Guest Information Niagara Lodge Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York *Disclaimer: The appearance of local business names, addresses, and telephonenumbers in this publication does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force. All hours of operation and telephone numbers are subject to change. Please call the business to confirm operating hours.
NIAGARA LODGE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK 14304 Welcome. To Our Guest: Welcome to Air Force Inns at Niagara Falls ARW! We are happy to have you as our guest. We are continuously increasing our efforts to provide you with some of the finest quarters and services in the Air Force Reserve Command. We will work hard to make your stay a memorable one so please do not hesitate to call upon our professional staff with any questions or concerns. You may reach our front desk by dialing “0” from your room phone or 716 236-2015 from you cell phone. Sincerely, Edith Fose, NF IV Lodging General Manager For Lodging, base and local services and information, please visit our digital Guest Book.For a printed copy, please see our front deskFire or Emergency FROM A BASE TELEPHONE 911 FROM A CELL PHONE 716-236-2117 Note: By dialing 911 from a cell phone, it will connect you to Niagara County Dispatch instead of the local Base Fire Department. The closest emergency room is Mount St Mary’s Hospital located at 5300 Military Road, Lewiston, NY 14092 Enjoy your stay with us and have a safe journey upon your departure.
NIAGARA LODGE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK 14304 Our Promise THE AIR FORCE INNS PROMISE Ensuring our guests have a clean, comfortable room to guarantee a good night’s rest and pleasant stay is our goal. If any part of your stay with us is not satisfactory, please speak with the Lodging General Manager or Front Desk staff so they can try to “make it right.” Fire & Safety Information Call Fire or Emergency Services FROM A BASE TELEPHONE 911 FROM A CELL PHONE 716-236-2117 Give the information to the Emergency Operator. Remain on the line until released Important Note: By dialing 911 from a cell phone, it will connect you to Niagara County Dispatch instead of the local Base Fire Department. FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS All guests must be familiar with the installed fire alarm systems, including how to report an emergency and how to activate the system. Anyone discovering a fire in any of the lodging facilities should immediately pull the nearest pull station box and call the Base Fire Department (see above number). The manual fire alarm pull stations are mounted on the walls near the exit doors of all buildings. Each guest room is monitored by heat and smoke detectors. When a heat detector or fire alarm pull station is activated, it will transmit a coded signal to the Fire Department. If the smoke detector in your room is activated, do not disconnect it. If you believe the alarm was caused accidentally (for example burnt popcorn) evacuate the building and notify the Front Desk or Fire Department official. At no time shall a fire detection, suppression or alarm device be painted, blocked or obstructed in any manner. Do not hang items from the sprinkler heads.
EVACUATION All personnel will immediately evacuate the building whenever the fire alarm sounds. SMOKING Smoking is not permitted inside Air Force buildings, including e-cigerettes. Contact the Fire Prevention Office for approved smoking areas on this installation. You can also call the front desk to ask where you may be allowed to smoke near the lodging building you are staying. HEAT PRODUCING APPLIANCES Cooking of any kind is prohibited in lodging facilities and guest rooms in accordance with 914th Force Support Squadron Operating Instruction 34-12. The microwave provided in the guest rooms may be used to warm and reheat food items. Any other cooking appliances will be confiscated by a member of the Lodging Staff and made available for pickup upon departure. OTHER ELECTRICAL DEVICES Do not use multi-purpose adapters in any electrical outlet. Observe good judgement in the use of electrical razors, hair dryers, and other small devices in the bathrooms or throughout the room. FIRE PREVENTION OFFICE For any questions regarding this information, please contact the Fire Prevention Office at 716-236-2086 or dial “0” to speak with the Front Desk.
Lodging Services & Policies CHECK OUT/CHECK IN Check-in time is 1400 hours UTA Saturday check in is 1300 hours Check-out time is 1100 hours A late check-out fee equal to another night’s stay will be assessed to guests checking out late unless the extended time is approved by the supervisor on duty. Upon check-out, please return your room key to the Front Desk. You are responsible for the room and additional charges may be imposed until your key is returned. UTA check-out time is 0800 hours on Saturday and Sunday. A late check-out fee will assessed to personnel checking out after 1100 hours. Individuals are responsible for paying the late fee themselves unless arrangements are made by the Unit authorizing the late charges be billed to the Unit. If you are required to stay additional nights, please call or visit the Front Desk. ROOM PAYMENTS Guests are required to pay lodging room fees at check-in. If a guest chooses to pay cash for the room, a valid credit card needs to be put on the reservation for any incidental charges that my occur. Niagara Lodge accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express and personal checks. Checks can only be used for room payments and can NOT be a starter check. A $25.00 service fee will be assessed for any check returned from the bank. All checks MUST have a valid name and address printed on them. Lodging room rates are as follows: September - May June - August Visiting Quarters (VQ) $85.00 per night $90.00 per night Business Suites $95.00 per night $99.00 per night Please note that all room rates are subject to change without notice. LONG-TERM GUEST PAYMENT POLICY All VQ long-term guests (staying over 15 days) must return to the front desk at 15 day intervals to verify and pay their lodging bill. Activated Reservists are reimbursed every 30 days and therefore are permitted to pay their lodging bill every 30 days. We will automatically charge the credit card we have on file for those guests who do not return to the desk to pay in person within the above time frames. Guests who do not have a valid credit card at check-in will adhere to the same payment process noted above by paying for 30 days of stay up front. Guests staying for 30 days or more, must come to the front desk by the 29th day to have their room key extended. All room keys expire on day 29. Please reference Air Force Instruction 34-135, Chapter 4 for clarification. SPACE “A” PAYMENT POLICY Please note that space “A” guests will be charged for the total stay at check in.
