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  • 914th commander announces 2020 awards

    I said it when I got here: you all are amazing.  I was right.The best and worst parts of this job are picking award winners. Best part because I get to pat somebody on the back; worst, because I have to choose. This year, with Command Chief Peters’ help and the efforts of seasoned board volunteers, many hands made light work of the selection
  • Dover reservists help repair refueler at Niagara

    Four 512th Airlift Wing maintainers, who normally work on cargo aircraft on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, are currently in New York repairing an air refueling aircraft. The 512th AW reservists answered Fourth Air Force’s call to aid the 914th Air Refueling Wing with sheet metal repairs on a KC-135R Stratotanker at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., and have been on site since Jan. 11.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • Flag presentation honors first deployment in new mission

    Lt. Col. Dennis Jakubczyk, 914th Operations Support Squadron commander, presents a U.S. flag and certificate of authenticity to 914th Air Refueling Wing commander Col. Carl Magnusson on Jan. 8, 2021 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. This flag was flown onboard a 914th KC-135 Stratotanker on August 16, 2020 over Afghanistan during a
  • TAP reforms help Reservists

    Until recently, Reserve Citizen Airmen were required to complete the Transition Assistance Program with every new 180 day set of military orders. With new reforms enacted by Congress, Reservists are no longer required to attend TAP with every 180 day set of orders, according to the policy.
  • Reserve Senior Leaders Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, AFRC commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, AFRC’s command chief and Scobee’s senior enlisted advisor, rolled up their sleeves at the base medical facility. They will receive their second vaccination shot in about three weeks. “I highly encourage our Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families to get the COVID-19 vaccine when available,” Scobee said. “Getting the vaccine will help us protect ourselves, our families and our fellow Americans against this virus and help ensure our continued readiness for our mission.”
  • 379th AEW welcomes first reservist, first female command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Dana Capaldi took over as the the first reservist and first female command chief in the history of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Dec. 28, 2020.
  • Virtual or in-person: Yellow Ribbon events benefit deploying Airmen and their loved ones

    Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the success of the Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program could be summarized by one key statistic—more than 95 percent of attendees said Yellow Ribbon events benefited their family. This success was built on in-person events where deployers, their loved ones, leaders and subject-matter experts gathered in a conference-like setting for two days of training, education and networking on people-centric topics related to Reserve deployments. But when coronavirus shut down most military travel, the Yellow Ribbon team was forced to change their ways.
  • 914th ARW ISO Dock Maintenance

    For over 60 years the KC-135 has been the core aerial refueling capability for U.S. operations around the world.  It’s been flying before Alaska and Hawaii became states and continues now during the COVID Pandemic.“Every day we make history keeping these aircraft in the air because of the men and women of the 914th Maintenance Group,” said Chief
  • 914th Airmen return home from first KC-135 deployment

    After almost half a century flying the C-130 Hercules, 914th Airmen return home following their first KC-135 Stratotanker mission deployment.