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  • Local Soldier/Citizen Airman recognized

    In honor of Women's History Month Capt. Nikki Slaughter-Smith, 328th Combat and Operational Stress Control, Army Reserve, was recognized along with several other prominent women during a special ceremony at the Buffalo N.Y. Veterans Court March 28, 2017. She was recognized for her outstanding leadership and dedicated service to our country and our
  • Redesignation for Niagara's 107th

    Members of the 107th Attack Wing along with invited guests and local media outlets gather for the official ceremony announcing the redesignation of the 107th from an airlift wing to an attack wing, March 21, 2017 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station N.Y. The 107 ATKW, NY Air National Guard, is the largest tenant organization on NFARS. The host
  • Defenders victorious in German competition

           On Saturday, March 12, 2017, the mercury finally reached 1 degree Fahrenheit when participants met at Ft. Drum’s  Magrath Sports Complex, ready to begin the day’s events. 84 Soldiers and Airmen would compete in an elimination-style tournament that would test their strength, endurance and fortitude.      Six Security Forces Airmen from
  • 914 AMXS assumption of command

    Col. Dorneen W. Shipp, 914th Maintenance Group commander, passes the 914th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flag to Maj. Amy S. Johannsen who assumes command of the squadron, March 5, 2017, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer)
  • Final 328th personnel drop

    The final personnel airdrop for the 914th Operations Group took place on February 9, 2017, in Key West, Florida. This was part of the Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training (JAAT) mission which took place at the Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School.“Personnel Airdrop is one of the major missions performed by the C-130,” said Lt.
  • Are your running shoes spying on you?

    Five or 10 years ago, such a statement might have been appropriate for a cartoon matinee or slapstick farce, but in a new world defined by the Internet of Things, this statement isn’t just a possibility, but an actual cyber vulnerability to be aware of.Companies today are adding the word “smart” to a constellation of different products: water
  • Niagara Airmen prep equipment bound for Dominican Republic

    Airmen from the 30th Aerial Port Squadron here unloaded and then shipped nearly 6,000 lbs of softball equipment and educational supplies.  The equipment, which was collected over the course of a year, was donated by several high schools in the Western New York area and shipped via 914th Airlift Wing C-130  to the Dominican Republic.The donated
  • Commander, dentist, inspires

    For more than 20 years, Col. Victor Brown, dentist, and commander of the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, has made annual humanitarian missions to Haiti. As part of a team of dentists, "Doc" Brown treats more than 100 Haitian patients daily in less than optimal conditions. This selflessness has inspired another dentist, Maj. Stanley Michel, also
  • AF dentist traces roots, aids Haitians

    Maj. Stanley Michel, a dentist from the 914th Airlift Wing, volunteers in Haiti annually to treat the less fortunate. Michel, who's parents are both from Haiti, feels a duty to give back to the poorest country in the Americas.  Using limited resources, Michel, along with two other dentists, treated more than 100 patients daily.
  • Niagara packs last parachute

    Master Sgt. John Wendelin, Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman, has repacked the last B-A 22 parachute here.  Airmen from Niagara have been packing parachutes for more than 40 years and Wendelin has been performing this task for 20 of those. This is the last parachute repack for AFE as the wing converts from the C-130 Hercules to the KC-135