Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

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Location 10405, Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, New York, 14304, United States
Years of Operation 1944-Present

Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station was officially activated in 1944. The 512th Troop Carrier Group was the first tenant unit on the base. The base was the home station for several aircrafts during the 20th century, including the Bell X-1A experimental aircraft that broke the sound barrier at Edwards AFB. This location played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It’s currently home to the 914th Airlift Refueling Wing.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
PFAS (Firefighting Foam) Potential Effects - - Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer

If you were stationed at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.

*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.