The speaker at our meeting  March 5th was Colonel Chad R. Ellsworth, Commander of the 66th Air Base Group at Hanscom Air Force Base. As Col. Ellsworth explained, the 66th Air Base Group supports the Air Force acquisition mission, providing base, regional and readiness support for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, three Program Executive Offices, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a variety of other tenant organizations, and a joint-service military housing community. Ellsworth took us on a verbal tour of the base, where there are 730 home, two new schools (primary and middle), MIT Lincoln labs, a golf course open to the public, a commissary, fire department, hospital, child care centers, and more. 130,000 veterans take advantage of Hanscom's services each year. Thanks to Sharon Spaulding for bringing Colonel Ellsworth our way!