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  • Niagara heads for Haiti

    The 107th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard along with the 914th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserves were tasked to send two fully crewed C-130s to aid in the humanitarian efforts in Haiti. In the early morning hours of Jan. 16, Fuzzy 90 and Bison 91 departed Niagara Falls en route to Pope AFB, North Carolina where humanitarian aid and cargo
  • Geronimo

    The 107th Airlift Wing earned another notch on its belt by providing airlift for jump training for the 3 rd Ranger Battalion. On Jan. 4, aircrew from the 107th AW left cold snowy Niagara Falls for an unseasonably cold Lawson Airfield, Fort Benning, GA. Rangers are mandated to jump four times throughout the year to remain current on their
  • Another Stellar year

    Wow another banner year for the Niagara Falls City Mission Fund Raiser. Lead by Master Sgt. Steven Buja, members from the 107th Airlift Wing gave, gave and gave some more. In its 21st year, more than $2,500 was raised through various on base fund raisers such as feed a family, dress down days and a table top raffle. The money raise was used to
  • New Air Mobility Commander visits Niagara

    General Raymond E. Johns, Jr., AMC, Commander, wasted no time getting to know the arsenal that he now commands. The general took command Nov. 20th and almost immediately took to flight, visiting numerous Air Force Bases that now fall under his command. On Dec. 1st the general flew into the Niagara Air Reserve Station to witness first hand the
  • Vigilant Guard draws participants from afar

    Traveling more than 1,900 miles from the tropical paradise of the Virgin Islands to the fall weather of Niagara Falls, members of the Virgin Islands National Guard came to participate and observe the recent Vigilant Guard exercise. The exercise simulated a 5.9 earthquake, devastating the Niagara region. Designed to create a realistic environment in
  • The New York Naval Militia answer the call

    The Naval Militia, a group of sailors comprised of prior service, active reservists Navy, Coast Guard and Marines spent the week of Nov. 1st playing a key role in a recent Vigilant Guard exercise. The exercise that simulated an earthquake that measured a 5.9 on the Richter scale devastated the Niagara region. The weeklong exercise held in Niagara
  • Vigilant Guard to shake the earth

    On Oct. 30 a simulated 5.9 magnitude earthquake will devastate Niagara and Erie counties. This real life exercise is designed to bring together both military and civilian responders primarily from the states and territories in FEMA Regions I and II. Teams from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont and others will work alongside New York State
  • Home at last

    "This is killing me," said Dennis Goerss, reacting to the news that the flight his younger brother Justin and other 107th Airlift Wing Security Force members were on, had been delayed an additional 25 minutes. Goerss along with family members, friends and loved ones gathered at the Buffalo International Airport on Sept. 3 awaiting the arrival of
  • Traffic Safety

    May 20, a picture perfect day by most standards, the sun shining bright, not a cloud in the sky and the temperature in the 70's. A beautiful day to die, five people including an infant laid lifeless as a result of a teenage driver who was too preoccupied by a text to realize the light was red. Although only going 30 mph the four door sedan that she
  • Vigilance is the key

    On May 13, the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing hosted a Transportation Security Administration sponsored seminar that educated more than 120 fellow TSA members, law enforcement officials, and emergency responders on Man-Portable Air Defense Systems. The daylong event highlighted an array of speakers that specialized in a variety of
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