NO SMOKING POLICY All Niagara Lodge guestrooms are non-smoking. If there is evidence that smoking has occurred in any of the rooms, the registered guest will be charged a $150.00 minimum cleaning fee. A second offense will result in the guest being banned from the lodging facility permanently. SMOKE DETECTORS Any guest found to have removed or disabled a smoke detector will be charged a replacement fee of up to $500.00. ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM Guests are encouraged to participate in Niagara Lodge’s Energy Conservation Program by taking the following actions: • 1. Reuse towels more than once during your stay. This will help reduce the water and energy consumptionrequired for washing linens as well as it decreases the detergents that enter the water system.• 2. Report leaky and/or noisy faucets, toilets and showers.• 3. Take short showers; turn off water when shaving and/or fill sink while shaving.• 4. Turn off lights and TV when not in the room.• 5. Keep thermostat at a minimum of 68 degrees in the summer and a maximum of 72 degrees in the winter.Reduce the temperature of the A/C or heat when leaving the room. Open windows when feasible.• 6. Keep drapes closed in summer months to minimize energy consumption for cooling. During the wintermonths, drapes should be left open to utilize the daylight.FURNITURE DAMAGE AND PLACEMENT Guests will be charged for any broken or missing furniture. Charges will vary depending on the item(s) damaged. Guests are also responsible for moving furniture back to its original placement upon checking out. COOKING APPLIANCES The use of an electric hot plates and other cooking appliances not provided by lodging, is strictly prohibited. This includes all personal cooking appliances such as crock pots, electric grills and mug warmers. By order of the Base Fire Department, the use of flame heaters, candles and other open flame devices is strictly prohibited on Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station including all Niagara Lodge guestrooms and common areas.
PETS Niagara Lodge does NOT allow any pets in any of our Visiting Quarters. Guests may be charged up to a $200 cleaning fee based on expenses incurred to return the room to available inventory for violating the no-pet policy. Guests may also be charged for any lodging property that damaged as a result of violated the No Pet Policy. Guests who violate this policy are subject to eviction as determined by the Lodging Manager. Guests are not allowed to house their pets in their vehicles at any time. Please reference AFI 34-135, Chapter 1. In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, service dogs are permitted in the lodging facilities, so long as control of the dog is maintained by the owner and the dog is housebroken. Those persons who will be ac- companied by a service dog should notify the Front Desk when their reservation is made. Kennel services are provided by these local vendors: NAME ADDRESS DISTANCE TELEPHONE Debbie’s Dog House 6677 Walmore Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 2.2 miles 4 minutes 716-731-4189Niagara Kennels 7920 East Britton Drive Niagara Falls, NY 14304 3.4 miles 7 minutes 716-297-0696Spoiled Rotten Pet Spa 3924 Saunders Settlement Road Sanborn, NY 14132 6.9 miles 11 minutes 716-731-3379Amy's B&B-Barks & Buddies Petsitting 8330 Briddlewood Drive East Amherst, NY 14051 17 miles 33 minutes 716-432-3869
Housekeeping Services Daily services are provided unless a “Do Not Disturb” sign is displayed on the door. Remove the “Do Not Disturb” sign by 1300 if you want service for the day. Note: Housekeepers are required to perform well checks every 3rd day regardless if the sign is on the door; these services will be performed after 1300 hours. We realize there may be some instances where people have an unusual work schedule and do not want to be disturbed. If this situation occurs, please contact the front desk to schedule a convenient time to service your room. Housekeeping Services include general room cleaning and the exchanging of towels. For our extended stay guests, bed linens are exchanged every seven days. If you move any furniture, please return it to its original location before you check out. Failure to do so will result in a cleaning/relocation fee. Housekeeping will not make up your bed if personal belongings are left on it. They are not authorized to remove personal items. If you have a special housekeeping request, please inform the Front Desk by dialing “0” from a room or house phone. As of March of 2022, the pandemic has temporarily changed our housekeeping policies. Please see the information memo in your room or contact the housekeeping office at 716-236-2022 for requests and more info. LIGHT SERVICE HOUSEKEEPING: Clean and Empty wastebaskets Make Bed Clean toilets If towels are on the floor, they will be removed and replaced If floors and carpet have a major mess, they will vacuum and cleaned. EXTENDED STAY (7+ DAYS): All items listed above Change sheets Light dusting and polish furniture Bathtub/Shower is cleaned inside and out Clean vanities, sinks, and mirrors Vacuum and mop In order for us to provide complete cleaning services, we request that you place all personal belongings within the dresser drawers and/or in the closet. Please do not leave personal items on the floors or the bed. Housekeepers are instructed not to pick up or move a guests personal items. If you would like your towels replaced, please leave your used towels on the bathroom floor. Towels left hanging on the towel rack or throughout the room indicates to us that you wish to reuse them. Using towels more than once saves hundreds of pounds of detergent and thousands of gallons of water each year. Niagara Lodge is committed to doing our share to protect the environment and we encourage you to participate. Do not use the towels or linens to clean cars, shoes, etc. You will be charged the replacement costs for misused items.
GUEST RESPONSIBILITIES • Keep all valuables out of sight and stored securely in luggage or use the safes provided in each room.• Please keep rooms neat and orderly by keeping personal clothing stored in appropriate storage areas.Housekeepers are not authorized to any handle personal items. If any items are left on the bed, floor ordressers the housekeepers will not remove them to make the bed, dust or vacuum the room.• Food items should always be sealed and stored properly.• Lodging linens are to be used inside the guest room. Any linen damaged in the room may result in youbeing charged for the item.• Guests are responsible for the conduct of their children and visitors. This includes any damages theyincur. Children under the age of 16 cannot be left inside the room unsupervised.• Guests must be properly clothed in order for housekeepers to enter the room.• Please refrain from storing bicycles in rooms or stairwells. There is a bicycle rack located outside of eachlodging building for your use.• Please be considerate of guests by observing quiet hours between 2200 hours and 0800 hours.• Please note while staying in the quarters all supplies, equipment and fixed assets are your responsibility.Damage to the television, remote control, bedding, furniture or carpeting will result in repair, replacementand/or cleaning at your expense.COURTESY ITEMS Amenities are complimentary for your first night’s stay and are not restocked daily. If you require additional items, a selection of sundry items are available for sale in the vending machines located on the 1st floor in Buildings 300 and 500. QUARTERS MAINTENANCE There are occasions when a maintenance problem may occur. If you have any problem that requires repair, please notify the Front Desk by dialing “0” from your in-room phone or fill out the maintenance request card provided in the guestroom. Please leave the maintenance request card on the counter or dresser in your room for your house- keeper to pick up. We ask that you do not unplug any appliances or equipment as it may cause further disrepair, unless you feel it is a safety issue. Maintenance will not enter a room with a “Do Not Disturb” sign. CUSTOMER COMMENT CARDS If you provided an email address at check-in, you will receive an electronic comment card. Please complete this version or feel free to ask for one at the front desk. Customer service is our number one priority and we would love to know how we can serve our guests even better.
