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  • Department of the Air Force pushes fitness testing to Jan. 1

    To continue minimizing close contact among personnel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensure units and personnel are fully ready to resume, testing has been delayed from October to January, and testing in January will move forward without obtaining waist, height and weight measurements.

  • Tricare Selected Reserve termination explained

    Office of the Secretary of Defense will allow members up to five months, instead of the original three-month period, to pay overdue premiums to have coverage reinstated and will honor any medical services and bills incurred during that time, once premiums are paid.

  • MDS offers health, safety tips prior to Phase 2A

    Officials from the 66th Medical Squadron offer multiple health and safety tips to employees as the installation enters into the next phase of COVID-19 operations.The installation commander announced that Hanscom will transition into Phase 2A, also known as the “Cautious Phase,” of the multiphase

  • Supplies provided for phased return

    Officials have purchased various supplies to be disseminated throughout base organizations prior to entering the next part of Hanscom’s phased return to full capacity. The bulk order includes touch-free and wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispensers, refills and face coverings.

  • Air Force cancels 2020 Marathon, offers virtual option

    Numerous scenarios were explored to produce an event that was safe for all and met the high event standards. All scenarios led the marathon team to conclude the event would be unable to proceed in a manner that participants have come to expect.

  • Hanscom family has their neighbors covered

    A Hanscom husband and wife have found creative ways to help themselves, and their neighbors, slow the spread of COVID-19. Staff Sgt. Christopher Boyd, 66th Air Base Group unit deployment manager, was an essential worker when the orders came down mandating all personnel to wear face coverings. His

  • AFMC preparing for next phase of COVID-19 operations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As states across the U.S. begin to slowly reopen their economies, Air Force Materiel Command leaders are similarly readying to return to full mission capacity following major disruptions caused by COVID-19.The plan is for AFMC’s six centers and eight

  • Clinic patients urged to use virtual messaging tool

    Officials from the 66th Medical Squadron encourage all patients to utilize the Military Health Systems Secure Messaging tool to virtually communicate with health care providers here. The messaging platform, owned by the Air Force Medical Service, allows patients to communicate directly with primary

  • Thrift Savings Plan adapts to COVID

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty in its wake, leaving a lot of people to wonder about their financial health and future. Counselors from the Airman and Family Readiness Center here are encouraging members utilizing the Thrift Savings Plan, a retirement plan for federal

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