Hanscom AFB welcomes new Integrated Prevention director

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

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – 66th Air Base Group officials recently hired a new Integrated Prevention director to ensure members of the of the workforce here, and their families, are connected to available resiliency resources.

Dr. Ebon Alley has taken the charge of maximizing Team Hanscom’s ability to perform the mission by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, tools and resources required to continually assess and adjust to their environment.

Alley, a 20-year Air Force veteran, served his entire career as a medical officer and social worker. With decades of leadership and clinical experience, Alley says he’s confident in his ability to help the Hanscom Air Force Base community facilitate positive change.

“Serving in the military can be both incredibly rewarding and challenging at the same time. I’m honored to have the opportunity to help support and strengthen our local community.,” he said.

Throughout his military career, Alley combined his passions for lifelong growth and service to others. . After completing his Doctor of Philosophy degree in social work, he served as a faculty member at the Family Medicine residency program at Travis Air Force Base, California, an assignment he called “wildly rewarding.”

Originally from Mansfield, Massachusetts, Alley said he’ll rely on his understanding of the local culture to better support the Hanscom AFB and connecting with the surrounding communities. 

“I have an understanding and appreciation of the needs of both our military and family members,” he said. “That, and a true dedication to helping others, is what I bring to the table.” 

Looking toward the future of resiliency training, Alley said his team will be providing embedded consultative support within units and organizations here, along with Connect to Care. Additionally, they’ll be relying on data to provide a more targeted approach to prevention efforts, resulting in more measurable and effective outcomes.

However, these efforts will not be aimed entirely at Hanscom AFB proper. Alley said he and his team will be increasing their attention to the geographically separated units throughout New England and upstate New York.

“One of my focuses is ensuring that our GSUs not only feel a connection with Hanscom AFB, but that we are taking the time to connect them to the available services in their area as well,” he said.

Now joined at Hanscom AFB with his wife and two children, Alley is prepared to enhance the performance, tools, and capabilities for all of Team Hanscom’s families.

“I am exactly where I feel I’m supposed to be right now,” he said.

For additional information about the Integrated Prevention and Resiliency program here, call 781-225-1771.