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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Nicholas Reid (left) and Aiden Herzog work in the community garden near the Youth Center May 30. In addition to the youth, volunteers from US Family Health Plan assisted in planting flowers, vegetables and herbs in the garden for Hanscom children to enjoy all summer long. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt) Volunteers plant garden for Youth Center
Children at the Hanscom Youth Center will be able to enjoy vegetables and herbs all summer, as well as learn the responsibility for taking care of a garden themselves, courtesy of US Family Health Plan. The company shut down its Brighton office the afternoon of May 30 as volunteers worked with a group of children from the Youth Center to plant the
0 6/06
2012
Default Air Force Logo Volunteers needed for ESOHCAMP assessments
The Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment Management Program (ESOHCAMP) will conduct a base-wide assessment of Hanscom's compliance with environmental, safety and occupational health laws and regulations. The Internal (Tier 2) inspection will take place June 18 through 22. Typically, the Internal ESOHCAMP team is
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2012
Default Air Force Logo The importance of updating SGLI
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) can be a valuable benefit. In the event of a servicemember's death, SGLI affords the ability leave up to $400,000 to loved ones.It is important for members to periodically review and update beneficiary designations to ensure they continue to reflect their intentions. Some prime opportunities to do so
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2012
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – An exterior view of Building 1604, Hanscom’s newest office building, June 5. Base officials recently learned the building earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Wyatt) EPA recognizes Hanscom office building for energy efficiency
Hanscom's newest office building, Building 1604, earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. The certification covered the time
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Default Air Force Logo Hanscom Inn receiving upgrades
The Hanscom Inn recently completed a "whole room upgrade" renovation project to guest rooms in Buildings 1414 and 1427 that included new furniture, carpeting and high-definition televisions along with many other improvements.The project, part of an Air Force funded lodging five year plan, is just the beginning for improvements scheduled for Hanscom
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Default Air Force Logo Youth Employment Skills program
A new program allows high school-aged dependents of active duty Air Force members, or others qualified under Title 10, to earn money for future education while learning valuable work skills and serving their base communities.The Youth Employment Skills (YES) Program is an on-base youth volunteer program funded by the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
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Default Air Force Logo State health officials urge residents to take precautions against tick bites and Lyme disease this spring
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is encouraging residents to stay vigilant against tick bites when they're outdoors this spring and summer. Ticks are present in the environment anytime temperatures are above freezing, but they're especially active as temperatures get warmer in spring and summer. If not removed promptly from the skin,
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Default Air Force Logo Annual ‘Volunteer Salute’ to be held June 13
The 2012 Hanscom Volunteer Salute will be held June 13 at the Hanscom Conference Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The volunteer salute and reception lunch are free to all base volunteers and their supporters, whether they volunteered one hour or 1,000 hours on base or off base, in the past year. The theme for 2012 is "Volunteering is a Work of
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Default Air Force Logo Critical days of summer campaign kicks off
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and it also kicks off the Air Force's 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign. The theme for this year's safety campaign is, "Safety - It's Personal" and runs May 25 through Sept. 4."This year's theme is a reminder that safety is everyone's responsibility and the decisions we make impact our
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Default Air Force Logo Youth teen council expands
The Hanscom Teen Council is a group of high school students who meet each Monday afternoon at the Youth Center to discuss a variety of topics that impact base teens not only today, but as they prepare for life after high school.Next school year, the teen council will expand to include eighth grade students."I think expanding the teen council to
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