Westover News

Patriot Wing holds safety review

Col. Howard Clark, vice commander of the 439th Airlift Wing, addresses wing airmen during the wing-wide safety review. The safety review, held due to a recent string of Air Force accidents, continued into Monday with the civilian workforce at Westover.

Col. Howard Clark, vice commander of the 439th Airlift Wing, addresses wing airmen during the wing-wide safety review. The safety review, held due to a recent string of Air Force accidents, continued into Monday with the civilian workforce at Westover.

Airmen from the 439th Airlift Wing view a recorded briefing from Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, Kaleth O. Wright, during the wing-wide safety review. The safety review, held due to a recent string of Air Force accidents, continued into Monday with the civilian workforce at Westover.

Airmen from the 439th Airlift Wing view a recorded briefing from Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, Kaleth O. Wright, during the wing-wide safety review. The safety review, held due to a recent string of Air Force accidents, continued into Monday with the civilian workforce at Westover.

Airmen attend a safety review in the 439th Airlift Wing's base hangar. The safety review, held due to a recent string of Air Force accidents, continued into Monday with the civilian workforce at Westover.

Airmen attend a safety review in the 439th Airlift Wing's base hangar. The safety review, held due to a recent string of Air Force accidents, continued into Monday with the civilian workforce at Westover.

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. -- Patriot Wing senior leadership took time out of the June UTA to gather hundreds of Airmen together in the Base Hangar for a wing-wide safety review as directed by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein. Col. Howard Clark III, acting 439th Airlift Wing commander, reminded Westover Airmen that safety isn’t just confined to maintenance and operations crews that fly the C-5s. “Safety is everyone’s business,” Clark said. “A couple of moments to pause, before doing something that’s mission related is crucial to risk management. Everyone has a hand in mission generation.” Maj. Emily Koziol, wing chief of safety, provided unit briefings on risk management throughout the training weekend as well. The safety review, held due to a recent string of Air Force accidents, continued into Monday with the civilian workforce at Westover.