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Upcoming events

For base event information, visit the calendar page on the 66th Force Support Squadron's website or the internal community calendar that is only accessible with a common access card on an Air Force network computer.

Local community events can be found by visiting the Bedford, Concord, Lexington and Lincoln or the Boston and Massachusetts calendar sites.

A new mobile app provides base personnel with information about events happening on base, the most-up-to-date news, local resources and much more​. iPhone users may download the "USAF Connect" app via the Apple App Store. Android users can download at Google Play. Once downloaded, users should then select "Hanscom Air Force Base" when prompted from the Favorites portal. 

 

Hanscom to host Easter Egg hunt April 20
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 20 at Castle Park. The hunt will begin at 1 p.m. The alternate location in the event of inclement weather is the Fitness Bubble. RSVP at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A49A4A82BA1F49-1stannual.

For further information, contact Staff Sgt. Mark Devine at 781-225-6592.

 

Base clean up day planned
Base officials announced a base wide clean up day will take place April 22. Officials encourage facility managers to organize basic clean up activities for their respective building. Civil Engineering has biodegradable and regular trash bags along with a limited number of rakes available for use at Building 1834.

 

HSC Spring Welcome
The Hanscom Spouses Club will host a Spring Welcome April 24 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 3 Constitution Drive in base housing for newcomers and members. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be offered.

For further information, email hospitality@hanscomsc.org.

 

Virtual Military Spouse Symposium scheduled
Registration is open for a Virtual Military Spouse Symposium April 24 and 25. The symposium, hosted by the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities team, is a two-day virtual event that will feature eight interactive sessions designed exclusively for military spouses. 

Whether you’re just starting out or re-entering the work force after some time off, attend this event to: uncover new sources of jobs; network with other professional military spouses; gain confidence with interviews and hiring events; enhance your resume to be optimal in a digital world; improve your LinkedIn profile and build your professional network; learn tips for negotiating a salary and benefits; and create a healthy personal brand.

This free event can be accessed from anywhere in the world. To choose your sessions and register for the symposium, go to https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/spousesymposium/. For further information, contact osd.msepjobs@mail.mil.

 

Strike Against Sexual Assault bowling event
This eighth annual bowling event will take place April 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hanscom Lanes. The free event is open to all base employees and residents and will include activities by Hanscom Helping Organizations. Trophies awarded for best bowler and best team.

For further information, contact Jersouk Touy at 781-225-3541.

 

Bubbling event planned
The 66th Force Support Squadron hosts Boston Baked Bubbles April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Minuteman Commons for all those with base access. Jeff Boyer will juggle bubbles, sculpt and build with bubbles, make fog-filled bubbles and much more. The event mixes comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic for audiences of all ages. The show includes free cookies and ice cream. Space is limited.

For further information, contact Courtney Cann by email at courtney.cann@us.af.mil.

 

Holocaust Days of Remembrance keynote event
A Holocaust Days of Remembrance event will take place April 30 from noon to 1 p.m. at the O'Neill Auditorium in Building 1612. Tom White, coordinator of Educational Outreach for the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College in New Hampshire, will discuss prejudices, myths, anxieties and fears that the Nazis used to become a mainstream political party in the early 20th Century within German society.  

For further information, contact Jessica O'Hearn at 781-225-9536.

 

Healthy teen relationships focus of April 30 workshop
Healthy relationships will be the focus of a teen workshop for parents and/or guardians on April 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Minuteman Commons Heritage Room. The event will include a presentation by the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force on internet safety, case studies of incidents from the local area and suggestions on how to protect your family, especially children from online predators.

For further information, contact Carolyn McCafferty at 781-225-1771.

 

Hanscom Commissary case lot sale planned
The Commissary at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., will have a sidewalk sale May 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Club pack items, cases of breakfast cereals, bottled water and more may be included alongside a slew of discounts on everyday items. For further information, visit the Commissary website..

 

Earth Day River Cleanup
Members of the Hanscom community are invited to participate in the 19th annual cleanup of Hanscom’s Shawsheen River and wetlands May 8 as part of Earth Day 2019. Volunteers are requested to show up at 10:30 a.m. at the Castle Park gazebo. Cleanup is expected to last until 12 noon.

Organizers suggest wearing appropriate foot wear and clothing. Many areas along the river banks are wet and slippery. The Environmental Office will supply cleanup bags, volunteers are asked to bring gloves. The cleanup effort is scheduled rain or shine.

Those interested in participating or anyone who may have any questions should contact Scott Sheehan at 781-225-6144 or scott.sheehan.1@us.af.mil.

 

Military Retiree Appreciation Day planned
Military retirees, spouses and retirees' dependent survivors of all ranks and services can attend the Military Retiree Appreciation Day event May 10 at the Minuteman Commons.

Hosted by the Hanscom Retiree Activities Office, this year's event will begin with an Information Services session from 10:30 to 1 p.m., followed by a presentation the Ted Painter, legislative director of the Armed Forces Retirees Association and co-director of the National Military and Veterans Alliance, at 1:30 p.m.

For further information, contact the Retiree Activities Office at 781-225-1310. 

 

Bedford VA Annual Veterans Golf Tournament
The Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital will host a golf tournament at the Patriot's Golf Course in Bedford, Massachusetts, May 31 beginning with registration at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The tournament will benefit Bedford VA veterans.

For further information, contact Bedford VA Voluntary Service at 781-687-3076. Application is available online at www.Bedford.VA.gov/giving

 

Chief Induction Ceremony scheduled
A Chief Master Sergeant Induction Ceremony will take place May 31 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Minuteman Commons to recognize senor master sergeants recently selected for promotion to chief master sergeant.

Senior Master Sgts. Jessica McWain and Stephen Leonard, both members of the 66th Security Forces Squadron, will be recognized during the ceremony.

Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the formal ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Attire for the evening is mess dress or semi-formal for military and business for civilians.

Those interested in attending should RSVP to Chief Master Sgt. Mike Daly at 781-225-5604 or by email at michael.daly.5@us.af.mil.

 

Scholarship golf tournament
The Lexington-Concord Chapter of AFCEA will host the annual Elmer J. Fuller Memorial Golf Tournament June 11 at the Marlboro Country Club in Marlboro, Massachusetts. The cost for industry participants is $175 per person, $80 per person for military and government civilians grades 0-4/GS-13 and below for current AFCEA members and $95 per person for non-members. Military and Department of Defense civilians, 0-3/GS-12 and below is $65 per person. Non-AFCEA members who qualify as Young AFCEANS, age 40 and below, will receive a new membership as part of the $65 registration fee. Entry fees cover greens fee, golf cart, dinner, door prizes, coffee and doughnuts, plus a contribution to the AFCEA Fellowship and ROTC awards programs. 

Interested golfers can register online by visiting www.afceaboston.com. For further information on registration or about the tournament, contact Claire Goulet by email at cvgoulet@gmail.com. The cut-off date for registration is May 31.

 

Toastmasters Club
Conquer your fear of public speaking with a supportive group who are all doing the same. The Hanscom Researchers Toastmaster Club meets at the Hanscom Federal Credit Union on base, the second, fourth and fifth Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. All are welcome to visit. 

For more information, contact Gregory C. Laing at 781-225-0452 or gregory.laing@us.af.mil or visit https://researchers.toastmastersclubs.org/.