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Hanscom SFS updates sponsorship policy, enforces curfew 
Effective immediately, the age of sponsorship onto Hanscom AFB has been updated from 18 to 16 years old. 
The 66SFS would also like to remind the community of the installation curfew policy, which applies to all juveniles ages 17 and younger. Curfew hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, Saturday and nights before federal holidays is midnight to 6 a.m. 
For more information, contact the SFS/School Resource Advisor at (781) 225-5605 


Parking lot closure notification 
Officials announced that the new parking lot adjacent to Building 1604 will be closed through Nov. 11. The closure is in order to raise the structures, mill, top coat and re-stripe the new lot. Officials also announced that the Building 1520 parking Lot between Buildings 1515 and 1520 will also be closed for re-paving beginning Oct. 21 through Nov. 1.


Schilling Circle traffic interruption 
Civil engineers announced that a construction contractor will be grinding down the asphalt and re-paving Schilling Circle in front of Building 1305 beginning Oct. 23 and ending Nov. 1. One lane of the road will remain open to allow access to the parking lot next to Building 1305. 


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Base theater movie listings and show times
For the most up to date movie listings at the base theater, visit http://www.aafes.com/exchange-stores/Movie-Guide/showtimes-Hanscom-AFB.html.

The theater opens 30 minutes before first showing. For further information, call 781-377-7940.


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.


RAO Volunteers needed
The Hanscom Retiree Activities office located in Building 1305 is looking for volunteers to provide information and assistance to the retiree community. Volunteers will also assist retirees with information concerning retiree benefits. If interested in volunteering, contact the Retiree Activity office at 781-225-1310.

For more information, visit the RAO webpage at http://www.hanscom.af.mil/About-Us/Retiree-Activities-Office/.

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.


Health Risk Assessment
A Health Risk Assessment is a free online-personalized health assessment available to civilian employees to identify potential health risks and strategies to avoid them. By examining health-related behavior and history, an HRA can provide insight into an employee’s health and wellness.

For those interested, visit AFMC Wellness Support Center at www.AFMCwellness.com to complete the assessment.