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    Lt. Colonel Tom Griffin Takes Command

    NIAGARA FALLS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIR RESERVE STATION, NY, UNITED STATES

    09.11.2019

    Story by Master Sgt. Brandy Fowler 

    107th Attack Wing Public Affairs

    Getzville native and University at Buffalo Alumni, Lt. Colonel Tom Griffin, takes command of Niagara Falls based 136th Attack Squadron during a ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS).

    WHO: Lt. Colonel Tom Griffin
    Airmen and civilians assigned to NFARS

    WHAT: Lt. Colonel Tom Griffin, takes command of the 136th Attack Squadron

    WHEN: 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019

    WHERE: Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
    Members of the media must contact Master Sgt. Brandy Fowler at 716-253-0071 prior to 11:00 a.m. the day of in order to gain access to this secure military facility.

    Media Opportunities:

    Reporters will be able to interview Airmen of the 107th Attack Wing as well as the new commander of the 136th Attack Squadron

    Still and video imagery opportunities will include the ceremony

    BACKGROUND: Lt. Col. Thomas M. Griffin is the commander of the 136th Attack Squadron, Niagara Falls Joint Air Reserve Station, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Griffin serves as the senior uniformed Air National Guard officer responsible for oversight of the 136th Attack Squadron’s MQ-9 Combat Air Patrol(s). The 136 ATKS conducts intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions along with providing close air support to U.S. and coalition forces in support of overseas contingency operations. As a member of the 107th Attack Wing, Lt. Col. Griffin and other officers and senior enlisted leaders function as military advisors to the 107th Operations Group commander, the wing commander, and the New York State adjutant general.

    Members of the press must contact Master Sgt. Brandy Fowler at (716) 253-0071 prior to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 for access to this secure military facility.

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    Date Taken: 09.11.2019
    Date Posted: 09.11.2019 12:35
    Story ID: 339698
    Location: NIAGARA FALLS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIR RESERVE STATION, NY, US 
    Hometown: GETZVILLE, NY, US

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    Lt. Colonel Tom Griffin Takes Command