• This years Combined Federal Campaign is off to a great start

     Thanks to the generosity of the 107th unit members on Oct. 19, the Helmet Drive raised more than $800. The money raised will be divided equally among the top five local charities. According to Master Sgt. Mark Hajduk, Helmet Drive Leader, this selection is based on the choices made by 107th full time AGR and technicians that contribute through
  • It's good to be home

    On Aug. 23, crowds of friends, families and loved ones numbering more than 100 gathered at the Buffalo International Airport to welcome home members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron. This was a long time coming for parents and loved ones like Liz, mother of Senior Airman Michael Badolato, "I can't
  • A joyful return

    On Aug. 13, three members from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing returned home after a six month deployment. Upon arrival to Buffalo International Airport they were greeted by more than 50 friends, family members and 107th members. "It's great to be back home," said Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Devole, who had 17 family members eagerly
  • You can't buy a ticket for this ride

    "This is an experience of a life time," said Jordan Evans, manager, Uhaul. Evans was join by more than 175 civilian employers that had the opportunity to experience a C-130. On Aug. 8, the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing and the Air Force Reserves 914th Airlift Wing held its first joint Bosses' Day. Each year a day is set a side to
  • 107th Airlift Wing Bids Goodbye to Last Tanker

    Fuzzy 01 cleared for takeoff. The KC-135R Stratotanker rolled down runway 28 Right for its final takeoff out of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station with the 107th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, ending the unit's legacy as an air refueling wing. The aircraft commander pushed the throttles up, the airspeed increasing as the aircraft rolled
  • 107th Airlift Wing launch their first C-130H2.

    June 17 marked the beginning of history for the 107th Airlift Wing as the first qualified crewmembers of the wing flew their initial mission in the C-130H2 aircraft. Majors Gregory Miller and Todd Guay piloted the aircraft augmented by crewmembers of the 914th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve. This was a local guard training mission for pilot
  • Field training on C-130 continues

    107th aircraft maintenance personnel prepare for the 107th's new mission with continued on-site training. More than 200 personnel from the 107th AW are being trained on C-130 operations here, said Tech. Sgt. Tim Dodge, C-130 Conversion Team Chief, a C-130 crew chief instructor from Air Education Training Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla. "The mission
  • 107th firefighters meet pen pals

    "Is it hot there?" "Are you afraid?" "Thank you for protecting us." These were just some of the words written by second grade students who wrote to 107th Airlift Wing firefighters while they were in Iraq, said Tech. Sgt. Robert Hull and Senior Airman Richard Wesser. On May 28 the firefighters met their young pen pals from St. Christopher Elementary
  • Team Niagara hosts traffic safety program

    It begins in a dark auditorium with a video about drinking and driving, and if the video doesn't show a high school student why not to drink and drive - what comes next will. Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosts an eight-day traffic safety program here for local high schools May 14-22.  The program is orchestrated by local law enforcement

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