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LCMC commander calls for staying, building on current course

This post was originally published by Hanscom Air Force Base - Hanscom Headlines

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

The Life Cycle Management Center's new commander, Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, visited Hanscom for the first time, after assuming his leadership role just last week, and took the opportunity to highlight the center's current and future direction during an All-Call Oct. 9.

"Knowing the mission here and all the great things that all of you have delivered to the warfighter makes it truly my honor to be the commander of this organization," said the general as he began his address to base support, functional and program office members.
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Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Oct. 8

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October 8, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine


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AF to implement TDY policy changes

This post was originally published by Hanscom Air Force Base - Hanscom Headlines

October 8, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen.

The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1.

Under the new policy, contiguous U.S. (CONUS) laundry expenses, tips to baggage handlers by uniformed members and ATM fees are now considered incidental expenses and are no longer reimbursable as separate miscellaneous expenses. The expenses will now be added to the current list which includes such items as tips to porters, baggage carriers, bellhops, hotel maids, stewards and stewardesses.
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AFOSI provides anonymous crime-reporting tools

This post was originally published by Hanscom Air Force Base - Hanscom Headlines

October 7, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

An Air Force Office of Special Investigations anonymous Tip Line makes it easier for employees to notify law enforcement of suspicious or illegal activities.

There are three ways for individuals to report tips to AFOSI: through the internet, text message and by using a mobile smart phone application called, "TipSubmit Mobile."

"The AFOSI Tip Line provides service members and civilians a safe, discreet and anonymous option to report criminal information, counterintelligence indicators or force protection concerns," said Special Agent Elisa Park, AFOSI Detachment 102. "We encourage tips on all types of suspected criminal activity, such as fraud, theft, drug use, rape, espionage and more."
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AFOSI provides anonymous crime-reporting tools

This post was originally published by Hanscom Air Force Base - Hanscom Headlines

October 7, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

An Air Force Office of Special Investigations anonymous Tip Line makes it easier for employees to notify law enforcement of suspicious or illegal activities.

There are three ways for individuals to report tips to AFOSI: through the internet, text message and by using a mobile smart phone application called, "TipSubmit Mobile."

"The AFOSI Tip Line provides service members and civilians a safe, discreet and anonymous option to report criminal information, counterintelligence indicators or force protection concerns," said Special Agent Elisa Park, AFOSI Detachment 102. "We encourage tips on all types of suspected criminal activity, such as fraud, theft, drug use, rape, espionage and more."
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ALS Class 14F graduates

This post was originally published by Hanscom Air Force Base - Hanscom Headlines

October 7, 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 Oct. 3 at the Minuteman Commons.

ALS is a five week-long 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.

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Volunteers needed for Halloween Watch Program

This post was originally published by Hanscom Air Force Base - Hanscom Headlines

October 7, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

It's that time of the year again when children dress up as their favorite super heroes, fairy-tale princesses, and ghoulish monsters and go door-to-door for sweet, tasty treats.

It's also that time of year when parents should be especially aware of the dangers associated with Halloween. The 66th Security Forces Squadron will be hosting this year's "Halloween Watch Program."

Here are a few safety tips to share with your children this Halloween:

· Have your child carry or wear something lit (flashlight, glow bracelet, or flashing attire for visibility)
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Pilot for A Day: ‘It’s my day!’

This post was originally published by Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass - Westover Headlines

October 7, 2014 in Massachusetts, Westover Air Reserves Base by clevine

Nine-year-old Peyton Malloy became Westover's newest "pilot" as Col. Albert Lupenski knelt and presented the young boy with his "wings."

"It's my day!" shouted Peyton, to Westover's newest wing commander and to a roomful of Airmen and Peyton's family.

