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  • Westover hosts 2019 Youth Outreach Day

    Approximately 130 students from local high schools in the area around the base participated in the annual Youth Outreach day.Youth Outreach day is a morale building and recruiting event aimed at ensuring a close connection is kept between Westover and the greater community. Students from the Westover Job Corps, Chicopee Comprehensive High School
  • 439th Airlift Wing May 2019 promotions

    439th Airlift Wing May 2019 promotions
  • Col. Ourada takes charge of the 655th RSG

    The Army’s 655th Regional Support Group at Westover Air Reserve Base hosted a change of command ceremony for incoming commander, Col. Lyle A. Ourada, and outgoing commander, Col. Jimmey W. Todd Jr., May 5, 2019.
  • Westover to launch Development Series

    Westover is scheduled to launch a monthly series of professional development seminars for all Patriot Wing Airmen starting in June. Airmen in the enlisted and officer ranks, as well as civilians, interested in taking their careers to the next level are encouraged to attend. Beginning June 8, the events will run from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on UTA Saturdays at the base club. Seminars will feature speakers and interactive workshops on key career growth topics such as fitness, goal setting, bullet writing, professional networking and public speaking. The topic for June is bullet writing. The session will be interactive and participants are encouraged to come with real examples of bullets for expert advice. August will feature a presentation on Airman fitness by James R. Puchalski, the wing exercise physiologist at Westover. Command Chief Master Sgt. Chin M. Cox highlighted the importance of professional development to mission accomplishment, as well as to Airmen’s individual success, during the May UTA Commander’s Call. The sessions will aim to help Airmen develop tangible skills that will benefit them in both the military and civilian workforce, while taking minimal time away from mission and training requirements. “Develop yourself so you have options,” said Chief Cox. The schedule of professional development topics beyond August is being developed based on the interests of Airmen in the wing, Chief Cox said. Chief Cox is encouraging Airmen interested in developing their leadership skills to volunteer to help organize future professional development events. For more information on the program or to propose a topic, contact Master Sgt. Alexander Cotton and Chief Cox.
  • Police Week Supports Mission, Adds Comradery

    In 1962, President John F. Kennedy dedicated May 11 – 17 as Police Week to honor officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Westover ceremony was held in advance to coincide with a Unit Training Assembly, when most traditional reservists were on duty. The festivities began on May 2 with a 5K Ruck March and ended on May 5, with a closing ceremony to remember and identify the fallen.
  • Westover Reservists by State

    Westover Reservists come from 32 states, 986 are from Massachusetts, 340 from Connecticut, 221 from New York, and 86 from Rhode Island. And the rest of the 1918 Reservists come from a range of states including Hawaii being the farthest distance.Last year there were 34 states represented.
  • Westover announces quarterly winners, 1st quarter 2019

    Westover announces quarterly winners, 1st quarter 2019
  • Westover Arbor Day Proclamation

    Col. Craig Peters, 439th Airlift Wing commander, reads an Arbor Day Proclamation near a newly planted tree, May 3, 2019.
  • Veterans Writing Project offers vets a chance to tell their story

    During a Veterans Writing Project workshop in Amherst, Mass., while one young veteran was reading a story about his time in Afghanistan, his voice cracked and his face grew red.
  • Reservist’s civilian employer nominated for top DoD award

    Reservist’s civilian employer nominated for top DoD award. Senior Master Sgt. William Gelinas nominated Eversource Energy in Berlin, Conn., for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Freedom Award.