Tag: Westover Air Reserve Base
  • Deployed Westover Airman killed in vehicle accident

    A deployed U.S. Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman assigned to Westover Air Reserve Base has died from non-combat injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scores of reservists join Total Force effort

    About 200 Air Force reservists from the 439th Airlift Wing are deployed to a pair of undisclosed locations here as well as in Baghdad. Capt. Kristin Montville and Tech Sgt. Jonathan Colwell are among these Airmen, whose home station is Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, and they make up two-thirds of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s intelligence section.
  • 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.
  • Westover not chosen as preferred KC-46A base

    Air Force officials announced Thursday that Westover is no longer a prime candidate to be the first reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, has now been slotted as the preferred base. The KC-46s are expected to begin arriving in 2019.Westover ARB, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and Grissom ARB,