Niagara Air Base mission to add new jobs

Posted at 9:15 AM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 09:15:49-05

Sen. Charles Schumer announced the benefits accompanying a new mission headed to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

The base will receive $25 million in additional funds, which will include 27 new jobs in 2017.

KC-135 air tanker jets will also be replacing older cargo planes.

“This station remains a strategic base that already serves as an invaluable asset to both the Air Force and Air National Guard, said Senator Kirsten Gellibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

NFARS is the largest employer in Niagara County with a total economic impact of more than $143 million annually.

Sen. Schumer also said the new mission will make NFARS more valuable to our nation’s defense.