Niagara Falls ARS to implement base restriction measures

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Due to the local state of emergencies of Niagara and Erie counties, Col. Mark Larson, 914th Air Refueling Wing commander has decided to restrict access to NFARS to individuals that work or have a mission essential need to be on the base. This restriction is effective March 17, 2020 and will last until further notice.


We are incorporating a telework system for certain 914th ARW employees that do not have a critical need to work on the installation. We are also following the 60-day, DoD mandated, travel restriction for all military, DoD civilians and their families. At this time, drill weekends will remain scheduled as normal for 914th ARW Reserve Citizen Airmen. Traditional Reservists within a 50-mile radius are asked to report as normal. Airmen outside that radius are requested to reschedule following the 60-day travel restriction.


Non-mission essential areas will be closed to non-DoD and retired personnel to include areas such as the base physical fitness center, community activity center, lodging and base exchange. We are working closely with the Niagara Falls Air Force Federal Credit Union on the installation to help maintain unencumbered customer access. We understand there may be a critical need for access to specific services and each request will be addressed by appointment on a case by case basis. We ask that non-mission essential individuals contact our directory at 716-236-2000 for assistance.


The Buffalo Military Entrance Processing Station has restricted family access to the facility to help maintain social distancing guidelines.


NFARS is committed to working with our community and state officials as we continue to guard against the COVID-19 pandemic. It is critical that the 914th Air Refueling Wing and tenant units on NFARS remain mission ready while doing everything we can to minimize unnecessary risk. We will continue to remain committed to executing our nation’s mission and will do everything possible to complete our mission whenever asked, wherever tasked.


For questions, please contact the 914th ARW Public Affairs office at 716-236-2136 or For updates please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @914ARW or visit