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  • Dellavalle promoted to Chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Dellavalle (left), 914th Maintenance Squadron, receives the Chiefs' Creed from 914th Air Refueling Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Eason during Dellavalle's promotion ceremony to Chief Aug. 5, 2017 Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. Only about 1% of the Air Force enlisted force may hold the rank of Chief Master
  • Enlistment at the county fair

    914th Air Refueling Wing Commander, Col. Brian S. Bowman, administers the Oath of Enlistment to Air Force Reserve recruits at the Erie County Fair, "Veteran's Day" program, Sunday, August 13, 2017, in Hamburg, N.Y. The ceremony also acknowledged all veterans as well as military members currently serving in each branch of the Canadian and United
  • Niagara Kids Camp

    Niagara Kids Camp attendees make puppets, August 9, 2017, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. The theme of this year's camp was "theater," and students learned the skills required to put on a Shakespearean play. The camp is an annual event held on base which allows children to come together while learning skills and forging new relationships.
  • Refueling mission linchpin in allied training

    It was a clear August morning on the Joint Base Andrews airfield when crews with the 459th Air Refueling Wing geared up for a flying mission almost a year in the making. As early light streamed into the dimly lit cockpit of one of the Wing’s eight KC-135R Stratotankers, pilots and boom operators went over preflight checklists, while maintainers
  • Aviation camp tours base

    Members from the Western New York Aviation Adventure Camp visit Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Tuesday August 1, 2017. This aviation camp is a week-long overnight for 9th and 10th grade students who are interested in aviation careers. (Courtesy photo)
  • Niagara releases final C-130 Hercules

    The 914th Air Refueling Wing said goodbye to their last C-130 Hercules on July 26th after more than 40 years of tactical airlift operations. This past June the wing converted to the KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • Niagara bids farewell to its last C-130

    Members of the base gathered to observe the final departure of the last C-130 Hercules from Niagara, July 26, 2017.The 914th Fire Emergency Services rendered a water salute, shooting arches of water from firetrucks on either side of the aircraft, a symbolic gesture of farewell to a 47 year mission. This day marked the final stage in the process of
  • 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 in June 2017, acquiring a new airframe and
  • 914 SFS conducts annual training

    Members from the 914th Security Forces Squadron carried out annual training, July 10-14, 2017. The training was held locally and focused on communication and execution of various maneuvers to include moving around and shielding oneself behind barriers, shooting from different positions, assembling and loading firearms and swapping out
  • Firefighters train for real-world emergencies

    On Monday, July 10, 2017, members from seven other air force installations met here for a week long firefighter training course. The training focused on firefighter fire ground survival skills and involved individual, as well as partner, lifesaving techniques.The first iteration of the course was a 10 day, computer-based training held at Fairchild
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