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  • Air Force awards contract for spaceborne weather data

    A Hanscom team recently awarded a $19.3 million contract to support a constellation of high-tech weather satellites capable of observing precipitation and storm structures from space.
  • COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for some base access

    Effective Nov. 23, civilian and contractor Department of Defense employees and visitors doing business on the base must attest to being fully vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test result taken within the past 72 hours.
  • Chiefs, first sergeant earn honorary berets

    Senior enlisted leaders here participated in the 66th Security Forces Squadron’s Honorary Beret Program to experience firsthand some of the capabilities and training of defenders earlier this month. Chief Master Sgts. William Hebb and Holly Burke, installation command chief and 66th Medical Squadron superintendent respectively, as well as Master Sgt. Sara Wright, 66 SFS first sergeant, experienced a five-second taser, caught a military working dog from inside a bite suit, and completed an obstacle course after receiving a dose of oleoresin capsicum spray, also known as pepper spray.
  • AFMC puts 75 years of history on display

    The Air Force Materiel Command History office has captured 75 years of Air Force highlights with a brand new traveling heritage display.
  • Holiday tree lighting, parade planned

    Base officials will host the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. outside Building 1530, Outdoor Recreation. The tree lighting will follow a parade through base housing beginning at 3 p.m.
  • CDC no hat, no salute policy goes command-wide

    A new policy designates Air Force Materiel Command installation Child Development Centers as, “no hat, no salute” zones.
  • Banshee training program inspires Airmen to innovate

    The fifth iteration of the Banshee training program culminated in a Nov. 19 virtual wrap up event featuring guest speakers and trainee challenge statement presentations.
  • Cogeneration plant supplements power to Hanscom missions

    Hanscom civil engineers completed construction of a 4.6-megawatt cogeneration plant here earlier this year. Engineering officials say the plant not only increases the installation’s energy resilience, but will deliver $94 million in savings over the life of the contract.
  • Suicide Prevention training at Hanscom Chapel

    The Hanscom Chapel is resuming Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, a two-day workshop designed to prepare individuals to intervene and provide assistance to a person with suicidal thoughts.
  • Pfizer doses available for children ages 5 to 11

    The 66th Medical Squadron is now offering the Pfizer COVID vaccine to children ages 5 to 11, following its emergency use authorization for pediatric patients by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month.