WESTOVER ARB
Chicopee, MA 01022, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Welcome

On behalf of the men and women of the 439th Airlift Wing, welcome to Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, home to the largest air reserve base in the Department of Defense and the military’s largest transport jet. Here at Westover, our mission is to provide global-reach capabilities with mission-ready Citizen

History

WESTOVER ARB 1939 TO THE PRESENT Westover Field was created by a war-readiness appropriation signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and opened on April 6, 1940. It was assigned to the United States Army Corps Northeast Air District. Later, as part of the First Air Force I Bomber

Mission

The 439th Airlift Wing is the premier unit-equipped reserve team hosting joint partners; we are leaders in providing global reach to achieve national objectives. The 439th Airlift Wing is capable of providing worldwide air movement of troops, supplies, equipment and medical patients. Strategically postured on almost 2,500 acres in western

Tenants

Westover’s 28 tenant units include more than 2,000 military and civilians representing all four branches of the U.S. military. In addition, the base houses a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), which annually brings thousands of young men and women into the U.S. military. Other tenants include a contracted off-base military

Serving You

AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER 413-557-3024 The Airman & Family Readiness Center staff provides referral information for all military members assigned to Westover. It is in Building 1100 on Walker Avenue (near the Base Ellipse). The center staff also provides personal financial assistance, a computer lab, pre/post deployment support, Operation

At Your Leisure

MUSEUMS AND HISTORY EDWARD BELLAMY HOUSE Chicopee Historical Society 93 Church St. Chicopee, MA 01020 413-427-1056 This house built in 1852, home to journalist Edward Bellamy, was added to the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971. Today, it serves as a base for
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