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  • Free gun locks to help prevent suicide

    Hanscom is employing a new approach to suicide prevention called Time-Based Prevention. This Air Force initiative is intended to reduce the hazard of firearms being readily available when an Airman is in distress—particularly in those crucial first five minutes after someone decides to take their life.
  • Air Force stands up new division to enhance customer service for EFMP families

    The new Exceptional Assignment Program division will provide Airmen and their families with a singular point of contact to be more responsive and expedite their requests.
  • “Remote hands” allow upgrades to stay on schedule

    Weather is a critical component in many Air Force operations. A team here worked collaboratively and innovatively with the 46th Test Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, to ensure testing necessary to keep weather systems operational would continue, despite the ongoing global pandemic. The Weather Systems Branch here manages all weather detection systems that automatically collect sensed weather elements and formulate aviation surface weather reports at small and large airfields as well as heliports.
  • Home of record and legal domicile

    For military members and their families, the question “where are you from?” can be difficult to answer, especially when the states they grew up in, where they were last stationed and where they are now, are often different.
  • Air Force senior leaders direct IG review into racial disparity

    On June 2, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond, directed the Department of the Air Force Inspector General to conduct a review into racial disparity in the Department of the Air Force.
  • Base Safety office encourages safe summer practices

    66th Air Base Group Safety officials encourage all members of the community here to practice risk management when participating in activities on- or off-duty this summer.
  • Tricare Selected Reserve termination explained

    Office of the Secretary of Defense will allow members up to five months, instead of the original three-month period, to pay overdue premiums to have coverage reinstated and will honor any medical services and bills incurred during that time, once premiums are paid.
  • Hanscom first sergeants host run, cycling challenge

    The First Sergeants Council here will host a 31-day run, walk and cycling challenge throughout July for anyone associated with the installation.
  • Stephens accepts command of the 66 ABG

    Col. Katrina Stephens accepted command of the 66th Air Base Group during a change of command ceremony at the Minuteman Commons here, and broadcast via Facebook Live, June 24.
  • Armed Forces Voters Week offers voter registration, absentee ballot information

    Armed Forces Voters Week is observed June 27 through July 5, and officials are reminding service members to vote in local elections or by absentee ballot.