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  • 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
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will be recognized on Jan. 15, 2018.   The poster concept focuses on
  • Below zero temperatures grip Westover

    If you live in the Pioneer Valley, you’ve probably noticed it’s been cold. According to John Dick from the Westover Weather Station, a “heat wave” of 7 degrees Fahrenheit swept across Westover on Jan. 4 -- after eight consecutive days of below zero temperatures (Dec. 27 through Jan. 3).“Jan. 4 also saw eight inches of snow that broke the old Jan.
  • Command post maintains base snowline

    Another New England winter has arrived, and the base snowline provides updates on when inclement weather might affect operations at Westover. The command post's snowline may be reached at 413-557-3444. It's typically updated by about 5 a.m. during mornings that include heavy snowfall, ice, or some other type of weather event. Local TV stations in