• Military band legend visits AF Band of Liberty

    When it comes to music and the military, perhaps no one has lived a life quite like retired Col. Arnald D. Gabriel. From the beaches of Normandy on D-Day to the conductor's podium on some of the great stages of the world, Colonel Gabriel has been there, done that and then some.Director Emeritus of

  • Say Ahhhh: Dental clinic transitions to digital X-ray system

    The 66th Dental Clinic recently took a technological leap by transitioning from the conventional film radiography to digital radiography. Now, instead of using the film to X-ray patients' pearly whites, the clinic's dentists and dental technicians are encouraging patients to gently bite down on

  • Self-referred behavioral health services: Proceed with caution

    Tricare Prime beneficiaries are entitled to eight "self-referred" visits to a Tricare network behavioral health care provider each fiscal year. This option allows beneficiaries to take advantage of these appointments each year without a referral from their Primary Care Managers. When choosing a

  • Incidents can turn into Equal Opportunity issues

    Recently, an argument over available products at Hanscom's Commissary escalated quickly when an angry customer insulted an Army and Air Force Exchange Service employee by using a derogatory racial slur. Because the incident involved ethnic derision, what was initially a customer service issue

  • Hanscom moves to AFMC regional e-mail environment

    Hanscom e-mail accounts will migrate to the Air Force Materiel Command's Advanced Messaging System, or AAMS, beginning Tuesday. This move is a culmination of ongoing work since 2003, when AFMC embarked upon an initiative to develop an enterprise-wide system hosted on Microsoft Exchange 2003 Servers

  • ESC announces $800 million support services contract awards

    The U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems Center has awarded eight contracts, worth a total ceiling value of $800 million, for Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to eight companies: Abacus Technology Corporation, Business Technologies & Solutions, Inc., Gemini Industries, Inc., Oasis Systems,

  • Runners conquer Boston Marathon

    The weather forecasters predicted dire conditions - winds gusting at 30 or more miles per hour and icy, driving rain. Some called it a "monster nor'easter." The 32 determined runners, hailing from various locations and military services, still showed up at Sports and Fitness Center here at 6:30 a.m.

  • Intense focus, professionalism on display at 'ORI Survivor' competition

    After several rounds of intense competition, the 554th Electronic Systems Wing stood as the 'sole survivor' of the April 5 installment of Hanscom's Operational Readiness Inspection 'Olympics.' Last Thursday's event was billed as the ESC ORI 'Survivor' Competition because it loosely followed the

  • 'Plethora of challenges' discussed at MAC Breakfast meeting

    The Electronic Systems Center is working hard to deliver the power of information to air, space and cyberspace, Executive Director Fran Duntz told a mixed audience of government and industry personnel this morning. Speaking at a Military Affairs Council breakfast meeting at Max Stein's restaurant in

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