Power outage scheduled tonight for Housing, Youth Center, schools

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  • By 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Base civil engineers will be conducting a planned power outage Tuesday, Sept. 27, beginning at 9 p.m., lasting approximately two hours.

The outage will impact the family housing area, the Youth Center, School Age Program and Hanscom schools.

“This will allow us to transfer power for these areas to a steadier power source,” said Tom Schluckebier, base civil engineer. “This should help resolve some of the power inconsistencies we have seen in housing and at the schools.”

CE officials say residents do not need to do anything specific to plan for the outage, but personnel may want to take precautions.

For those who have high-value or important electronics, to ensure their protection 100 percent, officials recommend you unplug them prior to the outage, even if they are currently on surge protectors.

Once the power comes back on, if residents continue to have issues they should report them to Hunt Family Housing via the resident app or by calling 781-745-1800.

For those planning to submit claims, Hanscom’s legal office personnel are still able to assist. While a representative will no longer be at the Youth Center, residents can make an appointment by calling 781-225-1410 or by visiting the Judge Advocate office in building 1305.

Officials note that residents should contact their insurance carrier in order to determine if they are eligible to file a claim for financial compensation as a result of loss. Air Force personnel may have the option to file a claim through the Air Force Claims Service Center.

Residents can file a claim within two years from the incident date. Air Force personnel can find more information about the claims process on this document: Air Force Claims Process for Personal Property Damage.