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Default Air Force Logo Cooking a turkey safely
The holiday season is fast approaching. For most people that means family gatherings, shopping, hurrying about and food. The last thing anyone wants this holiday season is a food borne illness. Since all raw foods of animal origin carry bacteria, assume that the Thanksgiving turkey is no exception. Salmonella or campylobacter can be found on a
0 11/14
2012
Default Air Force Logo Export control is featured topic of the next BAFWG
The next Boston Area Fraud Working Group training session is set for Nov. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Experts in the arena of export control will be educating the Hanscom acquisition workforce. Specifically, Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Siegmann, from the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit in Boston, will be briefing on applicable export
0 11/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo Quit smoking: The time is now
Many people wait to make their New Year's resolution in January, and a number of those resolutions will be to stop the use of tobacco. However, New Year's is eight weeks away. Rather than waiting, Hanscom personnel are encouraged to take the steps to quit by Jan. 1 and begin the new year with one goal already completed. Nov. 15 is the Great
0 11/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo One week left to contribute to CFC
Federal employees have one more week to contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign. CFC wraps up on Nov. 16, but there is still time to fill out a pledge card or make a one-time donation.So far, $151,000 has been raised--51 percent toward the goal of $295,000.The CFC installation manager reminds personnel that there are many charities that are in
0 11/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo Air Force officials delay MilPDS upgrade
Air Force officials are delaying the upgrade of the Military Personnel Data System that was originally scheduled for December.Delaying the upgrade is necessary to ensure the new system is thoroughly tested by the Air Force Personnel Center and other Department of Defense and Air Force agencies that use personnel information from MilPDS."Despite the
0 11/07
2012
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Attendees of the Transition Assistance Programs for Survivors Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp release balloons with notes attached to their loved ones outside the Minuteman Commons Nov. 3. TAPS is open to surviving family members of military personnel who have died while serving in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry) Hanscom hosts families coping with grief
Approximately 125 surviving family members of military personnel who have died while serving in the military embarked upon the base Nov. 2 through 4 to take part in the Transition Assistance Programs for Survivors Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for kids.The free seminar began with a reception at the Minuteman Commons Nov. 2. The
0 11/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo Hanscom hosts college basketball game
Hanscom will host a women's college basketball game at the Fitness and Sports Center Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.The free event will feature Newbury College Nighthawks vs. Simmons College Sharks. Both teams are located in Boston with Newbury playing in the New England Collegiate Conference and Simmons playing in the Great Northeast Atlantic Conference."The
0 11/07
2012
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter ferrying members of the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade arrives at Hanscom Oct. 31, where the brigade is being positioned for possible hurricane relief support. Base staff have been working hard to support the brigade's efforts, providing flight line operations, billeting and other on-site assistance. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Rick Berry) Hanscom helps with disaster response

0 11/01
2012
Default Air Force Logo Understanding the Survivor Benefit Plan
The Survivor Benefit Plan enables military retirees to financially protect a spouse or other survivors by insuring that a portion of retired pay continues after the retiree's death, providing a guaranteed income to the survivors.The decision to enroll in this program is made prior to retirement and is irrevocable. The retiring servicemember's
0 10/31
2012
1st Lt. Rachael Cooper (left), facility energy program manager, Air Force Materiel Command, explains capabilities of new smart power strip to Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, vice commander, AFMC, on Oct. 12. (Photo by Michelle Gigante) 
AFMC to transition to new energy efficient power strips
In an effort to reduce its energy consumption, and save $5.4 million over ten years, Air Force Materiel Command recently began distributing new energy efficient power strips for electronic devices located in workstations throughout the command. AFMC will distribute more than 77,000 of the new strips, which are designed to use significantly fewer
0 10/31
2012
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