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  • In the end, it is YOUR readiness

    So, what is readiness? To me, it is a combination of several different elements, the first of which is individual readiness. This is probably the easiest to quantify—you can see it indicated in ARCNet and other systems as green, yellow, and red. It is a combination of shots, physical exams, fitness, annual CBTs, etc. You will probably get the most help with individual readiness as the chain of command chases down “the lists.”
  • Top 3 announces Senior NCO Dining-In

    Westover's Top 3 is planning the third annual Dining-In to take place April 7. Tickets are $55 each. The event will be held at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Holyoke, Mass. beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, contact any Top 3 member.   
  • AFIT Academic Coding Branch provides critical service to total force officers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – While academic degrees are generally masked at officer promotion boards, they still play a critical role for certain leadership and technical positions, so keeping official records updated with the most accurate information can be vital.Some situations where having an updated academic record is crucial
  • Key Spouse Program, never having to go it alone

    Members of the armed services know that it is imperative to get all their personal affairs in order before we deploy. It is important to be certain loved ones are taken care of before we go out the door. It’s times like this when Reserve Citizen Airmen welcome having a group of people who can be trusted to support and encourage their loved ones.
  • The Westover Train, an Air Show Attraction

    The Westover Train shuttled air show goers from make shift parking lots on the other side of base in 1990, 1992, 1994, and 1996 and people still ask if it will be at the next airshow.
  • Winter freeze brings safety reminders

    Winter is upon us here in Massachusetts, and with it comes cold temperatures, snow and many cold-related hazards. Some of the most common include slipping on ice, automobile accidents, and personal injury from overexertion or overheating, said Robert LaFleur, a 439th Airlift Wing occupational safety specialist.
  • Operations group plans assumption of command

    Col. Neil Hede will assume command of the 439th Operations Group Feb. 10.Hede comes to Westover from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., where he commanded the 327th Airlift Squadron. He's a command pilot with more than 4,900 hours in the C-130, KC-135, and C-5. His other leadership positions include flight safety officer, squadron section commander,
  • Great New England Air and Space Show set for July

    Planning is already well under way for the 2018 Great new England Air and Space Show, to be held July 14-15.The Thunderbirds, the Air Force's official aerial demonstration team, will headline the event, which honors the Air Force Reserve's 70th anniversary. This will be the first time since September 2008 that the six F-16s have performed at
  • JLUS information

    A community meeting for the Westover Joint Land Use study is planned for Jan. 23. People interested in learning about joint land use planning are encouraged to visit the following Pioneer Valley Planning Commission web site:http://www.pvpc.org/westover_jlus
  • Wing honors its best for 2017

    Annual awards dinner recognizes Patriot Wing's best