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  • 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
  • Thunder over Niagara Falls

    U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft with the 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., fly in formation over Niagara Falls, Feb 4, 2017. The 914th Airlift Wing is commemorating the departure of their C-130 Hercules aircraft as they transition in to becoming a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling wing. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Niagara Airman meets SECAF

    Senior Airman Gina M. Delano, 914th Logistics Readiness Squadron, meets Secretary of the Air Force Deborah L. James, Jan. 13, 2017, Washington D.C. Delano was visiting her father, Lt. Col. Paul R. Delano Jr., a congressional liaison with the U.S. House of Representatives, when the chance encounter took place.
  • 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
  • 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