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  • Honoring Sept 11 through service and deployment

    For one Westover firefighter, his first deployment holds a deeper meaning than most.“It was hard not to get a little emotional when I saw the aircraft take off,” said Tech. Sgt. Mark McKunes, a 439th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter who’s on his first deployment here to Southwest Asia. “Being deployed during 9/11 was very moving—that’s the
  • Westover ARB maintainer explains detailed repair to C-5 nose-gear

    The C-5 - one of the most complex aircraft in the inventory - challenged Westover's renowned aircraft maintainers recently, as Airmen salvaged parts from the former fleet to help with restoring the remaining operational jets.Tech Sgt. Nathan Staples, a 439th Maintenance Squadron aero repair technician, explained how the two ball-screw drive