensuring SFS Airmen are well versed in smoothly and efficiently carrying out procedures in real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) 914 SFS conducts annual training
Members from the 914th Security Forces Squadron carried out annual training, July 10-14, 2017. The training was held locally and focused on communication and execution of various maneuvers to include moving around and shielding oneself behind barriers, shooting from different positions, assembling and loading firearms and swapping out
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An Air Force Firefighter bails out of a second story window during a 5 day training course hosted by Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., July 12, 2017. Participants come from McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Fairchild, Dover, MacDill, and Grissom as well as Niagara. The course offers hands-on training for emergency situations in preparation of real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer)  

Firefighters train for real-world emergencies
On Monday, July 10, 2017, members from seven other air force installations met here for a week long firefighter training course. The training focused on firefighter fire ground survival skills and involved individual, as well as partner, lifesaving techniques.The first iteration of the course was a 10 day, computer-based training held at Fairchild
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Lt. Col. Paul E. Cannon hands the Mission Support Group guidon to incoming 30th Aerial Port Squadron commander, Capt. Douglas B. Buffone, at an official change of command ceremony at the 914th Air Refueling Wing, July 8, 2017, NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. Buffone has been interim commander since January of this year. (U.S. Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri) Capt. Buffone assumes command of 30 APS
Lt. Col. Paul E. Cannon, 914th Mission Support Group deputy commander, hands the MSG guidon to incoming 30th Aerial Port Squadron commander, Capt. Douglas B. Buffone, at an official assumption of command ceremony July 8, 2017, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. Buffone had been interim commander since January of this year. (U.S. Air Force
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Retired Capt. John Lavrich and his wife Janet look through a box of their wedding photographs at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Niagara Falls, N.Y. on April 24, 2017. The couple were married on base 50 years ago and returned to commemorate the event. (U.S. Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri) USO chaperones commemorate 50 year marriage
Couple revisits chapel where they were married 50 years prior.
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Gracie Poitras lifts weights above her head during a Wellbeats class held at the fitness center, July 5, 2017, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. Fitness classes are held throughout the week here, focusing on cardio and strength training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) 
Fitness classes offered at Niagara
For a full schedule of classes offered at the fitness center, call 236-2101 or click here.
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