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  • 30 APS participates in Exercise Mobility Guardian

    24 personnel from the 30th Aerial Port Squadron here deployed to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington to participate in a two-week long multi-branch, multi-national exercise headed by Air Mobility Command.The exercise, named Mobility Guardian, kicked off on July 31st and ran through August 12th 2017. More than 3,000 personnel including Army, Navy
  • Niagara security forces supports Canadian air show

    Members of the 914th Security Forces Squadron, pose in front of a F-22 Raptor during the Canadian International Air Show in Toronto, Canada, September 2-4, 2017. The support from Niagara was the first of it's kind during this air show. The CIAS is Canada's largest and longest-running aviation display and one of the largest air shows in North
  • Niagara conducts safety down day

    Lt. Col. Buff Hoffman, 914th Operations Group, briefs members of the 914th Maintenance and Operations Groups during a safety down day Aug. 23, 2017 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. Due to the recent mission change from C-130 to KC-135 for the 914th, wing leadership decided to take a down day during the early stages of the conversion
  • Bowersox team shoots to 2nd in multinational competition

    Niagara Defender competes in multinational shooting exercise. Takes 2nd.
  • Dellavalle promoted to Chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Dellavalle (left), 914th Maintenance Squadron, receives the Chiefs' Creed from 914th Air Refueling Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Eason during Dellavalle's promotion ceremony to Chief Aug. 5, 2017 Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. Only about 1% of the Air Force enlisted force may hold the rank of Chief Master
  • Enlistment at the county fair

    914th Air Refueling Wing Commander, Col. Brian S. Bowman, administers the Oath of Enlistment to Air Force Reserve recruits at the Erie County Fair, "Veteran's Day" program, Sunday, August 13, 2017, in Hamburg, N.Y. The ceremony also acknowledged all veterans as well as military members currently serving in each branch of the Canadian and United
  • Niagara Kids Camp

    Niagara Kids Camp attendees make puppets, August 9, 2017, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. The theme of this year's camp was "theater," and students learned the skills required to put on a Shakespearean play. The camp is an annual event held on base which allows children to come together while learning skills and forging new relationships.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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.