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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – More than 90 members of the Hanscom community begin the Combined Federal Campaign 5K and 10K run outside the Minuteman Commons Oct. 11 as part of a fundraising effort for the CFC. The event also included a pumpkin pie-in-the-face fundraiser, chili cook-off, cotton candy sale and a themed basket auction. More than $2,300 was raised. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Wyatt) For Hanscom’s CFC manager, giving is personal
With two Combined Federal Campaign fundraising events successfully completed, organizers are now shifting their focus to making 100 percent contact with base employees. Federal employees can choose to make a one-time contribution or a payroll deduction toward the installation's goal of $295,000. The campaign is scheduled to continue through Nov.
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Default Air Force Logo October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
According to the American Cancer Society, other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less than one in eight and the chance of
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Default Air Force Logo Conversion continues for Government Travel Cards
No matter where someone works or what they do, they have more than likely dealt with change. One recent adjustment that is affecting many personnel is the conversion from the Controlled Spending Account back to the Government Travel Card. The GTC is a travel card used by Department of Defense personnel to pay for all costs related to official
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Default Air Force Logo Bedford High impact aid surveys due Oct. 22
Bedford High School will soon send parents the 2012-2013 "First Count" Federal Impact Aid Survey for federally connected students. This survey is for both military and Department of Defense civilian families with children in local school districts. By completing this form, parents can make a difference to their child's education, according to
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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Col. Lester A. Weilacher (center), 66th Air Base Group commander, hands over a knife from the Revolutionary War battle of Parker’s Revenge to Nancy Nelson, Minute Man National Historical Park superintendent, during a ceremony here Oct. 3, as Lexington Minute Men Michael DaRu (left) and Bill Poole as well as Terrie Wallace, park curator, stand by. Because of Hanscom’s proximity to Revolutionary War sites, archeologists conducted a search on base and, in addition to the knife, uncovered musket balls and a shoe buckle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry) Base loans revolutionary artifacts to national park
In a ceremony here Oct. 3, Col. Lester A. Weilacher, 66th Air Base Group commander, handed over several Revolutionary War artifacts to Nancy Nelson, Minute Man National Historical Park superintendent. The artifacts, including several musket balls, a shoe buckle and knife, were uncovered during three extensive archeological digs that started in the
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Tops in Blue Air Force’s entertainment showcase ‘Tops in Blue’
Tops in Blue, the premier entertainment showcase of the U. S. Air Force, will perform at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Mass., on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free to attend. Throughout the show, the audience is invited to be a part of the dynamic rhythm of Tops in Blue and listen to the music of life through
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Default Air Force Logo Winter fitness assessment procedures
The 66th Force Support Squadron has issued guidance on how fitness assessments will be conducted during winter weather conditions at Hanscom, in accordance with AFI 36-2905.During winter months, the weather can be harsh in New England and inclement weather should be the last thing on an Airman's mind when taking a fitness assessment, FSS officials
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Default Air Force Logo Volunteers needed for Operation Pumpkin
Halloween is a time for children to dress up as their favorite goblin and race from house to house trick-or-treating. It's also a time for parents to be especially concerned with their child's safety.With the 66th Security Forces Squadron members and volunteers patrolling housing for this year's Operation Pumpkin and families following a few safety
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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. - Col. Lester A Weilacher, 66th Air Base Group commander, presents a plaque recognizing Hanscom Federal Credit Union as Air Force Credit Union of the Year for 2011 to Paul Marotta (center), HFCU chairman of the board, outside of the credit union Sept. 27. Also pictured from left to right are HFCU board member Theresa Conrad, President and CEO David Sprague, board member Frederick Ryan, 66th Air Base Group deputy director Tom Fredericks and board member John Delcore. (Courtesy photo) Hanscom Federal Credit Union chosen as 2011 Air Force Credit Union of the Year
Hanscom Federal Credit Union has been recognized by the United States Air Force as Credit Union of the Year for 2011. This honor is given annually to the Air Force credit union that offers the highest quality of financial products and services, as well as membership growth and community support.The HFCU president and CEO accepted the award at the
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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Mass. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray tours the new Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters building here Oct. 2. He was guided by Mass. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Thomas Harrop. The first phase of the building is scheduled for occupancy early next month, with the second phase scheduled for completion and occupancy in spring 2013. (Mass. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav) Lt. Gov. tours new JFHQ building

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