Westover Air Reserve Base

Westover Air Reserve Base is the nation's largest Air Force Reserve base, and is home to the Air Force's largest cargo aircraft, the C-5 Galaxy. More than 2,700 military and civilian workers are assigned to Westover's 439th Airlift Wing, a unit of the Air Force Reserve Command.

Colonel Robert R. Swain, Jr. is the commander of the 439th Airlift Wing. The mission of the wing is to provide worldwide air movement of troops, supplies, equipment, and medical patients. The 337th Airlift Squadron is the wing's flying unit, and operates the C-5. The C-5 specializes in missions involving outsized and oversized cargo that no other aircraft can carry.

Westover Air Reserve Base, Chicopee, Massachusetts, is the country's largest reserve base, covering more than 2,500 acres. In addition to Air Force Reserve units, the base is home to Army, Marine and Navy reserve units.

439th Operations Group
  • 337th Airlift Squadron
  • 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
  • 439th Aeromedical Staging Squadron
  • 439th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
  • 439th Airlift Control Flight
  • 439th Operations Support Squadron
439th Maintenance Group
  • 439th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  • 439th Maintenance Operations Squadron
  • 439th Maintenance Squadron
439th Mission Support Group
  • 42nd Aerial Port Squadron
  • 58th Aerial Port Squadron
  • 85th Aerial Port Squadron (Hanscom AFB, Mass.)
  • 439th Civil Engineering Squadron
  • 439th Communications Squadron
  • 439th Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • 439th Mission Support Squadron
  • 439th Security Forces Squadron
  • 439th Services Squadron
Other Occupants
  • 287th Medical Detachment, 804th Medical Brigade (Army)
  • 302nd Combat Support Brigade: The 302nd Combat Support Brigade (Maneuver Enhancement) ensures freedom of movement for combat forces across a designated area of terrain. The CSBM combines and coordinates Military Police, Chemical and Military Police Operations with Combat Forces, coordinating Airspace Management Operations for UAV, Fire Support and Close Air Support missions as well.
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Headquarters, 25th Marines Regiment
  • Machine Gun Platoon, Support Company, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division
  • Marine Air Support Squadron-6
  • Marine Wing Support Squadron 472, Detachment
  • Springfield Military Entrance Processing Station