Air Force recruiters are responsible for enlisting the next generation of #Airmen into the United States Air Force — an important job! Doing that exceptionally well is this week’s Patriot of the Week, Tech. Sgt. Elroy Tereyama.
When asked to comment on this high-performer, his supervisor said, “Sgt. Tereyama supervises and mentors all “trainees” leaving for Basic Military Training and ensures they are prepared and taught the Air Force core values, customs and courtesies, basic facing movements, along with all other BMT knowledge items. This refines the trainee and ensures that they are prepared prior to basic training, which enhances the Air Force as a whole.”
Bill Donaldson, who is set to retire later this month, recently met with Public Affairs to discuss his thoughts on being a member of Team Hanscom.
“Hanscom has dedicated people who want to serve their country,” Donaldson said. “Many diverse personnel working together toward the command goal of providing the goods and services our warfighters need.”
Read more about Hanscom's Small Business director here.
Airmen come from all corners of the country to serve in the United States Air Force. In some cases, they come from even further, such as Airman 1st Class Rilwanu Olowu, a medical records technician in the AFMS-Hanscom-66th Medical Squadron, whose journey began in Nigeria.
Congratulations to Hanscom #Airmen on winning awards during the Air Force Sergeants Association Division 1 Annual Awards Ceremony held earlier this month. Pictured from left to right are Tech. Sgt. Autumn Bogert; Keith Reed, executive director of AFSA; Senior Master Sgt. Jessica McWain, an Exemplary Achievement Award winner; Staff Sgt. Thorne Tayamen, elected as a Division 1 trustee; Tech. Sgt. Janel Kumse, an NCO of the Year nominee; Master Sgt. Harvey Holloway, past president of the Hanscom AFSA Chapter; Airman 1st Class Joshua King, an Airman of the Year nominee; Chief Master Sgt. Henry Hayes; and Master Sgt. NaTosha Nordquist, a Volunteer Service Award winner. Also winning an award but not pictured is Master Sgt. Jennifer Marrott, the Member of the Year Award winner. Congratulations to all nominees and winners.
Kristen Melvin, 66th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center director, speaks to Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Thomas L. Weber during a tour of the CDC today. Weber was at Hanscom to learn more about United States Air Force and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) youth and child care programs.
Please share: Hanscom Air Force Base will close operations for non essential personnel on March 14 and is expected to open again to all personnel on March 15. Only essential personnel are to report for duty. Base closure information will be updated on the COLD-Line at 781-225-2653.
The Commissary and AAFES facilities will open at noon. The Fitness Center will also open at noon for 24-hour fitness access.
#NationalK9VeteransDay is celebrated March 13 on the official birthday of the U.S. Army K9 Corps, which was formed in 1942. Joseph White, a retired military working dog trainer, originated the idea for the day. Through the years the military, police and rescue have developed a variety of training methods for K9 units. Their training is tailored to meet the demands of the job and each animal and handler carries out his or her duties to the fullest.
Please share: Hanscom Air Force Base will close operations for non-mission essential personnel on March 13 and is expected to open again to all personnel on March 14. Only essential personnel are to report for duty. Base closure information will be updated on the COLD-Line at 781-225-2653 and here.
Share: Hanscom is open for normal operations. Officials are closely monitoring the storm forecast for Tuesday, March 13. Installation leadership will make a decision regarding the status of the installation by about 4 a.m. Tuesday. That decision will be shared via the COLD-Line at 781-225-2653, this page, and it will be disseminated via the AtHOC system.
Beginning April 1, Hanscom bargaining unit federal employees will begin using a new, standardized performance appraisal program as part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s New Beginnings initiative. This article provides employees with information about it, as well as several resources for employees and supervisors.
Officer Bernie Schipelliti of the Burlington Police Department teaches attendees about infant car seat installation during a Bundles for Babies class at the Hanscom AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center this past week. Officer Schipelliti, a trained instructor on infant car seat safety, has been presenting this topic during the A&FRC class for more than 10 years.
Federal employees at Hanscom who are experiencing a personal or family medical emergency, and without the availability of paid leave, may be eligible to apply for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program. The program permits employees to receive transferred whole-hour annual leave directly from other employees following supervisor approval.
Learn more about this program and hear from a new employee who used the program when her father was ill.
Tech. Sgt. Richard Leger, a member of the Hanscom Patriot Honor Guard, teaches Senior Airmen Wilmer Puellomota and Zachary Parry, Airman Leadership School students, how to properly fold the U.S. flag at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., earlier this week. The ALS students learned the techniques in order to perform a flag folding as part of their upcoming graduation ceremony March 23.
66th Force Support Squadron I Hanscom Airman Leadership School
Congratulations to Hanscom’s fire chief who is set to retire at the end of the month. Since 1969, Bob Hildreth has committed himself to protecting the lives of those in the community he lived in. Read more about him and his nearly 50-year career here.
Bedford High School (Massachusetts) teachers came to Hanscom this morning to learn about the lives of their military-connected students. Faculty members toured the base and met with seven Hanscom-connected Bedford High School students to hear about their challenges. Read more about this here.
Congratulations to Capt. Dayne Foote, a member of the 66th Security Forces Squadron, on winning Company Grade Officer of the Year during last nigh’s Air Force Materiel Command’s Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Presenting him his award is Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, AFMC commander, and other command senior leaders. Well done, Capt. Foote.