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  • 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
  • New mental health facility to provide care, comfort for patients

    An official ribbon cutting ceremony was held Feb. 13 to mark the opening of the new mental health clinic adjacent to the 66th Medical Squadron facility on Vandenberg Drive. The $2.8 million, 3,773 square feet, one story addition will hold mental health outpatient care, the Family Advocacy Program, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
  • Hanscom gathers Air Force level awards

    Capt. Jason Boerboom, an Air Force Life Cycle Management Center acquisition cost analyst, the Air Force Band of Liberty as well as the Hanscom Aero Club Program were recently recognized as Air Force award recipients for 2012. Boerboom captured the Air Force Acquisition Cost Analyst of the Year Award for 2012. The Air Force Band of Liberty was
  • Military Saves Week Feb. 25-March 2

    Many military families today are not saving adequately for retirement, nor do they have a fund for emergencies, according to officials. This year, Military Saves Week is encouraging everyone to "set a goal, make a plan, save automatically." Military Saves provides helpful tips for successful saving, establishing credit, paying down debt, planning
  • Protect loved ones with FSGLI

    Like most things in life, the Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance policy is complex and can be difficult to understand without a bit of guidance.The FSGLI policy is available to all active servers and members of the Ready Reserve or Guard servicemember and covers spouses and dependent children. If the spouse is retired military and
  • Free transportation available to Logan

    In times of tight budgets, many members of the Hanscom community may be interested to know that they can get a free ride to Logan International Airport for official travel. A shuttle bus service is available, by reservation, Monday through Friday, from 6:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. In order to schedule a ride and book a return trip, travelers may visit the
  • Airmen eligible to retrain in March should submit package by Feb. 15

    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.Air Force officials are encouraging active duty Airmen who are eligible to retrain in March to submit their completed retraining packages through the