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  • Semper Fidelis -- A fallen Marine finally laid to rest

    A sea of people lined the streets, right hands over their hearts. Small American flags blew in the warm summer wind. Military, Police, fire fighters, and civic volunteers stood at attention. A shiny black hearse adorned with a small Marine Corps sticker slowly drove down Hudson Ave. Inside, a lost Marine made his way home and was taken to his final
  • Local boy shakes hands, warms hearts

    Ten-year old Jeffrey from Agawam, Mass., is on a mission. His mission isn’t to catch the most Pokemon, play in World Series, or even kiss a girl; he wants to shake hands with, and thank every active and veteran military member he comes across until Veteran’s Day. He always carries a little black notebook so that if he meets a vet, he can shake
  • Impossible dream becomes reality for one South American country

    In an age of high-visibility drones and cyber security, there is a side of the Air Force some don’t see: its humanitarian missions. On Aug. 12, members of the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, and active-duty components came together to transport 47.8 tons of cargo to South America for a humanitarian mission. The cargo, one Pierce Pumper
  • Exercise Patriot Clipper 2016

    Members of the 439th Airlift Control Flight and Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and the Marine Air Support Squadron 6 from Westover Air Reserve base, Mass.; 452nd ALCF from March Air Reserve Base, Calif.; Army National Guard MEB from Natick, Mass., 103rd Airlift Wing from Bradley Field, Conn.; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency from Maynard, Mass., teamed up during exercise Patriot Clipper here at Westover during the week of July 11th, 2016.
  • Revving Engines, Breaking Glass

    Nearly 75 members of the local community, family, friends, military members and motorcycle enthusiasts came together to kick off a cross-country motorcycle journey in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Van Buren sisters ride from New York to California in 1916.The sisters, Augusta “Gussie” and Adeline Van Buren, were pioneers in the
  • Applying for a Federal Job? 10 Steps for Success

    WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. — Applying for a federal job can be a long and complicated process, but with preparation and tenacity—the outcome could be a rewarding career in the federal civil service.Nearly every career is represented in the federal workforce, from mechanics to lawyers, and all the different jobs that are in the civilian
  • Groups Glimpse Rare Birds on Base

    WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. --Thirty-six people from three area bird clubs came Saturday to watch something fly in the sky around Westover Air Reserve Base that wasn’t an airplane. The birds they were watching are rare in Massachusetts, and they weigh just eight ounces. The Allen, Brookline, and Hampshire Bird Clubs came June 4 to see the
  • Fight of a Lifetime: Westover Reservist and His Wife Bravely Battle Terminal Cancer

    Months before Senior Master Sgt. Lee Henry boarded a plane to visit a sick Airman who had suffered a major heart attack, doctors had diagnosed him with terminal cancer.Leaving his home on the West Coast and flying across the country to visit the Airman who was recuperating, even while he was in the fight of his life, might be considered by some to
  • Westover Invites Public to Attend KC-46A Meeting

    Westover Invites Public to Attend Meeting as Part of U.S. Air Force Environmental Impact Study for Proposed Addition of KC-46A to Base Westover 1 of 4 possible locations for 1st round
  • Earn it: The TSgt. Elias Aponte story of redemption

    From his earliest days as an Airman atbasic training, TSgt. Elias Aponte said things didn’t come easy.“Earn it!” TSgt. Aponte recalled whathis drill sergeant would shout. “That’s all he ever said to us.”Looking back through the long lens oftime, the Security Forces Squadron sergeant said his life could best bedescribed as a series of seemingly
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