Guest Amenities ALARM CLOCK RADIO Clock radios are provided in each room for your use. The time and alarm can be set by using the following procedures: To set normal time: Clocks will automatically update the time for Daylight Saving Time and are locked to prevent changing the time. To set a desired alarm time: Follow the instructions on the face of the clock To turn alarm off: Press the Alarm On/Off ATM MACHINE There is an ATM machine located in the lobby of Building 300. EXERCISE ROOM There is a Fitness Room located in Building 500, Room 143. This room is unsupervised so please use at your own risk. Users under the age of 18 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult. The fitness room is for Niagara Lodge guests only so it requires a registered room key to enter. RUNNING TRACK There is a Running Track located on the Base directly across from the Base Fitness Center. The track is approximately one mile in length. INTERNET ACCESS Wireless Internet (“Wi-Fi”) access is provided to all guests free of charge and is available throughout all lodging buildings. The network provider is Mid-Atlantic Broadband. This is an open, unsecured network that does not require a password. You must agree to the terms in order to fully log onto it. Please contact the Front Desk if you need any assistance connecting to the wireless network. TELEVISION Satellite television is provided in all rooms. Please notify the Front Desk if you are experiencing any difficulties concerning your television service. A list of channels included can be found the TV/RADIO INFO section of this binder. IRON AND IRONING BOARD An iron and ironing board are provided in each room for your convenience. Please do not leave the iron plugged in or unattended. If using the steam feature on the iron, please empty all water out after each use. MICROWAVE Microwave ovens are available in all VQ & Business Suite rooms. Please ensure that metal utensils or containers are not used when cooking. Please be considerate to future guests and clean up any mess made while using the micro- waves.
VALUABLES All guest rooms have an in-room safe, which is free to use. We recommend using it to protect your valuables. Niagara Lodge is not responsible for any lost or stolen property. LOST AND FOUND All lost and found items are kept behind the lodging office Front Desk. Misplaced items are stored for 30 days before they are discarded. SUNDRIES Niagara Lodge has sundry items for sale in most of our Business Suites and at the Front Desk. We offer frozen, microwavable meals as well as a variety of drinks, snacks and local souvenirs items. There are also multiple vending machines within Buildings 300 and 500 full of snacks and toiletries items for purchase. LINEN AND TOWELS If you require additional linen items, please contact the Front Desk. Linen and towels are provided for guest use. Do not remove these items from the building. Guests will be charged for missing and/or damaged linens. LAUNDRY SERVICE Washers and dryers are provided free of charge in Building 300, Room 132 and in Building 500, Room 119 for guest use only. Laundry supplies can be purchased from the vending machines located in the laundry rooms or at the Front Desk. DRY CLEANING & TAILORING NAME ADDRESS DISTANCE TELEPHONE Tailoring by Kim 1997 Military Road 3.4 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14304 7 minutes 716-298-8828The Laundry Lounge 9545 Niagara Falls Blvd 3.6 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14304 8 minutes 716-298-0031Wash-N-Wear Laundromat 2846 Saunders Settlement Road 4.2 miles Sanborn, NY 14132 9 minutes 716-216-4078Capital Cleaners 1227 Main Street 6.9 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14304 16 minutes 716-282-7971Hyde Park Laundry 2109 Hyde Park Blvd 4.8 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14305 10 minutes 716-285-8611
ICE MACHINES Ice Buckets are provided for guest use in each of our guestrooms. They are available at the locations listed below. Please note that your room key is required to operate the ice machine. You need to place your room key in the indicated slot and leave it there while dispensing ice. Building 300 1st floor Room 154 (vending) Building 300 2nd floor Outside Room 235 Building 500 1st floor Room 117 (vending) Building 500 2nd floor Outside Room 230 SPACE AVAILABLE LODGING Non-duty transients are lodged on a Space Available (Space “A”) basis and must pay in advance. Lodging will accept and confirm reservations for Space A guests up to 120 days in advance of their arrival. Reservations can be confirmed for up to three days at a time. Please note that Space “A” advance reservations may fluctuate based on military mission needs. BUSINESS CENTER The Business Center, located on the first floor of Building 500 in Room 126, is available for use by our Lodging guests. There are two computers with internet access, a printer and a fax machine. There are Common Access Card (CAC) readers attached to each computer for any official business that may need to be done. You need your guest room key to access the Business Center. If you need to print documents in large quantities, please contact the Marketing and Copy Center on base at 716-236-3061. LIQUORS AND BEVERAGES Niagara Lodge has been designated as a retail outlet for the sale of alcoholic beverages to registered guests. Lodging personnel authorized to make sales are responsible for ensuring that alcoholic beverages are sold only to authorized people of legal drinking age. The legal drinking age in New York State is 21 years old. The Front Desk representative may request a valid form of identification, such as a state issued driver’s license, for any alcoholic purchases. Alcoholic beverages will not be sold to anyone who appears to be intoxicated. Open alcoholic beverages are not allowed in common areas of the facility such as entrances and hallways.
