Actions

Big plans for NFARS

Posted: 5:24 PM, Apr 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-23 21:56:38Z

There's a new push for some much needed improvements at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

New York's senior Senator, Charles Schumer, held a news conference Monday morning, calling for major improvements to the base's infrastructure.

He wants to use $50 million in federal money to help fix one of the main gates to the base.

He also wants the runway expanded to better accommodate the base's new air refueling mission with the KC-135 planes. Other improvement projects are also on that wish list.

The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is Niagara County's biggest employer.
 

Take WKBW Everywhere, on all your devices.  Download below!

Phone or Tablet: Apple, Android
Set-top Device: Roku , Apple TV , Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Alexa

Personalize your news, get the latest 7 First Alert Forecast, and watch 7 Eyewitness News video wherever, whenever.

Learn more here about what 7 Eyewitness News provides on all these devices.