Military air shows are valuable community events that increase public awareness and understanding of the armed forces and the mission, policies and programs of the United States Air Force. These shows also support recruiting by inspiring patriotism and encouraging young men and women to serve in the military. In addition, we at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) like to host air shows as a way to thank the community for their never ending support of the base.
What is NIMAC?
The mission of the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) is to support the growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) and its personnel, creating a positive economic impact on the Western New York Community.
Today NIMAC continues in the task of serving as a liaison between all levels of government and the NFARS. NIMAC is an apolitical and Hatch Act compliant organization allowing free communication between NIMAC, elected officials and military leadership.
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is the last U.S. Air Force Installation in the State of New York and the largest federal facility in the region. The station is home to the914th Airlift Wing and the 107th Airlift Wing. The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station also houses the 2nd Squadron 101 Calvary, 865th Combat Support Hospital, 1982 Forward Surgical Team, 277th Quartermasters Corp and the Buffalo Military Entrance Processing Station.
In 2005, NIMAC led the charge to rally community support against the Department of Defense recommendation to close the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, collecting over 126,300 letters for the BRAC Commission, the most collected for any base in the nation. Their efforts were rewarded in August 2005, when the BRAC Commission voted to remove the Niagara Falls Air Base from the list of recommended base closures.
For Air Show sponsorship opportunities or NIMAC membership information, please contact:
PO Box 231
Niagara Falls, NY 14304-0231
Ph: (716) 283-4008