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  • 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,
  • Niagara Airmen receive medals for intervention programs

    2nd Lt. Ronald Fugate (right), 914th Communications Squadron Cyber Systems Officer and fellow 914th Air Refueling Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen line up to receive each the Air Force Achievement Medal at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y on February 9, 2019. These Airmen, part of the Violence Prevention Team, were responsible for providing
  • 914th Emergency Manager presents flag to WV Senator

    U.S. Senator Shelly Moore-Capito of West Virginia was presented a U.S. flag flown in her honor in Kabul, Afghanistan by 914th Air Refueling Wing Emergency Manager Todd Keffer Jan. 23, 2019. Keffer was deployed to Afghanistan in 2017-2018. (Courtesy Photo)
  • Awards of the half

    Congratulations to our semi-annual award winners for the second half of 2018. (Airman) Senior Airman Kimberly Davis, 914 ASTS (NCO) Tech. Sgt. Derrick Traber, 914 MXG (SNCO) Senior Master Sgt. Melaney Agahiu, 914 ARW (CGO) Capt. John Copas, 914 ASTS (FGO) Maj. Dennis Jakubczyk, 914 ARW
  • Riding the storm out

    An Air Force Reserve KC-135R assigned to the 914th Air Refueling Wing sits parked on the flight line awaiting an incoming lake effect snow storm at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station N.Y. Jan. 30, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lucas Morrow)
  • It's just putting a good plane in the air

    The 914th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. deals with some of the nation's coldest weather every day. These Airmen prepare a KC-135 at 4 a.m. on January 25, 2018, to ensure it can fly to Rota, Spain in support of a training mission. 914th Air Refueling Wing aircrew depend on these maintainers to prepare an
  • 914 AMXS delivers through weather

    The 914th Air Refueling Wing from Niagara traveled to Rota, Spain on January 25, 2019 in support of a medical training exercise. The 914th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron deal with freezing temperatures and subzero wind chill to keep their KC-135 Stratotankers mission ready.