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  • Political dos and don'ts during campaign season

    With the 2008 presidential election less than one year away, TV newscasts and newspaper articles are filled with the latest news about the candidates running for office.While exercising their right to vote is the duty of all Americans, federal employees, both military and civilian, should understand the laws and regulations that outline what
  • ESC installations put weather on the wire

    By installing a key weather information dissemination tool at two locations in Southwest Asia last month, the Electronic Systems Center has greatly improved access to critical, real-time data for warfighters in theater. The New Tactical Forecasting System, or NTFS, allows weather-condition data picked up by newly installed sensor suites to flow
  • Hanscom Airman and Family Readiness Center named best in AF

    The 2007 Air Force Mission Support Awards board confirmed what many at Hanscom have known all along - that Hanscom's Airman and Family Readiness Center is the best in the Air Force. The Air Force announced Nov. 30 that Hanscom's Airman and Family Readiness Center is the winner in the small base category, joining Osan AB, Korea, the winner in the
  • BRE made more realistic through off-base agency interaction

    A simulated biological agent attack at Hanscom was the scenario for the Base Readiness Exercise held Nov. 28. The simulated attack took place in building 1614.The main goal of the exercise was for base leaders to realize that the base had been under attack following a simulated death of a military member assigned to building 1614 along with
  • Heroes’ Homecoming designated alternate duty location

    Get ready to clap and cheer. The heroes of Hanscom will be officially welcomed home during a ceremony in the Aero Club Hangar Dec. 5. The event, which will begin at noon and is open to the entire base populace, will recognize the deployed contributions of Airmen assigned to Hanscom who have returned from the Area of Responsibility since the last
  • December is National Drunk, Drugged Driving Prevention month

     Every 31 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from an alcohol-related motor vehicle crash, and every two minutes someone is non-fatally injured according to 2006 statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With December being National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention month, personnel involved in Hanscom's Alcohol and Drug
  • General focuses on mission, future of AWACS

    The E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control System and its crews have led the way into battle many times in the past and are achieving combat excellence today, the commander of the nation's only AWACS flying wing said here Nov. 27. The focus now, however, is on the future, Brig. Gen. Lori Robinson told members of Electronic Systems Center's 551st