FOR ANY FIRE, MEDICAL OR POLICE EMERGENCY DIAL 911 FROM A BASE TELEPHONE Local hospital phone numbers and directions are located in the MAPS section of this binder. If calling from a mobile phone, use local area code 716 for the phone numbers listed below. UNIT/AGENCY DIAL PREFIX PHONE NUMBER (using in-room phone) Fire Department (AFRC 914/CEF 99 236-2117 Security Forces (AFRC 914/SFS) 99 236-2280 Health Services (AFRC 914/ASTS) 99 236-2300 Visitor Center 99 236-2281 Command Post - 914th 99 236-2150 Command Post – 107th 99 236-2468 Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Niagara Region 99 278-1777 Niagara County Sheriff ’s Department 99 438-3393 Town of Niagara Police Department 99 297-2150 City of Niagara Falls Police Department 99 286-4547 Buffalo Division New York State Police 99 856-7800 Troop A/Zone 1/ Niagara Station 99 297-0755 New York State Parks Police
Guest Telephone Information DIALING RULES FOR IN-ROOM GUEST TELEPHONES Room – to – Room Building 300 Building 500 Front Desk On – Base Calls DSN (DoD) Local Calls (Off-base) Long Distance Calls 1-8xx Numbers(Applies to 800, 888, 877, 866, etc.)International Calls Dial 5 digit Extension: Building No. + Room No. Dial 30 plus 3-digit room number Dial 55 plus 3-digit room number 0 99 + 236 + 4-digit extension 97 + 94 + DSN Number 99 + Area Code + Number 99 + 1 + Area Code + Number 99 + 1 + 8xx + Number 99 + 011 + Country Code + Number
INCOMING PHONE CALLS Parties outside of Niagara Lodge facilities may reach you directly by dialing 315 930-3889 pressing 1 and entering your five –digit room extension (55### for building 500 and 30### for building 300 where ### is your room number) when prompted. To have someone call you from DSN line, give them 238-2572. Your five – digit room extension is explained on the previous page under the Room – to – Room section. Any caller without your room extension will be directed to the front desk when calling the above phone number. Please note that the front desk will NOT give out your room number. If you would like the caller to have your room extension, you must give it to them yourself. VOICE MAIL If your telephone is so equipped, press the Messages button to retrieve voice messages. For all other telephones, dial 6000 and follow the voice prompts. Please note that should you create a password for the voicemail, it is not automatically deleted when you checkout. In consideration for future guests, please remove any voicemail passwords upon departure. FACSIMILE SERVICES Fax Machines are located at the Front Desk (Building 300). The guest services representative will assist you. Use of thefax machine is complementary and may be used for official government business. The fax number for Niagara Lodge is: 716-236-6348 or DSN: 238-6348 WELCOME 23
NIAGARA LODGE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK 14304 Directory of Local Churches ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 3.5 miles 6 minutes 716-297-7794BAPTIST First Baptist 554 Main Street 6.6 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14301 16 minutes 716-282-4666BAPTIST (SOUTHERN) New Life Baptist 514 79th Street Niagara falls, NY 14304 5.2 miles 11 minutes 716-236-0139CATHOLIC St. Vincent de Paul 2748 Military Road 2.7 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14304 5 minutes 716-297-5010St. Leo Roman Catholic 2748 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 5.7 miles 12 minutes 716-283-2715Our Lady of Fatima Shrine 1023 Swann Road Lewiston, NY 14092 7.7 miles 18 minutes 716-754-7489CHRISTIAN Wheatfield Community Church 6929 Williams Road 3.6 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14304 6 minutes 716-297-339924 WELCOME
716-838-3232 716-886-7150 716-284-4088 716-731-4057 716-283-1843 716-297-5320 716-283-0643 716-731-3780 716-297-6584 716-297-3399 716-285-2990 716-297-1259 716-297-3585 WELCOME 25 JUDAISM Temple Beth Tzedek Temple Beth Zion LATTER DAY SAINTS Community of Christ 621 Getzville Road Amherst, NY 14226 15.3 miles 24 minutes 805 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 21.8 miles 28 minutes 5235 Lewiston Road Lewiston, NY 14092 6.6 miles 12 minutes LUTHERAN St. James Lutheran Church 2437 Niagara Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 3.0 miles 6 minutes Grace Lutheran Church 736 Cayuga Drive Niagara Falls, NY 14304 4.9 miles 10 minutes METHODIST Colonial Heights 1310 Saunders Settlement Rd. 3.4 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14305 6 minutes NAZARENE Church of the Nazarene 704 91st Street 4.5 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14304 9 minutes Faith Community Church 3520 Saunders Settlement Rd. Sanborn, NY 14132 6.0 miles 10 minutes NON- DENOMINATIONAL Forest View 1250 Saunders Settlement Rd. Niagara Falls, NY 14305 3.5 miles 6 minutes Niagara Community Church 10500 Cayuga Drive Niagara Falls, NY 14304 3.2 miles 6 minutes PENTECOSTAL Christ Redemption 339 22nd Street 5.5 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14303 15 minutes PRESBYTERIAN Colonial Village 4813 Kline Road 2.9 miles Niagara Falls, NY 14304 7 minutes Niagara Presbyterian 3712 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14305 2.9 miles 6 minutes
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Base Facilities For the latest information and updates from Services Please visit the 914th Force Support Squadron website at https://niagarafss.com**All published business hours are subject to change without notice.** Niagara Lodge Building 300/306/308/500 716-236-2015 10780 Kinross Street Winter Summer 914th UTA weekend 107th UTA weekend Monday 0800-1900 0700-2200 Tuesday 0800-1900 0700-2200 Wednesday 0800-1900 0700-2200 Thursday 0800-1900 0700-2200 Friday 0800-1900 0700-2200 0700-0300 (Saturday) 0700-0000 Saturday 0800-1900 0700-2200 0600-0200 (Sunday) 0700-2200 Sunday 0800-1900 0700-2200 0600-1900 0700-1900 Falcon Club Café Building 503 716-236-2329 2401 Franklin Drive Across the parking lot, the Falcon Club Cafe serves breakfast and lunch on weekdays. Our menu of home-style favorites is reasonably priced. Call ahead or stop by to place an order. Fuzzy Bison Lounge Inside the Falcon Club 716-236-2329 Base Exchange (Class 6) Building 805 716-236-2100 Kirkbridge Drive Quality goods and services at competitively low prices at our 3,100+ locations worldwide and provide 24-hours a day online service. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service remains committed to increasing the value of the Ex- change to its customers while continuing to give back to the military community. Proudly serving America’s armed forces since 1865! Shop now and Save now. Fitness Center Building 855 716-236-2101 2485 Ent Avenue From aerobic and free weight equipment to a full court basketball floor, you can find many activities to do. Also, we have one racquetball court and during the summer two tennis courts. After your workout, relax in our steam room. Our Fitness staff is trained on all fitness equipment and health programs. If you would like to be pro- grammed or scheduled on any fitness equipment, please call the Fitness Center and schedule an appointment. WELCOME 29
