Executive Vice President, Michael Hagmaier on 22News InFocus Discussion Panel

InFocus: Military family, active duty and veteran support programs

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Each November 11th, we honor veterans on Veterans Day. But did you know that November is also Military Family Appreciation Month?

This week on 22News InFocus we’ll be talking about the unique challenges faced by military families, active duty personnel and veterans.

Even when we are not at war, they deal with stresses such as frequent moves or the absence of a spouse or parent. Deployment to a war zone creates additional issues for a family to handle. Our  panel of guests represent programs that provide services and resource to support  families, active personnel, and veterans.

You can watch 22News InFocus this Sunday at noon, LIVE on the air or streaming on your mobile device using the 22News app. And if you miss it, you’ll find it on our website at

Below are links and contact information from our guests. Use them to learn more about support services for military families, active military, and veterans, or to find out how to make donations or volunteer.


Toll free number to contact us for supportive service for Veteran and Families: 866-406-8449, Michael Hagmaier -413-822-8240

AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS PROGRAMBarnes Air National Guard Base, Lisa Potito-manager 413-568-9151 x 6981183

PIONEER VALLEY USO-250 Jenkins Street,Westover ARB, MA 01022,  

Rob Baron, Board of Directors and Public Information Officer, 413-557-3290,

AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS PROGRAM- Westover Air Reserve Base, Shanna King, manager-413-557-3024


Tracy J. Taylor, President, Western Mass Gold Star Mothers,