A year ago this week, the process of privatizing base housing at Hanscom AFB, Mass., began, and is now moving on to the next phase, which includes demolishing the first 80 of the base’s unoccupied old housing units to make way for new houses. American Eagle Communities, which took over ownership and management of Hanscom housing, expects to begin the next phase by December 1, according to Hanscom officials. The company plans to build a total of 784 new homes under the base’s housing initiative.
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.