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  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • Base receives candy donation

    Pictured left to right: Erie County Legislator Frank Todaro and Mr. David Gordon delivered dozens of boxes of candy to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. Feb. 24, 2021. Mr. Gordon, a local businessman, donated the candy to the 914th Air Refueling Wing to coincide with the Valentines for Vets program the county legislature runs each year.
  • Department of the Air Force Leaders direct second IG Disparity Review

    The review follows the department’s 2020 Racial Disparity Review released in Dec. 2020 and expands its focus into three additional racial categories (Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander), gender, and one additional ethnic category (Hispanic/Latinx).
  • Valentines for Vets

    For the past 11 years members of the Erie County Legislature have run a program whereby school children from across the county create home-made Valentine's Day cards for local veterans. Showing off their Valentine greetings Feb. 9, 2021 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station N.Y. are (left to right) Mrs. Danielle Kiefer, 865th Combat Support
  • CSAF talks COVID operations, diversity and inclusion, readiness with Reserve senior leaders

    COVID-19 operations, diversity and inclusion, and the readiness posture of 70,000-plus Reserve Citizen Airmen were the main topics of discussion when Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. met with Air Force Reserve Command senior leaders at AFRC headquarters here Feb. 8.During his visit to Robins, Brown met with Lt. Gen. Richard
  • 914th ARW begins delivery of COVID-19 vaccination

    During the February 6 and 7 unit training assembly members of the 914th Air Refueling Wing began receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Reserve, Guard ready to take force-shaping troops

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard should benefit from active-duty Air Force force-shaping actions made necessary by record Air Force retention levels.Amidst concerns during the ongoing pandemic, many active-duty Airmen who planned on retiring or separating in 2020 withdrew or delayed their plans.
  • Base reminders for reveille and retreat

    Reveille & Retreat reminder of times and courtesies. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Peter Borys)
  • Dover and Tinker reservists assist Niagara

    Reservists from Dover AFB and Tinker AFB responded to a call for assistance from the 914th Maintenance Group to complete structural work on a KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • DOD vaccinating personnel worldwide against COVID-19

    A little more than a month after the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines Dec. 12 and Dec. 17, respectively, vaccines have been increasingly and successfully distributed and administered to Department of Defense personnel worldwide in a safe and effective phased approach.
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