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The oldest C-5 in the Air Force fleet departed Westover April 20 for the boneyard in Arizona. Tail 69-0020 – one of the original C-5s assigned to the 439th Airlift Wing when C-5 operations began at Westover in 1987 – lifted into cloudy horizon on its last flight for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, near Tucson. According to statistics from the 439th Maintenance Group, this Galaxy was assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lackland-San Antonio. It’s been among several loaner A models assigned to Westover to help bridge the gap between the 439th AW’s conversion from B to M models. This C-5, built in 1969, had more than 21,000 flight hours. It was first delivered to the 60th Military Airlift Wing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., in November 1971. The remaining three C-5As at Westover are scheduled to be retired by the end of the summer, as the conversion to the Super Galaxies gets under way. And then there were three
The oldest C-5 in the Air Force fleet departed Westover April 20 for the boneyard in Arizona. Tail 69-0020 – one of the original C-5s assigned to the 439th Airlift Wing when C-5 operations began at Westover in 1987 – lifted into cloudy horizon on its last flight for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, near Tucson. According to statistics from the 439th
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Revamping Rising Six
The Rising Six, a military council for enlisted members E-1 through E-6, has gone through a series of positive changes in the past few months.
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2017
Patriot Sands Patriot Sands
Patriot Sands
0 4/17
2017
Social media and cell phones have become more prevalent on the flight line, usually negative. But this cartoon puts a humorous twist. Cell Phones on the flight line
Social media and cell phones have become more prevalent on the flight line, usually negative. But this cartoon puts a humorous twist.
0 4/14
2017
FALLEN ANGEL >>
The body of Army Private First
Class Brian Odiorne came
home to Ware, Mass. March
2. The aircraft carrying his
casket landed at Westover.
As the procession traveled
to the Westover Road Gate
from the flight line, Airmen
rendered salutes to the fallen
21-year-old. The procession
included Massachusetts
State Troopers, Chicopee
Police, Ware Police, and the
soldier’s family. Some of the
Westover “saluters” stood out
in the cold waiting for almost
an hour. The winds reached
48 mph with a wind chill of 17
degrees. (photo by William
C. Pope) Westover salutes Fallen Angel
The body of Army Private First Class Brian Odiorne came home to Ware, Mass. March 2. The aircraft carrying his casket landed at Westover. As the procession traveled to the Westover Road Gate from the flight line, Airmen rendered salutes to the fallen 21-year-old. The procession included Massachusetts State Troopers, Chicopee Police, Ware Police,
0 4/14
2017
Illustration of Female Medium Hair Length Complying With the Standards
For military members new to the Air Force or supervisors unfamiliar with grooming standards of their troops of the opposite sex, here’s a primer on Air Force grooming and appearance standards from Air Force Instruction 36-2903.
0 4/14
2017
Default Air Force Logo Report all medical treatment
Airmen are being reminded of their obligation to report all civilian and off-duty medical treatment to the medical clinic
0 4/14
2017
Default Air Force Logo Club plans Easter events
Celebrate Easter Day Brunch at the Westover Club!Brunch includes but not limited to Omelets, Belgian waffles, Carving Stations -- April 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Please make reservations by April 11.An Easter egg hunt is planned as well -- from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.For more information, call (413) 557-2039 or 593-5531.
0 4/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Westover sets in motion two-year strategic plan
As aircraft take off from the Patriot Wing, they physically represent America’s global reach.
0 4/03
2017
A group of 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial porters prepares a pallet of rockets for transport to a C-130H Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 2, 2017. The rockets are for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems used in the fight against ISIL. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) From flightline to frontline: 386 ELRS manages process for moving munitions
Aerial porters can often appear to be flightline fortune tellers. They can gauge the intensity of ongoing war efforts through the amount and types of items that come across their cargo yard, everything from vehicles to missiles. As the battle against ISIL continues to heat up, aerial porters work hard to keep supplies moving downrange, especially
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