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  • 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 converts from the C-130 Hercules to the KC-135
  • 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 Stratotanker air refueling wing. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Niagara welcomes back familiar sight

    The 914th Airlift Wing here entered a new era as they welcomed the arrival of their first KC-135R Stratotanker at a ceremony here, Feb. 2, 2017.Since being activated in 1963, the 914th AW has continuously provided airlift support, first with the C-119 Flying Boxcar and then the C-130 Hercules. Today marks another step in the process of their
  • Niagara begins transition to new air frame

    A KC-135 aircraft arrives at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station N.Y., Feb 1, 2017, marking the official arrival and the beginning of a transition of the 914th's mission from an Airlift Wing to an Air Refueling Wing. This is the first of eight aircraft that will be flown in over the course of the next several months. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Niagara aircrew transition to new airframe

    As the 914th Airlift Wing continues the transition to its new mission as an Air Refueling Wing, the first group of veteran aircrew members to train at Altus AFB Oklahoma on the KC-135 airframe will graduate and begin returning home in February. This return of 328th Airlift Squadron aircrew members coincides with the arrival of the first KC-135 to
  • Niagara security airmen receive honors

    Two members of the 914th Security Forces Squadron have received Individual security forces awards from the Air Force Reserve Command for 2016.Senior Airman Samantha Negron received the Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson Award for expeditionary excellence, while Tech. Sgt. Aleksander Wojciechowicz received the Outstanding Security Forces
  • Key Spouse program seeks volunteers

    The Key Spouse Program is an official program designed to promote individual and family unit readiness while helping to establish a sense of Air Force community. This concept was discussed during a training session Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center here on base. “The Key Spouse Program is a Commander’s Program
  • Niagara conducts joint medical training

    Twenty-six military and civilian members of the Niagara air base took part in biannual training here January 12 to recertify for the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians.The joint training involved members of the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 914th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 914th Fire Emergency Services, and the 107th
  • Preparing for the KC-135 Stratotanker

    914th Maintenance Squadron personnel have begun reviewing KC-135R fuel system schematic charts and comparing them to the current 914th Airlift Wing inventory of C-130H2 Hercules aircraft stationed here. The wing is making preparations for the conversion to the Stratotanker airframe.The last scheduled fuel system maintenance to be performed on a
  • Yellow Ribbon turns skeptic into believer

     The Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to assist reservists and National Guard members in maintaining resiliency as they transition between their military and civilian roles before, during and after deployment. Staff Sgt. Dale N. Ransom, 914th Airlift Wing Financial Management Technician, although initially skeptical of the