How do I obtain information regarding air shows at Westover?
The next Westover Air Show is scheduled tentatively for 2023. More information can be found at www.greatnewenglandairshow.com
-Use GPS directions for2255 Westover Road, Chicopee, Mass. 01022
How do I get to Westover Air Reserve Base from 91 North or South?
Take Exit 12 to Route 391 and get off at Exit 3, Chicopee exit. Follow the Westover signs to the base.
How do I get to Westover Air Reserve Base from Connecticut?
Take Route 91 North to Route 291 in Springfield to Fuller Road and take exit marked Westover ARB. Follow the Westover signs to the base.
How do I get to Westover Air Reserve Base from New York State or Western Massachusetts?
Take Mass Pike (Route 90) East to exit 5 and follow the Westover signs to the base.
How do I get to Westover Air Reserve Base from the Boston area?
Take the Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 5 in Chicopee. Follow the Westover signs to the base.
How do I get to Westover Air Reserve Base from Vermont?
Take Route 91 South to Mass Pike (Route 90). Head East to exit 5 and follow the Westover signs to the base.
The Air Force has established a new Freedom of Information Act Website for submitting request online to our Requester Service Centers. Click the following AF eFOIA Public Access Link: https://www.efoia.af.mil/palMain.aspx
To submit a FOIA inquiry online click here. For mailing/faxing contact the FOIA Requester Service Center where the record is located, describe the records you want as specifically as possible, and let the office know how much you are willing to pay. Furnish any facts or clues about the time, place, persons, events, subjects, or other details of the information or records you want. That will help the office decide where to search and determine what records pertain to your request. It can also save you and the government time and money, and you may get what you want faster. There is no special form to complete. Mark your request and envelope "FOIA."
For fastest response times, the Air Force has decentralized its FOIA program. No single office handles all FOIA requests. If you prefer not to submit on line you can mail/fax your request to the particular base or activity that has the records you want. If you don't know which Air Force activity has the records you want, mail/fax your request to: HAF/IMII, 1000 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1000; fax (703) 693-2746.
The Freedom of Information Act generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions, or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.
The principles of government openness and accountability underlying the FOIA are inherent in the democratic ideal: "The basic purpose of the FOIA is to ensure an informed citizenry, vital to the functioning of a democratic society, needed to check against corruption and to hold the governors accountable to the governed."
Members of the public, including foreign citizens, military and civilian personnel acting as private citizens, organizations and businesses, and individual members of the Congress for themselves or constituents, may request records in writing. It is important to remember that the Freedom of Information Act applies only to federal agencies. It does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, state or local government agencies, or by private businesses or individuals. Each state has its own public access laws that should by consulted for access to state and local records.
I'm a student completing a term paper that includes information I need about the Air Force and Westover. How do I go about getting this information?
Students working on projects for school about the Air Force and/or Westover's operations are welcome to call or email the 439th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office with any questions.
For information on Air Force policies in general:
Those inquiries need to be directed to Air Force headquarters at the Pentagon. The link to the Air Force web page is: www.af.mil
How do I find out about driving conditions on base during severe weather?
In the event of inclement weather, the base snowline, operated by the wing command post, provides updates on weather conditions on base. The snowline may be reached at 413-557-3444.
In addition, periodic updates will be posted on the Westover Facebook page. Click on: https://www.facebook.com/Westover.Patriot
How do I request military troops and/or resources?
Please fill out the information below, and either scan or email to email@example.com or fax to: 413-557-2011.
The PA staff will assist in forwarding the request to the appropriate location (s) on base.
439th AW Public Affairs
Westover ARB, Mass.
Date of request for event:
What is its purpose?
Who is the expected audience?
Are media expected at this event?
Uniform of the day:
Point of contact (include name, email, and cell phone contact info).
How can I contact the base historian?
The base historian can be reached by calling 413-557-2075 or via email:
How do I arrange for a base honor guard event?
The 439th Airlift Wing Honor Guard may be reached at: 413-557-3342 or email: HonorGuard5@us.af.mil
Motorcycle and All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety
go to http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_se/publication/afi91-207/afi91-207.pdf
How can I join the Air Force Reserve?
Part-time jobs with full-time benefits are available. Find a career field that works for you.
Hadley, MA..... (413) 536-4394
Westover Air Reserve Base, MA..... (413) 557-2125
Worcester, MA.....(508) 753-7616
Hanscom AFB, MA.....(781) 225-2808 (Boston area)
Manchester, CT....(860) 645-6700
Albany, N.Y....(518) 438-3077
Providence, R.I....(401) 421-0364
Manchester, NH...(603) 661-3356
Does Westover have lodging on base?
Yes. The Flyers Inn offers TDY and space-available lodging, and can be contacted via the following methods:
The Flyers Inn
650 Airlift Drive
Chicopee, MA 01022
Tel: (413) 593-5421
Fax (DSN): 589-2835
For TDY and Space Available reservations:
Tel: (413) 593-5421 and (413) 557-2700
For UTA Reservations:
Automated Lodging Reservation System
Tel: 1-800-367-1110, ext. 2850
Conference Center (DSN 589-3595)
Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, Conn.
((30 miles from base))
AIR FORCE INNS Web Site: http://www.usafservices.com/
Westover ARB Services Web Site: http://www.westoverservices.com/
Westover ARB Facebook Site: http://www.facebook.com/Westover.Patriot/
How to renew or obtain an ID card
Customer service (Military Personal) center is unable to accommodate walk-ins.
If you need a military ID you MUST make an appointment:
I'm a retiree, is there an office I can call?
To contact someone in our Retiree Activity Office please call 413-557-3918.
Their office is located in building 5100, near the base club (DFAC) and Airman lodging buildings
Which office at Westover do I call about a noise complaint concerning aircraft?
Callers can reach the public affairs office at 413-557-2020, or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the time of the incident, aircraft description, and direction of flight.
Does Westover offer space-available travel and how do I get information about flights?
The 439th Airlift Wing passenger terminal, located at Hangar 3, south wing, is currently accepting registrations for flights both overseas and in the continental U.S. For more information, call the Space-A hotline at 413-557-2549 or the passenger terminal at 413-557-3453 and 2622.
If you have a specific flight in mind, please make it known in your inquiry so the terminal staff may better serve you.
Due to security concerns, flight schedules may not be faxed or e-mailed to non-military persons, and terminal employees cannot discuss arrival or departure information by phone.
How do I sign up for a flight?
To sign up for a flight, you must provide your name, rank, social security number, category of travel and the countries you plan to visit. If dependents are traveling with you, they must provide the same information.
How far in advance are flight schedules posted?
Flight schedules are posted on the 20th of each month for the following month's flights.
What regular trips are available from Westover?
On average, Westover C-5s travel to Europe twice per week. Trips to the Pacific are sporadic.