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Posted 4/14/2014   Updated 7/14/2014 Email story   Print story


4/14/2014 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- 

Construction Project Notification
This serves as a Notice of Traffic Interruption for steam and condensate project work along Chennault Street near Building 1728, the Education Center. During the period July 21 through August 29, steam and condensation pipes will be replaced and re-insulated in the trenches under Chennault Street, under the Building 1728 parking lot, and under the sidewalk adjacent to the parking lot across from Building 1728. To accomplish this work, one lane of traffic will periodically be closed at the entrances to the parking lots. The contractor will provide a worker to direct traffic through the lane restriction. For further information on the construction project, contact Karl Berg at 781-225-2940 or by email at karl.berg.2@us.af.mil; or Todd Bates at 781-225-6041 or by email at todd.bates.1@us.af.mil.

Civil Engineering base projects
Civil Engineering Paint Shop will be applying paint markings to the road surfaces on base throughout the summer. Officials will be working on crosswalks, stop and yield lines, directional symbols and center lines. There will be little to no disruption of traffic as the markings are applied. Officials request patience while crews work. Additionally, CE crews will be making road repairs along Chennault Street, between Eglin Street and Grenier Street, as well as one location on Griffiss Street near the backside of the car wash. This work is scheduled to begin the week of July 14 and continue thru July 25, weather permitting. No road closures are expected, but officials caution there may be barriers in place. We ask all drivers to pay close attention while driving through these areas. Contact Frank Perry at 781-225-2950 for further information on either of these base projects.

2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
The 66th Civil Engineering and 66th Medical Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering have prepared an annual report of the drinking water quality delivered by Hanscom Air Force Base. Under the "Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule" of the Environmental; Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act, community water systems are required to report this was quality report to the consuming public. To read the complete report, click here.

MIT blast-induced concussion study
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking servicemembers who have experienced a concussion due to an explosion. Some post-concussion symptoms may be: headaches, trouble sleeping, problems with concentration/memory or moodiness. Service members are asked to assist MIT develop new concussion diagnostic methods and blast protective equipment. Servicemembers will have access to free imaging with new, advanced MRI systems and may be eligible to earn up to $360 for participation. All study participation will be kept confidential. For further information contact mtbi_study@mit.edu or 617-902-0375.

Veterinary Treatment Facility expanded hours
The Hanscom AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility has hired an additional veterinarian and will now offer appointments three days a week. In addition to treating pets of active duty and retirees with full medical benefits, the clinic will now see pets of Reservists, National Guard and 100 percent disabled veterans. The clinic currently sees pets for preventative care, vaccinations, and minor sick calls. For further information or to schedule an appointment, contact the clinic at 781-225-2772 between 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Retired volunteers needed
The Hanscom Retiree Activities Office is looking for volunteers. Those interested will answer phone queries and assist with walk-ins concerning retiree pay, healthcare and other issues. If interested in volunteering one day a month, or more, with other volunteers, contact retired Lt. Col. Ed Omiccioli at 781-225-1310.

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