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Senior Airman Jean Marc Tchazou, member of the 439th Force Support Squadron at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., shows members how to use e911md, a mobile application he created to help people connect with a doctor, but remain anonymous. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Meghan Smith) From Cameroon to Westover: Airman Takes Next Steps Toward Entrepreneurship
Jean Marc Tchazou left Cameroon in 2007. He said the government of his homeland was oppressive, and he knew that his only chance at success meant moving to the United States.  Now a senior airman in the Air Force Reserve, Tchazou’s journey to citizenship was highlighted in a 2013 Patriot Magazine article. He said by acquiring his U.S. citizenship,
0 11/06
2016
Senior Airman Catherine Libbey, 439th Aeromedical and Dental Squadron, shows us that you can have fun with your physical fitness. Libbey recently passed her fitness test after failing three times and being warned that if she failed again, she would be discharged. (U.S. Air Force photo/ TSgt. Amelia Leonard) Four strikes and you're out
                Senior Airman Catherine Libbey with the 439th Aeromedical and Dental Squadron and Senior Airman Kody Anischick from the 337th Airlift Squadron were recently one failure away from discharge when they realized their fitness was now or never. Just because it’s an open-book test doesn’t make it easy. For some members, the Air Force
0 10/21
2016
Maj. Matthew Zimmerman, Chaplain at Westover Air Reserve base, enjoys spending time with his five-year-old son Gavin, who is living proof that miracles really do happen. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) A Chaplain's little miracle
The story still gives him chills. Maj. Matthew Zimmerman, chaplain with the 439 Airlift Wing, recently opened up to his fellow wingmen about a family battle he’s been dealing with quietly: cancer. Nine months ago, Zimmerman’s five-year-old son Gavin was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor. “It was the night of the Super Bowl, and Cari and I were
0 9/27
2016
Pfc. George H. Traver was killed in action on Nov. 20, 1943. His body was one of many found earlier this year in the Gilbert Islands, just off the coast of Hawaii. Hundreds of citizens, many with no relation to Traver, came out to celebrate the return of his remains during a processional to and from a funeral service held in his honor at the St. James Catholic church in his hometown of Chatham, New York.   (U.S. Air Force photo/ TSgt. Amelia Leonard) Semper Fidelis -- A fallen Marine finally laid to rest
A sea of people lined the streets, right hands over their hearts. Small American flags blew in the warm summer wind. Military, Police, fire fighters, and civic volunteers stood at attention. A shiny black hearse adorned with a small Marine Corps sticker slowly drove down Hudson Ave. Inside, a lost Marine made his way home and was taken to his final
0 9/08
2016
Ten-year old Jeffrey from Agawam, Mass., shakes hands and obtains the autographs of more than 200 Airmen during lunch hour at the Westover Consolidated Club on August 7, 2016. Jeffrey is on a mission to see how many veterans he can thank before Veteran's Day this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/ TSgt. Amelia Leonard) Local boy shakes hands, warms hearts
Ten-year old Jeffrey from Agawam, Mass., is on a mission. His mission isn’t to catch the most Pokemon, play in World Series, or even kiss a girl; he wants to shake hands with, and thank every active and veteran military member he comes across until Veteran’s Day. He always carries a little black notebook so that if he meets a vet, he can shake
0 8/24
2016
Loadmasters with the 439th Airlift Wing load a 1982 Mack fire truck onto a C-5B Galaxy at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey, on Aug. 12, 2016. The truck will be flown to Managua, Nicaragua. Master Sgt. Jorge A. Narvaez, a New Jersey Air National Guardsman with the 108th Security Forces Squadron, was instrumental in getting the truck donated to a group of volunteer firefighters in Managua. The 439th AW is located at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.(U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Mark Olsen) Impossible dream becomes reality for one South American country
In an age of high-visibility drones and cyber security, there is a side of the Air Force some don’t see: its humanitarian missions. On Aug. 12, members of the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, and active-duty components came together to transport 47.8 tons of cargo to South America for a humanitarian mission. The cargo, one Pierce Pumper
0 8/19
2016
Members of the 439th Airlift Control Flight and Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement
Brigade, and the Marine Air Support Squadron
6 from Westover Air Reserve base, Mass.; 452nd
ALCF from March Air Reserve Base, Calif.; Army
national Guard MEB from Natick, Mass., 103rd Airlift
Wing from Bradley Field, Conn.; and the Federal
Emergency Management Agency from Maynard,
Mass., teamed up during exercise Patriot Clipper
here at Westover during the week of July 11th.
(U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt. Amelia Leonard)
Exercise Patriot Clipper 2016
Members of the 439th Airlift Control Flight and Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and the Marine Air Support Squadron 6 from Westover Air Reserve base, Mass.; 452nd ALCF from March Air Reserve Base, Calif.; Army National Guard MEB from Natick, Mass., 103rd Airlift Wing from Bradley Field, Conn.; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency from Maynard, Mass., teamed up during exercise Patriot Clipper here at Westover during the week of July 11th, 2016.
0 8/02
2016
Nearly 75 members of the local community, family, friends, military members and motorcycle enthusiasts came together to kick off a cross-country motorcycle journey in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Van Buren sisters ride from New York to California in 1916. Revving Engines, Breaking Glass
Nearly 75 members of the local community, family, friends, military members and motorcycle enthusiasts came together to kick off a cross-country motorcycle journey in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Van Buren sisters ride from New York to California in 1916.The sisters, Augusta “Gussie” and Adeline Van Buren, were pioneers in the
0 7/07
2016
USAJobs.com graphic Applying for a Federal Job? 10 Steps for Success
WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. — Applying for a federal job can be a long and complicated process, but with preparation and tenacity—the outcome could be a rewarding career in the federal civil service.Nearly every career is represented in the federal workforce, from mechanics to lawyers, and all the different jobs that are in the civilian
0 6/27
2016
Thirty-six people from three area bird clubs came Saturday to watch something fly in the sky around Westover Air Reserve Base that wasn’t an airplane. Groups Glimpse Rare Birds on Base
WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. --Thirty-six people from three area bird clubs came Saturday to watch something fly in the sky around Westover Air Reserve Base that wasn’t an airplane. The birds they were watching are rare in Massachusetts, and they weigh just eight ounces. The Allen, Brookline, and Hampshire Bird Clubs came June 4 to see the
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2016
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