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United States Air Force
10 Kirtland St
Hanscom AFB, MA 01731-2007
Relocation assistance can provide support if you’re preparing to move or PCS. The programs and services defined below are provided by the Military and Family Support Center. In addition to the assistance program, a variety of other services may be available. Check the additional information topic to see what unique installation services are available to you.
If you are approaching a permanent change of station, or PCS, you may have questions about your upcoming move. As part of the Military and Family Support Center, the relocation assistance program provides services and resources to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Below is a list of resources.
Mail Enroute: Please contact the Hanscom Postal Service Center (PSC) at DSN: 312-845-2543 or 781-225-2543 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday approximately three weeks prior to arrival.
You will be asked to provide the following information: Sponsor's Name and Rank, Spouse's name if applicable, estimated arrival date, your organization and office symbol, and if possible a duty phone number at Hanscom.
Once you have connected with the PSC you can then forward your mail to: Name, General Delivery Box 8888, 75 Grenier St., Hanscom AFB, MA 01731. General Delivery can be picked up between the hours of 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. There is no mail delivered on weekends or holidays.
Single Military: Military members who will be living permanently in the Enlisted dorms will be assigned a box and issued a key upon arrival to Hanscom.
Shipping boxes: If you are planning to ship boxes or any other bulk items please e-mail us and let us know when you will be arriving, and we will store your packages at the official mail center. The Postal Service Center is located in Building 1515.
Note: Those not being assigned to dormitories may use General Delivery until moving into on or off base housing.
Installation Specific Information
Go to Hanscom's Public Internet Home Page and click on "Newcomers." The Hanscom AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center has a Facebook page too: Hanscom.AFRC. Be our fan! Created for Newcomers, this site contains local area news & updates. Upon your arrival visit the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg 1240, on 10 Kirtland St, within walking distance of the Lodging Facility.
This area has a very high cost of living. It's important to save money for moving-in expenses and give yourself enough time to choose a place to live.
The following are important New Arrival programs for military and their families;
Loan Locker - If you are waiting for household goods, please stop by the A&FRC to take a look at items available in the Loan Locker. Please note: The Loan Locker is currently staffed by volunteers and has limited hours.
Installation Mission & Management Brief (Newcomers) -- held monthly at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. New military personnel and civilians are required to call to sign up. Other service personnel living or working on Hanscom AFB are invited (please call to sign up). Important base and community information are shared at the Information Fair.
T and City Orientation -- helps military members, civilians, and families learn how to navigate the Boston City Subway System which is called the "T." The schedule includes a Boston trip and local activities information). Stop by if you want information on public transportation options.
Discovery Resource Center (DRC) -- at Hanscom provides a FAX machine and Internet access for contacts associated with your PCS and with employment search. Books on various topics including local area attractions are available for loan. The DRC is open 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily.
Stop by the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg.1240, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for a personal welcome and extensive area information. Loan locker items can be borrowed while you are awaiting your household goods. (Please note that the Loan Locker is staffed by volunteers and has limited hours). Use the lending library, computers, fax and more in the Resource Center.