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  1. General: No immediate threat of closing Mass. air basesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MassLive.com

    ... Air Force," Thompson told reporters after the meeting. Massachusetts, in addition to being home to Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, has Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield. Thompson said, "In terms of our current United States Air ...

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  2. Baker going to Washington to advocate for MA basesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | WWLP

    ... closure and/or repurposing of existing military bases. The six installations in Massachusetts are: Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee and Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Joint Base Cape Cod in ...

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  3. For Westover and other vets, a long overdue victory: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | MassLive.com

    After a four-year battle, the Veterans Affairs department has granted disability benefits to 2,100 Air Force reservists who handled Agent Orange-contaminated planes. It never should have taken as long as it did, but veterans who served at Westover Air Reserve Base and elsewhere will finally be able to collect benefits for exposure to Agent Orange.

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  4. Federal government OKs disability benefits for veterans exposed to Agent OrangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Newsday

    ... including survivor benefits and medical care. Sharp-Hayes served as a medic aboard C-123s out of Westover Air Reserve Base in Massachusetts between 1974 and 1982. She said she later endured various maladies -- including thyroid and stomach cancers ...

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  5. 4-year battle over: Westover vets exposed to Agent Orange eligible for benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | MassLive.com

    Photo from 1981 of members of the 731st Tactical Airlift Squadron taken in front of one of the C-123 Providers they flew in at Westover Air Reserve Base. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has pledged to immediately begin providing benefits to Westover veterans and others who were exposed to Agent Orange while flying on and fixing planes previously used in the Vietnam War.

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  6. Reservists exposed to Agent Orange to get benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... the aircraft at Rickenbacker Air Guard Base in Columbus, Pittsburgh IAP Reserve Station, Pa., and Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. Brown, D-Ohio, along with Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., last week blocked the confirmation of Dr. ...

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  7. VA seeks to offer aid to some Air Force C-123 reservistsRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    ... at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh Air National Guard Base and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Many were pilots, mechanics or medical personnel and simply followed orders when it came to ...

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  8. In reversal, VA seeks to offer aid to Air Force reservists exposed to Agent OrangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Fox News

    ... at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh Air National Guard Base and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Many were pilots, mechanics or medical personnel and simply followed orders when it came to ...

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  9. VA pushes to expand Agent Orange aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2015 | NWAonline

    ... at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh Air National Guard Base; and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Mass. Many were pilots, mechanics or medical personnel and simply followed orders when it came to working on ...

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  10. VA moving to extend benefits to some Air Force reservists exposed to Agent OrangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2015 | The Day

    ... at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh Air National Guard Base and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Many were pilots, mechanics or medical personnel and simply followed orders when it came to ...

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  11. The Old Soldier Carries On: the B-52Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Daily Kos

    The B-52 is not the biggest jet flying, and definitely not the newest, but it's still one of the baddest. At the risk of poaching on Major Kong 's territory, I thought I'd share a few views of one I encountered at Westover Air Reserve Base back in May. I'll also throw in a few links of interest.

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  12. Chicopee mayor Richard Kos sees bright days ahead for cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | MassLive.com

    ... not only hold its population and maintain its level of service, but expand each. Chicopee abuts Westover Air Reserve Base, and Kos says the city is in constant contact with base officials and elected representatives, working to maintain Westover's ...

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  13. Springfield students visit Westover Air Reserve BaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | WWLP

    Hundreds of high school students were invited to participate in Westover Air Reserve Base's annual youth outreach program in Chicopee. The Springfield students wore military gear and took part in training exercises, the kind they've read about and seen in the movies.

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  14. Leicester police chief has thrilling ride with Blue AngelsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... than a second before saying yes.” The Great New England Air Show was held May 16 and 17 at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, attracting 400,000 spectators. Hurley explained that an F18 Jet called the Hornet flies out ahead of the other ...

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  15. Chicopee honors fallen veterans during Memorial Day parade, observancesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | MassLive.com

    ... Pierre Maheux died in 1960 during a bombing mission when he was serving with a bomb squadron at Westover Air Reserve Base . He was also a war veteran. Darlene Denny's husband, Pfc. Michael Denny, served in Vietnam and was badly injured. He had ...

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  16. New England Air Show: Two Days Of Crack Flying, Fighter Jets, Aircraft DisplaysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    ... jet or the Blue Angels in action? Air show this weekend in Chicopee It's been three years since Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Mass., hosted an air show. The drought ends this weekend. As many as 300,000 people are expected at the base ...

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  17. VA: Announcement on benefits for Westover veterans exposed to Agent Orange should come soonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | MassLive.com

    Photo from 1981 of members of the 731st Tactical Airlift Squadron taken in front of one of the C-123 Providers they flew in at Westover Air Reserve Base. CHICOPEE - The four-year battle for medical benefits waged by Westover Air Reserve veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange while flying C-123 planes after the Vietnam War could be over by the end of the month.

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  18. Exhibit at Great New England Air Show to honor Tuskegee AirmenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | WWLP

    The first African American military pilots will be honored in a unique way at the Great New England Air Show May 16 and 17. The Red Tail Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force pays tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, and they will be bringing their aircraft as well as a traveling exhibit to the show, being held at Westover Air Reserve Base. The exhibit includes a mobile movie theater that shows the short film "Rise Above."

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  19. 'Base rats' and others were forever impacted by Westover: ViewpointRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | MassLive.com

    A Navy Blue Angels advance jet landed at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee to scout out the terrain and logistics for the upcoming air show on May 16-17. Westover turned 75 years old in April.

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  20. Great New Air Show bringing Blue Angels, more to ChicopeeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | MassLive.com

    The U.S. Navy's renowned Blue Angels air demonstration team will headline the 2015 Great New England Air Show at Westover Air Reserve Base on May 16-17. The appearance will mark first time the team has flown at Westover.

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