ITT Discount Tickets Building 314 716-236-3090 10740 Kinross Street Great savings on tickets to national theme parks like: Disney World, Universal Studios, LEGOLAND and more. We’re adding more tickets all the time. Please visit our website to see a complete list of discounts we offer. https://niagarafss.comLeave Us A Message! 914th Airmen and Family Readiness Building 803 716-236-2097 2510 Kirkbridge Drive Information and Referral: Provides information about the installation and community resources. The basis of this program centers on helping members identify needs and referring them to the appropriate resource. Readiness: Provides assistance and support to families during times of local or national emergency, mobilization, deployment or evacuation. A written plan covering all phases of family support is in place. Crisis Assistance: Gives immediate short-term support to restore an individual’s ability to cope with family life situations. Leadership Consultation: Provides information and assistance to the Wing Commander and Unit leadership to effectively address individual and family concerns. Other Services: Information is available in the area of personal finance management, family life education, and career focus and relocation. 107th Airmen and Family Readiness Building 901 9910 Blewett Ave 716-236-3411 Credit Union Building 404 2420 Olmstead Street 716-236-2085 Niagara Falls Air Force FCU offers a full range of financial services and member programs designed to ensure convenience, security and personal service. The focus of the credit union is to serve our members. For more information on membership eligibility and credit union services, please visit their website at https://www.niagarafallsafcu.com/ 30 WELCOME
Outdoor Recreation Behind Picnic Pavilion 2485 Ent Avenue 716-236-3511 Outdoor Recreation offers many types of recreational and power equipment for rental. Items include tents, tables, chairs, grills, boats, inflatable bounce castles, power washers, tillers and generators. For the most up-to-date equipment list or request any of the equipment, please visit our website at https://niagarafss.com/ WELCOME 31
NIAGARA LODGE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK 14304 ON BASE DINING NAME ADDRESS DISTANCE TELEPHONE Falcon Club Cafe Building 503 2401 Franklin Drive 0 miles 716-236-2329 BREAKFAST & COFFEE NAME ADDRESS DISTANCE TELEPHONE Tim Horton’s 2248 Niagara Road Wheatfield NY 14304 2.3 miles 5 minutes 716-731-5346 Dunkin’ Donuts 2260 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls NY 14304 2.3 miles 5 minutes 716-731-2001 Tim Horton’s 2720 Military Road Niagara Falls NY 14304 2 .5 miles 5 minutes 716-297-3947 Denny’s 8562 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls NY 14304 4.4 miles 8 minutes 716-283-5560 Dunkin’ Donuts 6601 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls NY 14304 5.5 miles 10 minutes 716-283-4629 Flyby Café 2028 Lockport Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 .08 miles 4 minutes 716-371-2066 FAST FOOD NAME ADDRESS DISTANCE TELEPHONE Burger King 2553 Military Road Niagara Falls NY 14304 2.7 miles 6 minutes 716-285-9509 Subway 2436 Military Road Niagara Falls NY 14304 2.9 miles 6 minutes 716-298-8646 Chipotle 1785 Military Road Niagara Falls NY 14304 3.5 miles 8 minutes 716-297-1745 Wegman’s Subs 1577 Military Road Niagara Falls NY 14304 3.7 miles 8 minutes 716-298-3170 Viola’s Sub Shop 1539 Military Road Niagara Falls NY 14304 3.8 miles 8 minutes 716-297-3550 32 WELCOME
Arby’s Roast Beef 8562 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls NY 14304 4.4 miles 8 minutes 716-298-5365 McDonald’s 8420 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls NY 14304 4.5 miles 8 minutes 716-297-2020 Wendy’s 7515 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls NY 14304 5.0 miles 9 minutes 716-236-0300 Taco Bell 7300 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 4.6 miles 12 minutes 716-283-0644 WELCOME 33
Local Favorites NAME ADDRESS DISTANCE TELEPHONE Olive Garden 1532 Military Road Niagara Falls NY 14304 3.7 miles 8 minutes 716-297-3818 Fuji Grill 7310 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls NY 14304 4.2 miles 9 minutes 716-238-6888 Michael’s Italian Restaurant 3011 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls NY 14301 4.9 miles 12 minutes 716-2822 -4043 Buzzy’s NY Style Pizza 7617 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls NY 14304 5.0 miles 9 minutes 716-283 -5333 The Como Restaurant 2220 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls NY 14301 5.4 miles 13 minutes 716-285-9341 La Galera Mexican Restaurant 6621 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls NY 14304 5.5 miles 10 minutes 716-283-4274 Sawyer Creek 3264 Niagara Falls Blvd North Tonawanda NY 14120 5.8 miles 10 minutes 716-694-2168 Power City Eatery 444 3rd St Niagara Falls NY 14301 6.8 miles 16 minutes 716-299-0124 Wine on Third 501 3rd St Niagara Falls Ny 14301 6.9 miles 15 minutes 716-589-9463 Apple Granny Restaurant 433 Center Street Lewiston NY 14092 8.6 miles 15 minutes 716-754-2028 Brickyard PUB & BBQ 432 Center Street Lewiston NY 14092 8.6 miles 15 minutes 716-754-7227 The Silo 115 Water Street Lewiston NY 14092 9.0 miles 17 minutes 716-754-9680 Griffon Brewery & Gastropub 2470 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 9.0 miles 17 minutes 716-754-9200 Casino Buffet 310 4th Street Niagara Falls NY 14303 9.0 miles 17 minutes 716-299-1100 Hard Rock Cafe 333 Prospect Street Niagara Falls NY 14303 9.3 miles 16 minutes 716-282-0007 WELCOME 35
Mississippi Mudds 313 Niagara Street Tonawanda NY 14150 10.7 miles 20 minutes 716-694-0787 Chef ’s Restaurant 291 Seneca Street Buffalo NY 14204 22 .5 miles 26 minutes 716-856-9187 Pearl Street Grill & Brewery 76 Pearl Street Buffalo NY 14202 22.6 miles 28 minutes 716-856-2337 34 WELCOME
