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F-15’s from 104th Fighter Wing to Relocate to Westover Starting Tuesday

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — In addition to the traffic from C-5’s that already reside at Westover Air Reserve Base, folks in the area may begin seeing increased traffic beginning this week as a construction project gets underway in Westfield.

Beginning Tuesday, about fourteen F-15s from the 104th Fighter Wing will be temporarily relocated to the Chicopee airfield, while work gets underway at the Barnes Municipal Airport to repair and replace the runway there.

Westover officials note that neighbors near the base and surrounding communities may experience increased noise levels from the additional planes.

Members of the 104th Fighter Wing are slated to fly training missions an average of twice a day.

Planes that are a part of the Air Force’s 24-hour alert program are being relocated to Otis Air National Guard Base on the Cape.

The aircraft are scheduled to be at Westover for about six months.


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