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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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Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Nov. 13

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


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DoD celebrates Native American Heritage Month

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November 12, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

The observance of National Native American Heritage Month each November gives the Defense Department an opportunity to honor the service of some 21,000 American Indian and Alaska Native service members and civilians, a defense official told DoD News.

Joe Sarcinella, the department's senior advisor and liaison for Native American affairs, said the department benefits when members of the nation's 566 federally recognized tribes join the military community and add to its diversity.

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Turkey Drop planned Nov. 18

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November 12, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Members of the Chief's Group, Top Three Association and First Sergeant Council are collecting frozen turkey's Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Commissary parking lot for members of the Hanscom community in need this Thanksgiving.

The frozen turkeys will then be distributed in the Commissary parking lot that afternoon, from noon to five p.m., or until gone.

The event was created five years ago to help families celebrate Thanksgiving.

"Taking care of Team Hanscom during the holidays is the right thing to do," said Master Sgt. Nicholas Souza, 66th Comptroller Squadron first sergeant. "We can use all the help we can get so if anyone wants to donate a turkey, please drop off a frozen one anytime in the morning on Nov. 18."
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Air Force updates AF Instruction 1-1

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

Air Force officials approved Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, Nov. 7, to clarify guidance on Airmen's religious rights and commanders' authority and responsibility to protect those rights.

The changes come as a result of a Religious Freedom "Focus Day" earlier this year when leaders in the Air Force's chaplain corps came together to discuss Air Force policy regarding religious freedom as directed by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III.

At the Focus Day, chaplains discussed Air Force law and policy, the complaint process and how to educate and communicate with Airmen about their rights.
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Salute to veterans held

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


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FEHB open season dates set

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

Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program will run Nov. 10 through Dec. 8.

During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire for the following year. Eligible employees who are not currently a part of FEHB may enroll during open season.

The average premium rate for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will increase by 3.2 percent in 2015, according to U.S. Office of Personnel Management officials.
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