News in brief Published June 13, 2022 By 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report This report is an annual summary of the drinking water quality provided by Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Under the Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule of the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act, or SDWA, community water systems are required to report this water quality information to the consuming public annually. Presented in this report is information on the source of drinking water, where it comes from, its chemical composition, how its quality compares to state and federal standards and the health risks associated with any contaminants present. For those interested in an opportunity for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water, contact the personnel listed below. Meetings take place on a non-routine basis or as needed. Read the full 2021 drinking water report at this link. Shilling Circle traffic notification This news brief serves as notification that repair of Schilling Circle from Grenier Street to Bestic Drive and from building 1305 to building 1330 will begin July 5. Officials will also be paving in the area on Saturday, July 9 and will reset granite curbing and sidewalks, as well as a final top coat of asphalt, at a later date. For further information, contact Peter Crory at 781-225-9921. Hydrant flushing notification through June 30 This notice serves as notification that base civil engineers will conduct hydrant flushing through June 30 or until completed. Flushing will will take place Monday through Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. According to CE, occupants may notice some discoloration in the water and some reduced water pressure. This is not harmful and should clear in a few hours. For further information, contact the Work Force Management Section at 66.ABG.CE.Requests@us.af.mil. Looking for the latest Hanscom news? The Hanscom AFB Round-Up provides a comprehensive weekly update of the top news articles, social media posts, and significant information relevant to the 66th Air Base Group, acquisition directorates, and other Hanscom-based units. If you’d like to subscribe to the Team Hanscom Round-Up, send an e-mail to 66.ABG.PA.CMB@us.af.mil. Interested in submitting a news article? Public Affairs is always looking for news and information directly related to the Hanscom Air Force Base mission and the men and women assigned here. Typical stories include significant events, program milestones or unique experiences. Because the Public Affairs Office needs to follow specific style guidelines and formats, and the fact that explaining Hanscom’s complex acquisition mission to a lay audience can be challenging, it’s usually better to work with PA directly on articles. For further information, contact Public Affairs at 781-225-1685 or by email at Hanscom.Hansconian@us.af.mil. Rising 6 professional development Looking for a great way to get involved at Hanscom and within the community? The 'Rising 6' is a private organization dedicated to mentorship, and the deliberate development of junior enlisted members and noncommissioned officers. Meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month at the Minuteman Commons. To learn more, contact Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boyd at 781-225-1228 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. AFSA Chapter 161 meetings held The Air Force Sergeants Association Paul Revere Chapter 161 invites enlisted Airmen to attend meetings. Interested Airmen do not have to be a member to attend. The AFSA chapter is seeking nominations for its upcoming election of Executive Council members. To learn more, contact Master Sgt. Samuel Burke at email@example.com or Staff Sgt. Alfonso Ochoa at firstname.lastname@example.org. LRS Cargo Movement Section hours The 66th Logistic Readiness Squadron Cargo Movement Section is accepting non-essential inbound and outbound shipments. The hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To coordinate pick-up or delivery of inbound shipments at Building 1110, customers should email email@example.com or call 781-225-5838 during the above business hours. EFMP program support offered The Exceptional Family Member Program provides non-medical casework for exceptional family members. An exceptional family member is a DEERS enrolled dependent who has a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional-psychological condition that requires ongoing specialized medical or educational services. The EFMP family support coordinator assists EFMP families get ready for a change of station move, answer questions about respite care, provide assistance with schools or help families look for local resources. The coordinator is also available to assist military members of all branches of service including the National Guard, Reserve and federal civilians with all of their non-medical EFMP needs. To contact the Hanscom EFMP, email 66.FSS.FSFR.CMB@us.af.mil. Info on Service Members’ Civil Relief Act Information As traditional permanent change of station season approaches or service members prepare to deploy, challenges often surface when trying to secure housing or storing personal property. In response to these challenges unique to military service, Congress enacted the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, to relieve some of those burdens. Service members may decide to use storage facilities to store personal property. Accordingly, among its many protections, SCRA prevents storage companies from selling a service member’s property while deployed without a court order, even if the member is in default. In addition, SCRA caps pre-service debt at a 6 percent interest rate, protects service members from default legal judgments when they cannot appear in court due to military service, and provides the ability to terminate certain residential leases early For further information on SCRA protections, contact the Legal Office at 781-225-1410 or by email at 66ABG.JA.Workflow@us.af.mil. School Liaison Program The Hanscom school liaison is available to coordinate and assist military and Defense Department civilian parents with school-age children with educational opportunities and information necessary to succeed in an academic environment. For further information on the school liaison program or for information on any of the local schools, visit https://www.hanscomfss.com/school-liaison-office. Pre-separation counseling Weekly sessions take place on most Wednesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. for separating and retiring service members to complete the mandatory DD Form 2648, Preseparation Counseling Checklist. The checklist provides critical information about benefits, resources and services for the transition from military to civilian life. By law, this counseling must be provided at least 90 days prior to date of separation or retirement. For further information, call the A&FRC at 781-225-2765. Alternative Dispute Resolution For those experiencing problems in the workplace, help is available. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) offers informal and non-threatening methods of resolving disputes in a confidential, safe and mutually satisfying manner. The objective of the ADR program is to provide early intervention support and resolve conflicts prior to escalation and disruption in the workplace environment. ADR techniques include mediation, facilitation and conflict management coaching. Mediation is the most frequent technique used for resolution of equal opportunity cases, union grievances, or other workplace disputes. The use of ADR often result in improved communications and workplace relationships, promoting healthier workplace environments through the guidance of a trained neutral. For more information or to obtain service contact the EO office at 781-225-6397.