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  • 914th AFE trains aircrew

    Aircrew from the 914th Air Refueling Wing traveled to Naval Air Station Key West, Florida March 14, 2019 to complete Aircrew Flight Equipment’s combat survival and water survival training. Aircrew must complete the training every 36 months to stay mission qualified.
  • Airman For A Day program welcomes its newest member

    Honorary 2nd Lt. Will Lucas makes a grand entrance into the 914th Operations Group building as unit members applaud at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on March 6, 2019. Lucas was chosen to be "Airman For A Day" which is a program sponsored by the Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo, N.Y. in cooperation with the 914th Air Refueling
  • Linkel assumes command of the 914 MXS

    Left to right, Lt. Col. Trevor Sthultz, 914th Maintenance Group commander, gives the guidon of command to Maj. Jak Linkel, 914th Maintenance Squadron commander, during an assumption of command ceremony Mar. 2, 2019, in a hangar of the 914th Air Refueling Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lucas Morrow)
  • Command chaplain visits Niagara

    The 914th Air Refueling wing hosted Air Force Reserve Command Chaplain (Col.) Randy Marshall and AFRC Religious Affairs Functional Manager Chief Master Sgt. Natalie Gray as they met with key leadership here to offer their ministry support and see first-hand ministry support and services being offered to personnel. “It was great to see how they
  • March 2019 Barrel

    In this edition of The Barrel, we recognize an Air Force-level award winner, visit Capitol Hill, highlight EOD, review a new policy for non-deployable airmen, and talk about changes to the AGR program.
  • Todd Keffer named AF Emergency Manager of the Year

    Congratulations to Todd Keffer, 914th Air Refueling Wing, on being named the civilian Air Force Emergency Manager of the Year for 2018. Keffer was awarded this honor in recognition of his expertise and efforts while deployed to Afghanistan in 2017-2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin Nichols)
  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation.
  • Valentines for Vets

    Erie County legislators Ed Rath and Lynn Dixon traveled to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Feb. 14, 2019 to deliver valentines to Airmen in the 914th Air Refueling Wing and 107th Attack Wing. Valentines for Vets is an annual event at the air base whereby children from schools across Erie County create valentines for local military members which
  • Chief of Air Force Reserve approves changes to the Active Guard Reserve program

    Over the next three fiscal years, the AGR program will grow from 20 percent of Reserve full-time support to 26 percent. Therefore, the Human Capital Management Leadership Team was tasked to review current laws, policies and processes of AGR management to support the growth of the program and provide parity and longevity of other full-time forces.
  • Airman awarded medal for green dot training program

    Col. Mark Larson (left), 914th Air Refueling Wing Commander, pins on the Air Force Commendation Medal to Reserve Citizen Airman Staff Sergeant Ethan Saxby, 914th Maintenance Squadron Communication Navigation Technician at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on February 9, 2019. Saxby was awarded the medal for standing up the wing level,