Plan focused on Team Hanscom well-being

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

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – In March, the 66th Air Base Group finalized the 2024 Comprehensive Integrated Primary Prevention Plan, strategically aligned with the Department of the Air Force’s vision, mission priorities, and values.

It aims to effectively address topics impacting Airmen, Guardians, Department of Defense civilians, and their families across the installation.

“In our Comprehensive Integrated Primary Prevention Plan we are not just outlining strategies, we are embodying our commitment to the well-being of Team Hanscom,” said Dr. Ebon Alley, Hanscom AFB Integrated Prevention and Response director. “By aligning our activities, we are taking proactive steps to address issues to ensure we have a more resilient and healthier community.”

Among the goals outlined in the plan are addressing child and domestic abuse.

In March, helping agency officials shared information about the Massachusetts Parental Stress Line that offers free support and guidance to overcome non-urgent parenting issues.

“The Hanscom Integrated and Resilience office stands firm in our commitment to providing unwavering support to the Hanscom community,” said Kristin Wright, integrated prevention chief.

The CIPP plan also states, “obesity poses a complex challenge to recruitment, readiness, and retention.”

“It impacts all services, ranks, and positions and now poses a threat to readiness, especially for at-risk populations and those in critical combat roles,” said Ray Anderson, CIPP line of effort champion. “To effectively tackle obesity, the Hanscom community must adopt a multi-dimensional approach to mitigate this risk.”

Included in this approach are free health resources for military and civilian employees, and their family members who are high-risk for obesity.

Officials have identified and integrated healthy lifestyle training curriculum into First Term Enlisted Center and First Term Officer Center programs, Newcomer's Orientation, and Airmen Leadership School.

“We recognize the importance of laying a foundation for lifelong health and wellness from day one,” said Anderson. “By integrating healthy lifestyle training into our first-term courses, we are not only preparing our Airmen and Guardians for their professional roles but also equipping them with the tools they need to prioritize their physical and mental well-being.”

In addition, Health Promotions offer various programs and activities, such as health screenings, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation support, stress management workshops, and many others.

“These programs allow members of the Hanscom community to proactively engage in their health and wellness journey,” said William Carpenter, Health Promotions manager. “By promoting healthy lifestyles and preventative care, these initiatives contribute to the overall readiness of base personnel.”

For further information, visit the Health Promotions website at