1. Chicopee's Westover Air base could diversify mission add jobs with new refueling tanker planes

    Chicopee's Westover Air base could diversify mission add jobs with new refueling tanker planes

    "We are pleased to hear the Air Force is considering Westover as a site to host 12 refueling planes. Westover is an important part of not only our community, but our local economy. Any increase in activity at the base is a good thing for the base, our city, and our region," he said. State officials have already agreed to invest more than $6 million to boost Westover's mission and try to protect it from further defense cuts. Included in the funding is opening a new $5 million National Aeronautics Research, Development and Training Center in partnership with the ...

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    1. It will diversify the mission. On one side we carry heavy cargo, and with the KC-46 planes we would be a go-to spot for fueling planes.
    2. This would be a great thing for Westover and a great thing for the local economy.
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