Hanscom AFB bids farewell to installation chaplain

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  • By Jaima Fogg
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – After nearly three years, Maj. Kimberly Hall, installation chaplain, bids farewell to Team Hanscom.

Hall is proud of the service that she has been able to provide to the community, both inside and outside the gate.

“My motto is since I have been in the military is that I am here to serve and not to be served,” she said. “I truly have a heart to care for Airmen, Guardians and their families. I hope that what I have done has helped to transform lives in some small ways and made a difference.”

Since becoming installation chaplain, Hall’s goals have been to increase fellowship and partnerships with the local community.

She has introduced community events such as monthly dorm dinners,  Easter egg hunts for children, hosting local clergy, panel discussions with New England Patriots players and chaplain, Halloween trunk or treats and Holocaust remembrance ceremonies.

Hall emphasizes the importance of building healthy relationships and was pleased to introduce the Strong Bonds program to Hanscom AFB. This chaplain-led initiative aims to enhance the quality of life for service members and their families by offering activities designed to foster healthier relationships.

Hall led retreats under this program for both married couples and singles, helping them strengthen their connections and well-being.

“People come into work, and you don’t know what they are going through,” said Hall. “And if they’re having a tough time at home, they are going to carry that into the workspace, whether they think they are or not.”

Hall said that she enjoyed her time at Hanscom AFB and was able to visit all five New England states and New York, even attending a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, which was on her bucket list.

Hall has transitioned to Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas to continue providing spiritual support and guidance to the Air Force community.