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Hannah Coley, a contractor from Apex Systems, Inc., assigned as a Project Kessel Run software designer works on an application for the Air Operations Center on her first day at the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab, May 7 Kessel Run hits hyperdrive
Thirty active duty Airmen, Air Force civilians and contractors gathered in a shared workspace downtown May 7, 2018, for the opening of the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab, where they will build the next generation of combat software.
0 5/11
2018
SecAF stresses Hanscom importance at town hall SecAF stresses Hanscom importance at town hall
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson emphasized the priorities demanded by the new National Defense Strategy and Hanscom Air Force Base’s vital role in meeting them during a town hall here April 5, 2018.
0 4/09
2018
Capt. Bryon Kroger, left, and 1st Lt. Carlo Viray, right, review combat applications in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Aug. 13, 2017. The officers, who are part of the Air Force’s Air Operations Center Pathfinder acquisition program run out of Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, work with coders in an open workspace environment with civilians who train them on the techniques used by Silicon Valley’s best software programmers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry) Airmen code for combat in Cambridge
Six teams of Airmen hung up their camo and dress uniforms to don hoodies and Star Wars apparel before traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they work with civilian software coders to build combat applications. The group of Hanscom Air Force Base Airmen are participating in the Air Operations Center Pathfinder project.
0 3/01
2018
U.S. Air Force Capt. Greg Carter, a deputy missile combat crew commander-airborne from the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, launches a simulated Minuteman III missile aboard a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury during Glory Trip 220 above the Pacific Ocean, April 25, 2017. Glory Trip is an operational test launch which continues a long history of launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., used to verify, validate and improve the capability of the nation’s ICBM force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keifer Bowes) AF awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system
The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground. The three-year contracts of about $81 million each were awarded to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Littleton, Colorado, and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
0 10/05
2017
Mini Crypto is a self-contained encryption engine that generates its own session based “key.” Designed to be small and lightweight, it is about the size of a cracker. Its power requirement is roughly the same as a hearing aid, at 400 milliwatts, meaning it can be installed on equipment carried by one-person parties operating as scouts and forward air controllers. A chip that scrambles
The Air Force’s new Mini Crypto chip will secure communications and data between systems like unmanned aerial vehicles and explosive ordnance disposal robots, while being “losable.”
0 10/02
2017
Airman 1st Class Colby Morin Accepting the challenge
Airman 1st Class Colby Morin, a member of the 66th Security Forces Squadron, volunteered to attend the U.S. Marine Corps’ Lance Corporal Seminar during a deployment to Southeast Asia.
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2017
A AN/TPS-75 radar rests on the back of a transport vehicle at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 29, 2015. The AN/TPS-75 radar is capable of providing coverage of more than 200 nautical miles in every direction and detecting aircraft as high as 95,000 ft. Following release of a contract award May 11, 2017, the radar, dating to the Vietnam War era and containing vacuum tube technology, will be replaced by Raytheon Co. built three dimensional expeditionary long-range radars by 2028.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski/Released) AFLCMC awards major long range radar contract
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here awarded the Raytheon Company a $52.6 million contract May 11, 2017, for the three-dimensional expeditionary long-range radar system.
0 5/12
2017
Members of the 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron participate in a squadron wide exercise Feb. 28, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The exercise focused on readiness for a deployment or in the event of a crisis. Unit Command and Control Systems are an integral part of informing commanders which units are prepared for deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff/Released) Upgraded Command & Control app improves crisis response
Acquisition personnel here are upgrading the Unit Command and Control system, giving commanders access to information about their assets during exercises and real-world events.
0 4/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Green Dot training prompts suicide intervention
An Air Force Life Cycle Management Center program manager at Hanscom Air Force Base credits her efforts to help a woman she worried was suicidal to Green Dot training she received.
0 4/12
2017
Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein speaks with members of the workforce during an all-call at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., March 30. Goldfein highlighted how important Hanscom's work is and shared his thoughts about the future of the Air Force, including attributes for future fights and his major focus areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy) CSAF shares thoughts, stresses importance of Hanscom work during visit
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Hanscom Air Force Base March 28 to 30, 2017 to learn more about the work done at the base, meet with local civic officials to discuss collaboration, and share his insight about where the Air Force currently is and where it’s headed.
