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FLIGHT SUIT FOR WOMEN? Ill-fitting gear could put female pilots’ lives at risk — but a redesign is on the way https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/04/04/ill-fitting-gear-could-put-female-pilots-lives-at-risk-but-a-redesign-is-on-the-way/
PILOT TRAINING NEXT Royal Air Force partners with PTN to innovate pilot training pipeline … “The integrated approach to sleep, fitness, health and diet together is what we should be doing” https://www.aetc.af.mil/News/Article/1799790/raf-partners-with-ptn-to-innovate-pilot-training-pipeline/
THROWBACK THURSDAY A MOM’S MISERY Air Force civilian loses daughter to drunk driver … “The violent crash that broke her rib, which then punctured her heart, had broken my heart as well. And why? … It was all so senseless.” https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365472/a-moms-misery-air-force-civilian-loses-daughter-to-drunk-driver/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-070708-007.pdf
THROWBACK THURSDAY BEFORE THEIR TIME How two people ended up in a nursing home by age 30 https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-070507-081.pdf
PILOT TRAINING NEXT Technology innovations changing approach to undergraduate pilot training, allowing "Air Force to fly higher, further and faster." https://www.aetc.af.mil/News/Article/1783246/ptn-innovations-moving-to-undergraduate-pilot-training/
THROWBACK THURSDAY AVALANCHE ANGELS Airmen rescue injured hiker from treacherous mountain snow slide. https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365456/avalanche-angels-airmen-rescue-injured-hiker-from-treacherous-mountain-snow-sli/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-080302-006.pdf NOTE: Torch magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary with “Throwback Thursday.” Throughout 2019, we’ll take a look at past stories that were among our reader favorites.
SUICIDE: RELATIONSHIPS SAVE LIVES Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, discusses how critical relationships are in preventing suicides across the Air Force. https://www.facebook.com/AirEducationandTrainingCommand/videos/2082928338674436/ https://www.dvidshub.net/video/664015/suicide-relationships-save-lives
THROWBACK THURSDAY Torch magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary with “Throwback Thursday.” Throughout 2019, we’ll take a look at past stories that were among our reader favorites. … TEARS FOR CHLOE No one should have to shed the buckets of tears Billie and Kevin Lombardo have wept for Chloe. When the Air Force couple lost their 2-year-old twin daughter to a tragic accidental poisoning, they decided to ensure her death would not be in vain by sharing their story … a chilling tale that may just hit a little too close to home for many. https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365477/tears-for-chloe-when-an-air-force-couple-lost-their-2-year-old-twin-daughter-to/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-070708-008.pdf NOTE: March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month
THE POWER OF IMPORTANCE In his latest Commander’s Intent video, Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, stresses that all team members have a sacred obligation to help everyone understand how important they are to the overall success of Airpower. He calls it a game-changer and challenges each and every person to find a way of showing his or her fellow Airmen how vital they are. https://www.dvidshub.net/video/661840/commanders-intent-power-importance https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=305305543514397
THROWBACK THURSDAY Torch magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary with “Throwback Thursday.” Throughout 2019, we’ll take a look at past stories that were among our reader favorites. ... MIRACLE ON THE MOUNTAIN An Air Force officer and his 10-year-old son vanish in a blizzard on the mountains of Turkey. Discover how they survive nine days of freezing temperatures in the rugged wilderness with no food, no fire and dad having to make the gut-wrenching decision to leave his son behind. https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365393/miracle-on-the-mountain-sixteen-years-ago-an-air-force-officer-and-his-10-year/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-110304-074.pdf
THROWBACK THURSDAY EMERGENCY IN THE TALON! Low on fuel and flying in bad weather, an instructor pilot faces a harrowing in-flight emergency when his T-38 aircraft malfunctions. He needs to get his aircraft safely on the ground and quick! Then more chaos. The aircraft in front of him blows a tire and blocks the runway! https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365394/emergency-in-the-talon/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-110304-074.pdf
BASE HOUSING UNDER FIRE Citing health and safety concerns, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein order commanders to conduct ‘100% review’ of all base housing <a href="https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1761047/citing-health-safety-concerns-wilson-and-goldfein-order-commanders-to-conduct-1/" target="_blank">https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1761047/citing-health-safety-concerns-wilson-and-goldfein-order-commanders-to-conduct-1/</a>
🛫Space A Friendly Reminder!🛬 📲On the recorded line, Space A flight info is updated 72 hours prior to the flight.… https://t.co/wH7D2bRzJr
HEADS UP: EOD is scheduled to conduct explosives training until 4 PM.
Welcome back to Westover!!-- The 439th Airlift Wing hosted a Change of Command Ceremony for incoming wing commande… https://t.co/PAhHYPrAeP
There is our Col. Kelly Hosey right in back of Gen. Miller, she will speaking tomorrow night at the Dining Out. Gen… https://t.co/2mtjSfqMiR
Throwback Thursday, April 2001 as the Springfield MEPS building was being built next to the Westover Bowling Facili… https://t.co/pUQtGQWSip
“Sharpening the Sword”; an ancient phrase that, at its foundation, identifies the importance of preparation and sel… https://t.co/e9YDh5raRl
WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. – Cpl. Mark Kornacki from the Hampden County Sheriff's Department, trains recruit… https://t.co/8Bs880EOYy
Throwback Thursday! Cover and inside cover of the 1972 Westover Air Force Base Guide. I will scan the rest soon and… https://t.co/WHsLKIioxh
Police Week 2019 sign-up https://t.co/wJHVGxJII8
Throwback Thursday! Cover and inside cover of the 1972 Westover Air Force Base Guide. I will scan the rest soon and… https://t.co/qQFADpUahn
🚒 Awesome work, Westover Warriors! 🚒 Westover responded to a mutual aid request in Granby with one engine with 4... https://t.co/sSuyP9tJvM
Tech. Sgt. Sharon Mekal, 439th Maintenance Squadron Crew Chief, is a Chicopee native. She grew up in Willimansett a… https://t.co/wj8B7of4AU
Police Week 2019, May 2-5 https://t.co/wJHVGxJII8
AFRC Media Awards are in, I’ve won the Animation and Digital Art categories. Thanks to all of you at Westover for t… https://t.co/YtiEnlBxsB
💵Financial Lunch ‘n Learn Thursdays at 1200 in the Chapel Conf Room.💵 Personal Financial Counselor, Roger Greenwoo… https://t.co/6nQGg1usSM
An injured Peregrine Falcon was rescued Tuesday, near the flight-line here. After base personnel alerted the United… https://t.co/nxuLrygeAZ
Throwback Thursday and I am talking way back - Bi-planes in a Hangar. Westover Field 1939-1940. (pope)
The 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducts a medical flight simulation earlier this week.
Throwback Thursday. In April 2003, Miss USA stopped by the base. (U.S. Air Force photos by W.C.Pope)