• Welcome to Hanscom video Welcome to Hanscom Air Force Base
  • image of people Women’s Forum tout STEM fields to Minuteman High School students, staff
  • U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin speaks with Melanie W. Sisson, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Foreign Policy, Brookings, at The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2024. Allvin discussed the Air Force’s plans for reoptimization in an era of great power competition. (Courtesy photo/ Ralph Alswang) Allvin adds detail, texture to plans for reoptimizing the Air Force
  • Image of civilian leader Civil engineer reflects on 40-year AF career
  • An aerial view of the Pentagon. Hicks announces delivery of initial CJADC2 capability 
  • Image of a military chaplain practicing a song. Hanscom’s ‘Rappin’ Chaplain’ teaches through music
  • Official photo of civilian personnel officer Personnel chief will draw on experience to lead civilian workforce
  • Graphic of reoptimization graphic Reoptimization for Great Power Competition
  • Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall leads the panel discussion “Reoptimizing for Great Power Competition: A Senior Leaders Discussion” with Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller Kristyn Jones, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin and Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman during the Air and Space Forces Association 2024 Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colo., Feb. 12, 2024. DAF leaders lock arms, present plan to reoptimize Air Force, Space Force
  • Reoptimizing for Great Power Competition graphic. Reoptimizing for Great Power Competition

Hanscom...the Air Force Base

At Hanscom Air Force Base, we acquire critical warfighting systems for the Air Force and our sister services. These systems provide the connectivity for and between our warfighters with items such as radar, communication and intelligence systems, command and operations centers and network infrastructure and cyber defense. It's critical work that helps our men and women in uniform prevail in battle and return home safely.

We also do a lot of other important things, but for the most part, we don't fly planes. More than 99 percent of the air traffic at the adjacent Hanscom Field is non-military. The Massachusetts Port Authority operates Hanscom Field, a civil airport that serves as a corporate reliever for Boston Logan International Airport. While both facilities share the "Hanscom" name, it's important to note: they're not us, and we're not them. For more information, visit Hanscom Field.