NIAGARA LODGE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK 14304 Area Attractions Welcome to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. In this section you will find information about the Western New York region to help you enjoy your stay in Niagara Falls. Most attractions are open during the beautiful spring, summer, and fall months. Every season brings a new, gorgeous look to the mighty Niagara Falls. The Niagara region is diverse and beautiful, and the winters bring some fierce weather that sometimes does not taper off until late April and early May. Ice stays in the upper river until the ice boom is removed. As a consequence many of the attractions are not open all year round. However, the winter scenery around the Falls is truly a breath- taking and wonderful sight to see. No matter what month or season, the Niagara Region is a great place to visit and tour. The nightly illumination of the Falls and attractions on both sides of the border can makes your stay in the area unforgettable. Remember, crossing the US/Canadian border requires a Passport or Enhanced Driver’s License! In addition to the information provided here, brochures and guides are available for a number of destinations in the lobbies of Buildings 300 and 500. *COVID restrictions for travel to Canada are ever changing. For the latest on travel into Canada, please visit https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers- entering-canada Please Note: The appearance of local business names, addresses and telephone numbers in this publication does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Defense or the United States Air Force. Area Shopping The BoulevardMall 730 Alberta Drive Amherst NY 14226 13.7 miles 22 minutes The Walden Galleria Mall One Walden Galleria Buffalo NY 14225 21.3 miles 31 minutes Fashion Outlets at Niagara Falls 1900 Military Road Niagara Falls NY 14304 3.3 miles 7 minutes The Boulevard 1561-1703 Niagara Falls Blvd. Amherst, NY 14228 12 miles 25 minutes WELCOME 36
NIAGARA LODGE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK 14304 NIAGARA FALLS REGION (USA) Niagara Falls Aquarium 701 Whirlpool Street Niagara Falls NY 14301 716-285-3575 www.aquariumofniagara.org Niagara Falls State Park 1st Street at Buffalo Avenue Niagara Falls NY 14303 716-278-0337 www.niagarafallsstatepark.com Seneca Niagara Casino 310 4th Street Niagara Falls NY 14303 716-229- 1100 www.senecaniagaracasino.com Power Vista 5777 Lewiston Road New York State Power Authority Lewiston NY 14092 716-286-6661 www.nypa.gov Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours 115 South Water Street Lewiston NY 14092 888-438-4444 www.whirlpooljet.com Old Fort Niagara Route 18F Youngstown NY 14174 716-745-7273 www.nysparks.com Niagara Aerospace Museum 9990 Porter Rd Niagara Falls NY 14304 716-297-1323 wnyaerospace.org 37 WELCOME
Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo NY 14211 716-896-5200 www.sciencebuff.org Buffalo Water Front Canalside 44 Prime Street Buffalo, NY 14202 www.buffalowaterfront.com AMUSEMENT PARKS BUFFALO & WESTERN NEW YORK Buffalo and Erie County 1 Naval Park Cove Naval and Military Park Buffalo NY 14202 716-847-1773 www.buffalonavalpark.org The Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Avenue Buffalo NY 14214 716-837-3900 www.buffalozoo.org Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo NY 14222 716-882 -8700 www.albrightknow.org Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World 2400 Grand Island Blvd Grand Island NY 14072 716-773- 7591 www.niagaraamusement.com Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park Resort 9993 Allegheny Road Darien Center NY 14040 585-599-4641 www.godarienlake.com
CANADIAN DESTINATIONS Please remember that if you choose to cross the US/Canadian Border, you must provide both Canadian and American border authorities with a valid passport or enhanced Driver’s License. For updated information regarding COVID rules, please visit…… https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated- travellers-entering-canada Note: Canada is part of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). It is not necessary to dial the 011 exit code normally required for international calls. Queen Victoria Park 6650 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 1-877-642-7275 www.niagaraparks.com Floral Clock 14004 Niagara Parkway Queenston, Ontario, Canada 1-877-642-7275 www.niagaraparks .com Skylon Tower 5200 Robinson Street Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 1-905-356-2651 www.skylon.com Butterfly Conservatory 2405 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 1-877-642-7275 www.niagaraparks.com Bird Kingdom 5651 River Road Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 1-866-994-0090 www.birdkingdom.ca Marine Land 7885 Stanley Avenue Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 1-905-356-9565 www.marinelandcanada.com
Buffalo Bisons AAA Baseball Coca-Cola Field 275 Washington Street Buffalo NY 14203 716-846-2000 www.bisons.com Canada’s Wonderland 9580 Jane Street Vaughan, Ontario, Canada 1-905-832-7000 www.canadaswonderland.com Casino Niagara 5705 Falls Avenue Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 1-905-374-3598 www.casinoniagara.com Falls View Casino 6380 Fallsview Blvd Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 1-888-325-5788 www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com BUFFALO MAJOR LEAGUE SPORTS TEAMS Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium NFL Football 1 Bills Drive Orchard Park NY 14127 1-877-228-4357 www.buffalobills.com Buffalo Sabres First Niagara Center NHL Hockey 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo NY 14203 1-888-223-6000 www.sabres.com Buffalo Bandits First Niagara Center NLL Lacrosse 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo NY 14203 1-888-223-6000 www.bandits.com WELCOME 40
Local Radio Stations CHANNEL PROGRAMMING FORMAT 550 AM Sports Talk (WGR) 930 AM News (WBEN) 1330 AM Talk Radio (WSPQ) 1520 AM Sport Talk (WWKB) 88.7 FM Jazz/Blues 91.7 FM Classic Rock 92.9 FM Classic Hits 93.7 FM Urban Mainstream 96.1 FM Easy Listening 96.9 FM Classic Rock 97.7 FM Rock 98.5 FM Pop 101.1 FM Pop 102.1 FM Alternative Rock 102.5 FM Pop/ Easy Listening 103.3 FM Alternative Rock 104.1 FM Classic Hits/ Oldies 106.5 FM Country 41 WELCOME
