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  • 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)
  • 914th ARW November 2019 UTA newscast

    Airman Kelsey Martinez brings traditional reserve members of the 914th Air Refueling Wing news for the upcoming drill weekend. In this edition, she talks about the new Secretary of the Air Force, Air Reserve Personnel Center Active Guard Reserve program change announcements, the new Computer Language Self-Assessment, the wing's new medical AGR
  • Training today’s Airmen for tomorrow’s success

    Although the work may seem monotonous at times to some Air Force maintainers, it is vital that each step of the process is executed with precision. In efforts to ensure this is done, there are consistent steps to enhance safety precautions by continuously training and preparing. All the while, building an indispensably capable team, prepared to
  • Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

    In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials here announced Oct. 21.
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