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Default Air Force Logo November marks Military Family Month
November marks Military Family Month, a time to celebrate the exceptional service, strength and sacrifice of military families, whose commitment to the United States goes above and beyond the call of duty.To commemorate the special month, the Airman and Family Readiness Center will offer special family-focused workshops and activities. In addition,
0 10/31
2012
Default Air Force Logo New Minuteman Commons reservation system in place
For anyone interested in reserving a room at the Minuteman Commons, the process just got a lot more convenient with a recently released online room reservation system, part of the services transformation initiative."This is another next step as we continue to transform our programs and develop the growth and transformation of the Commons," said
0 10/31
2012
Default Air Force Logo Space heater safety
With the cooler weather here, the use of alternative heating sources, such as portable heating appliances and other supplemental heating devices, may be utilized by many personnel. It is important to note that portable electric heating appliances carry a much greater risk of causing a fire than central heating. Electric heating devices present a
0 10/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo VPP recertification slated for next month
A team of inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be on base next month to ensure that employee safety and health remains a focus here.Scheduled for Nov. 26 through 30, OSHA will visit Hanscom to inspect the base for recertification as a Voluntary Protection Program Star Site. Hanscom originally received its VPP Star
0 10/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo New coordinator to focus on resiliency
As the Air Force is tasked to forge ahead, making difficult fiscal and personnel decisions while maintaining its operational tempo, an Airman's resiliency may be tested. Luckily, a new position has been created to help ease the stress of these extra demands.A Community Support Coordinator position was recently created at each base in the Air Force
0 10/24
2012
Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Week raises awareness to help prevent drug abuse
Several base agencies are teaming up to show their commitment to a healthy, drug free life and want others to do the same during Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23 through 31. The Drug Demand Reduction Program in conjunction with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program are using this special week to increase awareness about drugs and drug
0 10/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo AFOSI Tip Line provides new ways to report suspicious activity
In an effort to better engage the community and prevent threats to the United States Air Force, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations recently announced a new initiative to move its EagleEyes "tip line" into the virtual world.The new program will allow individuals to send anonymous information about suspicious or illegal activity through a
0 10/24
2012
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. - Two former employees whose lives and accomplishments were an integral part of Hanscom will be inducted into Memorial Park, next to the clinic, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Retired Army Lt. Col. William J. Powers Sr. (left) and retired Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas J. Schubmehl will each be honored with a tree and bronze plaque dedicated in their memory. (Courtesy photos) Two former personnel to be inducted into Memorial Park
Two former Hanscom personnel whose lives and accomplishments were an integral part of the community will be inducted into Memorial Park, next to the clinic, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas J. Schubmehl and retired Army Lt. Col. William J. Powers Sr. will each be honored with a tree and bronze plaque dedicated in their
0 10/24
2012
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. –   (from left to right) Army Lt. Col. Paul Garcia and Senior Airman Michelina Bonavito finish a training run as teammates Senior Airman Dennis Cooke, Staff Sgt. Justin Beckett and Airman 1st Class Thomas Membrino cheer them on. The five team members, plus 1st Lt. Mallory Morgan, will run the U.S. Marine Corps Marathon and 10K for the Fisher House Foundation Oct. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy) Team readies to run Marine Corps marathon
A group of five Airmen and one Soldier are preparing to run for the U.S. Marine Corps Marathon and 10K Oct. 28. But for these servicemembers, it's not just about completing a fitness goal; it's about helping other military members and their families. The team, called the Minutemen Runners, is running the race for the Fisher House Foundation. The
0 10/24
2012
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Barbara Koscak, STARBASE co-founder, creator and director, points to information on a computer as Dr. Peter Holden (left), Hanscom STARBASE director, and Steve Ramos, 66th Force Support Squadron Force Development Flight chief, stand by. The Department of Defense initiative on science, technology, engineering and math will begin teaching fifth grade students in the old library facility next month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt) New program aims to get kids excited about science and math
A new program aimed at getting area students excited about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, will soon be opening its doors here. The Department of Defense initiative, called STARBASE, will begin teaching fifth grade students within an approximately 30-mile radius of the base in November.Hanscom's site will be the first in
0 10/24
2012
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