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  • Public affairs compiling final Patriot e-newsletter

    The public affairs staff is compiling its final edition of the e-Patriot newsletter. The Patriot, published since the reserve took over operations of Westover in 1974 from the Strategic Air Command, will no longer be e-published. Its content will be redistributed among PA's social media outlets and this web site.The final e-Patriot is scheduled to
  • Wing announces fourth quarter winners

    On behalf of Col. Scott Durham, 439th Airlift Wing commander, the Patriot Wing congratulates its quarterly winners for the fourth quarter:Airman: Senior Airman Jean Pierre Canel, 439th Contingency Response FlightNCO: Tech. Sgt. Daniel O’Donnell, 439 Aeromedical Staging SquadronSNCO: Master Sgt. Michael Kaminsky, 439the Aircraft Maintenance
  • Westover brings in nearly $195 million to area economy

    The 439th Airlift Wing added almost $195 million to the community in fiscal year 2018. The number represents a decrease of $18 million from the previous year, due in part to a decrease in military payroll and construction at Westover. The wing impacted communities within a 50-mile radius with an economic impact of $194,541,415 from Oct. 1, 2017 to
  • Wing to hold retreat ceremony Nov. 4

    The Patriot Wing will hold its annual Veterans Day retreat ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at the base ellipse.Formation uniform of the day is OCPs, ABUs, or flight suits.
  • Wing to hold Commander's Call Nov. 4

    Two Wing Commander's Calls will be held Nov. 4 in the Base Hangar. The first one will be held at 8:30 a.m. followed by the second call at 10:00 a.m. Col. Scott Durham, 439th Airlift Wing Commander, will host these events and will review some of the Wing's accomplishments in 2017-2018.
  • Flu shot season approaches

    As the 2018-2019 influenza vaccination campaign approaches, senior leadership reminds all members that the suspense for vaccination is Dec. 15.Dates and locations of shot lines will soon be announced.As a reminder, vaccinations may be administered by a civilian provider, but complete documentation must be provided to the 439th Aerospace Medicine
  • SMILE program continues all week

    The second week of the Smile program Sept. 21-28 is coming to an end soon. There are two more weeks of prizes, and chances to get your passport stamps. Here is a recap of this week’s prizes:The prize patrol gave away $200 in gift cards, free lunches, pizza and wings at the club, and free games of bowling to 15 individuals. Eight members of team
  • The Air Force We Need Has 386 Operations Squadrons

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining the what the Air Force needs to implement the National Defense Strategy while speaking at the Air Force Association's annual Air, Space and Cyber conference Sept. 17.“The analysis says what every Airmen already knows,” Wilson said. “The Air Force is
  • Numbered air force commander, command chief pay visit to Patriot Wing

    Two senior Air Force Reserve Command leaders visited with the Patriot Wing for two days, first arriving in a C-5M Super Galaxy, and completing their visit with tours through the base's landmark arched hangars.Maj. Gen. Randall Ogden, 4th Air Force commander, and 4th AF Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White flew in on the eighth and final C-5M to
  • General continues legacy of service

    Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of Lt. Gen. Sept. 4.With this promotion, Scobee will become the Chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command where he will serve as principal adviser on reserve matters to the Secretary of the Air