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  • Own your limits: holiday alcohol control

    The holidays are the season to be merry and enjoy food and drinks with family and friends. However, sometimes spirits can get too bright.
  • MDS officials urge patients to seek preventative care

    Caregivers from the 66th Medical Squadron are seeking to improve the overall health of the community by encouraging proactive and preventative care treatments.
  • Changes to TAP tailor transition needs

    The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 has mandated changes to the Transition Assistance Program to better prepare service members for careers beyond their military service. TAP is a mandatory seminar for separating and retiring service members that includes in-depth career counseling, job fairs and professional career workshops to prepare attendees for civilian life. The John S. McCain Act, which became effective in October, will tailor the program to the specific needs of the members attending.
  • DOD grants base access to disabled veterans, caregivers

    The Department of Defense, including Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is expanding access to military commissaries, Exchanges and recreation facilities to veterans and caregivers effective Jan. 1, 2020. The Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018 includes Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war, all veterans with service-connected disabilities rated from 0 to 90%, and individuals approved and designated as primary family caregivers of eligible veterans.
  • Hanscom welcomes new deployment officer

    Every installation has a member in charge of the constant rotation and flow of deploying service members and civilians. Rob Schenk, 66th Logistics Readiness Squadron and Hanscom’s new installation deployment officer, has recently taken responsibility of ensuring the men and women of Hanscom are ready to go to war.
  • Hanscom community kicks off holiday season at tree lighting

    Lars Miller, an ice sculpter, carves a reindeer out of ice during the 2019 base tree lighting ceremony on Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Dec. 4. The ceremony included holiday carols sung by the Hanscom Middle School select choir and hot chocolate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lauren Russell)
  • AFCEA recognizes unsung heroes

    Patrick Marr, AFCEA Lexington-Concord Board of Directors chair, stands beside the 2019 AFCEA Unsung Hero Award winners for a photo during a ceremony at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Dec. 5. The award winners are, left to right, April Mills, Nuclear Weapons Center Integration Directorate; Kathy O’Connor, Program Executive Offices Digital; Carolyn
  • Cost analysts dive into Agile development at workshop

    Cost analysts gathered here for a workshop Dec. 5 to learn about the latest Department of Defense policy and guidance pertaining to cost analysis.
  • Hanscom celebrates newest program managers

    Hanscom officials graduated 13 program management trainees in a ceremony here Dec. 5. The new program managers recently completed either the PALACE Acquire program or a locally-funded trainee program. Both programs are designed to regenerate the acquisition program management workforce and all graduates are offered permanent, full-time positions upon successful completion of their formal training plan.
  • Air Force expands financial readiness training

    Air Force officials have implemented new financial readiness requirements for Airmen to complete throughout their military career.