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  • New A&FRC director ready to support and lead

    New Airman and Family Readiness Center director Robyn Endo is on board and ready to continue her work of providing support for servicemembers and their families. Endo arrived from RAF Lakenheath, England, where she served as team lead and acting chief for the 48th Fighter Wing A&FRC. Prior to that, she served as a work life consultant at Yokota AB,
  • Panetta notifies Congress DoD preparing for furloughs

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.In a memo to all employees, Panetta vowed to continue working with Congress to avoid sequestration, which would add $470 billion to the $487 billion in defense
  • Many resources available to help reduce tax filing stress

    Many American's consider April 15, tax day, among the most stressful days of the year. Fortunately for base employees, tax professionals are available to assist in free tax preparation. The Retiree Activities Office offers free tax return preparation assistance and filing for active duty servicemembers, reservists, retirees, Department of Defense
  • February wraps up Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and the Family Advocacy Program wants to ensure families know how to detect and support loved ones in the case of teen dating violence.According to the National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Initiative, nearly 25 percent of 14 to 17 year olds surveyed know at least one student who
  • Officers eligible for promotion should review records before MilPDS upgrade

    Editor's note: This story is a part of a series of articles to inform and educate total force Airmen about personnel programs impacted by the Military Personnel Data System upgrade occurring in March.The data feed from the Military Personnel Data System to the Air Force promotions data systems will not be available during the March MilPDS upgrade,
  • The seven deadly myths of heart disease

    February is Heart Health Month and Health Net Federal Services wants to help all servicemen and women in the TRICARE North Region maintain a healthy heart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease claims approximately 600,000 lives each year. That's one in four deaths in the United States and the most common killer
  • Base racks up more major command awards

    Air Force Materiel Command recently announced some of its top organizations of 2012 and three of Hanscom's finest have been recognized.The 66th Security Forces Squadron received the AFMC Outstanding Security Forces Unit Award for the small-size active duty unit and the Hanscom Fire Department won AFMC Small Fire Department of the Year for the
  • Original Tuskegee Airman to speak at heritage luncheon

    The African American Heritage Month committee will host a luncheon at the Minuteman Commons ballroom Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. as part of 2013 African American Heritage Month activities. This year's theme is "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington," and the guest speaker will be original