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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Col. Lester A. Weilacher, 66th Air Base Group commander, signs a proclamation declaring Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day at Hanscom as Hilda Avalos and Airman 1st Class Nehesia Edmonds look on. (U.S. Air Force photo Rick Berry) Women's Equality Day celebrates suffrage
In 1971, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America assembled and resolved a Joint Resolution of Congress designating Aug. 26 of each year as Women's Equality Day. This joint resolution also authorizes and requests the president to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of
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2012
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. - Master Sgt. Stephen Willis, 66th Medical Squadron first sergeant, chooses school supplies with Jasmine Willis (center) and Kylie Miller Aug. 21 at the Base Exchange. The first day of school for students in first through 12th grade begins Sept. 4. Pre-school and kindergarten students begin school Sept. 5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry) Back to school for Hanscom children
It's almost back-to-school time. The first day of school for students in first through 12th grade begins Sept. 4. Pre-school and kindergarten students begin school Sept. 5. According to Lisa Pizarro, 66th Force Support Squadron school liaison officer, the average military family moves to a new assignment nine times over a parent's 20-year career.
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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Airmen who have returned home from deployment since January, along with their family members, will be honored during this summer's Heroes Homecoming at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 in the parking lot behind the Outdoor Recreation facility. Following Heroes Homecoming, the entire Hanscom community is invited to take part in an end-of-summer festival, called BBQ & Blues, in the same location. 

Classic cars needed for BBQ and Blues
BBQ and Blues event organizers are looking for antique or classic cars to be a part of a car show Aug. 30 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Outdoor Recreation facility. In addition to the car show, the event will feature live entertainment, line dancing, pony rides, a "fun zone," clowns, jugglers and barbecue
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LYNN, Mass. -- Staff Sgt. Michael Mavrakis (left) receives instruction from Chuck Cashman, General Electric maintenance construction, before a simulated confined space rescue operation at a health and wellness fair at the plant Aug. 8. Several members from the Hanscom community traveled here to attend the Voluntary Protection Program inspired fair hosted by GE employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Wyatt) VPP recertification coming this fall
This fall, the Hanscom safety community will again have an opportunity to demonstrate to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that employee safety and health remains a guiding principle here.Scheduled for Nov. 26 through 30, OSHA will visit Hanscom to inspect the base for recertification as a Voluntary Protection Program Star Site.
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Default Air Force Logo HAWC adds new fitness training
An Air Force-wide effort recently launched for all installation exercise physiologists to assist in developing cardiovascular fitness for Airmen.With the emphasis placed on the running portion of the Air Force fitness test, the eight week intervention is aimed at significantly improving an Airman's performance in that area. "This program is an
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Default Air Force Logo Heroes Homecoming, BBQ & Blues in two weeks
Nearly 100 servicemembers who have recently returned from deployments and their family members will be honored during Heroes Homecoming Aug. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Outdoor Recreation facility. Immediately following Heroes Homecoming, an end-of-summer festival will kick off, called BBQ and Blues, in the same location. The
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Default Air Force Logo Key spouses contribute to mission success
On any given day, thousands of servicemembers are deployed around the globe in harm's way. Others are hundreds of miles away from their home station on extended temporary duty assignments or attending important meetings. The common denominator for almost all of these men and women are their families waiting back home. The Air Force recognizes the
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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Col. Lester A. Weilacher, 66th Air Base Group commander, speaks to attendees during the Installation Commander’s Welcome at the Hanscom Conference Center July 23. The commander’s welcome is one of three upcoming opportunities available to all base newcomers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Wyatt) Newcomers invited to learn about base and local area
Newcomers to the base who would like to learn about the Hanscom area will have several opportunities to do so in the coming weeks. The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host three classes for new arrivals. The Installation Commander's Welcome takes place Aug. 20 starting at 8 a.m. For family members not able to attend the commander's welcome,
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Default Air Force Logo Local libraries welcome base families
Over the past year, several changes to base services have transformed many programs here. One such change has been the base library, which is transitioning to a Learning Resource Center.According to 66th Force Support Squadron officials, CAC-enabled computers and a seating area will continue to be provided weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the
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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Members of the 66th Security Forces Military Working Dog Team, (left to right) Tech. Sgt. Matt Plunkett, Senior Airman Francisco Aguilar, Staff Sgt. Victor Portes-Garcia, and Staff Sgt. Richard Crotty, cart items into Building 1725 to donate to the Feds Feed Families food drive. The drive runs through Aug. 31. (Courtesy photo) Food drive coming to a close
The initial goal for Hanscom was to collect 1,000 pounds of food for the 2012 Feds Feed Families food drive. With just three weeks left, the installation has already collected more than four times that amount, with donations to date totaling 4,360 pounds. Although the 2012 Feds Feed Families food drive is coming to a close, there is still plenty of
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