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  • Airmen urged to reenlist, extend current enlistment, retire, separate before Feb. 15

    Air Force officials are encouraging active-duty Airmen who are eligible to reenlist, extend their current enlistment, retire or separate in March to complete these personnel actions through the myPers website and their base military personnel sections by Feb. 15 to avoid processing delays and military pay issues.Airmen need to accomplish these
  • Hanscom to receive advanced power strips

    In an effort to reduce power consumption and save the Air Force millions in energy costs, Air Force Materiel Command purchased more than 77,000 advanced power strips. Hanscom is scheduled to receive more than 3,000 of these advanced power strips this month. Although most modern electronic devices have a "power save" function, they are still
  • New ID card scheduler implemented

    Earlier this month, the 66th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Section began using the Defense Manpower Data Center's RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler to ease making appointments for issuance of all military ID cards. MPS officials say this scheduler is more user friendly and may be accessed at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil. The MPS
  • Hanscom clinic achieves AAAHC accreditation

    The 66th Medical Squadron clinic was recently notified that it achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care visit from November 2012. The accreditation distinguishes the outpatient clinic from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients, as determined by an
  • Influenza: Taking care of yourself and others

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Epidemiology Service are reporting a rise in flu cases throughout the United States. According to the CDC, the amount of clinic visits for flu-like illness was above the national average. Certain people are at greater risk of serious flu-related
  • MLK Jr. celebration set for Jan. 15

    A celebration to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the base chapel. The event will feature an "I Have a Dream" speech reenactment and an excerpt from "The Mountain Top" speech by Timothy Martin, a 66th Security Forces Squadron employee. Retired Col. Clarence Dixon will provide the
  • Upcoming E-6 and E-7 promotion testing cycles

    The technical sergeant (13E6) and master sergeant (13E7) promotion testing cycle is scheduled for February through March 2013 at the Hanscom Education and Training Center. Notifications have been sent to all unit Weighted Airman Promotion System Monitors or directly to individuals eligible for testing. As eligible personnel prepare for this
  • Law school programs available to Air Force officers

    The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps has two programs that allow active duty Air Force officers to attend law school to become lawyers. Applications for fiscal year 2013 Funded Legal Education Program and Excessive Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March 1. JAGs do more than meets the eye. Beyond providing legal
  • Case study to provide insight into contractor responsibility determinations

    On Jan. 17, Ron Mason, special assistant to the program executive officer for C3I&N, and Bernice Pasternak, Contracting, along with Anthony Scalice, 66th Air Base Group Judge Advocate acquisition fraud counsel, will present a panel discussion of the facts and circumstances surrounding a recent case involving a contractor responsibility
  • Housing team named best in the Air Force

    Hanscom's housing team, consisting of members of the Civil Engineering Housing Management Office and Hanscom Family Housing, was recently recognized as the Air Force winner of the Professional Housing Management Association Outstanding Installation-Privatized Location team award for 2012. Throughout the year, both the government and privatized
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