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  • February 2020 issue of The Barrel: News from Niagara

    This is the February 2020 edition of The Barrel. The 914th Air Refueling Wing's UTA newscast. Stay informed as a traditional reservist and watch the Barrel every Friday before the UTA.
  • Happy 2020 from 4th AF leadership

    Maj. Gen. Randall A. Ogden, 4th AF commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Cynthia Villa, 4th AF command chief, share New Year greetings to the men and women of 4th Air Force.
  • WNY WW II and Korea war veterans receive medals

    Maj. Mary Dugan, 914th Mission Support Group Executive Officer, presents medals to WW II & Korean War veterans Robert Fahey and George Wilcox on January 24, 2020, at a ceremony in WIlliamsville, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo by Peter Borys)
  • 914th Recruiters attribute success to wing members

    As any successful organization might tell you it’s the people who make the difference. The 914th Air Refueling Wing at Niagara Falls ARS is no exception.  Recruiters at Niagara have received numerous awards for their recruiting efforts and according to Senior Master Sgt. Kevin French, 914th ARW Recruiting flight chief, typically the Northeast
  • 914th personnel conduct MARE

    A member of the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron poses as an accident victim during a Mass Accident Response Exercise (MARE) while 914th Fire Emergency Services and ASTS personnel render aid at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., January 8, 2020. This type of exercise is done on a periodic basis to insure emergency response personnel are
  • AF fitness program changes take effect at Niagara

    Air Force Reserve Command averages 1800-2000 fitness testing weather waiver exemptions annually due to inclement weather. As a result, Air Force Instruction 36-2905, “Fitness Program,” is currently under revision to evaluate the current physical fitness assessment components and compare them to alternatives for future recommendations.As a result of
  • Lt. Col. Bowman takes command of 914 FSS

    Lt. Col. Vanessa Bowman, pictured right, accepts the 914th Force Support Squadron guidon from 914th Mission Support Group Commander Col. Christopher Witter during a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., January 4, 2020. Lt. Col. Bowman took command of the 914 FSS from Lt. Col. Kenneth Enser who was selected by
  • News from Niagara: January 2020 edition of The Barrel

    In this January 2020 edition of The Barrel we talk about the new Space Force, a Civic Leaders Tour to March ARB, Calif., Civil Engineering tackling some extra work-orders and a special visit from Santa himself.
  • Space Force: Air Force Reservists to continue to support space operations

    The Space Force will initially be comprised of active-component members and civilian personnel who are conducting and supporting space operations today as part of Air Force Space Command. The secretary of defense, with advice from key Defense Department stakeholders, will work with Congress if legislation is needed to further integrate Air Force Reserve expertise into the Space Force in the future.
  • Community support essential to military success

    Throughout the years, the 914th Air Refueling Wing’s vision has shifted to successfully complete the Air Force’s mission. However, the mission to recruit, train and retain an unrivaled force ready to fly, fight and win tonight, has remained constant.  The 914th has seen times of prosperity and times where the base has faced potential closure, but
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