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Posted 8/12/2015 Printable Fact Sheet

Hanscom's host unit is the 66th Air Base Group, which is part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. The men and women of the 66th Air Base Group secure, support and sustain more than 5,000 active duty, Reserve and National Guard military personnel and DoD civilians, contractors who work and live at Hanscom Air Force Base. Additionally, they support approximately 130,000 retired military personnel, annuitants and spouses living in the six-state New England area and New York area.

Hanscom is also home to two major Air Force Program Executive Offices (PEOs): The PEO for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks (C3I&N); and PEO Battle Management. The C3I&N directorate is responsible for more than 2,200 personnel and acquisition execution of a $10.9 billion portfolio developing, deploying and sustaining Air Force, joint and coalition cyberspace, networks, cryptologic and data link systems to enable decisive combat operations. The PEO for Battle Management leads more than 3,500 Airmen, government civilians and support contractors in the acquisition execution of a $19 billion FYDP portfolio of ACAT, non-ACAT, technology transition and Foreign Military Sales programs.

In addition, Hanscom also hosts other units, including the Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, and services myriad others throughout the region.

Hanscom by the Numbers

Economic Impact
FY 14 Contract Expenditures - $4.3 billion

Total Gross Salary - $297.4 million

Total Employment
Total Workforce - 9,936
- Active Duty - 1,412
- Mass. National Guard - 290
- LCMC Civilians - 1,873
- DoD Civilian - 417
- Non-DoD Civilian - 92
- Contractors - 2,054
- MIT Lincoln Lab - 3,798

-*Secondary Jobs Created - 10,050

Acreage - 846 acres
Square Feet of Space - 4.04 million
Other Buildings - 149

Privatized Housing
732 homes

Occupancy breakout:
- Air Force - 41.5 percent
- Army - 19 percent
- Coast Guard - 14.1 percent
- Marines - 6.9 percent
- DoD Civilians - 8.3 percent
- Navy - 5.1 percent
- Retired military - 4.5 percent
- National Guard - 0.3 percent
- Reserve - 0.3 percent

Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters
The new Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, an administrative complex to support state and federal missions required of the state's National Guard, became operational Nov. 5, 2012.  

For further information, visit www.ma.ng.mil.

* Data on the number of secondary, or indirect, jobs from Hanscom was taken from "An Economic Contribution Analysis and Overview of Massachusetts Military Instillations" from UMass Donahue Institute Economic and Public Policy Research.

(Numbers cited are current as of March 2015)

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