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  • Is the vaccine right for you? Leadership encourages Airmen to get vaccinated

    The Air Force Reserve’s number one priority for COVID-19 is to take care of Americans, Airmen and their families. One of the best ways the AFRC can do that is by making sure vaccines are available for Airmen who want them.
  • Fitness testing resumes at Niagara

    Physical fitness trainers here are preparing for the return of fitness testing.In March of 2020, the Air Force suspended physical fitness testing, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and pushed that suspension in May, September, December and for a final time in April of 2021.“Early on, when it was really heavy COVID spread – it was really restrictive. 
  • Air Force Reserve; Keeping the door open

    Have the unprecedented events of the past year made you think about your life and career? Years ago, information was not readily available to Airmen caught up in military cutbacks, or those wishing they could cross-train out of a career and met with Air Force Specialty Codes constraints, and even those not wishing to continue the 24/7 military lifestyle. Thankfully, times change and information is now available, but Airmen still need to know who to talk to and the questions to ask so that opportunities do not fall through administrative cracks.
  • Lt. Col. Lunsford assumes command of 914th Communications Squadron

    U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Daniel Lunsford salutes Col. Christopher Witter, the 914th Mission Support Group commander, left, during an Assumption of Command Ceremony to signify his assumption of command of the 914th Communications Squadron at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., April 10, 2021. The Assumption of Command ceremony marks a
  • Aviation Legacy: Schunk Family Celebrates Three Generations of Flyers at Niagara Falls

    The retirement of Niagara Falls 328th Air Refueling Squadron's Lt. Col. Bill Schunk marks a passing of the torch to his son, Senior Airman Bill Schunk who is a Boom Operator with the 328th ARS. Both men followed in the footsteps of Lt. Col. William Leon Schunk who retired from the unit in the 80s. For over six decades there has been a Schunk family
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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