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  • SFS enforces winter safety policies

    With winter upon us, and many chances of snow remaining, the 66th Security Forces Squadron would like to remind personnel of the base and Massachusetts requirements with regard to vehicles and winter weather.
  • AFLCMC ‘entwined’ with senior leader goals

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Air Force acquisition is battling the pincer effect of shrinking workforces and expanding portfolios, according to Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry, who spoke at a defense industry event in Bedford, Massachusetts, Thursday.  McMurry, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, which oversees the total life cycle
  • States given Real ID extension

    The Department of Homeland Security has granted an extension allowing federal agencies to accept driver's licenses and identification cards from several states and U.S. territories.
  • Dental care for adolescents

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 18 percent of children ages 5 to 19 had untreated dental cavities within the past decade.
  • Straight Talk: Preschool reserved parking spots

    In this Straight Talk, a member of Team Hanscom asks about reserved parking spots near the clinic and temporary primary school.
  • Take command: Urgent care now easier to access

    As of Jan. 1, 2018, most TRICARE Prime enrollees no longer need a referral for urgent care visits and point-of-service charges no longer apply for urgent care claims. This change replaces the previous policy, which waived referrals for the first two urgent care visits per year.
  • Advance assignment notification enhancement prompts commander, Airmen career discussions

    Commanders will now receive seven-day advance notification of assignments for their Airmen as the Air Force’s Personnel Center takes steps toward a more transparent and interactive assignment system. This change supports Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein’s “Revitalizing Squadrons” effort, ensuring commanders are aware of assignments given to their Airmen.
  • Government shutdown

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The federal government shutdown will have significant effects at Hanscom Air Force Base. While all military personnel will continue to work as usual, the majority of Hanscom civilian personnel are expected to be furloughed. Because civilian personnel, in concert with civilian support contractors, comprise the
  • New Horizons to take place Feb. 27-28

    Hanscom’s three program executive officers will again be featured speakers during the upcoming New Horizons event at the Marriott Hotel in Newton, Massachusetts.
  • H2O workshop seeks to shift paradigms

    Members of the Community Action Team here, known locally as Hanscom Helping Organizations, met Jan. 18 at the base conference center to discuss their shared efforts toward prevention.