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New England Air Museum hosts 'Women Take Flight' event
The New England Air Museum hosted their annual ‘Women Take Flight’ event on Saturday, March 7 at the museum, located near Bradley International Airport.
Westover's Women's History Month, Mar. 2020
MARCH 2020 - WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH Women's History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American Women throughout the history of the United States. The DoD Women's History Month poster consists of 3 versions, each of which is identical, except for the woman depicted in the poster. The observance recognizing women's contributions was established by Public Law 100-9. This observance runs through the month of March and celebrates the struggles and achievements of women throughout the history of the United States.
Westover to host CPR training Mar. 16
The Westover Fire Department is hosting an Instructor led Red Cross Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED course on Mon., March 16, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class will be held in the fire department training room. The participant manual, reference material, and agenda is located on the Fire Department SharePoint site and by clicking on the AED Icon. The Fire Department SharePoint site is located at: https://afrc.eim.us.af.mil/sites/439AW/439MSG/439CE/CEF/SitePages/Home.aspx The Class size is limited to twelve (12) participants and there is a minimum requirement of three (3) participants to conduct the class. At the end of each class you will be certified by the American Red Cross to perform the following skills: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Adult, Child & Infant) The use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) Foreign Body Airway Obstruction Relief (Choking) (Adult, Child, and Infant) To register, please email Assistant Chief Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Navy Seal, Medal of Honor Recipient Edward Byers speaks Mar. 25
Navy Seal and Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Edward Byers, Jr., received the Congressional Medal of Honor from the President of the United States in February 2016, in recognition of his heroic acts of valor, saving a hostage in Afghanistan in 2012. On Wednesday March 25 at 6:30pm, Master Chief Petty Officer Edward Byers, Jr. will be an honored Speaker in the Parish Lenten Speaker Series at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 127 Holyoke Road in Westfield, Massachusetts (413-562-3450). A Reception will follow in the Parish Center. Music will be provided by the Westfield High School Jazz Band and Chorus. A special invitation is extended to all Veterans Groups, American Legion and Military Representatives from Barnes and Westover.
James Street Gate closed indefinitely starting Feb. 24
Team Westover, We apologize for the inconvenience, however effective Monday, February 24th, the James Street Gate will be closed indefinitely - except on UTA’s when James Street Gate will be open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of the UTA. We understand this creates some inconveniences for those that live outside or prefer to use the James Street gate Monday through Friday, however we must adjust to ever changing force protection requirements. To best meet those requirements our security forces’ manpower is appropriately aligned to deliver all necessary safeguards to the mission, the installation, our personnel and other assets. Thank you, KAREN L. MAGNUS, Colonel, USAF Commander, 439th Mission Support Group
Awards Gala, Feb. 8 deemed a rousing success
The annual awards gala was held Feb. 8 at the Knights of Columbus on James St. The event was held to disclose the annual award winners. “For all the Airmen who showed up, thank you, you’ve made this event special,” said Col. Craig Peters, commander, 439th Airlift Wing giving a speech before ceremony started. “At first I was optimistic about the size of the crowd, but you blew it out of the water with over 400 people here tonight.” One of the main events was Col. Patrick Dufraine, inspector general, 439th Airlift Wing playing the national anthem on his cello. Chief Master Sgt. James Loper, chief, Air Force Reserve Chief’s Group, Reserve3 Senior Leader Management Office, Office of the Air Force Reserve, the Pentagon, Washington D.C. was the guest speaker.
Westover AADD program is looking for volunteer drivers!
The Westover AADD program is looking for volunteer drivers! “We are still looking for volunteers for the UTA evenings for Airman Against Drunk Driving (A.A.D.D). The shifts are from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. and 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. Volunteers don’t get to pick their time slot. If they choose to volunteer we ask that they come 5 minutes before their shift. We set up at the USO. If this interests anyone in your unit they can contact Staff Sgt. Ashley Michie, by email or her direct extension. If one does end up wanting to volunteer we are asking that they please contact the scheduler first so we can confirm and know how many people we will have." Scheduler for AADD/ Dispatcher: Staff Sgt. Ashley Michie: 413-557-2654 (Cell: after 1645) 203-927-3296 Ashley.email@example.com
Financial Lunch 'n Learn, for Feb. 13
Our Personal Financial Counselor, Mr. Roger Greenwood will be offering a 30 minute financial lunch ‘n learn every Thursday. Lunch ‘n learns will take place at 12 a.m. in the Chapel Conference Room. The topic for this week is, Financial Planning for Marriage No need to sign up, just show up to learn and ask any questions you may have!!! Feel free to bring your own lunch, as lunch is not provided. Future Topics: 20 Feb 20 Military Saves Program: Saving and Investing to secure a strong financial future 27 Feb 20 Income Tax Preparation : your questions answered 05 March 20 TSP overview and how to choose the best funds for you 12 March 20 Home Sweet Home: Strategies for Home Buying and why a 30 mortgage may be best for you 19 March 20 Stretching Your Money: How to track your expenses and develop a spending plan 26 March 20 Estate Planning: Strategies for legacy planning- who gets what? If you would like to schedule a one-on-one financial appointment, or briefing for your unit, please contact Mr. Greenwood at (518) 229-8482 or via email at PFC.Westover.USAFR@zeiders.com. Shanna King, Civ, USAF
DoD Standards of Conduct on Political Activities
DoD Standards of Conduct on Political Activities for 2020
African American Heritage Month
African American History Month, also referred to as Black History Month, is celebrated every February. In observance of the month, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) developed a poster that homage to Soldiers from A Company, 452nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery, one of the U.S. Army’s Black-only combat units which served during WWII.