Tag: 439th Airlift Wing
  • Future Air Force leaders continue inclusion, awareness conversation

    Nearly 70 future leaders of the 439th Airlift Wing continued the conversation on inclusion and racial equality in the military during the July unit training assembly.  Lt. Col. Rodney Furr, 439th Airlift Wing chief of Public Affairs, spoke to the Development and Training Flight on the life and times of Marshal W. “Major” Taylor, an African American
  • Westover aeromedical, aerial port Airmen practice like they play

    Members of the 439th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 42nd Aerial Port Squadron conducted ground and flight medical training July 23 to 25.
  • Westover declares Health Protection Condition Delta

    Westover declared Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Delta on March 31 to combat the spread of COVID-19 across the base and our local communities.  Westover is the first installation Air Force-wide to move to this level of protection.
  • Solar farm grows out of what was once Westover housing

    Westover will soon see a significantly lower electric bill thanks to Chicopee Solar LLC. The Chicopee Municipal Light Plant, which services the city of Chicopee, will begin receiving electricity sourced from a newly installed solar plant just outside Westover.
  • Maintainers' ingenuity saves Air Force money, time

    The “knuckle busters” in the 439th Maintenance Squadron found they needed an elevator support bracket as soon as possible for the C-5 aircraft 69-0020, the oldest C-5A in the Air Force fleet that’s still flying. To make it mission capable, they made the large bracket from an even larger block of aluminum, saving the Air Force time and tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Through smoke, rubble -- How 9/11 affected Westover

    September 11, 2016, will mark the 15th anniversary of the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil in history. For those old enough to remember, that day and the events that followed will be forever etched in their mind, like Pearl Harbor was for those alive in 1941. Military members and their families recalled a certain anxiety, waiting to see what
  • Reserve units supporting Patriot Hook exercise

    This year marks the 29th iteration of the annual Patriot Hook exercise. The Air Force Reserve's 433rd Airlift Control Flight (ALCF) based at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is serving as the lead agency, while other participating Air Force Reserve units include the 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base, California, the 439th Airlift Wing from Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, and the 315th ALCF from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.