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  • Air Force Senior Leaders announce 2018 Spark Tank Competition

    Enlisted, officer and government employees may now submit their innovative ideas for the 2018 Air Force Spark Tank Competition. The competition calls for Airmen to pitch their innovative ideas to the Air Force’s senior leaders through the the IdeaScale Ideation platform at usaf.ideascalegov.com, and will culminate in a showcase of those ideas in Orlando, Florida, early next year at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium.
  • POW/MIA ceremony planned this week

    Base officials will hold a ceremony Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at the POW/MIA Memorial here to remember the sacrifice and service of prisoners of war, members still missing in action and their families.
  • Hanscom’s A&FRC to host job fair

    Dozens of employers will be available at a job fair at the Minuteman Commons here on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Financial education available for Airmen

    The Airman and Family Center here recently hired a contracted personal financial counselor to assist service members here with financial readiness through one-on-one counseling and financial briefings.
  • Lt. aids Romanian allies with flight line ops

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – 1st Lt. Eric Fonnesbeck learned Romanian during a missionary trip for his church in 2010 and used that knowledge in 2018 to help the Romanian Air Force setup an airstrip for F-16s. The trip to Romania was a departure from his day job as a data analytics program manager in the Command, Control, Communications,
  • Command chief hosts monthly development sessions

    Chief Master Sgt. Henry Hayes, the installation command chief, opens his office the third Tuesday of every month to meet with personnel here to discuss a wide range of topics.
  • Secretary of the Air Force urges innovation in software acquisition model

    The process used by the Air Force to acquire software is archaic and needs to modernize now if the service is to win in a peer-to-peer conflict, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. The secretary made those observations and gave a glimpse into the future of software acquisition during her keynote presentation Aug. 27 at the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • AFMC history office plays key role in OCP emblem-to-patch conversion

    Since early recorded history, warring tribes often carried banners or flags marked with emblems to represent factions and motivate their warriors to fight for the cause. It is to this historical tradition that we can trace the evolution of military emblems and patches. As the Air Force begins transitioning from the current Airman Battle Uniform to the Operational Camouflage Pattern, there is a renewed focus on emblems and patches across Air Force units, as Airmen will once again be able to wear unit patches on their sleeves, which had been phased out when the ABU was deployed in 2007.
  • Residency and income tax relief

    Among many other protections, the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, provides military taxpayers with relief from double state income taxation.
  • Financial managers tally ten center awards

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Ten financial managers from Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-Hanscom earned annual awards for keeping the books on weapons system acquisitions and Foreign Military Sales this year. Center officials announced the awards during the sixth annual ceremony, on base, August 29.Two individuals won in the “big-5”