0 4/04
2017
Capt. (Dr.) Thanh Thao Le, 66th Medical Squadron physician, poses with her father, Minh Le, following her commissioning ceremony at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, in July 2011. Le, who will pin on major in July, treats a wide-spectrum of patients at the Hanscom clinic. (Courtesy photo) Physician serves to honor past, present
Capt. (Dr.) Thanh Thao Le, a 66th Medical Squadron physician, learned from her father the importance of honoring those who serve in the military. Her father, Minh Le, was a 1st lieutenant in South Vietnam’s Political Warfare Branch in the 1970s during the Vietnam War.
0 3/30
2017
Airman 1st Class Jude Baidoo, a medical technician at the 66th Medical Squadron, searches through files in the Family Health Clinic in Building 1900 in January. Baidoo, who grew up in Ghana, Africa, immigrated to the Air Force in 2013 and enlisted in the Air Force in 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt) Hanscom Airman finds happiness far from home
Growing up in Ghana, Airman 1st Class Jude Baidoo had big dreams. Like many in the gold-mining community where he grew up kicking a soccer ball on dusty fields in the hot sun, Baidoo dreamed of playing soccer professionally.
0 3/02
2017
Staff Sgt. Travis Jones, 96th Security Forces Squadron, remembers his friend, Senior Airman Nathan Sartain, during a boat-dedication ceremony Feb. 24 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  Sartain, a security forces Airman from Pensacola, died in an aircraft crash while deployed in 2015.  The newest patrol boat in the Eglin fleet bears his name to honor his service and sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Fallen Defender honored with boat dedication
The 96th Security Forces Squadron christened a new patrol vessel in honor of Senior Airman Nathan Sartain, a fallen defender at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Feb. 24, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Hanscom AFB helping today’s warfighters with a FEURY
A small team at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is improving warfighter capabilities by providing full motion video systems for those deployed in theater.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Combat runs on BACN
The Battlefield Airborne Communications Node will reach 10,000 combat missions within the next month, hitting a significant milestone just as the program office here works to expand the current fleet to eight combat-ready platforms.
0 2/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF looks to ensure cyber resiliency in weapons systems through new office
The Air Force, through its Life Cycle Management Center, has stood up the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems (CROWS).
0 1/04
2017
An E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System from the 7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron lands after a mission on Sept. 12, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. TheE-8C JSTARS uses its communications and radar systems to support ground attack units and direct air support throughout the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech.Sgt. Carlos J. Trevio/Released) JSTARS Recap program takes next step with RFP release
The Air Force is well on its way to replacing a critical airborne battle management command and control weapon system with the Dec. 28, 2016 release of the Development request for proposal, or RFP, for the JSTARS Recapitalization program.
0 12/29
2016
Default Air Force Logo Looking to a cloud to share data faster
The Kill Chain Integration Branch at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, has begun an experimentation campaign to look at ways to provide warfighters data in the fastest and most efficient ways possible.
0 11/16
2016
Retired Col. Charles E. McGee, an original Tuskegee Airman, speaks with Airmen during a visit to Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Oct. 27. Senior Airman Alfredo Maldonado, right, and Airman 1st Class Quinton Coke, both personnelist with the 66th Force Support Squadron, and other Airmen from Hanscom, met with McGee who spoke about lessons learned, Air Force history and challenged each Airmen to believe in themselves. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)   Tuskegee Airman engages with today's generation of Airmen
Before heading into Boston Oct. 27 to speak at an event co-hosted by the New England Tuskegee Airmen Chapter, retired Col. Charles E. McGee, a Tuskegee Airman, met with several Airmen here.
0 10/31
2016
ROME, N.Y. - NORAD air defense operators conduct their daily air sovereignty mission at the Eastern Air Defense Sector last summer. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Hanscom recently fielded Increment 3, Release 3.2 of the Battle Control System-Fixed that is used by NORAD to provide comprehensive air surveillance, identification, security and sovereignty in support of North American homeland defense. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Call, New York Air National Guard) Hanscom looks to leverage industry to improve air picture
A program office at Hanscom Air Force Base is working to improve and upgrade a system that provides comprehensive air surveillance and defense with a recent request for information and industry days.The Battle Control Systems Fixed, or BCS-F, provides a comprehensive air picture for North America and allows air battle managers to execute command
0 10/18
2016
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