Regional commanders meeting sparks collaboration for shared success

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  • By Mark Wyatt
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Base officials hosted military and civilian leaders from nearby installations for a Regional Commander’s Meeting here Jan. 30 to address shared challenges and pathways to partnerships.

The gathering aligned to the 66th Air Base Group’s strategic goal to provide enduring installation support and foster teamwork among regional mission partners. 

“We are creating a platform for collaboration, enabling us to collectively tackle challenges, accept risk smartly with innovative solutions, and strengthen the bonds that ensure seamless support for our families and mission partners,” said Col. Taona Enriquez, installation commander.

As the only active-duty Air Force installation in New England, units in the 66 ABG support the Total Force throughout the six-state New England and New York area.

Representatives from various Hanscom AFB organizations and installation helping agencies were on hand to highlight their respective roles and capabilities and answer questions about how they can assist the Total Force population.

“We built an agenda that we hope addressed shared challenges, highlighted solutions, and filled gaps, reinforcing our commitment to providing enduring installation support and advancing capabilities in this environment,” said Anthony Renzoni, responsible for external partnerships, who organized the meeting.

Presentations were provided by officials from the Exceptional Family Member Program, Civilian Personnel, 66th Force Support Squadron, and the Hanscom Family Housing resident advocate.

Representatives from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard attended.

Among those was U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Chad Brick, commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Base Boston.

“Anytime where we [Coast Guard Base Boston] can help support our families or piggyback on agreements with the state, we’d be interested to figure out how we could mutually benefit,” he said.

The regional meeting was the third in the past year. Coast Guard Base Boston has tentatively agreed to host the next meeting in April.

“Together, we are shaping the future of our installations and strengthening the foundation for enduring support,” said Enriquez.