Welcome to Hanscom Air Force Base. Hanscom is in Middlesex County, Mass., and touches the towns of Bedford, Concord, Lincoln and Lexington -- the birthplace of America. Hanscom is approximately 20 miles northwest of Boston; 25 miles south of Nashua, N.H.; and 85 miles from Portland, Maine. Hanscom is about four hours from New York City.

Employment support for military personnel, families
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed an Executive Order Feb. 16, 2021, that directs the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) to improve license portability for military personnel and their spouses so that they can continue their civilian careers and provide for their families without interruption. The entire EO is available at

Military Installations
Download and print complete, up-to-date information on Hanscom by visiting and choosing Hanscom AFB from the drop down menu. Find answers to questions about schools, child care, employment, medical care, recreation, adult education and more. Email for further questions.

Additional Resources

Visit the Air Force Housing website for further information.

Mail Enroute
Please contact the Hanscom Postal Service Center (PSC) at 781-225-2543 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday approximately three weeks prior to arrival.

Relocation Assistance
Stop by the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 1240, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for a personal welcome, extensive area information, personal invitation to all arrival events and loan locker items to borrow while awaiting household goods. Use the lending library, computers, phones, fax and more in the Resource Center. Inbound Hanscom personnel and DoD civilians with relocation questions may Email or call 781-225-2765.

Tax Information
You should know that Massachusetts is a very tax-oriented state. Please view the Massachusetts tax information fact sheet for further information. Free tax assistance is available year-round at the Retiree Activities Office, Building 1305. Call 781-225-1310 for further information.