On Sept. 28, at the 75th Force Support Squadron, Buffalo Brewfest, Rockin' Rods and Brews, the grand prize winner of the Gear Up For Fun summer campaign was announced. The surprised winner of a one-year lease on a GMC truck and Wells Cargo trailer was Lee Garcia. Lee has been employed at Hill AFB for eight years and grew up in Layton.
The base recently launched a new and improved official Twitter account: @HAFB. People who follow @HAFB can get access to pertinent service-, command- and base-unique news, information and photos.
"Using Twitter gives us a unique and immediate means to communicate with base employees and the public," said George Jozens, 75th Air Base Wing director of public affairs. "This name change is being made to give the base a simpler and more recognizable Twitter handle."
Five months after having met Lana, Connie Delamater never imagined her heart would feel so full. It's hard for her to believe that in as little as eleven months she'll prepare to say, "Goodbye."
"It's kind of like waving as your kids go off to college, but it's puppy college," she said. "And it's in Oceanside California."
Even though saying, "Goodbye," will be difficult, "The joyful part of this, is that hopefully Lana is destined to become a service dog or a skilled companion dog," Delamater said, "It's going to be tough giving her up."
It will be a grand night around Hill on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as the 75th Force Support Squadron presents Haunting Around the Hill. A multitude of spooky events will entertain both young and old. The evening will include two showings of "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" (6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.) at the Base Theater. All the ghosts and goblins will parade across the theater stage between 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. so bring your cameras.
Officials at Hill Air Force Base say they want military retirees to get all they can from Uncle Sam.
Hill is hosting its 25th annual Retiree Appreciation Conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Club Hill.
The annual conference is open to retirees from all branches of the military and offers retirees a chance to learn about retirement benefits and network with other military retirees.
Sergeant gets it right for McGraw Draw
Staff Sgt. Jessica McCormick is the excited winner of the McGraw Draw Active Duty Ticket Package. The contest, sponsored by Outback Steakhouse, was posted on the 75th Force Support Squadron website and was open to any active duty personnel stationed at Hill Air Force Base.
The 75th Force Support Squadron was given five sets of Tim McGraw concert tickets donated by Outback Steakhouse for his summer concert at the Usana Amphitheater on Aug. 6.
Each set of tickets will include a $20 Army and Air Force Exchange Service gift card, a $45 Outback Steakhouse gift card and VIP experience passes.
The VIP experience includes beverages, prize drawings before the show and a private acoustic set performed by Tim McGraw.
The Warrior Fitness Center results are in from its recent Triathlon and organizers are pleased with the participation and support they received.
"The weather couldn't have been better," said Kathleen Purser, 75th Force Support Squadron trainer and one of the event organizers. "We had over 85 participants for both the Sprint and Olympic distances. Positive feedback was expressed by those competing at both novice and advanced levels."
Purser said that 16 volunteers had helped out, including military members, civilians and interns from local universities.
Over $12,000 worth of prizes are available to be won during Air Force Materiel Command's Base Restaurant Winter Meltdown promotion which will take place Jan. 10 to Feb. 11.
This customer appreciation promotion features amazing prizes such as 32" plasma TVs, iPod Nanos, Nintendo Wiis, digital cameras, portable DVD players, Nook and Kindle portable readers and free lunches.