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Scholarships for Military Children applications open today 
The Hanscom Black Employment Program and the Ralph F. Browne, Jr., Chapter of Blacks In Government, is seeking leadership, ideas, participation and support for Black History Month 2022. 

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month/Black History Month. The observance has received official recognition from the United States and Canada governments, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom. 

If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please reach out soonest to For the narrative of the months description, click here.


Scholarships for Military Children applications open today 
Applications are now open for the Scholarships for Military Children Program for academic year 2022 – 2023. Requirements include completing the application; submission of the student’s official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for high school applicants, or college transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for students already enrolled in college; and a 500 word essay. The subject of the essay is listed at the website under “Scholarships for Military Children.”

For scholarship year 2022-23, Fisher House Foundation will award 500 scholarship grants of $2,000 each. The selection process will begin immediately following the application deadline of Feb. 17, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Fisher House Foundation also has a free, easy to use custom scholarship search engine tailored to military families called “Scholarships for Service.” It’s available on both mobile devices and desktop computers at


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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 Top 3 DSD Mentor Program
Interested in volunteering for a Developmental Special Duty assignment?

The DSD Mentor Program arranges for interviews or “shadow” opportunities with current or former DSD Airmen. This developmental experience allows Airmen the opportunity to ask the questions they want to know, and experience a day (or a few days) in the life of career enhancing opportunity. 

If you’re an Airman seeking career enrichment, or if you have current or previous DSD experience and want to get involved, email for more information.


66th Medical Squadron closures
The 66th Medical Squadron Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed Jan. 14 for an Air Force Materiel Command Family Day and Jan. 17 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

At all times, if emergency care is required, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for treatment. Prior authorization is not required for emergency care. If the clinic is closed and a patient requires non-emergent care that cannot wait until the clinic reopens, please contact the Nurse Advice Line by calling 781-225-6789 and choosing the option for the NAL. The NAL will provide instructions or may authorize use of an Urgent Care Center if medically necessary. 


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


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 or Staff Sgt. Alfonso Ochoa at 


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 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


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


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  


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.