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Col. Stacy Yike accepts the 66 Air Base Group flag from Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds during the group's activation on June 30. The 66th Air Base Wing was inactivated earlier in the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry.)
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A look back at 2010

Posted 1/4/2011   Updated 1/5/2011 Email story   Print story


1/4/2011 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- 2010 was a year of change at Hanscom. Personnel experienced change in structure from wings, groups and squadrons to Program Executive Officers and new directorates. A conversion from the National Security Personnel System back to the GS system occurred, and many members of the technical support work force transitioned from contractor to civilian.

Many exciting events and activities took place in the community, as well. More than 2,000 Girl Scouts, along with their parents and leaders visited the base and donated more than 30,000 boxes of cookies to the troops. Approximately 200 people from the Hanscom community came together to assemble more than 10,000 troop care packages during the the USO and Lockheed Martin sponsored Troop Care Drive.

Celebrities and sports stars came to the base to meet and greet Airmen, including Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, Red Sox Hall of Famer Rico Petrocelli, best-selling author Patricia Cornwell and several others.

The Hanscom community celebrated Year of the Air Force Family and Month of the Military Child through many family activities. The base welcomed home heroes and Airmen stood proud during flag details at Fenway Park.

View the 2010 Year in Review slideshow to see more of what took place throughout the year.

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