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  • Niagara Airman wins aviation scholarship

    Staff Sgt. Linda Heizyk, a combat crew communicator of the 914th Operations Support Squadron, is awarded Niagara Military Affairs Council's Merrell Lane Memorial Scholarship for aviation at the Heritage Center at Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y., Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019.She is completing her Bachelor's Degree in aviation and is enrolled in a private pilot
  • 914th receives service award

    914th Air Refueling Wing commander, Col. Mark Larson, accepted the 2018 "Celia O'Brien Excellence in Service Award" which was awarded to the 914th at the Buffalo Stand Down event in Buffalo, N.Y. June 19, 2019.The award recognizes the volunteer efforts of members from 914 Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 30th Aerial Port Squadron, 914th Force Support
  • Air Force First Sergeant graduates USMC school

    Congratulations to MSgt Sean Chessman, 914th Security Forces Squadron First Sergeant, for his selection as a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Marine Corps Advanced School given at the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Quantico, Virginia June 2019. Chessman was one of only two Air Force members in a class of more than 50 attending
  • Lt. Col. Van Sickle assumes command of 914 AES

    Lt. Col. Michelle Van Sickle assumed command of the 914th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron after receiving the unit flag from 914th Air Refueling Wing vice commander Col. Erik Aufderheide during a formal ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. June 1, 2019.Van Sickle comes to Niagara from McConnell AFB where she previously served as
  • All in the family

    Chief Master Sgt. Bill Dixon, 914th Civil Engineering Squadron chief of operations, stands at attention while getting his chief's stripes tacked on at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station June 1, 2019.On hand to assist in the ceremony were his brother Master Sgt. Dan Dixon, 914 CES electrical systems supervisor and Chief Dixon's wife, Chief Master
  • 914th Spouses Flight

    Spouses from the 914th Air Refueling Wing here flew on a KC-135 Stratotanker as they refueled a C-17 Globemaster from the 105th Airlift Wing out of Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y. May 31, 2019.
  • Newfane elementary students honor veterans

    Third and fourth grade students from Newfane Elementary School serve veterans past and present a hot meal and dessert at Newfane Community Center in Newfane, N.Y. May 22, 2019. This is the tenth year that Newfane Elementary has hosted this event, including an entertainment portion, as a way for the students to give back to the community. (U.S. Air
  • Niagara celebrates National Police Week

    DoD Police Officer Daniel Tice, 914th Security Forces Squadron, stands guard next to a wreath and the flag lowered at half-staff in recognition of a National Police Week memorial observance in front of the 914th Air Refueling Wing headquarters building at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on May 15, 2019. Members of security forces
  • 914th firefighters assist with community flooding

    As the water level continues to rise along rivers and streams and Lake Ontario, state and county officials are trying to keep the rising water from destroying nearby homes.Five emergency services personnel from the 914th Air Refueling Wing Fire Department responded to an area along the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Olcott, N.Y. where they assisted
  • From fuel cell to pilot, one mustang's story

    Capt. Cory Bota, KC-135 pilot with the 914th Air Refueling Wing, was an enlisted aircraft maintainer before he became a pilot in the Air Force Reserve. The former fuel cell systems specialist earned his degree from Ohio State University and then became an officer. 'Mustang' is the term for officers who previously served as enlisted personnel.