Revamped Hanscom Connect available for all base personnel

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  • By Lauren Russell
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Officials from the 66th Force Support Squadron Military and Family Readiness Center here have revamped the newcomer’s in-processing workshop to better serve employees and families connected to the installation.

The monthly event is set up to welcome and inform civilian employees and military personnel who are new to the base about the mission and area, along with delivering mandatory briefings for Air Force personnel.

However, organizers have recently restructured the event schedule to include Hanscom Connect; an information fair open to any person who lives or works at Hanscom.

“We wanted to make sure we were getting the information to our Hanscom family members about organizations and resources available so we can set them up for success,” said Christina D’Amico, 66 FSS relocation program manager.

According to D’Amico, newly relocated Air Force personnel will complete the required classroom portion of the program that includes briefings from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team and the Equal Opportunity office, in the M&FRC, building 1240.

Officials will then host Hanscom Connect from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel Annex, where participants can return with their families and visit organization booths, as well as food trucks on site.

“The events are scheduled for Wednesday afternoons to align with Hanscom school’s release schedules, and allow families to come together,” said D’Amico.

While portions of the event are required for incoming employees, officials said anyone with base access is welcome to participate.

“We want to make it easier for families to reach out and connect with each other and the services available to them here at Hanscom, in the Boston area, and across Massachusetts,” said Beth Campbell, 66 FSS M&FRC flight chief.

The next Newcomer Information Fair and Hanscom Connect is scheduled for Feb. 15.

For additional information, contact the MFRC here at 781-225-2765.