914 MSG Engineer Squadron (914CES)
Service or Branch: Air Force
Location: Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY
STEM Fields: Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems EngineeringA typical Air Force installation consists of operational facilities (e.g., hangars, flightlines), training facilities, support facilities, housing, and base-wide infrastructure (e.g., utility systems). It also includes natural infrastructure assets, such as air, space, land, and water resources. Installation engineering squadrons maintain the installation by the planning, acquiring, building, sustaining, managing, operating, and divesting of both natural and manmade infrastructure. These squadrons ensure installations have the natural infrastructure to support current and future missions and to maintain compliance with environmental requirements. To complete their mission, installation engineering squadrons at Air Force bases encompass a variety of occupational areas including engineering disciplines, architects, realty specialists, housing managers, environmental professionals, financial managers, biologists, firefighters, electricians, carpenters, painters, and more. The mission of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station 914th Engineer Squadron is to maintain the station facilities through the appropriate Air Force established processes while striving to meet customers' needs and requirements. This mission is achieved through coordination from the various Station Support Functions that ensure the safety and welfare of the population and facilities. The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is the last federal U.S. Air Force installation in the state of New York and the largest federal facility in the region. The station is home to the 914th Air Lift Wing and the 107th Wing. Strategically located on the Canadian border between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, the base currently accommodates 12 C130-H2 aircraft. The 914th trains and equips reservists to perform the combat mission of aerial re-supply.