It was giggles and excitement as the fourth, fifth, and sixth-graders of Hill Field Elementary School wracked their brains to answer trivia questions during an assembly on Friday Feb 22.
In honor of African American History Month the children were brought in to the auditorium to answer questions in hopes of being one of the few lucky ones to win a McDonalds gift card. The trivia contest was set up by the African American History Committee.
Several hundred people lined the streets from the Base Exchange to the Arts and Crafts Center in order to welcome Santa. Led by a team of Clydesdales, he came not in his sleigh, but on a bright red fire truck.
There was much anticipation as everyone waited for the tree lighting. After the countdown, base children flipped the giant light switch, the tree lit up and everyone cheered.
This was the first tree lighting for Col. Mary Brueggemeyer and her family who moved here in August.
Having yearly mammograms, screening for cervical cancer and doing self breast exams at home, were the overall theme of this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon at the Landing, Wednesday, Oct 24.
Speakers at the event were Rudy and Jennifer Garza. The Garzas moved to Hill AFB in 2009. While here, Jennifer was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer at 26 years of age.
Beyond Expectations was the theme of this year's Disabilities Luncheon held at the Landing on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Guest speaker of the event was Elise Hansen, who is nationally famous for being successfully separated from her conjoined sister.
The Bundles for Babies class held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center will be missing a homey touch the next few months.
Cindy Baldwin has been making blankets for the class for two and half years. But sadly due to cancer and upcoming radiation treatments, Baldwin has decided to take a hiatus until she can see how much energy she has. "I'm hoping to be back in November," said Baldwin. "But right now I'm still buying fabric to make the blankets."
The Clearfield High School's AFJROTC Cyber Patriot team won first place at Utah's first annual Cyber Symposium Challenge in June. Beating out several college and professional teams.
The group participated in the Air Force Association's Cyber Patriot competition. After having placed multiple times they were looking for more competitions to enter. That is when they stumbled upon the Cyber Symposium Challenge.
It was big laughs, smiles and fun as children sang and danced along with their favorite Sesame Street characters.
July 13-14 the USO held their Sesame Street Tour at Syracuse High School. The tour stars a new character, Katie who comes from a military family, who helps children connect with someone that feels like them.
During the show Katie learns that she will be moving away again and is sad because she will miss all her friends and is nervous to try to make friends in a new place.
In celebration of the Memorial Day weekend and the air show a special Warrior Call was held May 24 at the Landing.
The guest speaker was Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jay Hess, a former POW of the Vietnam War; he spent 5 years in the Hanoi Hilton; a prison that had been built by French colonists and was later used by North Vietnam for housing POWs.
Hess began his talk by recognizing those with whom he had served.
It was an out of this world experience for students at Cook elementary on Monday March 21, as 5th graders from local elementary schools joined together to participate in the first ever Utah Mission to Mars program.
Mission to Mars teaches students about space and engineering and it teaches teamwork as student teams prepare for and simulate going on a manned mission to the planet Mars to build colonies.
The program was originally created at the La Luz Academy at the Kirkland Air Force Base located in New Mexico.
The annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month luncheon was held Thursday, April 26, at The Landing. The speaker this year was Mary Lauterbach, the mother of a Marine who was murdered in 2007.
Lauterbach's talk focused on the story of her daughter's death and what changes could help save others' lives. She opened her talk by stating that she was not here to demean the Marines or any military branch but to share her daughter's story.