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  • Airmen share COVID experiences

    “You think you’re healthy and doing everything right until something happens that could change everything,” said 1st. Lt. Amanda Smies, a senior engineer at the Quick Reaction Capability Branch here. Smies was rushed to the emergency room, where she was confirmed positive with COVID-19. She had been completely asymptomatic until that point.
  • Indoor, outdoor capacity restrictions ease for commonwealth, Hanscom

    Base officials announced they will ease some indoor and outdoor capacity limits here consistent with state guidelines effective March 22.
  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • AFMC releases updated telework guidance

    The Air Force Materiel Command has released an updated guide to provide employees and supervisors with a one-stop reference to policies and procedures governing telework activity across the mission set. The 25-page document covers all aspects of telework, to include eligibility, training, pay, leave and absence, equipment, documentation and more, with applicability to all AFMC telework-eligible employees.
  • CSAF discusses Accelerating Change at 2021 Virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium

    CSAF's strategic approach for the Air Force’s future to ensure air superiority, and how to defend the United States and its interests through future challenges.
  • Flu vaccine available

    The 66th Medical Squadron will be administering the annual influenza vaccine to all eligible TRICARE beneficiaries here beginning this week. Eligible individuals can receive the vaccine at the immunization clinic beginning Monday, Jan. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on a walk-in basis.
  • Hanscom safety numbers up through 2020

    The Occupational Safety Office has reported a downward trend in safety mishaps here over the last five years, especially over the last nine months. While the decrease in workplace safety incidents can be partially attributed to an increase in telework, health and safety officials believe the current pandemic has further cemented a cultural shift toward safety assurance.
  • Hanscom preparing for DOD vaccination distribution

    As the Department of Defense commences COVID-19 vaccination distribution and delivery, the 66th Medical Squadron here is planning to implement it on the local level.
  • Hanscom effort expected to aid Covid-19 vaccine distribution

    Hanscom acquisition professionals are using their rapid contracting expertise to assist in the fight against Covid-19 and future pandemics.
  • Department of the Air Force restores leave charged during restriction of movement

    Effective Nov. 20, the Department of the Air Force announced the ability to restore leave charged to members during a required restriction of movement after Aug. 6.
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