• Welcome to Hanscom video Welcome to Hanscom Air Force Base
  • image of person Jimenez assumes command of 66 ABG
  • Image of commanders Nevarez-Samshair assumes command of Det. 7
  • Image of guidon transfer Ceremony welcomes new command chief to Hanscom AFB community
  • Maj. Gen. Genatempo mingles at MassChallenge event Leaders take part in MassChallenge’s fifth Air Force Labs showcase
  • Image of SFS Defenders July exercise to test readiness of base personnel, teams
  • Image of computer screen AFLCMC Focus Week scheduled July 22-26
  • Personnel posing for group photo Hanscom AFB, MIT Lincoln Laboratory lease signing
  • Image of digital sign Digital displays enhance communication efforts
  • Graphic of reoptimization graphic Reoptimization 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.