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Every Vote Counts picWestover Air Force Reserve Base Voter Assistance Office is here to help you exercise the very right you protect--your right to vote! We can help you register to vote, request an absentee ballot and notify your local election officials back home of a change of address. The information below is provided for you as you get ready to transition and are thinking of what you must do before and after you make that change in assignment or go on your deployment or separate/retire.

Federal Post Card Application (FPCA): The FPCA can be used to register to vote while simultaneously requesting an absentee ballot. It can also be used to submit a change of address to your local election officials. You can now go online to https://www.fvap.gov/r3/fpca/home and use the FPCA Wizard that will help you register, request your absentee ballot and/or change your address while providing you with all of your state-specific information and requirements to vote!

Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB): The FWAB can be used as a backup in case you have already registered to vote or sent in an FPCA to both register and request your absentee ballot, but you have not yet received your absentee ballot from your State. Like the FPCA, you can go online to fill in the FWAB at https://www.fvap.gov/r3/fwab/home and use the FWAB Wizard that will help you to vote in Federal elections, even filling in your candidate choices based on your State of residence!
 
The FPCA and FWAB Wizards will provide you with a filled in form. All you have to do is print, sign and date it, and return it to your election official via the directions provided (some States allow you to fax, and/or e-mail your signed form if you "PDF" and scan it to your computer).

National Mail Voter Registration Form (NVRF): If you are separating/retiring, you'll need to advise your local election official (LEO) that you will no longer be considered a military voter. The NVRF can then be used to notify your LEO of your address change.
 
Your Voter Assistance Office can help you fill in and mail off your voting materials if you need the assistance. Please call 413-557-3169.

You can also contact your Unit Voting Assistance Officer (UVAO) for assistance.

For more information, you may also visit the federal website at http://www.FVAP.gov.

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Toon Tuesday - Patriot Puns (U.S. Air Force cartoon by W.C. Pope)
The Marine Wing Support Squadron 472 Det. B took home first place at a dodgeball tournament Apr. 17 at the Westover Fitness Center. The Marines claimed the top spot after they defeated three other teams. Rachael Volpe and Jamie Gallivan, sports specialists at the Fitness Center, officiated the event. Volpe said her coworker Jamie was extremely excited about the tournament. “All the participants had a fun time,” she said. “We hope to make this an annual event.” The four competing teams were the MWSS 472, Marine Air Support Squadron 6, 439th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and the 439th Force Support Squadron. “The MVP for our team was Staff Sgt. Andrew Jordan,” said Senior Airman Daniel Pedretti, 439th FSS personnelist. “He was the last one standing every single time.” He said all the players had a blast and would like to play in this tournament again next year. (photos by Senior Airman Daniel Pedretti and Victoria Brown)
🚒 On Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Chicopee Fire Department Deputy Chief Beauregard requested mutual aid support for a house fire at 38 Ward St. Westover sent one truck with 4 firefighters to the scene where they performed “Rapid Intervention Rescue” coverage and assisted with overhaul of the structure by pulling down ceilings and putting water on the hot spots. All firefighters returned safely to the base at approximately 9:30 p.m.
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April is the Month of the Military Child We want to let all Westover military children know how SUPER they are by sending them a personalized certificate of appreciation. We are still collecting the names of all Military children who would like to receive a certificate honoring them during April. If folks are interested in their child(ren) receiving a certificate, please send have them send their child(ren)'s name, mailing address, service member name, and unit affiliation to 439.Westover.AFRC@us.af.mil by 19 April 2019. Certificates will be mailed out by the end of April. Airman & Family Readiness will be attending the Spring Vacation Bowl at the Westover Bowling Center on Wednesday, 17 April from 11am-1:30pm with handouts, free goodies and rock painting. Bowling is available from 11am-1:30pm with $1 games, $1 shoe rental and cosmic lights will be going. Please bring your kiddos and stop in and see us!
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Members of our 439th Contingency Response Flight are currently at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. participating in an exercise known as Patriot Hook. Patriot Hook is an annual exercise simulating a joint military and civilian force response to a natural disaster in a forward-deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Shane Phipps)
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