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Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Nov. 26

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November 26, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine


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AFOSI to present case study at fraud working group

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November 26, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

The 66th Air Base Group Judge Advocate Office is scheduled to host the Boston Area Fraud Working Group quarterly meeting here Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Hanscom Conference Center Holzman Room.

Four special agents assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 6 will present a case study illustrating how involving OSI from the beginning can result in decisive action against wrongdoers without slowing down a program. The agents are full-time procurement fraud investigators at Hanscom.
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Hanscom to assist Qatar with air and missile defense system

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November 24, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

The Foreign Military Sales Division here will soon be expanding its role to assist Qatar with the creation of an Integrated Air and Missile Defense System.

As part of a $7.3 billion FMS case between Qatar and the United States, the Air Force - specifically the Battle Management Directorate here at Hanscom - will develop an Air and Missile Defense Operations Center, or ADOC, and provide the integration necessary for both U.S. and foreign ground-based air and missile defense systems.
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Air Force announces AFMC senior leader changes

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November 24, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

The Air Force announced Nov. 17 the nomination of Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch for re-assignment from Air Force Materiel Command vice commander to director of the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va. He will be replaced by Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker, currently director of logistics at Headquarters AFMC.

If confirmed for the position by the Senate, as director of DLA, Busch will be responsible for providing the armed services and other federal agencies with a variety of logistics, acquisition and technical services in peace and war. These services include logistics information, materiel management, procurement, warehousing and distribution of spare parts, food, clothing, medical supplies and fuel, reutilization of surplus military materiel and document automation and production.
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ALS Class 15A graduates

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November 24, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Ten Airmen and two members of the U.S. Coast Guard completed Airman Leadership School during a graduation ceremony at the Minuteman Commons Nov. 21.

ALS, the first step in professional military education for enlisted members, is a five week-long Air Force PME class designed to develop junior enlisted members into effective front-line supervisors. The curriculum focuses on developing leadership abilities as well as effective communication. Much of the instruction focuses around various Air Force rules and regulations.
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AF closes FY14 force management programs

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November 24, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Airmen who met the service's reduction in force board were notified of the board's results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end.

The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate.

Line of the Air Force captains in year groups 2006 through 2008 and line of the Air Force majors in year groups 2001 through 2003 across 20 Air Force specialties were considered. The board retained 1,976 of the 2,330 eligible officers. Those not selected for retention will separate by April 30 or retire, if eligible, by May 1.
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Thanksgiving food safety tips

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November 21, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Thanksgiving is next week and with it comes the traditional turkey dinner with friends and family. And while many may be shopping this weekend for the perfect turkey and all the fixings to go along with it, improper storing of the turkey may result in a food-borne illness caused by harmful bacteria.

Two common causes of this illness are eating foods that are not thoroughly cooked and improper refrigeration. Cooking foods to proper temperatures and refrigerating leftovers promptly will help stop the growth of disease causing bacteria which can lead to possible food poisoning.
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Air Force announces AFIMSC candidate bases

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November 20, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Air Force officials announced today Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, as candidate bases to potentially host the headquarters for the new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.

The Air Force evaluated ten installations against the approved criteria before choosing the candidates.

"The new AFIMSC aligns Air Force-wide installation support authorities, responsibilities and resources under one accountable commander," said Timothy K. Bridges, the deputy assistant secretary for installations. "The consolidation will drive standardized processes, eliminate overhead and drive down costs. It makes good business sense to centralize installation support the way we already centralize other support functions such as science and technology, test and sustainment."
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Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Nov. 20

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November 20, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine


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Cyber summit: Air Force speaks on weapons systems, information dominance and resilience

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November 19, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

"Cyber is a domain - like air and space. Manmade, constantly changing, which spans across all other domains."

These were the words of the Secretary of the Air Force's Cyberspace Strategy and Policy director Brig. Gen. Sarah Zabel, as she took center stage during an Association of  Old Crows cyber summit in Bedford, Mass., Nov. 13.

Zabel, along with Hanscom's two program executive officers and various other subject matter experts, addressed a crowd of more than 100 industry, academic and military attendees, who converged to discuss the latest and greatest in cyber technology and warfare.
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Anthony named ‘spouse of the year’

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November 18, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

A Hanscom spouse was recognized as the 360th Recruiting Group Spouse of the Year at an annual awards banquet at the Minuteman Commons Nov. 3.

Brenda E. Anthony, wife of Chief Master Sgt. David Anthony, 319th Recruiting Squadron superintendent, was selected among nominations from nine recruiting squadrons covering 19 states from the Canadian border to South Carolina and westward to Michigan.

"Since arriving to Hanscom in January 2014, Brenda immediately took on the role as lead Key Spouse for the squadron," said Lt. Col. Anthony C. Stroup, 319 RCS commander. "She brought energy to a program that serves 79 active duty Airmen and 10 civilians spread across the six New England states and Europe."
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Non-finance officers eligible for financial leadership program

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November 18, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Non-finance officers interested in financial management leadership opportunities have until January to apply for the calendar year 2015 Financial Management Leadership Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

"FMLP is a four-year program that specializes in developing future Air Force leaders by providing the opportunity for non-finance officers to gain leadership experience as comptroller squadron commanders," said Capt. Tyler Hess, comptroller officer assignments.

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Hanscom teen sews her way to nationals

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November 18, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

A Hanscom teen took home first place in the Make it with Wool Competition at the 5th Annual Fiber Festival of New England regional competition in West Springfield, Mass., Nov. 1. 

Riana Wirthlin, daughter of Lt. Col. Joseph and Robin Wirthlin, will now go on to compete in the senior division at a national competition held in Sparks, Nev., in January. 

According to the Fiber Festival of New England website, the Make it with Wool competition is a national competition in which contestants select, construct and model their garments. Make with Wool promotes the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns and encourages creativity in sewing, knitting and crocheting. The competition is open to entrants of all ages.
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Public comments invited on base projects

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November 17, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

The United States Air Force announces the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, and Finding of No Significant Impact, or FONSI, for the proposed Vandenberg Gate Complex and Airmen Dormitory Construction/Demolition projects.  

The draft EA and draft FONSI address the site-specific impacts of two construction and demolition projects and evaluate the consequences of the proposed action and alternatives on the natural and man-made environments. Any impacts related to the proposed action are anticipated to be minor and the best management practices providing in the draft EA and FONSI would further reduce any impact.
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CE captures AFMC-level awards

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November 13, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

The 66th Air Base Group Civil Engineering Division won two team awards and four individual awards at the Air Force Materiel Command Civil Engineer Awards for 2014. 

The team awards were captured in the Air Force Outstanding Small Civil Engineer Unit Award and Maj. Gen. Del R. Eulberg Asset Management Award categories. Brian W. Lashley, Susan M. Gribbin, David M. Bilodeau and Sean L. Garrity were selected as individual winners. Winners go on to compete for Air Force level awards.
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