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  • Secretary of Defense Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for Service Members

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum directing the secretaries of the military departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the department on active duty or in the Guard or Reserve who aren't yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Is the vaccine right for you? Leadership encourages Airmen to get vaccinated

    The Air Force Reserve’s number one priority for COVID-19 is to take care of Americans, Airmen and their families. One of the best ways the AFRC can do that is by making sure vaccines are available for Airmen who want them.
  • Fitness testing resumes at Niagara

    Physical fitness trainers here are preparing for the return of fitness testing.In March of 2020, the Air Force suspended physical fitness testing, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and pushed that suspension in May, September, December and for a final time in April of 2021.“Early on, when it was really heavy COVID spread – it was really restrictive. 
  • Senate confirms Kendall to be Air Force Secretary

    Frank Kendall won confirmation from the Senate July 26 to be the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, placing an official with decades-long service in defense issues in the top civilian job at a time when the department is navigating new global challenges and wide-reaching modernization efforts.
  • 914th ASTS recognized for COVID-19 immunizations

    Airmen from the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron (ASTS) here, were recognized on July 16, 2021 for their distribution of COVID-19 immunizations. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District, awarded the 914th ASTS a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their efforts in providing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to their
  • No drone zone in air space over NFARS

    Protecting our force remains a top priority.  That is why the Department of Defense has implemented very specific force protection measures that detail how DoD personnel may counter the unmanned aircraft threat to personnel, vital facilities, and critical assets such as the Niagara Falls ARS. All Unmanned Aircraft Systems (i.e. Drone) activities
  • Pair of Reservists earn Air Force honors

    Air Force Reserve Command senior leaders surprised two Reserve Citizen Airmen recently with the news that they have been selected for prestigious Air Force-level awards. Staff Sgt. Kristy L. Riley, 924th Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, was named one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year, and Master Sgt. Jose R. Pagan Jr., 914th Maintenance Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, was selected as the Air Force’s First Sergeant of the Year for 2021.
  • 914th ARW civilian awarded medal of valor for saving life

    Mr. Randy Wilson, 914th Security Forces Squadron, is awarded Civilian Award for Valor for saving the life of a man involved in a three vehicle crash.
  • Air Force releases cardio and strength fitness assessment alternatives, new online capabilities

    The Air Force will provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives—three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022.
  • Air Force Reserve; Keeping the door open

    Have the unprecedented events of the past year made you think about your life and career? Years ago, information was not readily available to Airmen caught up in military cutbacks, or those wishing they could cross-train out of a career and met with Air Force Specialty Codes constraints, and even those not wishing to continue the 24/7 military lifestyle. Thankfully, times change and information is now available, but Airmen still need to know who to talk to and the questions to ask so that opportunities do not fall through administrative cracks.
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