Tour of Remaining Active Groundwater Remediation Sites at Hanscom Field and Hanscom Air Force Base

By John Laferriere

On April 3, Hanscom Air Force Base and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) conducted a tour of the main Installation Restoration Program (IRP) Sites still undergoing active remediation at Hanscom Field and Hanscom Air Force Base.

Interested readers can examine the following document for much greater detail on the history and remediation of these sites: Air Force’s Final Fifth Five-Year Review Report for Hanscom Field/Hanscom Air Force Base Superfund Site, dated September 26, 2017 — https://semspub.epa.gov/work/01/100000682.pdf. The Sixth Five-Year Review Report will be due in 2022.

Hanscom Field Advisory Committee ~ March, 2018

By John Laferriere

TThe Hanscom Field Advisory Commission met on March 20, 2018. Topics covered during the meeting included a review of the monthly noise report for February 2018, with a comparison with February 2017, and updates on projects and third-party development activities.

Among these project updates were the following:

Massport Releases Site Plan for New Hangars at Hanscom Field

By John Laferriere

The Massachusetts Port Authority has released a request for proposal to develop and lease new hangars on the north airfield area of Hanscom Field. The area to be developed is adjacent to the Navy hangar and across Hartwell Road from The Edge athletic fields.

Follow-Up: F-18s Taking off From Hanscom

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Jessica Casserley, the Community Relations Specialist in the Hanscom Air Force Base Public Information Office, confirmed on Friday the aircraft that took off from Hanscom Field on Monday, January 22 were a pair F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets assigned to Commander Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic at the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA. The aircraft were at Hanscom for a training mission.

Waking to the Sounds of a Pair of F-18s Leaving Hanscom Field

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Facebook was abuzz early Monday with questions about a pair of extremely loud aircraft taking off over Bedford, one shortly after 7 am, when the nighttime noise abatement rules expire each morning, and a second around 7:20.

The comments were split between curiosity, concern, and the acknowledgment that heavy military air transports and fighter planes often visit Hanscom Air Force Base.

Observing Veterans Day in Bedford, 2017

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Town of Bedford conducted Veterans Day ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park on The Great Road at noon on Saturday, November 11. Bedford’s Police Honor Guard escorted committee members and dignitaries along the walkway from the Patriot statue to the Veteran’s monument. The Bedford Minuteman Company’s fifes and drums accompanied the march.

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