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Tactical air control party specialists with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron survey an enemy-controlled landing zone before calling in close-air support  Aug. 14, 2014, at Operation Northern Strike in Grayling Air Gunnery Range, Grayling, Mich. TACPs will soon get access to the Tactical Transportable Gateway, whichl replaces the aged Air Support Operations Center Gateway communication node for deployed troops, linking ground forces with corps and division headquarters and air support, while providing situational awareness for areas as large as California. The current ASOC Gateway sits on two server racks on the back of a Humvee and is comprised of multiple vintage communication components, sewn together out of necessity during 15 years of continuous combat. The TTG reduces that footprint to the size of a suitcase.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer) TACPs call Hanscom for better signal
The Tactical Transportable Gateway will replace the aged Air Support Operations Center Gateway communication node for deployed troops, linking ground forces with corps and division headquarters and air support, while providing situational awareness for areas as large as California.
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Default Air Force Logo AFLCMC to engage industry with upcoming event
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In an effort to better engage with industry, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will host its annual Life Cycle Industry Days Sept. 13-15 at the University of Dayton River Campus located in Dayton, Ohio.The event will feature guest speakers from Air Combat Command, Air Force Strategic Plans and
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Default Air Force Logo ABG quarterly awards announced
66th Air Base Group officials recognized members of the workforce during a quarterly awards ceremony at the base conference center July 25.
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Default Air Force Logo Personal use of UASs prohibited on base
Citing security concerns, base officials recently restricted the use of all personal unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, over the boundaries of the installation.
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2017
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Change in optometry services offered to dependentsBecause of a staffing shortage, the 66th Medical Squadron Optometry Clinic will limit appointments to active duty members only. Dependents of active duty members may utilize their TRICARE benefit of one annual exam with a network civilian provider per year. Dependents do not need a referral for an
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Col. Roman L. Hund, 66th Air Base Group commander, congratulates Staff Sgt. Kathleen Shields on her selection for promotion to technical sergeant at the base clinic July 19. The Air Force has selected 8,167 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant of the 25,552 eligible. At Hanscom 13 staff sergeants have been selected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy) Technical sergeant results announced
The Air Force has selected 8,167 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant of the 25,552 eligible. At Hanscom four staff sergeants have been selected.
0 7/20
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Second Lt. Nic Cincotti, Command and Control test manager, 46th Test Squadron, Detachment 1, speaks to other members of the detachment about the support the group provides to program offices at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., July 13. Listening at the table from left-to-right is Lt. Col. Corey Beaverson, commander; 1st Lt. Matt Neau, C2 Cybersecurity test engineer; Jim Bordini, test engineer; and Tech. Sgt. James Pryor, Cybersecurity test manager. The detachment supports Hanscom by being the access point to the test community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt) Detachment connects Hanscom to test community
A team here has been supporting Hanscom program executive officers and program managers for 19 years by being the access point to the test community.
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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson) New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
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A U.S Air Force E-3 Sentry taxis past a NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft on June 7, 2017, at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany. The Planning Development office at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is developing options for future concepts for advanced battle management and surveillance capabilities. Efforts on ABMS provide the warfighter with command and control capabilities currently conducted by AWACS. Analysis of this project is expected to be complete by March 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Caleb Wanzer) Planning a system’s entire life cycle
The Development Planning team is charged with equipping the force for future challenging operational environments. The office is currently supporting two capability development analysis projects. One is in the early acquisition stages and has the goal of upgrading a command and control system housed at North American Air Defense, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, designed to warn senior leaders of an impending nuclear attack. Findings are expected in June 2018. Another project focuses on future concepts for advanced battle management and surveillance capabilities. Efforts on ABMS provide the warfighter with command and control capabilities currently conducted by E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. Analysis of this project is expected to be complete by March 2018.
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Default Air Force Logo AF announces enlisted PME redesign
Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.”
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