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  • Independence Day is a day of gratitude

    The Fourth of July is a day of celebration. Whether with parades, fireworks, backyard barbecues or enjoying a baseball game, we Americans will soon celebrate our nation's birthday.Our founding fathers' vision of a free nation was commemorated in 1776 in the Declaration of Independence. They believed all people have certain undeniable rights - the
  • LGBT Pride Month: How Hanscom is celebrating

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month committee will host observances and activities here throughout June to recognize the contributions made by the LGBT community.The activities planned include a barbecue with lawn games, a color run and more in celebration of the Air Force's rich diversity and enduring commitment to
  • Shipping high value items

    What would you do if your family heirloom or one-of-a-kind collectible went missing or got damaged during a permanent change of station move? To say you'd be disappointed would likely be an understatement.High value items can be irreplaceable and therefore require special attention by all involved in the moving process. To help during your next PCS
  • Memorial Day a time to honor the fallen

    For many of us, Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. Families will gather for cookouts, go boating or swim at the pool. While you enjoy these activities, please be mindful of your safety. But as we spend time with friends and family, let us be reminded of the most important meaning of this day.Established in 1868, Memorial Day was a day set
  • Law Day 2016: Celebrating 'Miranda: More than Words'

    Law Day is an annual event originally conceived in 1957 when American Bar Association President Charles Rhynes envisioned a special national day to mark this nation's commitment to the rule of law. The following year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the first Law Day.In 1961, Law Day became official when Congress issued a joint
  • Antiterrorism measures

    The weather is warming up and summer is right around the corner. Before taking that family vacation, it is a good idea to review some travel tips to make your vacation experience safe and enjoyable.The men and women who serve in the Department of Defense and their family members are our most vital resource. Terrorists have reached new levels of
  • National PrepareAthon Day! is April 30

    Are you and your family prepared if disaster strikes? America's PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign with the goal of generating awareness and participation in emergency preparedness around the country.April 30 is the campaign's day of action; a day to spend time ensuring each household is ready when disaster comes.From a powerful summer
  • When to go to the ER, UCC

    When you or a member of your family is sick, you probably call a Military Treatment Facility and either schedule an appointment or get advice on what to do at home. But what happens after the MTF is closed?  Who do you call and where do you go?Many lean towards going to the nearest emergency room, whether the condition is emergent or not. But that
  • What to do when reveille, retreat and taps is played on base

    Reveille, retreat and taps is played each duty day over the base giant voice system. Are you familiar with the proper protocol for each when played?Reveille is played as a bugle call to signal the beginning of the duty day on base. Retreat is played to mark the end of the duty day and precedes the playing of the national anthem. Taps is played to
  • Women's History Month: Katherine Switzer

    Throughout March the Women's History Month committee here will recognize women who have shaped America's history and its future as part of this year's monthlong campaign.The National Women's History Month theme for this year is "Honoring Women in Public Service and Government."In 1967, 741 entrants lined up in bitter cold temperatures to run the
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