TV Stations GENERAL VIEWING 2. WGRZ – NBC HD 4. WIVB - CBS HD 7. WKBW - ABC HD 17. WNED - PBS HD 23. WNLO - CW HD 29. WUTV - FOX HD 49. WNYO - MNT HD 51. ION - ION HD 67. WBBZ - IND HD 204. HLN HD 228. GEM Shopping Network 229. HGTV HD 231. Food Network HD 236. E! Entertainment HD 237. Bravo HD 240. Home Shopping Network 241. Spike TV HD 242. USA Network HD 244. Syfy HD 245. TNT HD 246. Tru TV HD 247. TBS HD 248. FX HD 249. Comedy Central HD 252. Lifetime HD 262. Reelz Channel 264. BBC America HD 265. A&E HD 267. Pivot 269. History Channel HD 274. Ovation HD 275. QVC 276. National Geographic HD 278. Discovery HD 280. TLC HD 281. Velocity HD 282. Animal Planet HD 440. VME 447. CANAL ONCE 448. Enlace 461. HITN-TV NEWS & INFORMATION 202. CNN HD 348. Free Speech Tv 350. C-SPAN 351. C-SPAN 2 353. Bloomberg Television HD 355. CNBC HD 356. MSNBC HD 360. FOX News HD 361. Weather Nation HD SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT 206. ESPN HD 207. ESPNEWS HD 208. ESPNU HD 209. ESPN 2 HD 219. Fox Sports 1 HD 604. Pursuit Channel 610. Big Ten Network HD MUSIC & MOREL 239. AUDIENCE HD 327. CMT HD 329. BET HD 331. MTV HD 333. MTV2 335. VH1 HD 340. AXS HD 375. LINK MOVIES 254. AMC HD 256. Turner Classic Movies - HD 565. Hallmark Movie HD 285 ID: Investigation Discovery HD 289. Disney Junior HD 290. Disney Channel (E) HD 291. Disney Channel (W) 292. Disney XO HD 293. Baby First TV 296. Cartoon Network (E) HD 297. Cartoon Network (W) 299. Nickelodeon (E) HD 300. Nickelodeon (W) 301. NICK Jr. HD 303. Teen NICK 304. TV Land HD 309. Shopping Network 311. ABC Family HD 312. Hallmark Channel HD 313. Jewelry Television 316. EVINE 345. RFD TV 352. NASA TV 324. America’s Auction Network 363. GEB, Golden Eagle Broadcasting 364. INSP 365. GOD TV 366. Jewish Life TV 367. World Harvest Television (WHT) 358. Hope Channel 369. Daystar 370. EWTN 371. Church Channel 372. Trinity Broadcasting Net. 373. The Word Network 374. BYU-TV 376. Christian Television (CTN) 377. TCT Network 378. NRB Network 401. Aqui 402. Univision HD 404. Galavision
Transportation GROUND TRANSPORTATION – OFF BASE Regional public transportation (bus and light rail) is administered by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA). Route and schedule information is available on their website at www.nfta.com Unfortunately, there is no public transportation servicing the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. A list of major local transportation providers is provided below. Due to security and force protection concerns, taxis, Uber, Lyft and car rental services are not permitted on the base and should be met at the Visitors Center outside of the Lockport Road Gate. AUTO RENTALS Enterprise 9000 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 716-298-1000 Budget 10235 Niagara Falls Blvd. Niagara Falls, NY 14304 716-298-4258 Hertz 2200 Military Road Niagara Falls, NNY 14304 TAXI SERVICES 716-297-1800 Aero Taxi 716-283-8294 Blue United Taxi 716-285-3333 LaSalle 716-284-8833 United Cab 716-285-3333 TRAINS Amtrak 800-872-7245
AIR TRANSPORTATION Buffalo Niagara International Airport (KBUF) 4200 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 General Information: 716-630-0600 Website: www.buffaloairport.com Carrier Information: AirTran 800-247-8726 www.airtran.com American Airlines 800-433-7300 www.aa.com Delta Airlines 800-221-1212 www.delta.com Jet Blue 800-538-2583 www.jetblue.com Southwest Airlines 800-435-9792 www.southwest.com United Airlines 800-241-6522 www.ual.com US Airways 800-428-4322 www.usairways.com Niagara Falls International Airport (KIAG) 2035 Niagara Falls Blvd. Niagara Falls, NY 14304 General Information: 716-855-7300 Website: www.niagarafallsairport.com Carrier Information: Allegiant 702-505-888 www.allegiant.com Spirit Airlines 800-772-7117 www.spiritair.com
History of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Niagara Falls Airport was originally opened in 1928 as a municipal airport with four crushed-stone runways. The military history of the base traces back to 1943, when Bell Aircraft Corporation began construction of an aircraft manufacturing plant next to the airport. During World War II the Bell Aircraft Plant employed over 28,000 workers and built more than 10,000 P-39 Aira- cobra and P-63 Kingcobra fighter aircraft. After the war, the plant was the development site of the Bell X-1 plane used by pilot Chuck Yeagar to break the sound barrier in 1947. The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) had operational responsibility for the airport during the war, with the 352nd Army Air Force Base Unit managing the airport and coordinating use of the airfield with Bell Aircraft. The airfield was improved with macadam runways, including several taxiways and other improvements to handle large numbers of aircraft. In 1946 the installation was redesignated as a US Naval Air Station and further expansion and construction took place. In December of that same year, the military installation was returned to the First Air Force and the air- port was returned to civilian aviation operators. Construction of the present base location, which occupies nearly 1,000 acres on the northeast corner of the airport, was completed in 1953. Niagara Falls Air Force Base (NFAFB) was established by 1955 after the host unit, the 76th Air Base Squadron was activated in February 1952. The base transitioned in 1971 when the 914th assumed command of the installation from active duty units. Today, the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) continues to be a joint use facility with the Niagara Falls International Airport. It is home to the United States Air Force Reserve 914th unit and the 107th Air National Guard unit. In addition, NFARS is host to the US Army Reserve 277th Quartermaster Company and the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). Throughout the year, the base hosts and participates in a wide variety of community activities. These include the Thunder of Niagara air show, aircraft demonstrations, civic leader activities, base tours, employer support “Bosses Day,” the Niagara Beautification Commission, Speaker’s Bureau presentations and multiple blood drives. We encourage training sessions with off-base emergency services, fire departments and law enforcement agencies plus utilization of base facilities for local education and training programs. The unit supports annual parade, patriotic ceremonies and flyover demonstrations, as well as activities like the Air Force Services Tops in Blue tour. The Ni- agara Falls Air Reserve Station has a substantial impact on the local economy with an annual payroll of $50 million and contract spending of more than $25 million. It is also estimated that at least 2,000 secondary jobs are created in the area as a result of routine operations.
