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Department of the Air Force
57 Patriot Drive
Westover Air Reserve Base
Chicopee, MA 01022
High cost of living area in comparison with the rest of the United States. Compared to the rest of the country, City of Chicopee cost of living is 11% higher than the U.S. average.
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Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. Currently, there is no physical operator for Westover Air Reserve Base. For instillation phone directory assistance, please dial 413-557-1110.
*Please note: Due to COVID-19 postures, activity on base may be limited.
The 439th Airlift Wing Westover ARB is comprised of a diverse population; servicing Reservists (both ART’s & TR’s), Guardsmen, and active duty service members, from all branches of the military, a civilian employed population, and multiple military and civilian tenant organizations. Westover is the nation’s largest Air Force Reserve Base, and is home to more than 5,500 military and civilian workers.
466,372 people in Hampden County, and 55,126 people in the city of Chicopee, according to July 2019 Census
55,126 people in the city of Chicopee and 466,372 people line in Hampden County according to July 2019 Census. Service Members and Civilians come from all of New England.
The 439th Airlift Wing is a unit of the Air Force Reserve Command. The Wing is assigned to Westover Air Reserve Base, in Chicopee, Massachusetts located in the northeast region of the United States of America.History
Westover is the nation's largest Air Force Reserve base and operates C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft. Westover has been in operation since 1940; serving as a bomber training base and a port of embarkation/debarkation during World War II, as a staging point for the Berlin Airlift, Headquarters of the Military Airlift Command system through 1955, and then as a major base of operations for the Strategic Airlift Command until 1974. Since May 19, 1974, Westover has been an Air Force Reserve base. For more history visit Westover's homepage.Mission
Westover ARB is capable of providing worldwide air movement of troops, supplies, equipment, and medical patients. Airlift also involves airdrop and combat off-load operations. Support units provide; communications, engineering, logistical, medical, and security requirements. Please visit the Westover homepage for more information on our mission.
Take I-91 North to I-291 in Springfield to Fuller Road and take exit marked Westover ARB. Follow the Westover signs to the base
From New York State/West
Take Mass Pike (I-90) East to Exit 49 ("old exit 5") and follow the Westover signs to the base.
From Boston Area/East
Take the Mass Pike (I-90) West to Exit 49 ("old exit 5") in Chicopee. Follow the Westover signs to the base.
Take I-91 South to Mass Pike (I-90). Head East to Exit 49 ("old exit 5") and follow the Westover signs to the base.
Entering Westover ARB into most GPS devices will not get you to a valid gate. To reach the Main Gate, please enter 2255 Westover Rd, Chicopee, MA 01011 into your GPS. This address is for a nearby business, disregard the turnoff for the business and continue straight on Westover Rd. The main gate will be on your left just prior to the road dead ending.
Please dial 413-557-1110 for the Instillation phone directory for Westover Air Reserve Base.