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  • Kick off the spring with a FOD walk.

    Spring at Niagara Falls Reserve Station means a (FOD) Foreign Object Damage walk since winters make it difficult to do a full check of the flight line. Every Monday, the FOD walk is conducted by airmen lining up and walking the full length of the flight line."We monitor FOD awareness daily in maintenance" said Master Sgt. David Cirino, 914th
  • 107th Airlift Wing thanks local civic leader

    Mr. Merrell Lane was honored by the 107th Airlift Wing here Saturday for his meritorious service to the military forces of the state of New York.Col. John Higgins, 107th Airlift Wing Commander, presented Mr. Lane with the New York State Conspicuous Service Medal, Silver Device. He also gave Mr. Lane a framed photo layout that included photos of the
  • Col. Michael Bank takes command of the 107th Operations Group

    An assumption of command ceremony was held here yesterday as Col. Michael W. Bank took over as the new commander of 107th Airlift Wing Operations Group. Bank was also promoted to the rank of colonel in the same ceremony. Col. Bank takes over for the outgoing operations group commander, Col. Michael Mack, as he retires. Many of Col. Bank's friends
  • Safety Professionals of the Year

    Members of the Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) were recognized as the 107 AW Safety Professional(s) of the year for 2012 at the January meeting of the Commander's Quarterly Safety Sub Group. This award is given annually to the unit member or members who demonstrated a commitment to the safety ethos, risk management, and mishap prevention. The
  • 30 years to the day of joining Air Force Higgins becomes 107th commander

    Colonel John J. Higgins assumed command of the 107th Airlift Wing in a ceremony held here yesterday. Col. Higgins had formerly served as the 107th AW's vice commander since August 2011. The Assumption of Command ceremony, held on the 30 year anniversary of Col. Higgins' entry into the Air Force, marks the transition of leadership from former
  • 107th Airlift Wing honors former U.S. President

    A wreath was laid at the Western New York gravesite of former U.S. President Millard Fillmore to commemorate the 213th anniversary of his birth. Col. Kevin Rogers Maintenance Commander of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing, placed the wreath on behalf of President Barack Obama at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY on January 7,
  • Local Guardsman becomes Niagara Falls Police Superintendent

    Major Bryan DalPorto, 107th Airlift Wing Force Support Squadron Commander, was named the new police superintendent for the city of Niagara Falls by Mayor Paul Dyster. DalPorto took the oath of office Jan. 4, 2013. He has been with the department for 17 years and will replace retiring Superintendent John Chella who has served over 40 years on the
  • The Air National Guard Serves the Community

    INTEGRITY FIRST, SERVICE BEFORE SELF AND EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO. The Air Force motto not only applies to our military duty but carries over into all we do. On December 18, 2012, members of the 107th Airlift Wing continued its tradition of serving and supporting the Niagara Community Mission by sponsoring an annual food drive and providing a
  • T-Bird Winter Issue

    The ThunderBird has changed to a quarterly edition. It will be published in March, June, September, and December (spring, summer, fall and winter issues). This will take some advanced planning to get articles, columns, and wing events published in the quarterly newsletter.We value your opinions.Please feel free to drop us a line at our e-mail
  • Telling his story to third-graders

    Master Sgt. Kenneth Devole, 107th Airlift Wing Vehicle Operations Supervisor, New York Air National Guard, was invited to visit a third-grade class at Colonial Village Elementary School, Town of Lewiston, N.Y Nov. 14, 2012. Sgt. Devole talked about his past deployments, his career goals and the importance of education. "I also have a lot in common
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