Hanscom Air Force Base

66th Air Base Group

10 Kirtland Street, Building 1240, Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

Air Force

ABOUT

Hanscom AFB is a United States Air Force base located in the city of Bedford, Massachusetts with portions extending into the towns of Lincoln, Concord and Lexington.  It is just outside of Boston, Massachusetts in Middlesex County.

Hanscom AFB is apart of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, one of six centers under Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is responsible for total life cycle management of Air Force weapon systems. With headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) conducts research, development, test and evaluation, and provides acquisition management services and logistics support necessary to keep Air Force weapon systems ready for war.

Hanscom AFB manages the development and acquisition of electronic command and control systems. These systems gather and analyze information of potentially hostile forces, enabling commanders to make quick decisions and rapidly pass them on to their forces. Hanscom helps to direct the muscle of America’s air-power to the right target at the right time.

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ARRIVAL

The closest airport is Boston Logan International Airport located 23.9 miles from base.

Get on MA-1A S from Airport Rd – Arrival Level
Drive from I-93 N and I-95 S to Lexington
Take exit 31B from I-95 S
Continue on MA-225 W/MA-4 N/Bedford St to your destination in Lincoln

All AFLCMC members should report to bldg. 1605 (next to Base Chapel) with your CAC between 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Please bring your PCS package from your previous base that includes AF Form 899 (orders) and AF Form 330. New accessions (2Lts) will also need their AF Form 133 (Oath of Office), SGLI, and AFIMT 766.

IN PROCESSING FOR EVERYBODY ELSE (66 ABG, 66 MDS, 66 FSS, 66 SFS, 66 CPTS, 66 LRS, Recruiters (except for 319th RCS), AFIT, NWC, etc.) Your first stop should be the Military Personnel Section. Their hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Bldg. 1305, First Floor, Customer Service Section. You must be in uniform to in-process. Please bring your PCS package from your last base.

319th RCS In-Processing: Please report to your CSS (59 Otis Street Bldg 1211) the following duty day of your arrival to base. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and they can be reached at (781) 225-6570 during duty hours. Please bring your PCS package from your last base and comply with UOD (Mon Blues, Tues-Fri ABUs).

Finance In-Processing briefings for PCS’ing personnel are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 0930 on the third floor of the Brown Bldg in the 66 CPTS conference room.

**If you arrive after duty hours, your 24 hour arrival point is the Temporary Lodging Office.

All DoD Civilians will be registered for in-processing through the Civilian Personnel Office.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

To be enrolled in a Massachusetts school, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before August 31st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

Lincoln Public Schools
Concord Public Schools
Bedford Public Schools

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
 

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (617) 748-2000
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) works in partnership with families and communities to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. In most cases, DCF is able to provide supports and services to keep children safe with parents or family members. When necessary, DCF provides foster care or finds new permanent families for children through kinship, guardianship or adoption.

 

Massachusetts Department of Health and Social Services (617) 624-6000
Massachusetts offers services and resources to keep you and your loved ones healthy, safe, and happy

 

Massachusetts Humane Society (781) 335-1300

 

Massachusetts State Police (508) 820-2300

Base Operator (781) 225-1110

 

Civilian Personnel Office (781) 225-1401

 

Family Advocacy Program (781) 225-6385

 

Family Child Care (781) 225-6128

 

Housing Services Office (781) 225-5640

 

ID/CAC Card Processing (781) 225-1320

 

Legal Services and JAG (781) 225-1410

 

Medical Appointments (781) 225-6789

 

NAF Human Resources Officer (781) 225-1460

 

Housing

On-base housing at Hanscom AFB is privatized and DoD Civilians are eligible to apply. Check for ongoing rent specials by contacting the Privatized Housing Office at The Landings. Call the housing office at 781-225-5640 for details.

West Medford Line
6.5 miles from base

West Medford Line is a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood in Winchester, MA.

Concord
5.5 miles from base

Concord is a vibrant town with many outdoor activities to enjoy and different housing options available.

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Community

In Bedford, the summers are warm, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 18°F to 83°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 91°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 83°F and low of 63°F. The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from December 2 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 18°F and high of 35°F.

The wetter season lasts 9.2 months, from March 19 to December 24, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on May 29. The drier season lasts 2.8 months, from December 24 to March 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on January 29.

The overall cost of living in Bedford, MA is 28% higher than the Massachusetts average and 67% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Bedford, MA, the city’s goods and services are 10% higher than the Massachusetts average and 30% higher than the U.S. average.

Bedford is a small town in the Greater Boston area, located in northeastern Massachusetts. The area is rich in American Revolutionary War history with historic sites, including the Old Burying Ground, The Wilson Mill, the Job Lane House and the original Bedford Flag that was taken to the battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775. There are rivers, ponds, fields and forests to enjoy. The Town maintains open spaces with walking trails, bikeways, athletic fields, and parks for recreation. Other nearby communities include Concord, Carlisle, Billerica, Burlington, Lexington, and Lincoln. Downtown Boston is about half an hour away and offers all the amenities expected of a big city, including museums, restaurants, shopping areas, cultural events, and historical sites.

Some points of interest include Boston Whale Watching Tours, New England Aquarium, Fenway Park, Sam Adams Brewery, Revere Beach, and Cape Cod.

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