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Senior Master Sgt. Raul Ruiz, Electronic Systems Center and 66th Air Base Wing first sergeant, tells the audience at the Oct. 29 Heritage of Freedom Forum about his deployment to Joint Base Balad in Iraq. Col. William Andrews, who was shot down and taken prisoner of war during Desert Storm, and Capt. Scott Carstetter, 653d Electronic Systems Group, also addressed the forum. (USAF Photo: Mark Herlihy)
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Posted: 11/2/2009

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Col. Andrews

Col. William Andrews, who as a captain and F-16 mission commander was shot down and taken prisoner of war during Desert Storm in 1991, addresses the Heritage of Freedom forum at the Minuteman Club Oct. 29. Hanscom’s own Senior Master Sgt. Raul Ruiz and Capt. Scott Carstetter, 653d Electronic Systems Group, also spoke at the quarterly forum. (USAF Photo: Mark Herlihy)
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Posted: 11/2/2009

Enlistment ceremonyEnlistment ceremony
Enlistment ceremony

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. - Col. Robert Swain, 439th Airlift Wing commander at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., recites the oath of enlistment to a group of Air Force Reserve initial enlistees and recruiters Oct. 5 on board the U.S.S. Constitution docked at the Navy Yard in Charlestown, Mass. The Airmen originate from across the New England and New York regions. The U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat in the world and is known as “Old Ironsides” for its successful naval battles during the Franco-American war and the War of 1812. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt)
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Posted: 10/14/2009

Hispanic Heritage MonthHispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Col. David Orr, 66th Air Base Wing commander, is joined by members of the Hispanic Heritage Committee as he signs a proclamation in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Members of the committee pictured with Colonel Orr are front row, from left to right, Lola Garcia-Lewis, Staff Sergeant Marcos Garcia, Master Sergeant Carlos Cameron, Senior Master Sergeant Raul Ruiz and Senior Airman Nicole Barajas. The Hanscom Hispanic Heritage Month committee has put together a number of events and activities in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month that runs through Oct. 15. The following activities are open to the entire Hanscom community: Sept. 22: Social pot luck lunch at the Base Chapel Annex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for more information contact Staff Sgt. Marcos Garcia at (781) 377-2315; Sept. 25: Family Hispanic night at the Youth Center. Call the Youth Center at (781) 377-3739 for more information. The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee will host Salsa Lessons every Wednesday at the Minuteman Club through Oct. 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. The lessons are open to all adults on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt)
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Posted: 9/16/2009

Heritage of FreedomHeritage of Freedom
Heritage of Freedom

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. –First Lt. Mike Sciortino of the 66th Medical Group speaks to the crowd gathered at the Heritage of Freedom event on July 16 at the Aero Club hangar. Lieutenant Sciortino spoke about his experiences serving as a combat controller in Afghanistan where he earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service. The Heritage event also featured Morley Piper, a Work War II veteran who recounted his D-Day experiences as a platoon leader assigned to the 115th Regiment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)
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Posted: 7/21/2009

Heritage of FreedomHeritage of Freedom
Heritage of Freedom

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. –Morley Piper, a World War II veteran speaks during the Heritage of Freedom event on July 16, about his D-Day experiences as a 19 year old lieutenant in the 29th Infantry Division on June 6, 1944. Mr. Piper was a platoon leader in a rifle company assigned to the 115th Regiment where he led 30 men into battle on Omaha Beach and engaged the enemy through France and into Germany up until the end of World War II. The Heritage of Freedom event also included 1st Lt. Mike Sciortino of the 66th Medical Group who described how he earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart working as a combat controller in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)
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Posted: 7/23/2009

ESC Commander's CallESC Commander's Call
ESC Commander's Call

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. –Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds, Electronic Systems Center commander, speaks with Morley Piper, a World War II veteran who spoke about his D-Day experiences at the Heritage of Freedom event that followed General Bowlds commander’s call on July 16 at the Aero Club. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)
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Posted: 7/20/2009

Holocaust remembranceHolocaust remembrance
Holocaust remembrance

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Hanscom Middle School Chorus members participate in the April 28, “Of the Shtetl We Sing: European Jewry before Kristallnacht,” Holocaust Remembrance event at the Base Chapel. The event featured special presentations by Howard Worona, Hanscom Middle School music specialist and members of the school chorus, in addition to readings by Rabbi Abraham Morhaim. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry)
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Posted: 5/4/2009

Holocaust remembranceHolocaust remembrance
Holocaust remembrance

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. –Stephen Klein (left), speaks during the Holocaust Remembrance event at the Base Chapel on April 28, while Howard Worona (right), Hanscom Middle School music specialist prepares to lead the musical tributes for the event. The event honored and remembered the lives of the Shtetl, the small Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, prior to and after Kristallnacht, the night of the broken glass. Kristallnacht marked the beginning of the systematic extermination of more than six million Jews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry)
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Posted: 5/4/2009

Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthAsian Pacific American Heritage Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Col. David Orr, 66th Air Base Wing commander, signs a proclamation declaring May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Members of the APAHM committee joined Colonel Orr for the proclamation signing. Pictured from left to right (front row) Capt. Lee Akers, Colonel Orr, Angie Fedukowski, (back row) Staff Sgt. Robert Mebane, Tech. Sgt. Donald Milliman, First Lieutenant Will Russell, Col. Henry Pandes, Second Lieutenant Rachel Oakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt)
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Posted: 4/27/2009

Chief FiskChief Fisk
Chief Fisk

Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Wayne Fisk recounts his Vietnam-era experience to a packed crowd at the Minuteman Club during the April 15 Heritage of Freedom speaker series. The series is a quarterly event that features three speakers, each of whom discuss their experiences serving in combat or while deployed. (USAF Photo by Rick Berry)
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Posted: 4/16/2009

Women's History Month panelWomen's History Month panel
Women's History Month panel

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Hanscom wrapped up its Women’s History Month celebrations with a question and answer panel on March 31, in which panel members spoke about the extraordinary achievements and vision of women in government. Panel members included (from left to right), Dana Townsend, Electronic Systems Center Equal Opportunity director; Col. Denise Kloeppel, 66th Air Base Wing Inspector General; Lisa Clark, Defense Contract Management Agency Manchester, director; Dr. Sondra Albano, Airman and Family Readiness Center flight chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry)
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Posted: 4/1/2009

    

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