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Posted 5/15/2015 Printable Fact Sheet

Mission Statement:
The 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs Office provides world-class internal information, media relations, community relations and security and policy review. The goal of the 66 ABG/PA office is to provide trusted counsel to base and center leadership, keep the work force and base residents fully informed with complete and accurate information while publicizing to the American public and elected officials the "Serve the Center, Ready the Force" mission, key Air Force messages and the accomplishments of our people.

Media Queries:
All media contacts should be immediately referred to the 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs office. It is the responsibility of the Public Affairs office to coordinate all media interviews, media queries and media access to the base. 

Please direct all media calls to 781-225-1687 during normal duty hours. If you have an urgent media query after normal duty hours, contact the command post at 781-225-6960 and ask to have the on-call Public Affairs representative return your call.

Community Relations:
The objective of community relations is to increase public awareness and understanding of the Air Force and Hanscom's mission. We support surrounding communities in all aspects, ranging from tour requests, volunteer support, to providing speaker's for outside events. Our goal is to foster positive relations with the surrounding communities. Participation in community events by Air Force people is desirable and highly encouraged. The Community Relations division can be reached at 781-225-1611.

The 66 ABG/PA office has a Speakers Bureau that is used to fill various speaker requests from schools, civic organizations, etc. To request a speaker for your next event, please fill out and submit a Speakers Bureau Request Form or call 781-225-1611. 

Internal Information:
The 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs Internal Information section supports the group commander and base leadership by maintaining effective avenues of communication with the base community, consisting of active duty and retired Airmen, their family members and government and contracted employees.

The base newspaper the "The Hansconian" is produced weekly by a commercial publisher. For information on placing a display ad in the paper contact the publisher directly at 978-371-5702 or to place a classified ad call 781-433-7940.  

Free classified ads are available for active duty and retired military personnel and their families working, living or relocating to Hanscom Air Force Base, with the exception of ads for commercial gain. The deadline for classified ads submission is Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the Friday issue of the same week. To place a free classified ad call  800-894-5141.

For subscriptions or problems with Hansconian delivery to base housing call 800-722-1914. Be sure to say Hanscom Air Force Base, HANSCONIAN or call 781-225-1685.

Submitting stories: 
Public Affairs is always looking for news and information directly related to Hanscom Air Force Base and the men and women assigned here. Stories and story ideas can be submitted to the 66 ABG/PA staff. The staff reserves the right to use, reject or edit any stories that are submitted. Although we cannot promise your story will be used, we do appreciate any submissions and welcome new ideas. To submit stories, email hanscom.hansconian@us.af.mil or call 781-225-1685.

Public Affairs also produces biographies on key base personnel and fact sheets covering Hanscom, its history, units and mission.

The section is also responsible for maintaining the Hanscom public website and programming and operating the Commanders Access Channel on the base cable TV system.

Internal Information Objectives:
- Link Airmen and their leaders through a free flow of news and information.
- Help Airmen understand their roles in the Air Force mission.
- Explain how policies, programs and operations affect Airmen.
- Promote good citizenship and build pride in members of the civilian community at home and in foreign countries.
- Recognize individual and team achievements.
- Provide avenues for feedback.

Security and Policy Review:
The goal of the Security and Policy Review Program is to clear the maximum amount of information with a minimum of delay. We are committed to customer satisfaction. To access the 66 ABG Public Affairs Security and Policy Review Worksheet to accompany material being submitted by Military and DoD Civilians, Hanscom server users may visit the U Drive at U:\LCMCPDL\EFORMS\ESC. Click here for a sample of the submittal letter for contractors. For information on submitting material for public release clearance, please call 781-225-1683.

The Integrator:
Due to the transition of the Electronic Systems Center to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the unavailability of the Integrator host site, PA stopped publishing The Integrator e-newsletter April 26, 2012. However, PA is fully utilizing this public website to highlight Program Executive Office-related work.

A section at the top left of the home page has been devoted to "Mission News," highlighting the important command and control and information systems work done throughout the center. An easy way to keep updated of any new information will be to subscribe to that section's RSS feed by clicking on the orange box next to the Mission News tab and subscribing. Anyone not familiar with RSS feeds may visit the RSS page and follow the instructions under "How to Subscribe."

Photo, Video and Graphics:
The Public Affairs office also manages base photo, video and graphics. To reach the photolab, call 781-225-6601. For video support, call 781-225-6602. For graphics, call 781-225-6604.

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