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Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosts 25-year Desert Storm reunion

Fri, Apr 15th 2016 09:15 pm
Current and former members of the 914th Airlift Wing came together April 9 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station for the Desert Storm 25th anniversary reunion. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Richard D. Mekkri)
Current and former members of the 914th Airlift Wing came together April 9 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station for the Desert Storm 25th anniversary reunion. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Richard D. Mekkri)

Members of the 914th Airlift Wing hosted a reunion April 9 for the 25th anniversary of the unit's return from Operation Desert Storm. The event took place at the Fuzzy Bison Lounge on the base.

Hosted at the social gathering were veterans who deployed with the unit, as well as their friends and families. Attendees were encouraged to bring mementos and items from their experiences to display.

Additionally, there were VCRs and other media devices on hand to help enrich the experience.

"We want to celebrate a huge accomplishment by the 914th Airlift Wing," said Lt. Col Mark Ables, 914 AW IGI in a press release previewing the event. Ables was one of the event coordinators and a pilot during this deployment.

"This deployment helped change the way the Air Force Reserve operated. It was the first time the majority of the unit was tasked on a large scale for long period of time," he said.

Col. (retired) Robin Pfeil, 914 Airlift Wing, former vice commander, and Edith Fose, general manager, base lodging, look through old postcards and photos. 

Col. (retired) Robin Pfeil, 914 Airlift Wing, former vice commander, and Edith Fose, general manager, base lodging, look through old postcards and photos.

Lt. Col. Mark Ables, 914 Airlift Wing, poses alongside former members of the 914th Airlift Wing. 

Lt. Col. Mark Ables, 914 Airlift Wing, poses alongside former members of the 914th Airlift Wing.

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