Westover Air Reserve BaseUpdated: August 31, 2023
Located in Massachusetts near Chicopee and Ludlow, Westover Air Reserve Base is the largest Air Force Reserve base in the U.S., supporting the 439th Airlift Wing of the Fourth Air Force. It facilitates global troop, equipment, and medical patient transportation.
975 Patriot Avenue
Chicopee, MA 01022
What Kind of Base is Westover Air Reserve Base?
Established during World War II and named after Major General Oscar Westover, the base has evolved, now sharing runways with Westover Metropolitan Airport. Historically, it served as a NASA Space Shuttle backup landing site until 2011 and remains vital due to its Northeast U.S. location.
Westover Air Reserve Base Housing
Westover ARB does not offer government housing on base. There are some housing options nearby the base, and Atlantic Marine Corps Communities operate and manage those units. To ask about housing, call the Military Family Housing at 413-331-3205.
PCS and TDY Lodging
The base does offer a temporary lodging option. The Flyers Inn Lodging office offers housing options for service members and families. To make a reservation, call the lodging office at 413-557-2700.
What is the BAH for Westover Air Reserve Base?
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at Westover Air Reserve Base varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Massachusetts state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.
HAMPDEN COUNTY, MA BAH Rates
Military Housing Area: MA126
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Westover Air Reserve Base Surrounding Area
The Westover Air Reserve Base is nestled in the communities of Chicopee and Ludlow, near the city of Springfield. The base is a 45-minute drive from Hartford, Connecticut. The base is also roughly 2 hours from Boston. The region offers a variety of outdoor and recreational attractions including Mount Holyoke Range State Park.
At Westover Air Reserve Base, medical and dental exams are exclusively for Air Force Reserve personnel at a base clinic. Family members of reservists on active duty (Title 10, U.S. Code) for 30+ days can access local TRICARE-accepting hospitals or visit nearby Military Treatment Facilities: Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts or Groton Naval Air Station in Connecticut.
There is no Child Development Center at Westover ARB.
There is no school on-base. There is a School Liaison Officer on Westover ARB. Hamden County Public School Districts contain more than a dozen school districts:
- East Longmeadow
- Hampden-Wilbraham Regional
- Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional
- West Springfield
To find more about the school districts, go to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary.