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  • Airmen of Niagara: Lt. Col. Michael Spargo

    Meet Lt. Col. Michael Spargo, Staff Judge Advocate here, in the 914th Airlift Wing legal office. He’s served a collective 28 years in the military, beginning from the time he was 18 years old. Lt. Col. Spargo grew up in South Africa, where military service was mandatory for white males at the time

  • Local Soldier/Citizen Airman recognized

    In honor of Women's History Month Capt. Nikki Slaughter-Smith, 328th Combat and Operational Stress Control, Army Reserve, was recognized along with several other prominent women during a special ceremony at the Buffalo N.Y. Veterans Court March 28, 2017. She was recognized for her outstanding

  • Defenders victorious in German competition

           On Saturday, March 12, 2017, the mercury finally reached 1 degree Fahrenheit when participants met at Ft. Drum’s  Magrath Sports Complex, ready to begin the day’s events. 84 Soldiers and Airmen would compete in an elimination-style tournament that would test their strength, endurance and

  • 914 AMXS assumption of command

    Col. Dorneen W. Shipp, 914th Maintenance Group commander, passes the 914th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flag to Maj. Amy S. Johannsen who assumes command of the squadron, March 5, 2017, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Sawyer)

  • Final 328th personnel drop

    The final personnel airdrop for the 914th Operations Group took place on February 9, 2017, in Key West, Florida. This was part of the Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training (JAAT) mission which took place at the Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School.“Personnel Airdrop is one of the

  • Niagara Airmen prep equipment bound for Dominican Republic

    Airmen from the 30th Aerial Port Squadron here unloaded and then shipped nearly 6,000 lbs of softball equipment and educational supplies.  The equipment, which was collected over the course of a year, was donated by several high schools in the Western New York area and shipped via 914th Airlift Wing

  • Commander, dentist, inspires

    For more than 20 years, Col. Victor Brown, dentist, and commander of the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, has made annual humanitarian missions to Haiti. As part of a team of dentists, "Doc" Brown treats more than 100 Haitian patients daily in less than optimal conditions. This selflessness has

  • AF dentist traces roots, aids Haitians

    Maj. Stanley Michel, a dentist from the 914th Airlift Wing, volunteers in Haiti annually to treat the less fortunate. Michel, who's parents are both from Haiti, feels a duty to give back to the poorest country in the Americas.  Using limited resources, Michel, along with two other dentists, treated

  • Niagara packs last parachute

    Master Sgt. John Wendelin, Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman, has repacked the last B-A 22 parachute here.  Airmen from Niagara have been packing parachutes for more than 40 years and Wendelin has been performing this task for 20 of those. This is the last parachute repack for AFE as the wing

  • Thunder over Niagara Falls

    U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft with the 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., fly in formation over Niagara Falls, Feb 4, 2017. The 914th Airlift Wing is commemorating the departure of their C-130 Hercules aircraft as they transition in to becoming a Boeing KC-135