CDC bids farewell to longtime civilian employee

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

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – 66th Force Support Squadron officials recognized a longtime civilian employee during its most recent monthly Child Development Center town hall meeting here March 26.

Lorraine Aceto, who began serving Hanscom AFB military children and their families in November 1989, shared her passion for supporting those in uniform.

“Caring for military-connected children is not just a duty, it’s a privilege,” she said. “They inspire us to provide nurturing environments as they serve alongside their military families.”

Aceto has held many positions throughout her 35 years at the CDC.

“Her versatility has shined bright in her various roles within the center,” said Rachel Washington-Freeman, CDC director. “Beyond her official duties, Lorraine became known as the CDC's personal decorator, ensuring the center was always adorned with seasonal charm.”

Aceto’s impact will be felt far beyond the walls of the CDC, serving as a testament to the difference one individual can make in the lives of many.

“Her expertise, mentorship, and leadership have left an indelible mark on the CDC community,” said Washington-Freeman. “While her presence will be deeply missed, her legacy of dedication and compassion will continue to inspire for years to come.”

The CDC hosts monthly town hall meetings with families to address staffing, introduce new initiatives, and recognize current child care providers. The next town hall will take place April 30 at 4:30 p.m. at the CDC.

Civilian personnel also host quarterly hiring events to fill both full- and part-time positions at the CDC. The next scheduled hiring event will take place June 26 at the Minuteman Commons from 9 a.m. to noon.

Officials also provide child care options thorough the Family Child Care program. The FCC program offers child care options for military and civilian families with children ages two weeks to 12 years old.

For more information about the FCC program and the certification process, contact Robin Morris, 66 FSS Community Child Care coordinator, at 781-225-6121 or via email at