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  • Niagara Emergency Operations Center gets upgrades

    When it comes to emergencies; quick response and the flow of information is of the upmost importance. The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recently received upgrades to their command center to ensure both priorities.Todd Keffer, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Installation Emergency Manager said, the new
  • NFARS prepares for upcoming Command Cyber Readiness Inspection

    Members of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will be visiting the base from Nov. 2-6, 2015, to conduct a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI).Inspectors will assess the installation's compliance with DOD Information Assurance policies as well as traditional and physical security standards. Additionally, inspectors will ensure the
  • Fire Prevention Week is not only about smoke alarms

    It's time to test your home smoke alarm again. The 2015 Fire Prevention Week campaign runs from Oct. 4-10 and this year's theme is "Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!" It is all about keeping you, your family and our community safe from a fire.Personnel from the NFARS Fire Department visited several local
  • Niagara EOD supports recent Pope visit to the U.S.

    Two members of the 914th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight were part of the joint personnel team that secured various locations in New York City during Pope Francis' recent visit to the United States September 22 to 27.Master Sgt. Garth Muenter and Senior Airman Joseph Kulczyk, 914th EOD, worked with representatives from all service branches of
  • Airmen killed in C-130 crash from Dyess, Hanscom

    The six Airmen who died in a C-130J Super Hercules crash in Afghanistan Oct. 2 were assigned to units at Dyess and Hanscom Air Force Bases, according to officials at both bases.Four Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess AFB, Texas, died when the aircraft crashed during initial takeoff from Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, at 12:19
  • 914th Airlift Wing conducts ESGR bosslift to Dover AFB

    Members of the 914th Airlift Wing, along with individuals of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware to tour facilities and interact with Airmen Sept. 24-25, 2015.31 members of the Western New York employer community were flown aboard a NFARS C-130 for the two-day event. These trips are designed to
  • AFRC team competes in AF Marathon

    The Air Force Reserve Command Marathon Team was among 15,000 runners participating in the 19th Annual Air Force Marathon here Sept. 19.The marathon course is a 26.2-mile run that starts and ends at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The course traverses historical places on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, including the museum, the
  • 914 AW members celebrate Air Force birthday

    More than 20 members of the 914th Airlift Wing, along with members of the community, gathered to celebrate the United States Air Force's 68th birthday today at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls, N.Y.The Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial Monument Commission hosted a celebration of the USAF birthday by striking colors and re-raising them with the USAF flag,
  • Niagara Honor Guard remembers 9/11 with Team RWB

    Members of the NFARS Honor Guard assisted with Team RWB's moving tribute on Sept. 11, 2015 at Delaware Park in Buffalo, New York.Honor Guard provided a colors ceremony, rifle salute and moment of silence prior to the scheduled tribute. The Buffalo Chapter of Team RWB held their 3rd annual 9/11 Dawn to Dusk Moving Tribute, where runners and walkers
  • Niagara loadmasters drop it like it's hot in Germany

    10 minutes!The green lights come on inside the C-130 Hercules and jumpers from the 173 Airborne Brigade line the cargo space."It's really chaotic," said Staff Sgt. Pat Englishby, loadmaster, 328th Airlift Squadron. "We're dropping a lot of troops, in a short amount of time, in not-ideal conditions. You gotta be on your game."More than 50 personnel