- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Westover Air Reserve Base in Massachusetts is getting a new commander for the second time in three years.

Col. D. Scott Durham is scheduled to replace Brig. Gen. Jay Jenson at the Chicopee base on June 4.

Jenson is leaving for a position in the Pentagon as the director of Air Force Reserve Programs and Requirements.

Base spokesman Master Sgt. Andrew Biscoe tells The Republican newspaper that Durham currently leads a wing of the Air Force Reserves at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Durham has 27 years of military experience. He spent 13 years in active duty before being transferred to the reserve.

Durham comes as the base is experiencing job losses and a reduced amount of aircraft due to budget cuts.

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