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  • Air Force Reserve Command career field managers adopt myVector

    Earlier this year, the Air Force introduced myVector, a virtual platform empowering Airmen to communicate their career goals more effectively with senior leaders within their career field."One of our core missions to develop current and future leaders within the Reserve force requires innovative approaches to spread the knowledge from the highest
  • PTSD: Seeking out mental health care is the first step to wellness

    Service members, family members and veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder may repeatedly re-experience their ordeal as nightmares, flashbacks or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events that remind them of their original trauma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They also may experience overanxious watchfulness or a tendency to withdraw or avoid situations and people that remind them of their traumatic experience, CDC said.
  • Westover welcomes new 439th Communications Squadron Commander

    A Change of Command Ceremony took place on June 6 at the Westover Conference Center. Lt. Col. Juan Doan became the new commander of the 439th Communication Squadron, in a peaceful hand-off of position from Lt. Col. Venice Goodwine.
  • Westover installs Tire Pressure Monitoring System on C-5M

    Tech. Sgt. Brittany Spano, an 439th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Crew Chief fills a C-5M tire with nitrogen after the installation of the digital pressure gage, or the Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
  • Flight Commander's Course Trains Future Leaders

    U.S. Air Force officers and senior enlisted personnel gathered at the Westover Conference Center for a Flight Commander’s Course June 7 to 9.
  • Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback

    The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head.
  • It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a peregrine falcon?

    On June 3, members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife worked together to transfer three baby peregrine falcons from Westover to the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.
  • 104FW Avionics Test Station technician, 439AW DoD civilian supports National Guard Capitol Response Mission

    Since January, the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard have partnered with other National Guard units from across the country to provide ongoing security, communication, medical, evacuation, logistical and safety support to United States Capitol civil authorities. Out on this operation is Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Senior Airman Dorian Ayala, who has been on mission since mid-April as an immediate response force member.
  • Communication key during 439th AES exercise

    Members of the 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron practiced their ability to establish and maintain communication in a foreign operating area, or deployed environment, April 10 at Westover Air Reserve Base.
  • 439th MSG commander pins on colonel

    The 439th Mission Support Group held a pinning on and promotion ceremony for their commander, Col. Brandon W. Stepp, May 1 at the Westover Conference Center.