• Fitness guru lifts spirits at Niagara

    Thirty seven grand, not too shabby, that's the amount that Dennis Brochey and Red Brick Powerlifting Club has donated to the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing throughout the past five years. After reading an Ann Landers article illustrating the needs of deployed troops, Mr. Brochey along with teammates Bob Petrie and Thomas
  • Come on, it's for the kids

    In the wee hours of April 28, members from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing hit the streets of Niagara Falls and hit it hard they did. On a day that marked the 20th anniversary of the 107th's participation in the Buffalo News Kids Day fundraising drive records were set, selling more papers and raising more money than ever
  • U.S. Army finds new home in Niagara

    The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, home of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing and the Air Force Reserve's 914th Airlift Wing may soon change from blue to purple. In a ground breaking ceremony held here April 7, dignitaries, guest and military members filled the 107th Security Forces Classroom for what will be the beginning of
  • Team Niagara plays a game of epic proportions

    In what is being dubbed as the game of the year, the Buffalo Sabres Alumni delivered a thrashing Team Niagara would not soon forget. On April 5, Team Niagara composed of members from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing and members from the Air Force Reserve's 914th Airlift Wing, experienced a once in a life time opportunity to play
  • Hauling out the trash, the 107th way

    In the early morning hours of March 12, five New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing members along with more than 400 fellow law enforcement officers suited up, armed up and psyched up. Their mission to give a wakeup call to a heinous gang called the Bloods, a call the bloods would soon not forget. In what resembled a small army, the
  • Don't Tas me bro

    @#&! Were some of the explicit adjective that screeched from of the mouths of many New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing Security Forces members this past UTA. "I don't have to do it again, do I?" asked Senior Airman Michael Dennee, security forces member, in response to 50,000 volts shooting throughout his body. During the March UTA the
  • Premium day care at a give away price

    More than five years ago the wheels were set in motion to provide free child care for Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members, similar to that of active duty installations. In 2004, Lavina Harris, wife of Master Sgt. Derrick Harris, 107th Airlift Wing, was selected as the first off-base Air Force approved day care provider for the ANG/AFR.
  • A tradition of giving, the 107th way

    Twenty years later the 107th's annual Community Missions drive is still going - and growing strong. Each year 107th members come together to find new and creative ways to donate to the Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier, a local mission that offers emergency crisis housing, a division for troubled youth, a clothing closet, and a soup
  • Flag football tournament scores touchdown for tots

    Fourth and long, win or loose it didn't matter much for the men and women participating in this year's Toys for Tots Flag Football Tournament held Nov. 14, at the Fort Niagara State Park, as the tots were the real winners of the day. Teams from local military, Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies were invited to play for bragging rights
  • Dreams do come true

    At 10 a.m. sharp on Nov. 15, Hunter Winship was present and accounted for, ready for duty, for he was an honorary pilot for the day at the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Hunter is a six-year-old boy from Freedom N.Y., whom a little more than a year ago was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma a rare form of

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