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  • Senate confirms Kendall to be Air Force Secretary

    Frank Kendall won confirmation from the Senate July 26 to be the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, placing an official with decades-long service in defense issues in the top civilian job at a time when the department is navigating new global challenges and wide-reaching modernization efforts.
  • Senate confirms Gina Ortiz Jones to be Air Force Under Secretary

    In explaining the basis for choosing Jones, the White House highlighted that she was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program while a student at Boston University and “has spent her career working to protect U.S. economic and national security.”
  • Department of the Air Force approves special leave accrual for fiscal year 2021

    Air Force and Space Force members performing active service, and Reserve and Guard Airmen on Title 10 or Title 32 orders, can now accrue up to 120 days of annual leave for fiscal year 2021 instead of the typical 60 days of leave.
  • SkillBridge sets military members up for future success

    Airmen preparing to separate from active duty service can take steps toward their next career using the Department of Defense SkillBridge Program.
  • Hanscom team members recognized for excellence in acquisition and leadership

    The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, along with Air Force Materiel Command, recognized multiple Hanscom team members with 2020 Acquisition Excellence and Leadership Awards.
  • AF Career Development Academy transforms CDC content, delivery to Airmen

    Using an approach to modernization centered on rapid curriculum development and agile curriculum updates, with an emphasis on tasks that are mission-focused, the effort ties to the people-first approach of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.'s Action Order-A (Airmen) and directly contributes to developing Airmen to ensure they are ready for the future fight.
  • Positive Policing program connects defenders with community

    66th Security Forces Squadron defenders recently created the Positive Policing program to further strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the base community.
  • What to know about COVID-19 Delta variant, available vaccines

    The existing vaccines now available to everyone over the age of 12 have proven to be highly effective in preventing the newest COVID-19 Delta variant as well as other versions of the virus, according to Defense Department health officials.
  • Female body armor secures Hanscom defenders

    Defenders from the 66th Security Forces Squadron recently received the newest issue of body armor designed specifically for females. The developed armor is a lighter weight than previous editions and features a curved chest plate and shorter torso size. An adjustable corset tightens to fit the wearer, distinguishing it from a one-size-fits-all piece of equipment.
  • SFS to host National Night Out Aug. 6

    The 66th Security Forces Squadron will host a National Night Out event Aug. 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Memorial Park to promote police and community partnerships as well as neighborhood camaraderie.