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66 ABG recognizes quarterly award winners

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July 22, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

66th Air Base Group officials announced the group's top enlisted, officers and civilians during a 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony held at the Brown Building July 18.

Congratulations to the following winners in each category.

Airmen of the Quarter: Senior Airman Lauren E. Parsons, 66 CPTS

NCO of the Quarter: Staff Sgt. Kurt E. Nick, 66 MDS

Senior NCO of the Quarter: Master Sgt. Jocelyn E. Foo, 66 CPTS

Company Grade Officer of the Quarter: Capt. Joy T. Lawal, 66 ABG/EO
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JPPSO passes along summer moving tips

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July 22, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

With the busy summer moving season in progress, the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office would like to pass on some key moving tips to the base community.

The Defense Personal Property System, or DPS, provides direct and empowered communications between the servicemember and the Transportation Service Provider.

DPS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year from any location with internet access.

A DPS account must be established to process and manage a shipment application, delivery request, file a claim and complete the customer satisfaction survey. Users may go to the www.move.mil website, once there access the DPS Login/Registration Process tab at the top of the page to create an account.
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AtHoc, ‘Giant Voice’ alert personnel to critical information

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

AtHoc, an interactive warning system used by government agencies and other civilian companies, allows Hanscom senior leaders to inform base personnel of urgent weather-related information, base closures or delayed openings via phone call, text message or email. These capabilities are offered through the same mass alert system that provides pop-up notifications to personnel through individual computer workstations.

Hanscom officials encourage personnel to utilize this notification capability and note that people can update their information in the AtHoc system by providing home, cell phone and emergency contact numbers and email addresses, according to their communication preferences. These individuals will then be notified when an extreme weather event or other necessary mass notification is necessary.
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BSC development team convenes in August

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

The Biomedical Sciences Corps development team will convene Aug. 18-22 to consider qualified BSC officers for advanced academic degrees, Air Force Personnel Center officials said July 17.

Interested, eligible officers must submit an "intent to apply" email to AFPC by July 31, and updated, leadership-endorsed Airmen Development Plans must be complete by Aug. 14.

To be considered, candidates at minimum must have completed rank-appropriate professional military education, have a passing fitness score, and have at least three years between completing one educational assignment and beginning the next.
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Consumer tips on avoiding scammers

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July 16, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Service members and their families can be easy targets for scammers, and financial education is key to prevention, said the deputy director of the Pentagon's office of family policy and children and youth.

In an interview with DOD News, Navy Cmdr. Peter Hoegel noted that July 16 is Military Consumer Protection Day.

The observance is part of the long-term Financial Readiness Campaign, in which DOD, the Federal Trade Commission and many other organizations highlight efforts to protect service members and their families.
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Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, July 16

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July 16, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine


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Summer Focus Week offerings, still time to register

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July 15, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

This quarter's Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Focus Week is scheduled for July 28-Aug. 1. As with past offerings, courses will cover a variety of areas and be offered locally, via video teleconference and via the web.

"As always, we have a number of courses that are new and a number of courses that are being offered via distance learning," said Alicyn Cerulli, Focus Week coordinator. "We anticipate additional offerings to be included so please visit the Acquisition Now Continuous Learning website often."
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Contracting director joins SES ranks, rejoins Air Force

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July 15, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Retired Col. Scott A. Kiser, recently selected as the Air Force Life Cycle Management's new director of contracting here at Hanscom, also officially became a member of the Senior Executive Service in a July 9 ceremony on base.

The achievements follow a highly decorated military career - one that began with some frank discussions.

Shortly after earning both bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration in the early 1980s, neither serving in the military nor becoming an SES was necessarily in the cards for Kiser. But subsequent straightforward conversations with a family friend - an Air Force captain who had two other brothers in the military - helped shape his course.
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Hanscom’s cyber initiatives

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July 15, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Today's battlefield is full of ever-changing and constantly evolving threats. In this environment, the Air Force not only defends against enemies in air and space, but also against adversaries within the cyber domain.

Hanscom Air Force Base may not have fighter jets, helicopters or remotely piloted aircraft flying from its runways, but it has a mission all its own. It is a hub for developing the Service's leading cyber programs and other systems that allow U.S. warfighters to collect, process and distribute critical information.
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With people-focus, new commander looks to ensure mission strength

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July 15, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Col. Michael A. Vogel, who took over as 66th Air Base Group commander July 10, is anxious to begin working with the members of Hanscom and the surrounding communities who greeted him so warmly upon his arrival.

"I've been in the Air Force, both enlisted and as an officer and even as a dependent, most of my life, and I've never seen the level of support anywhere that I've seen here in just two days," he said during a July 11 interview.

The benefits of having solid community support, combined with the unique advantages of Boston-area intellectual and industrial resources, cannot be overstated, the colonel noted.
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Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

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July 14, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization today.

The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, Major Commands, Numbered Air Forces and Field Operating Agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years.

"I will work to ensure the world's best Air Force is the most capable at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer," said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. "Everyone knows our economy is still not where it should be; we have a responsibility to ensure that every dollar adds value to the taxpayers and our national defense."
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Air Force creates Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

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July 14, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

The Air Force is centralizing its installation support management within a newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force officials announced July 11.

The change resulted from a comprehensive effort to reduce overhead costs; increase efficiencies; eliminate redundant activities; improve effectiveness and business processes; and will help meet the Defense Department's directive to reduce costs and staff levels by at least 20 percent.

The new AFIMSC will report to Air Force Materiel Command. Air Force officials announced Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter as the AFMC special assistant to the commander. She is charged with developing the strategy and implementation plans for this new center.
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ALS Class 14E graduates

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July 14, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Ten Airmen and two members of the Coast Guard recently completed the first professional military education for enlisted members during a graduation ceremony July 11 at the Minuteman Commons.

ALS is a five-week Air Force PME class designed to develop Airmen 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.

Senior Airman Diana J. Biddy, 102nd Civil Engineering Squadron
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New 66 ABG commander takes command

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July 10, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine


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Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, July 10

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July 10, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine


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