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AFMC recognizes fourth quarter “Graduates”

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July 29, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Congratulations to the following members of Team Hanscom on completing a degree or certificate program during the second quarter of 2014.

Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Staff Sgt. Francisco Amador Montes, 66th Force Support Squadron
Master Sgt. Kevin Connors, 66th Force Support Squadron
Staff Sgt. Jesse Scego, 66th Security Forces Squadron
Senior Airman Talieson Solmon, 66th Security Forces Squadron
Tech. Sgt. Timothy Thomas, 66th Logistics Readiness Squadron
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Hanscom Heroes Homecoming

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July 25, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine


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Medical appointment reminders available via text, email

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

Have you or your family members ever missed a medical appointment at the 66th Medical Squadron clinic? Would a text-message or email reminder have helped? If you answered yes to either of these questions, we have a solution.

TRICARE Online, or TOL, which allows beneficiaries the ability to schedule, cancel and view appointments from any computer via the internet, now offers beneficiaries the ability to receive appointment reminders via or text or email.

Through recent upgrades, access to TOL has been simplified from six login steps to two, and the unique 15-digit password has been eliminated. Eligible beneficiaries can now login using a password, their Common Access Card, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, or DFAS, myPay login or premium Defense Department self-service login account. Once logged in, users have the option to designate up to three email addresses and mobile phone numbers to receive appointment reminders for primary care and self-refer
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Theater Battle Control Division Industry Day highlights new contract approach, MCS first delivery order

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

The Theater Battle Control Division hosted an Industry Day event at Hanscom July 8-10 where officials discussed a unique contract approach and fostered collaboration with the small business community.

The first topic centered on the Platform Engineering and Integration for Tactical and Strategic Systems, also known as PEITSS -- a multi-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract designed to integrate and field cross-cutting battle management capabilities in programs across the directorate.
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66th ABG recognizes quarterly award winners

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July 23, 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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Hanscom personnel honored at AFCEA International Conference

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July 23, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Two Hanscom members were honored at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association international conference held in Baltimore, Md. last month.

Scott Hardiman, Space, Aerial and Nuclear Networks Division deputy chief received the AFCEA Leadership Award. Diane James-Poole, an acquisition specialist for the C3I Infrastructure Division received the AFCEA Meritorious Service Award.

Hardiman received the award in recognition of his work to improve the local AFCEA chapter's partnership between industry, government and AFLCMC.
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Critical force-protection system completed ahead of time, under budget

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July 23, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

A system managed here that helps protect warfighters in the Air Forces Africa Command's area of responsibility was recently turned over to the users after being completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

The Tactical Automated Security System, or TASS, is an intrusion detection system, or IDS, which uses a variety of imagery systems to help ensure safety and security by providing improved situation awareness. Following an urgent request in January 2014 from the 17th Air Expeditionary Forces commander to support service members deployed to imminent danger areas, the Force Protection team swiftly developed and implemented a plan to meet that expeditionary need through rapid acquisition, deployment and installation of the TASS IDS.
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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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