914th Air Refueling Wing Fact Sheet

The 914th Air Refueling Wing

We are Reserve Citizen Airmen, committed to strategic competition and providing a unique essential role in our nation’s defense. We bring the range, speed, and agility required for near-immediate responses to the full range of challenges our military and its allies confront. Our legacy is built on a foundation of proven excellence and maintained by our dedicated Airmen. Charged with host responsibilities for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station as one of Air Force Reserve Command’s nine reserve host base installations, we’re organized under the Fourth Air Force and are comprised of three groups, 12 squadrons, and one wing staff agency. As Reserve Citizen Airmen, we also live, work, teach, and volunteer within the Western New York community and are proud to call Niagara home.

Our Aircraft

We own and operate eight KC-135 Stratotankers. The Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the Department of Defense. They are capable of delivering over 200,000 pounds of fuel to U.S. and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 is also capable of carrying up to 83,000 pounds of cargo and can seat up to 80 passengers. The wing is currently training to become nuclear strategic deterrent qualified.

The Numbers

Economic Impact


Locally Produced Goods & Services: $33.4 M

Construction: $52.5 M

Annual Payroll: $77 M

Total Economic Impact: $162.9 M

Indirect Jobs: 1,308

Active Guard Reserve: 107

Air Reserve Technician: 149

Traditional Reserve: 894

Civilian: 215

Contract: 89

Total Assigned: 1,454

Retention Rate: 89%