• This ain’t your daddy’s ole tire shop

    When it comes to tires these are heavy duty and so are the Reserve Citizen Airmen who maintain them.The tires are possibly one of the last areas one would think about on an aircraft, but it’s one of the most integral parts of any airframe.  Without it the aircraft won’t get off the ground.Enter the

  • Routine KC-135 engine wash conducted

    A contractor prepares to install specialized washing equipment on a KC-135R jet engine, July 18, 2018, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. This routine maintenance is accomplished every four years on all aircraft engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Peter Borys)

  • First of 914th ARW pilots earn KC-135 certification

    In June of this year, the 914th officially made the conversion from Airlift Wing to Air Refueling Wing. With the change of mission came a new aircraft, the KC-135 Stratotanker. Since June, aircrew and aircraft maintenance personnel have been working on becoming certified to perform their duties on

  • Niagara Airmen conduct KC-135 in-flight training

    Niagara aircrew personnel performed in-flight training on a KC-135 Stratotanker, July18, 2017, completing various in-flight training procedures to include touch-and-goes and approaches to further familiarize themselves with their new aircraft frame. The 914th officially became an Air Refueling Wing