Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > Commentary - Straight Talk: June 25, 2010
Straight Talk: June 25, 2010

Posted 6/24/2010   Updated 6/24/2010 Email story   Print story

    


Commentary by Col. Charles F. Thompson
66th Air Base Wing commander


6/24/2010 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass.  -- As we enter summer and school ends, it is time for our annual celebration to honor the return of our Airmen and to thank the families who sacrificed while our deployers fought in our country's wars overseas. I hope everyone enjoys the Heroes Homecoming and Summer Bash today, including the fireworks display. This is, by far, the best event of the season and certainly one of my favorite times on Hanscom Air Force Base. Unfortunately, my family and I are unable to attend due to a loss in my immediate family, but I am sure everyone will have a great time.

As it turns out, this will be the last article I write for Hansconian. I want to wish everybody good luck and Godspeed as my family departs for Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. This has been a challenging and rewarding assignment, and it has been my pleasure to help Hanscom deliver the best products for our U.S. Air Force and joint partners.

I want to thank everyone for their continued service to Team Hanscom and our country. I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish the best to Col. Stacy Yike in her new command role here. I know all of you will achieve great success under her leadership as Team Hanscom faces future challenges. It is with great pride that the 66th Air Base Wing says, "Let Freedom Ring."



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
James, Baker, Tsongas talk innovation

Interaction highlight of Innovation Exchange

Dennis takes leadership of C3I and Networks

Olson looks at past, to future following 34-year AF career

Hanscom cyber initiatives: ISN/IPN Pathfinder program moves to consolidate data centers

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
Rice confirmed as ANG director

May promotions announced

AFMC command chief reflects on 30-year career

Acquisition military deputy to speak at CSAF scholarship dinner

Hanscom community gathers to honor, highlight Tuskegee Airmen  |  VIDEO

ABG announces quarterly award winners

SFS hosts Drug Take-Back event this weekend

Ceremony marks completion of 2-year modernization project  |  VIDEO

SecAF to participate in innovation forum

Health expo scheduled April 27

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes  1

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
National PrepareAthon Day! is April 30

What to do when reveille, retreat and taps is played on base

When to go to the ER, UCC

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, April 29

Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, April 22

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Laying the foundation for future AF, Coast Guard enlisted leaders

Command chief focused on mission, careers of Airmen

From Army Air Corps to U.S. Air Force, 71-years and counting


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act