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Westover Air Reserve Base, home of the 439th Airlift Wing, is the nation's largest Air Reserve base. It also is the home of the military's largest transport jet. Westover was created in 1939 in preparation for World War II, and operations officially began in 1940. Originally, Westover served as a bomber-training base, but since has had many different roles. Most notably, it served as a backup landing site for the NASA Space Shuttle until 2011. Today, Westover airmen are deployed throughout the world to defend our nation's interests.
Westover Air Reserve Base is located in south-central Massachusetts, in the town of Chicopee, approximately 2 hours west of Boston. Many amenities are offered at Westover, such as a hotel, outdoor recreation center, fitness center, bowling alley, and shopping centers. Westover's 28 tenant units include more than 2,000 military and civilians representing all four branches of the U.S. military. Also located at Westover is a Military Entrance Processing Station, which brings thousands of men and women into the U.S. military each year.
Military housing at Westover is privatized, and located just outside of the base. Veteran assistance can be found at the Westover Airman & Family Readiness Center, which is located on base. Additional resources, such as housing, shopping, and medical services can be found in the nearby town of Springfield, approximately 12 miles south.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.
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Hampden Charter School Of Science
|6 - 9||20 Johnson Rd Chicopee, MA 1022||Public|
|KG - 5||44 Connell St Chicopee, MA 1020||Public|
|KG - 2||10 Southwick St Chicopee, MA 1020||Public|
|6 - 8||314 Pendleton Ave Chicopee, MA 1020||Public|
|PK - 5||115 Hampden St Chicopee, MA 1013||Public|
|KG - 5||80 D.a.r.e. Way Chicopee, MA 1022||Public|
Chicopee Comprehensive Hs
|9 - 12||617 Montgomery St Chicopee, MA 1020||Public|
|9 - 12||820 Front St Chicopee, MA 1020||Public|
Gen John J Stefanik
|KG - 5||720 Meadow St Chicopee, MA 1013||Public|
|KG - 5||99 Kendall St Chicopee, MA 1020||Public|
|KG - 5||135 Litwin Ln Chicopee, MA 1020||Public|
Streiber Memorial School
|KG - 5||40 Streiber Dr Chicopee, MA 1020||Public|
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Cities Near Westover Air Reserve Base
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|City||Distance||Population||Avg. Home Price||Avg. Monthly Rent|
|Agawam Town||8.7 miles||28,626||$220,300||$852|
|Windsor Locks||17.8 miles||12,554||$190,700||$893|
|Southwood Acres||14.9 miles||8,060||$181,700||$1,084|
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