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Great New England Air & Space Show Breakfast Slated for July 13

CHICOPEE — The Galaxy Community Council announced that the Great New England Air & Space Show kickoff breakfast will take place on Friday, July 13 at Westover Air Reserve Base, 2255 Westover Road, Chicopee. The gate opens at 6:30 a.m., and breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m.

Attendees will dine with local Air Force and civilian dignitaries, and the guest speaker will be NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Catherine “Cady” Coleman. Immediately following the traditional breakfast and recognition ceremonies, the hangar doors will open to a preview of the weekend’s performances (subject to flying restrictions and weather.) All breakfast attendees must depart the base no later than noon.

Tickets are $35 each (plus a $1.50 processing fee) and must be purchased in advance to ensure base access. To register, click here.

All guests entering the base must have a valid picture ID when approaching the gate (not just the vehicle driver, but all guests). All vehicles and individuals are subject to search. There will be a 100% check of handbags when entering the breakfast. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.