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Wing strategic plan released

The 914 ARW Strategic Alignment and Deployment Plan is here. Here's the highlights:

  • Vision
    • We Answer our Nation's Call: Whenever, Wherever
  • Mission
    • Provide Combat-Ready Forces for Global Mobility and Strategic Deterrence
  • Priorities
    • Warfighter Readiness, Warrior Ethos
    • Strategically Transforming to Win Now and in the Future
    • Advance Airmen

Last call for winter gala tickets

The 914 ARW is holding a Winter Gala on Dec. 3, 2022. If you want to go, tickets are available with your first sergeant.

  • First sergeants are accepting payment. We encourage people to pay this UTA but please get all payments in by November 18th.
  • Class A Service Dress now approved.
  • Service members who are pregnant are permitted to wear appropriate civilian attire.

Design the next wing commander coin

Col. Morrison welcomes 914 ARW Airmen to design the next wing coin. The artist who is selected will be presented coin #001!

  • Design the front and back of the coin. Vector based graphics or online coin editor preferred. 
  • Submit your artwork to along with rank, name, email and unit.
  • Submissions due no later than Nov. 28, 2022.
  • Winner announced at Winter Gala.

DoD releases NDS, adds Missile Defense and Nuclear Posture Reviews

The National Defense Strategy, the Nuclear Posture Review and the Missile Defense Review were released last month and are printed on one document for the first time ever. Read it here.

Healy talks resilience, readiness at Airlift/Tanker Association symposium

  • The chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command spoke about the Reserve’s role in the airlift and tanker world and how his priorities for the command line up with the future fight at the Airlift/Tanker Association’s annual convention in Denver in late October. Read the full story.

Anonymous donor sends wing Niagara Falls Air Base history

  • Loring Air Museum sent the wing a nice surprise…a copy of the Niagara Falls Air Base 1959 Guide and Directory. So, we scanned it and put it on our website, take a look!

NFARS gate traffic status

  • has most current traffic guide on main page.
    • Tuscarora is entrance traffic only from 0600 to 1800.
    • Tuscarora is entrance and exit traffic from 1800 to 0600.
    • Walmore is exit traffic only from 0600 to 1800. 
    • Walmore is closed to all traffic from 1800 to 0600.
  • Temporary VCC located at Tuscarora Gate.
  • Walmore gate scheduled to be open for inbound (early morning) traffic during 914 UTA weekends.

Rising 4 hosting clothing drive

  • Our Rising 4 Organization (E-1 thru E-4) is hosting a clothing drive until November 6.
    • Clothing donations drop off locations: Bldg 800, Military & Family Readiness, Fitness Center, CAC, Niagara Lodge Lobby
    • Go to the Rising 4 SharePoint to learn how you can get involved! E-1 thru E-4 are welcome to join!

Mid-term elections on November 8, here’s what you need to know

  • All military members and civilians who supervise military members should read this story for political activities rules of engagement for reserve members who are not on active duty for more than 30 consecutive days. The DoD has a longstanding tradition and policy to avoid the perception of DoD sponsorship, approval, or endorsement of any political candidate, campaign, or cause. That said, the Department recognizes voting is one of the most fundamental rights afforded to U.S. citizens. The decision to vote is a personal one, and the Federal Voting Assistance Program works to ensure all Service members who want to vote have the tools and resources to successfully do so from anywhere in the world. Visit for more information on voting assistance for military members.

Submit your employer for the ESGR Freedom Award

  • We can’t serve as reservists without our phenomenal and understanding civilian employers. Say thank you to your employer by submitting them for the Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Due before December 31, 2022.

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Current as of NOVEMBER 4, 2022 (Next update expected December 2, 2022)

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