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Col. Brian Bowman, Commander, 914th Airlift Wing, speaks in front of members of the Buffalo and Niagara community during the KC-135 Arrival Ceremony, February 2, 2017, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. The arrival of the Stratotanker marks the beginning of a transition for the 914th, from an Airlift Wing to an Air Refueling Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) Niagara welcomes back familiar sight
The 914th Airlift Wing here entered a new era as they welcomed the arrival of their first KC-135R Stratotanker at a ceremony here, Feb. 2, 2017.Since being activated in 1963, the 914th AW has continuously provided airlift support, first with the C-119 Flying Boxcar and then the C-130 Hercules. Today marks another step in the process of their
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2017
A KC-135 aircraft arrives at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station N.Y., Feb 1, 2017, marking the official arrival and the beginning of a transition of the 914th's mission from an Airlift Wing to an Air Refueling Wing. This is the first of eight aircraft that will be flown in over the course of the next several months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer) Niagara begins transition to new air frame
A KC-135 aircraft arrives at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station N.Y., Feb 1, 2017, marking the official arrival and the beginning of a transition of the 914th's mission from an Airlift Wing to an Air Refueling Wing. This is the first of eight aircraft that will be flown in over the course of the next several months. (U.S. Air Force photo by
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As the 914th Airlift Wing continues the transition to its new mission as an Air Refueling Wing, the first group of veteran aircrew members to train at Altus AFB Oklahoma on the KC-135 airframe will graduate and begin returning home in February.  This return of 328th Airlift Squadron aircrew members coincides with the arrival of the first KC-135 to enter the 914th inventory in February.  Pictured left to right:  Capt. Chris Pike, Capt. Cory Bota, Maj. Dennis Jakubczyk, Lt. Tyler Savoie, Capt. Travis Richards, Maj. Justin Fadem, Lt. Colton Thomas, Senior Airman Charles Meagher.  (Courtesy Photo) Niagara aircrew transition to new airframe
As the 914th Airlift Wing continues the transition to its new mission as an Air Refueling Wing, the first group of veteran aircrew members to train at Altus AFB Oklahoma on the KC-135 airframe will graduate and begin returning home in February. This return of 328th Airlift Squadron aircrew members coincides with the arrival of the first KC-135 to
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Tech. Sgt. Aleksander Wojciechowicz received the Air Force Reserve Command 2016 Outstanding Security Forces Flight-Level NCO Award.  This is an annual award given to recognize individual achievement and performance. Niagara security airmen receive honors
Two members of the 914th Security Forces Squadron have received Individual security forces awards from the Air Force Reserve Command for 2016.Senior Airman Samantha Negron received the Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson Award for expeditionary excellence, while Tech. Sgt. Aleksander Wojciechowicz received the Outstanding Security Forces
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Members of the 914th Airlift Wing Key Spouse Program conduct training in the Airman and Family Readiness Center Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y.  The program promotes individual and family unit readiness while helping to establish a sense of Air Force community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Andrea Pitruzzella) Key Spouse program seeks volunteers
The Key Spouse Program is an official program designed to promote individual and family unit readiness while helping to establish a sense of Air Force community. This concept was discussed during a training session Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center here on base. “The Key Spouse Program is a Commander’s Program
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Staff Sgt. Jennifer A. McKendry, EMT instructor coordinator and Medical Technician with the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, oversees Tech. Sgt. Megan L. Houseman, Medical Technician, 914 ASTS, as she demonstrates proper oxygen administration to a mannequin at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., January 12, 2016. Houseman was one of 26 military students who took part in a biannual training to recertify for the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians. The joint training involved members of the 914 ASTS, 914th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 914th Fire Emergency Services, and the 107th Attack Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Peter Borys) Niagara conducts joint medical training
Twenty-six military and civilian members of the Niagara air base took part in biannual training here January 12 to recertify for the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians.The joint training involved members of the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 914th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 914th Fire Emergency Services, and the 107th
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Master Sgt. Roland Selfridge (left), Aircraft Fuel Systems Shop Chief and Master Sgt. Art Fijalkowski, Fuels System Technician, both from the 914th Maintenance Squadron are reviewing a KC-135R fuel system schematic chart and comparing it to a C-130H2 in the fuels hangar at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on January 6, 2017. The air reserve technicians are making preparations for the 914th Airlift Wing's upcoming conversion to the KC-135R Stratotanker. The aircraft in the background is the last scheduled Niagara C-130 to have fuel system maintenance performed on it. The first KC-135R is scheduled to arrive at the base in early February. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Peter Borys) Preparing for the KC-135 Stratotanker
914th Maintenance Squadron personnel have begun reviewing KC-135R fuel system schematic charts and comparing them to the current 914th Airlift Wing inventory of C-130H2 Hercules aircraft stationed here. The wing is making preparations for the conversion to the Stratotanker airframe.The last scheduled fuel system maintenance to be performed on a
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Staff Sgt. Dale N. Ransom (center) and parents Donna and Dale attend a Yellow Ribbon Program event in Orlando, Florida on December 17, 2016. The Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to assist reservists and National Guard members in maintaining resiliency as they transition between their military and civilian roles before, during and after deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Brian Haun) Yellow Ribbon turns skeptic into believer
 The Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to assist reservists and National Guard members in maintaining resiliency as they transition between their military and civilian roles before, during and after deployment. Staff Sgt. Dale N. Ransom, 914th Airlift Wing Financial Management Technician, although initially skeptical of the
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2016
Members of the Boy Scouts of America Greater Niagara Frontier Council delivered 187 cases of popcorn to the Friends of Family Support Association at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. Wednesday, December 21, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri) Boy Scouts deliver holiday cheer
Members of the Boy Scouts of America Greater Niagara Frontier Council delivered 187 cases of popcorn to the Friends of Family Support Association here Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Airman and Family Readiness center director, Mr. Joel Smith accepted the donation on behalf of the FFSA.The popcorn will be distributed to various base agencies by A&FR
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Construction work continues on the 914th Airlift Wing headquarters building at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on December 14, 2016. The 10.9 million dollar U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project is scheduled to be completed this time next year. Everything except the main structure is being removed from the 1950s era building to make way for a new, more efficient open concept facility that is designed for maximum space utilization and energy efficiency. A minor interior renovation was last done in 1995. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Peter Borys) Renovations continue
Construction work continues on the 914th Airlift Wing headquarters building at the Niagara air base. The 10.9 million dollar U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project is scheduled to be completed this time next year.Everything except the main structure is being removed from the 1950s era building to make way for a new, more efficient open concept
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