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  • 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

  • Key Spouses extend a hand to community

    During a difficult time like this, with the uncertainty of stop-movement orders and some military members deployed for longer than anticipated, Hanscom’s network of key spouses is playing an increasingly important role.As operations continually adapt in response to COVID-19, Key Spouses serve as a

  • The ergonomics of working from home

    After weeks of checking emails from a makeshift home office, lower back pain, neck strain and carpal tunnel may be setting in.While most professional offices are designed for long term comfort, applying basic ergonomics to an at-home workstation is important to avoid musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Virtual PT keeps the competition alive

    An organization from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here has been supporting physical resilience and social connectedness through virtual physical training sessions. The Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate adapted their monthly intramural sports

  • Airmen continue to mark virtual milestones

    As the Air Force responds to COVID-19 and adheres to physical distancing guidelines, conferences and staff meetings are not the only pieces of business that have gone virtual. Promotions, retirements, reenlistments and awards continue to mark the accomplishments of Airmen across the force, who are

  • Air Force Marathon extends current registration prices

    Prices for the marathon and half marathon will increase by $10 on June 8, while the cost of the 5K and 10K races will increase by $5. The price for the Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, in which runners compete in the 5K, 10K and either the half marathon or marathon will increase by $20, and the

  • How parents can empathize with missed milestones

    As the community continues to combat COVID-19, day-to-day lives have taken on a new look.Teleworking, distance learning and interactions over social media have become the norm and, although the new routine is solid, there can be trepidations as physical distancing stretches into the coming weeks.

  • Temporary certificate updates on soon-to-expire CACs now authorized

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To ensure continuity of operations during COVID-19, the Department of Defense has enabled a temporary capability to allow Common Access Card cardholders to update their certificates for continued use.CACs that expired on or after April 16, 2020, and are within