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  • Managing debt while on active duty

    Active duty service members are eligible to have interest rates lowered to six percent on student loans, both federal and private, that were acquired prior to a member's active-duty service.Members are required to notify the student loan servicer in order to receive the lower interest rate under the

  • 'Honoring Women in Public Service': Frances Perkins Wilson

    Throughout March the Women's History Month committee will honor women who have shaped America's history and its future through public service and government leadership as part of this year's theme, "Honoring Women in Public Service."Do you know who the first woman appointed to a United States

  • Understanding the Zika virus

    If you have been watching the news recently you may have seen reports from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention about the emerging mosquito-borne illness called the Zika virus.The Department of Health and Human Services, through the CDC, is leading the U.S. response to the worldwide Zika

  • February is National Children's Dental Health Month

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month and is intended to raise awareness about the importance of oral health in children. This year's national campaign slogan is "Sugar Wars."The campaign is sponsored each year by the American Dental Association.The ADA held the first national

  • Aftermath of a DUI: Who's really affected?

    I used to wonder if people would look at me different if they knew. Would they whisper about me? Would they tell others what happened? Does anyone actually have the guts to ask me what happened? Are they looking at me as the girl who's related to a child killer?I'm sure they were. I'm sure they

  • Airman shares family tragedy as "wake up call"

    December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. For me, this month hits extra close to home and is a constant reminder of the events that took place over a year ago that changed mine, my family's, and two other family's lives forever. I've kept this tragedy almost entirely to myself, until

  • Holiday greetings from the base commander

    With the holiday season upon us and a new year approaching, I want to take a moment to reflect on what has been both a challenging and rewarding year, and I want to thank you once again for the great work you do to support our warfighters.The year has been full of accomplishments, with some of the

  • Every Airman is a sensor

    In preparation for holiday-related activities such as traveling, attending celebrations and sharing time with family and friends, Hanscom's Antiterrorism Office encourages each member of the community to keep security in mind throughout the holiday season.Remember, terrorism does not stop for the

  • Choosing to live

    I have worked for the federal government for 13 years. In each and every one of those years, I have been through suicide awareness and prevention training. I have completed the Resiliency Training Assistant course, and I have even taught resiliency at Wingman Days. I know the toolsets to help and

  • Veterans Day is a day to celebrate and honor

    Veterans have made a selfless choice to lay their lives on the line to serve and protect our country. In many cases, they have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure we continue to have our rights and freedoms.Veterans Day is a time we set aside to honor these special Americans.Originally known as