Aerospace/Defense

Christopher Willenborg returns to oversee Barnes Regional Airport

Christopher Willenborg has returned to manage Barnes Regional Airport amid a capital improvement plan and reconstruction of a runway. Those changes are not a surprise. When he left Barnes after seven years in 2015, he assumed the role of state aeronautics director at the MassDOT Aeronautics Division, as well as that of executive vice president…

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New England Veterans Chamber Offers Assist to Military-involved Business Owners

The founder of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce (NEVCC), which serves businesses owned by veterans, active military, the National Guard, the U.S. Reserves, and their family members throughout New England, wants to hear from its constituents. As the COVID-19 sweeps across the country, temporarily shuttering businesses and devastating the economy, the founder of…

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American International College Named to Military Friendly Schools List

American International College (AIC) has again been named a Military Friendly School. VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment and educational and entrepreneurial opportunities, has released the 2020-21 Military Friendly​​ Schools list, providing a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies, veteran…

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What does Raytheon-UTC merger mean for Western Mass? Impact feared for those who commute to jobs in Windsor Locks, Farmington, Conn.

Combined defense and aerospace giants Raytheon and United Technologies will be headquartered in Massachusetts — not Connecticut. Good news for the state, but what will be the impact of the merger, announced Monday, of the two companies into one company with an estimated $74 billion in sales for 2019 have in Western Massachusetts where many…

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Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport gets $2.6 million federal grant for drainage

U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, brought news of a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport on Monday. The airport will use the money to improve drainage at Barnes, according to information provided by Neal’s office. “The regional airport in Westfield is increasingly playing a larger and more…

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