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  • February 2020 issue of The Barrel: News from Niagara

    This is the February 2020 edition of The Barrel. The 914th Air Refueling Wing's UTA newscast. Stay informed as a traditional reservist and watch the Barrel every Friday before the UTA.
  • 914th Recruiters attribute success to wing members

    As any successful organization might tell you it’s the people who make the difference. The 914th Air Refueling Wing at Niagara Falls ARS is no exception.  Recruiters at Niagara have received numerous awards for their recruiting efforts and according to Senior Master Sgt. Kevin French, 914th ARW Recruiting flight chief, typically the Northeast
  • 914th personnel conduct MARE

    A member of the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron poses as an accident victim during a Mass Accident Response Exercise (MARE) while 914th Fire Emergency Services and ASTS personnel render aid at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., January 8, 2020. This type of exercise is done on a periodic basis to insure emergency response personnel are
  • AF fitness program changes take effect at Niagara

    Air Force Reserve Command averages 1800-2000 fitness testing weather waiver exemptions annually due to inclement weather. As a result, Air Force Instruction 36-2905, “Fitness Program,” is currently under revision to evaluate the current physical fitness assessment components and compare them to alternatives for future recommendations.As a result of
  • Lt. Col. Bowman takes command of 914 FSS

    Lt. Col. Vanessa Bowman, pictured right, accepts the 914th Force Support Squadron guidon from 914th Mission Support Group Commander Col. Christopher Witter during a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., January 4, 2020. Lt. Col. Bowman took command of the 914 FSS from Lt. Col. Kenneth Enser who was selected by
  • News from Niagara: January 2020 edition of The Barrel

    In this January 2020 edition of The Barrel we talk about the new Space Force, a Civic Leaders Tour to March ARB, Calif., Civil Engineering tackling some extra work-orders and a special visit from Santa himself.
  • Community support essential to military success

    Throughout the years, the 914th Air Refueling Wing’s vision has shifted to successfully complete the Air Force’s mission. However, the mission to recruit, train and retain an unrivaled force ready to fly, fight and win tonight, has remained constant.  The 914th has seen times of prosperity and times where the base has faced potential closure, but
  • With a backlog of work orders, CE helps get things done

    As any homeowner can tell you, if you don’t take care of needed repairs in a timely manner the little things can add up.The same statement holds true for an air force base. Four members of the 914th Civil Engineering Squadron were recently put on 120 day orders working in conjunction with base contract employees to help alleviate the back log of
  • Niagara hosts ground-break ceremony for new fitness center

    Members of the 914th Air Refueling Wing, base leadership, and distinguished visitors gathered, here, in honor of the new base fitness center ground-breaking ceremony Nov. 13. The current mid-century fitness building will be replaced with a modern facility that is designed to meet the fitness needs of today’s Airmen. Amenities in the new facility
  • 914 MSG assumption of command

    Col. Mark Larson (left), 914th Air Refueling Wing commander, passes the 914th Mission Support Group guidon to the new MSG commander Col. Christopher Witter at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. on November 3, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Peter Borys)