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FSS expands facility capacity

Base leaders address expanded capacity.

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The 66th Force Support Squadron here recently announced capacity increases to many of its facilities across the installation.

Beginning in June, the Fitness and Sports Center here will reopen for 24/7 access to all personnel with base credentials, and will no longer require a reservation.

“We ask that patrons continue to wipe down equipment and keep the facility clean just as we did pre-COVID-19,” said Bill Charlton, 66 FSS director.

For those preparing for the return of Air Force physical fitness assessments, according to Hanscom civil engineers, repairs to the outdoor running track will be completed by June 30.

Squadron officials also announced that the Fourth Cliff Family Recreation Area in Humarock, Massachusetts, has reopened for the season, and no longer requires a break between rentals.

Additionally, FamCamp, Outdoor Recreation, the Patriot Golf Course, and the base pool, are fully open, and Aero Club safety lessons will resume in-person.

Individuals can visit www.HanscomFSS.com for more information about FSS facilities.

The changes follow base officials announcing earlier this month that fully vaccinated personnel who are at least 14 days beyond their final dose are no longer required to wear face coverings indoors or outdoors. Facial coverings are still required in all Hanscom schools, child and youth centers, and at the 66th Medical Squadron.

Base leaders encourage the Hanscom community to take advantage of the facilities and activities responsibly.

“We must continue to be safe, take care of one another, and be good wingmen,” said Col. Katrina Stephens, installation commander, in a video message to the base.

In the same video, Stephens explained that Hanscom personnel should continue to maximize telework when possible.

“If you are successfully teleworking, we want you to continue to do so,” she said. “Revolutionizing the Warfighter’s Edge means thinking outside the box, embracing innovation and exceeding capabilities. The maximization of telework will continue to be the norm until mission needs dictate otherwise.”

Additional COVID-related updates can be found at www.Hanscom.af.mil/Coronavirus.