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  • Preparing for the KC-135 Stratotanker

    914th Maintenance Squadron personnel have begun reviewing KC-135R fuel system schematic charts and comparing them to the current 914th Airlift Wing inventory of C-130H2 Hercules aircraft stationed here. The wing is making preparations for the conversion to the Stratotanker airframe.The last scheduled fuel system maintenance to be performed on a
  • Yellow Ribbon turns skeptic into believer

     The Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to assist reservists and National Guard members in maintaining resiliency as they transition between their military and civilian roles before, during and after deployment. Staff Sgt. Dale N. Ransom, 914th Airlift Wing Financial Management Technician, although initially skeptical of the
  • Boy Scouts deliver holiday cheer

    Members of the Boy Scouts of America Greater Niagara Frontier Council delivered 187 cases of popcorn to the Friends of Family Support Association here Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Airman and Family Readiness center director, Mr. Joel Smith accepted the donation on behalf of the FFSA.The popcorn will be distributed to various base agencies by A&FR
  • Renovations continue

    Construction work continues on the 914th Airlift Wing headquarters building at the Niagara air base. The 10.9 million dollar U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project is scheduled to be completed this time next year.Everything except the main structure is being removed from the 1950s era building to make way for a new, more efficient open concept
  • Santa's last ride

    Santa Claus arrived on base aboard a Niagara C-130 Hercules on Saturday, December 17, 2016.  This was Santa’s last arrival here via the C-130 as the 914th Airlift Wing is transitioning to the KC-135 Stratotanker. Children of all ages greeted Santa on the flight line before he was whisked away via Fire Engine to the Falcon Club Café. There, children
  • 914th member receives AFRC civilian safety award

    The Air Force Reserve Command has selected Arley Paulus for the outstanding ground safety civilian of the year award for fiscal year ’16. Mr. Paulus is recognized for setting the highest occupational safety standard for Niagara Airmen. Through completing his Master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Paulus was able to apply his high
  • C-130 dedicated in remembrance of Airman

    On Saturday, December 03, 2016, members of the 914th Airlift Wing and the 107th Attack Wing, dedicated a C-130 Hercules aircraft to former 107th AW Crew Chief, Tech. Sgt. William C. Sager, Jr. here. Members of Sager’s family, as well as friends and invited guests, were on hand for the unveiling. “As a pilot he was the one you wanted working on your
  • Niagara completes final C-130 flyover at New Era Field

    The 914th Airlift Wing completed its final C-130 flyover over New Era Field in Orchard Park, N.Y. during the NFL Buffalo Bills vs Jacksonville Jaguars game November 27.This was the last in a long history of C-130 flyovers at New Era Field by the 328th Airlift Squadron as they begin transitions to the KC-135 Stratotanker.To help commemorate the
  • Honoring our veterans

    Several members of the Air Force Reserve's 914th Airlift Wing, and the Air National Guard's 107th Attack Wing participated in a Veterans Day program honoring residents of The Elderwood at Wheatfield (N.Y.) assisted living community on November 11.The Niagara Airmen assisted Elderwood in presenting certificates to the veterans living within the
  • Reservist's civilian employer donates holiday baskets

    A reservist and her civilian employer helped bring Thanksgiving cheer to military families here Nov. 21.Senior Airman Raquel Densmore, 328th Airlift Squadron, delivered 18 holiday baskets filled with everything needed for a Thanksgiving dinner including gift cards to purchase a turkey.In her civilian occupation Densmore works for T.Y. Lin