History of the 914th Airlift Wing Mission: The mission of the 914th Air Refueling Wing is to train, perfect, andprovide full spectrum rapid global mobility to the joint force. The 914th Air Refueling Wing traces its lineage back to the 3rd Combat Cargo Group which flew C-47 aircraft over the Himalaya Mountain range during World War II. As a part of this unit, the 512th Troop Carrier Group, activated on 15 April of 1944, completed service within the China-India-Burma Theater during the War. Known unofficially as the "Lucky Third" due to its safety record during war time operations, the unit has maintained this stellar reputation throughout modern conflicts. The only flight fatality that has been recorded at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station occurred during a 1985 Air Show event in which two aircraft assigned to the US Navy Blue Angels collided with an outcome of one fatality. Following the conclusion of World War II, Niagara became the home site for the original Camp Bell military installation. Along with this designation, Niagara also served as the home station for Bell Aerospace, who manufactured the Bell X-1A experimental aircraft. In 1947, General Chuck Yeager tested the Bell aircraft at Niagara before breaking the sound barrier at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Additionally, Niagara was home to the original Bell helicopter and the Bell rocket belt prototype. The unit was recalled to active duty for the Cuban Missile Crisis during 1962 and was re-designated as the 914th Troop Carrier Group on 11 February 1963. Following this, the unit was re-designated once again on 1 July 1967 as the 914th Tactical Airlift Group. This is significant as the 914th Tactical Airlift Group (TAG) included the 328th Tactical Airlift Squadron. Then on 01 Oct 1994 the 914th TAG re-designated to the 914th Airlift Wing (AW). In December of 1970, the 328th Airlift Squadron began its conversion to C-130A Aircraft while the 914th Tactical Airlift Group assumed command of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on 1 January 1971. The C-130A model aircraft was flown until June of 1986 when it was retired in favor of the C-130E model. The unit flew the C-130E airframe until September of 1992 when it converted to the newer C-130H3. The 914 AW was recalled to active duty once again during 1990 in order to participate in Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM, and then returned to reserve status following the conclusion of hostilities. Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the unit was activated during 2003 in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Along with these activations, the 914 AW participated in several Operation CORONET OAK missions that flew out of Howard Air Force Base, Panama until the installation was handed over to the military of Panama during 1999. Following the closing of operations within Panama, the mission moved to Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico. In response to the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing of 2005, the Commission decided to keep the 107th Air Refueling Wing, New York Air National Guard open, but convert them from air refueling to airlift and became an associate partner with the 914 AW under the Air Force Reserve Command. This became known as an Air Reserve Component (ARC) association, the first ever in the history of Tactical Airlift. On 3 June 2017 the 914th Airlift Wing redesignated to the 914th Air Refueling Wing moving from 22nd Air Force to 4th AF. The redesignation marked the historic conversion as the wing begins it's new mission set in aerial refueling flying the KC-135 Stratotanker.
History of the 107th Airlift Wing Mission: “To provide Global Vigilance and Strike Capability in support of federal authorities while maintaining the highest level of readiness for state contingencies. A proud community based group of professionals performing at a level of excellence that sets the standard for others to follow.” The New York Air National Guard 107th Fighter Interceptor Group was established in 1946 and was extended Federal Recognition on 8 December 1948. The unit was a re-designation of the World War II 339th Fighter Group. The 107th was initially equipped with P-47 Thunderbolts. In March 1951 the 107th was called to active duty due to the Korean War; personnel were deployed to the Far East and assigned to support the 101st Fighters Interceptor Group. Upon their return from Korea in January 1953, the 107th converted to F-51 Mustangs and were reassigned to Air Defense Command as a Fighter-Interceptor Wing. In January 1954, the 107th received its first jet aircraft, the F-94 Starfire. It was later replaced in turn by the F-86 Sabres in 1957 and then the F-100C Super Sabre in 1960. In Octo- ber 1961 the 107th was again called to active duty to serve for eleven months during the Berlin Crisis. The 107th was activated in January 1968 to support national policy during the USS Pueblo Crisis. Six months later, approximately 400 members were deployed to Tuy Hoa Air base, Vietnam to perform combat duty for almost a year as an attachment to the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing. Several members were also deployed to Korea and various stateside locations. Following their deployments, the 107th continuously converted to frontline aircraft, including the F-101B VooDoo, F-4C Phantoms, F-4D Phantom II, and in 1990 by F-16 Fighting Falcons. In 1994, the 107th mission transitioned to aerial refueling with KC-135R Stratotankers. Following the recommendations of the Base Realignment and Closure program, the wing’s mission was again changed in 2008 to aerial trans-port. More recently members were called out in October 2006 to support Operation Empire Response where guardsmen served alongside the army National Guard to assist in clean-up efforts after a devastating storm hit Western New York. The 136th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, part of the 107th, has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. During Hurricane Sandy in late October 2012, members of the unit deployed to New York City and Long Island to assist in recovery operations. As part of the recovery effort, unit members performed road clearing, traffic control, helping displaced personnel with feeding and getting them back in their housing and getting them out of flood- stricken areas. On April 1, 2015 the 107th was no longer an airlift unit, but transitioned into the current drone mission. The 107th remotely pilots the MQ-9 Reaper.
History of the 328th Air Refueling Squadron The 328th Airlift Squadron traces its lineage to the 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, activated on April 14, 1944 and formed in response to the need to resupply ground forces in the China Burma-India Theater during World War II. Combat Cargo Squadrons were considered an elite branch of the Transport Command and would, for the first time, supply an entire army exclusively from the air. In August 1944 the Squadron, equipped with C-47 aircraft, deployed to the CBI Theater where it earned a Dis- tinguished Unit Citation and four campaign streamers. On September 29, 1945, while operating from Kunming, China, the un it was re-designated the 328th Troop Carrier Squadron. The Squadron was deactivated in December 1945 and reactivated in the Air Force Reserves i n 1948. The 328th was assigned to the 512th Troop Carrier Wing in March 1958, and converted to C-119 aircraft. In Octo- ber 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Squadron was recalled to active duty. The 328th was last reassigned in 1963, when the 512th Troop Carrier Wing was re-designated as 914th Troop Carrier Wing. The unit converted to C-130A aircraft in December 1970 and then to C-130E aircraft in June 1986. From October 4, 1990 to April 11, 1991 the 328th was called to active duty and deployed to the United Arab Emirates in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Shortly after returning to Niagara Falls, the Squadron converted to new C-130 H-3 aircraft and received an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. In June 1996, a 328th crew was awarded the Best Airdrop Crew honors at the Airlift Rodeo. From March 3 to February 27, 2003, the squadron was activated i n support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit activated again from August 27 to November 13, 2005 in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The Squadron continues to fly contingency, humanitarian, and disaster relief missions worldwide. On 3 June 2017, the redesignation of the unit as an Air Refueling Sguadron, marked the historic conversion as the squadron began it's new mission set in aerial refueling flying the KC-135 Stratotanker.