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Department of the Air Force
Military and Family Readiness Center
10 Kirtland Street
Hanscom AFB, MA 01731-2007
The Military and Family Support Center is one part of a larger network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family readiness. The larger system called the Military Family Readiness System is a web of support for you and your family. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services they offer are a key resource for you and your family.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program ensures service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens have the tools and resources to register to vote and request an absentee ballot regardless of their state of residence. The Voting Assistance Guide is a reference guide for everything you need to know about absentee voting in all 50 states; the U.S. territories and Washington, D.C.
The VAG can be found online. Select your state to find your local election office’s contact information.
Voting forms are also available online.
You may also reach a voting representative at Hanscom AFB by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
May to September brings a wide range of temperatures, from the 50s in May to 90-plus in August. It can also be very humid. (This is why we enjoy the ocean and the many lakes/rivers!) During this time, be prepared for seasonal allergies (mold, pollen, etc.). We have a pretty short growing season. Mosquitoes and ticks (active in temperatures over 40 degrees) are problematic, so pets (and you) should be protected. Ticks are found in tall grasses and it is recommended to check everyone over after outdoor activities. It helps to wear light-colored clothing. Protect yourself and family members between dusk to dawn from mosquitoes (stay indoors or check out many of the over-the-counter repellant products).
Visit these Wi-Fi hot spots if you need internet connectivity while settling in:
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions: The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense. Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. Offerings include:
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:
Exceptional Family Member Program
Family Advocacy Program
New Parent Support Program
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Services may vary by location and installation. Use the Search tool to find contact information for your installation Military and Family Support Center. Just enter your installation name, Zip code or state.