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U.S. Air Force Capt. Trevor Millette, 71st Rescue Squadron pilot, taxis an HC-130J Combat King II on the unimproved landing zone on Bemiss Field, July 29, 2016, at Grand Bay Bombing and Gunnery Range, Ga. This flight marked the first time an HC-130J landed at the ULZ on Bemiss Field, which was previously used for airdrops and helicopter landings. The landing validated the pilot’s training for future operations in austere locations and met requirements for training that cannot be accomplished on paved runways or assault strips. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)
Deployable landing system gives pilots global reach
Airmen with the 46th Test Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, worked for several months to learn the setup process and basic maintenance of the D-ILS system. Their efforts will help standardize the setup checklists all air traffic control systems Airmen will use assembling D-ILS units around the globe. Developed runways have permanent systems, but undeveloped runways sometimes have no electronic landing system capability. D-ILS provides instrument landing capabilities where they never existed, or where they have been degraded by enemy action or natural disasters. It facilitates humanitarian relief operations and supports the 24-hour, 365-day potential operational footprint of the U.S. Air Force.
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Carlos Rodgers addresses attendees Senior leader encourages knowledge sharing
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Air Force’s Director of Budget Investment shared his knowledge and experience during a regional professional development event for the American Society of Military Comptrollers here Nov. 15. Drawing upon his own experience of more than 30 years working on command and control and other weapon systems and on large
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Default Air Force Logo Rideshare survey now underway
The Hanscom Commuter Management Office is conducting an anonymous and voluntary survey through the end of November for employees who commute here for work.
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Procession for retired Navy Capt. Thomas Hudner Procession for a hero
 Residents line the streets in Concord, Mass., Nov. 15 to pay their respects as the body of Medal of Honor recipient retired Navy Capt. Thomas Hudner Jr. is brought to Monument Square Church. Hudner received the Medal of Honor for his actions in trying to save the life of his wingman, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in
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Default Air Force Logo Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 11
This year's Federal Benefits Open Season runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11, 2017, and includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account program.
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Default Air Force Logo CFC drive begins Nov. 15
The 2017 Combined Federal Campaign will kick off here Nov. 15 with a goal to raise $140,000 and make 100 percent contact with local military and civilian federal employees.
0 11/09
2017
Salute to Veterans Ceremony honors service, sacrifice of veterans
More than 60 local veterans were honored during the sixth annual Salute to Veterans ceremony at the base conference center here Nov. 9.
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Acquisition awards presented Hanscom personnel capture AFLCMC acquisition awards
The winners of 2017 Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Acquisition Management awards were announced during a ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, Nov. 7.
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Default Air Force Logo Hanscom to host Thanksgiving dinner
Members of the Hanscom community are invited to attend a Thanksgiving dinner at the chapel annex Nov. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m.
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Veena Meer, a program manager for IT security systems in the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., holds 3D printed airfoils, which will help fabricate an aircraft for the Air Force Research Lab’s 2018 Commander’s Challenge. 50 pounds. 30 miles. Unlimited ingenuity.
Veena Meer is Hanscom’s team lead for the Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge. The team of six young program managers and engineers is at the halfway point of a competition asking junior acquisition experts to build a vehicle capable of delivering 50 pounds of supplies 30 miles behind enemy lines with a $50,000 budget.
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