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  • Holiday greetings from the base commander

    It's hard to believe, but another year is coming to an end, and the holidays are upon us once again. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you've done. Although it was midway through the year when Misty and I arrived at Hanscom, I immediately noticed the hard work and dedication of

  • Antiterrorism during the holiday season

    The holiday season is here and many people will be getting together to spend quality time with loved ones.This should be undisturbed time, free of phone calls from work, or even having to come in to work to deal with an issue that could have been avoided if adequately planned for ahead of time.Many

  • Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

    Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Force's number one weapon system! In April of this year we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400

  • How did we lose this young Airman?

    She was an Airman Leadership School distinguished graduate, earned staff sergeant her first time testing, received all 5s on her Enlisted Performance Reports and took part in two deployments. Clearly she was a high-performing Airman. But, in her words, the Air Force had made it clear it didn't want

  • Understanding reveille, retreat and taps

    Reveille, retreat and taps is played each duty day over the base giant voice system. Are you familiar with the 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

  • Taking a stand: Help win the fight against sexual assault

    Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force.Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, America's Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year, I

  • Disability etiquette

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month is recognized each October to recognize the many contributions of America's workers with disabilities, as well as to increase awareness of disability employment.As part of the awareness effort, it is important to understand that people with disabilities

  • Overcoming Adversity

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated each October to educate people on disability employment as well as to recognize the contributions of employees with disabilities.The history of NDEAM traces back to 1945 when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October as

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Patriots

    Throughout history, there are some whose courage effect positive change for future generations. This week, the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee recognizes two patriots of Hispanic descent who sacrificed, forged, fought and paved the way for Hispanic heritage equality. Justice Sonia Sotomayor was

  • The cost of drunk driving

    When I first came to work at Hanscom, it was after a long and fulfilling career as a private sector psychotherapist. I had clients with problems everyone recognized: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, financial stress, and children acting out. I felt what I was doing was important, and it