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  • February spotlight performer

    What is your home town?Niagara Falls NY, a few minutes from the baseWhat are your current duties?Normally:  COMM/NAV/Electronic Counter MeasuresTemporarily:  Support Flight ChiefAre you married?Yes, got married at the Base Chapel, had the reception at the old Falcon Club, and had the honeymoon in the General's Quarters at Lodging 18 years ago.Do
  • 22 AF Vice tours Niagara

    Col. Louis Patriquin, 22nd Air Force Vice Commander, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., visited the base February 6-8, 2015.As part of his tour, Col. Patriquin stopped by the 914th Operations Group for a briefing on a newly installed media wall which allows operations to run more efficiently with live updates and instantaneous communications between
  • Snow business as usual at Niagara

    Once again it's time to break out the snow shovels, snow blowers and any other snow removal equipment. After a brief break from snowfall and below average temperatures in the Niagara Region it's once again getting another dose of what mother nature has to offer. Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station contracted Snow removal laborers for Satellite
  • January Salutes

    Take a moment to say congratulations, hello, and farewell to our Reservists who have been promoted, are new to the wing, or retiring.PromotionsMaster SergeantTimothy Zak, 914 CESTechnical SergeantMarc Goodrich, 914 MXSJoshua Larwood, 914 AESScott Nittolo, 914 AESDrew Waldron, 914 CSAleksander Wojciechowicz, 914 SFSStaff SergeantGregory Garone, 914
  • Inspection time

    Lt. Chris Baer, Niagara Falls ARS Fire Department, driver operator, performs flow testing on a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) pack using the Posi-Track Three tester here January 29, 2015.The SCBA is used by firefighters to help protect them from all inhalation hazards, i.e. smoke, hazmat, asbestos.The testing unit senses everything that
  • Air Force father pins rank to Army son

    On December 3, 2014, Air Force Reserve Senior Master Sgt. Volker Kiefer, 914th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, received the honor and privilege of pinning on the Non-Commissioned Officer rank of Sergeant to his son, U.S. Army Sgt. Andrew Kiefer, HHC Special Troop Battalion, at Fort Drum N.Y."I have to say, it is one of the coolest things I have
  • January spotlight performer

    Meet Senior Airman Joy Neuenschwander, 914th Operation Support Squadron, the January 2015 Spotlight Performer.Joy hails from Lancaster, PA and is assigned to the 914 OSS as an Aircrew Flight Equipment Technician.Her duties include maintaining and inspecting all survival equipment, to include helmets, oxygen masks, parachutes, life rafts, harnesses,
  • Lackland MTIs visit Niagara

    Two Military Training Instructor recruiters from the 433rd Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, T.X., visited the 914th Airlift Wing on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.Tech. Sergeants Katie L. Badowski and Gregory A. Gresham came to NFARS to tour units and speak about the U.S. Air Force Reserve Military Training Instructor Duty as well as, interact
  • Feature - Mental fortitude: the key to Airpower

    As American combat operations are scaled back in different operating areas in the middle-east, U.S. Servicemembers are encouraged by senior leaders to stay ready for anything; which means staying both physically and mentally fit.The base fitness center here accommodates the physical fitness demands of U.S. Air Force personnel.But what is a unit
  • Local couple donates toys to troops

    For dozens of military families here, this past holiday season was made a little brighter because of the generosity of a local couple.For the past ten years, Donald and Linda Sahlem have been donating new toys to the families of the men and women stationed here at Niagara.Sometime after the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Don and Linda thought