A memorandum was issued by Col. Sarah Zabel, 75th Air Base Wing commander, dated Dec. 21, that reported only two samples of water showed copper levels similar to those initially collected in July and reported in September. These findings in December, she cautions, do not mean the status has changed because the initial findings came as a result of pipe corrosion. Everyone is urged to follow the same basic recommendations as given initially.
A new commander will take charge of the 75th Air Base Wing (ABW) during a formal change of command ceremony at Hill Air Force Base at 9 a.m. Jan. 11.
Col. Kathryn L. Kolbe will assume command of the 75th ABW from Col. Sarah E. Zabel.
The holidays are a time for traditions, and Hill AFB carried out one of its own by giving back to the people who give so much all year round. The annual Team Hill Airmen's Cookie Drive once again provided people with a delicious taste of home they might not get to experience with their own families.
Maj. Mikel Gregory, AFROTC Detachment 855 (BYU) Education Flight commander, brought approximately 67 Air Force ROTC cadets and their spouses with him to Hill AFB on Dec. 7. At the conclusion of the tour he reported they now have a better idea what they are getting into now that they have seen a base. "On top of that their eyes are opened up to other options," he said. "Maybe they had thought they might want to be a pilot or an intelligence officer, but there are a lot of career fields that make up the whole."
The 75th Air Base Wing has established Jan. 1 as the final date in which the Individual Video Imaging System (IVIS) contractor badge, the IVIS Long Term Visitor's badge, the IVIS DV badge and the AFMC Form 354 (blue in color) civilian dependent ID or retired civilian ID will be accepted for entry to the base.
Individuals who are currently using these forms of ID will be notified by the sentry at the installation gate of the need to get replacement ID.
Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, 75th Air Base Wing command chief, is excited about the advances he has seen in the Air Force over the course of his career. The third-generation military serviceman sat down recently with the Hilltop Times to introduce himself to Team Hill and answer a few questions. His grandfather served in the Army during World War II and his father served in the Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He grew up on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. and joined the Air Force when he made his choice of military services.
In a ceremony preceding the Hill Air Force Ball, three Community Wingmen were presented their medallions by Col. Sarah Zabel, 75th Air Base Wing commander, in the Lindquist Fighter Gallery at the Hill Aerospace Museum on Sept. 7.
Mayor Steve Curtis, Peter Jenks and Brian Garrett were given the honor for their support to Hill Air Force Base, military families and the Air Force.
Zabel said it had been an honor to work with the Community Wingmen during her time at Hill in behalf of the Airmen and that the awards were well-earned.
Imagine if you will, walking with your date, hand-in-hand past an A-26 Invader, an F-101 Voo-Doo and other historic planes from the Air Force's storied past as you're decked out in your mess dress and your companion is dressed to the nines. Now imagine you're dancing on the patio or inside the Fighter Gallery at the Hill Aerospace Museum to Glen Miller big band era music and 70s, 80s, 90s and current musical hits. You've listened to a great presentation by motivational speaker Dan Clark and enjoyed a nice meal provided by The Landing.
Military Appreciation Night at the Ogden Pioneer Rodeo gave attendees a chance to see the winner of the bronc riding take first place with an unofficial 88 points, later adjusted to 90 points in the official standings. His ride ended up being good enough to take the bronc riding check atop the leaderboard for the whole rodeo.
Wade Sundell, of Boxholm, Iowa, rode Ned Pepper provided by Three Hills Rodeo Inc. Sundell, a three time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo finalist, currently holds the lead in the world saddle bronc riding standings with $72,958 according to the WNFR website.
On Thursday, April 18, the Hill Air Force Base Chapel was the site for a ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Speaker at the event was former U.S. ambassador to Mauritius and the Seychelles, John Price, whose family fled Nazi Germany when he was just five years old, and settled in New York in 1940.
During 1933-1945 more than 6 million people were murdered for racial and ethnic reasons. The Day of Remembrance is held to remember the victims of the holocaust and reflect on having respect for all people today.