In 2011, Peyton had a severe case of scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs with youngsters most often during a growth spurt. His spine was at a 90 percent curvature. Devastated when put in traction to straighten his spine, his resiliency prevailed.  By the end of his 75-day stay at Shriners Hospital in Springfield, he was welcoming new patients -- telling them everything would be okay.
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AFMC wingmen continue to take action

This post was originally published by Hanscom Air Force Base - Hanscom Headlines

October 6, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Air Force Materiel Command's culture of respect and resiliency is still going strong, and Airmen across the command continue to prove their dedication to that culture through their actions as wingmen.

"In AFMC, and across the Air Force, we accomplish our mission as a dedicated team committed to our core values and to each other," said Jennifer Treat, AFMC Community Support Coordinator. "A good wingman stays alert for signs of danger from whatever source -- whether suicide, safety mishaps, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, bullying, medical issues or other difficulties; gets involved by knowing their fellow Airmen; and takes action when necessary to protect their wingman, on and off duty. We're proud to have so many true wingmen in our command who look out for the welfare of their colleagues and community."
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AFMC wingmen continue to take action

This post was originally published by Hanscom Air Force Base - Hanscom Headlines

October 6, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

Air Force Materiel Command's culture of respect and resiliency is still going strong, and Airmen across the command continue to prove their dedication to that culture through their actions as wingmen.

"In AFMC, and across the Air Force, we accomplish our mission as a dedicated team committed to our core values and to each other," said Jennifer Treat, AFMC Community Support Coordinator. "A good wingman stays alert for signs of danger from whatever source -- whether suicide, safety mishaps, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, bullying, medical issues or other difficulties; gets involved by knowing their fellow Airmen; and takes action when necessary to protect their wingman, on and off duty. We're proud to have so many true wingmen in our command who look out for the welfare of their colleagues and community."
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Public comments invited on Fourth Cliff

This post was originally published by Hanscom Air Force Base - Hanscom Headlines

October 6, 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 Renovation of Fourth Cliff Recreational Annex located in Scituate, Mass.

Hanscom Air Force Base officials are proposing to demolish two cabins and construct eight Recreational Vehicle sites at Fourth Cliff. 

The cabins are in major disrepair and the new RV sites would better meet the needs of patrons that use Fourth Cliff. The proposed sites would include water, sewer and electrical service, and would be in compliance with all federal, state and local codes.
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Energy Action Month spotlights Airmen impacting operations

This post was originally published by Hanscom Air Force Base - Hanscom Headlines

October 6, 2014 in Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts by clevine

October is Energy Action Month throughout the federal government and in the Air Force, Energy Action Month is the centerpiece of the "I am Air Force Energy" campaign dedicated to educating Airmen on ways they can maximize their energy efficiency and mission effectiveness.

The Air Force launched its month-long series of educational opportunities and activities with a letter to all Airmen from Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody. The leaders wrote, "Energy is a fundamental component of all Air Force operations. The smart use of energy means flying our aircraft farther, transporting more cargo and accomplishing our mission in a more efficient and effective way."
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AFRC issues challenge to Westover

This post was originally published by Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass - Westover Headlines

October 3, 2014 in Massachusetts, Westover Air Reserves Base by clevine

The Air Force Reserve Command headquarters recently issued the "U.S. Air Force fifty summits challenge" to the Patriot Wing. They are looking for units to put together a team to hike to the highest peak in Massachusetts and pose with the air force flag. S

end photos to 439aw. pa@us.af.mil and they will be posted to facebook.com/westover.patriot

For more information, visit usaf50summits.com
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CFC kickoff

This post was originally published by Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass - Westover Headlines

October 3, 2014 in Massachusetts, Westover Air Reserves Base by clevine

The Combined Federal Campaign has kicked off the 2014 season. This year's campaign goal is $45,000.

For more information, see your unit representative or visit cfc.org.
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Chapel’s paintball a success

This post was originally published by Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass - Westover Headlines

October 3, 2014 in Massachusetts, Westover Air Reserves Base by clevine

Seventy reservists turned out for the base chapel's paintball event last month.

For those that attended, there will be more events held on future UTAs including a possible Habitat for Humanity build. Call the chapel at 557-3031 for more information.
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