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  • Make 2019 enrollment choices today: Open Season underway

    TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season are underway. You now have until Dec. 10, 2018 to enroll in a new plan or change your enrollment between plans. The choice you make will take effect Jan. 1, 2019 and will remain in effect through all of 2019.
  • Hanscom Air Force Base conducting exercise today

    The base will be conducting an exercise scenario to test its emergency response capabilities today, Nov. 14.
  • National Museum USAF announces Ninth Annual Student Writing Competition

    Teenagers will have a unique opportunity to earn scholarship funds while learning about military aviation history through the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s Ninth Annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition.
  • Diversity of experience fosters learning for ALS class

    Members of the Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard attending Airman Leadership School completed the first step in their professional development following a graduation ceremony here Nov. 9.
  • SFS partners with local police departments

    Local law enforcement officials recently completed mountain bike training here to improve public safety in the communities where they serve.
  • Hanscom ceremony recognizes military service

    Hanscom officials honored more than 80 local veterans during the seventh annual Salute to Veterans ceremony at the base conference center here Nov. 8.
  • TSA Precheck open to military, DOD civilians

    Service members are trusted to defend the nation, surely they can be trusted when boarding a plane.
  • DOD announces cost of living increase to retired pay

    The Department of Defense announced annual cost of living adjustments that will benefit military retirees and survivors during calendar year 2019. Most military retirees will receive a 2.8 percent increase to their retired pay beginning with the pay they receive on Jan. 1, 2019. Likewise, survivors of members who died on active or inactive duty, or survivors of military retirees who participate in the Survivor Benefit Plan, will, in most cases, see a 2.8 percent increase to their annuities beginning in January.
  • Straight Talk: Base support services

    During my first few days on the job, I asked you, “What do you want to see improved at Hanscom AFB?” You responded with more than 100 responses, with topics ranging on facilities, traffic, parking, Force Support programs, human resources, Base Exchange, food options and more. Here are a few answers to your questions with more to follow in future issues of the Hansconian.
  • Advance assignments now available to Airmen deploying for 365-day Extended Deployments

    Effective Nov. 1, active duty Airmen selected for an extended deployment may apply to receive an advance assignment up to 16 months prior to the projected Report Not Later Than Date of the assignment.
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