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  • Sizzling services competition heats things up

    After watching the Food Network's show "Iron Chef America," Tech. Sgt. Stephen Pease, dining hall supervisor, was inspired. He devised a plan to bring a similar competition to services during the April drill weekend. Just like in the show, the competitors were surprised just before their cooking time began with the secret ingredients. Each team was
  • 107th shooting team takes home top honors

    Members from the 107th Security Forces Squadron earned the title of NY State TAG 2010 Combined Arms Team Champions during the 31st annual TAG Match shooting competition held at Camp Smith, Cortlandt Manor, New York, April 16 through April 18.This year's competition that welcomed all branches and all components of the military pitted more than 100
  • Fallen Marine returns home

    On April 9 Marine Sgt. Frank J. World of Tonawanda, N.Y., the latest local Military Afghanistan casualty returned home to family, friends and loved ones. Upon arrival at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station the sergeant's remains were transported from a private jet that carried him from Dover Air Force Base to an awaiting Hurst by a Marine Honor
  • Kids have a hopping good time

    The Saturday before Easter more than 150 children of 107th and 914th Airlift Wing members gathered at the Falcon Club here on base for a few hours of Easter festivities. Children had the opportunity to fine tune their search and recovery skills during an Easter egg hunt, where eggs were scattered throughout the surrounding grounds. Each of the eggs
  • Local employers visit Special Ops

    On March 25 more than 35 Niagara and Erie county bosses boarded one of Team Niagara's C-130 bound for MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. The bosses were part of an Employer Support of Guard and Reserve sponsored trip designed to educate the employers the vital role that Guardsmen and Reservists play in today's military. Team Niagara consists of
  • Niagara delivers 18,270 bottles of H2O

    On Feb. 8 as 107th Airlift Wing aircrew were settling in for the night the call came in, and within minutes all crew members were on the shuttle bus headed for the flight line. The mission at hand, transport life sustaining water, 19,000 pounds in all, to earthquake ravished Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The mission would take the 107th AW from their
  • 107th aircrew meet former commander in chief

    On Feb 5 during a recent humanitarian mission in support of Operation Unified Response transporting critically injured Haitian to the U.S. for continued medical treatment, the aircrew from Niagara Falls had the honor of meeting former President Bill Clinton. Former President Clinton was on his second trip to the area since the Jan 12th earthquake
  • 107th AW provides medical evacuation for injured Haitians

    More than a month has pasted since the devastating 7.0 earth quake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead and many more homeless and hungry. Within days after the quake, the 107th Airlift Wing responded with aircrews and aircraft answering the call for transportation of critical supplies, equipment and personnel into
  • Governor shows Haiti responders his appreciation

    It was football Sunday for members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing. The members that had recently returned home from a weeklong mission in support of Operation Unified Response were invited by New York Governor David Paterson to cheer on the New York Jets with him.The governor extended an invitation to the members and their
  • 107th/914th unite for Operation Unified Response

    Continuing their support of Operation Unified Response, members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing and members of the Air Force Reserve's 914 Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls, N.Y. have joined together once again. During the mid morning hours of Jan. 21, a C-130 with 16 personnel departed Niagara for Pope Air Force Base, N. C. where
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