Workshop for parents, professionals working with special needs kids

A nationally recognized training workshop will be offered free of charge to parents and professionals from Hill Air Force Base who work with or are parents of children with special needs. The Specialized Training of Military Parents workshop will be held Oct. 26-28 in the Education Building 385, Room 208. The workshop offered Oct. 26 will be open to educators and other professionals working with special needs children and will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The next two days offer full-day workshops for parents as well as educators and professionals, and is offered from 8:30 a.m.

Hilltop Times staff


It's all about the family learning together

Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m., it's story time at the Gerrity Library. This week learn all about the fall season.We Can: Nutrition for families and children ages 3-14, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at the Health and Wellness Center. Learn to make better food choices and enhance activities and nutrition. Sign up at the HAWC or call 777-1215.


Civilian Health Promotion Services class

Civilian Health Promotion Services class and policy:Walking class, today, noon-1 p.m., Building 533 -- walking is one of the easiest ways to be physically active. Learn how to start a walking program.For questions/information about any of these activities, please call Civilian Health Promotion Services at (801) 586-9585.


Multi-Trade Demonstration Project to aid peak workload needs

According to Stephen Covey, a well-known teacher, organizational consultant and author, change is one of the three constants in life ... in the Air Force, we jokingly contend that change is the only constant in life. Although often thought of as bad, change can sometimes be good as it is with the Multi-Trade Demonstration Project happening right here at the Ogden Air Logistics Center.
573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
F-22 Raptors fly in formation. (Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers/U.S. Air Force)


Domestic violence awareness first step in healing process

October is "Domestic Violence Awareness" month. Becoming aware of a problem is the first step in resolving it. Our goal at the Family Advocacy office is to enhance base awareness of the often hidden condition of family violence, and to provide services to individuals and families who may be at risk.
Family Advocacy Outreach Manager


In the Know

Federal Benefits Open Season fairFederal Employee Health Benefit representatives will be available for questions at the Open Season Health Fair on Nov. 3, 4 and 5 at Club Hill from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brochures and information on 2010 premiums are available only at the Health Fair or at the Office of Personnel Management Web site at http://www.opm.gov/insure/.


AFMC inspection offers an opportunity to serve up award

Hill Air Force Base dining facilities will compete against dining facilities throughout the Air Force Materiel Command for the 2010 Gold Plate Award, beginning Monday, Oct. 19. This will be a two-day event and will conclude on Tuesday, Oct. 20."This award recognizes the best food service operation in the command," said Mike McCoy Jr., Food Service Officer in Charge of food services. "I believe we were nominated based on our past history. Winning this award can be attributed to the fabulous efforts of our civilians and contractors who work in food services."


Hill AFB Energy Champions at the Inn

The Mountain View Inn recently received recognition as Hill Air Force Base Energy Champion for Fiscal Year 2009. The facility is under the leadership of Amy Munnell, Hill AFB Lodging assistant manager and a member of the 75th Force Support Squadron. The Mountain View Inn's outstanding team members have set themselves apart through their exceptional efforts to raise energy conservation and awareness and showcase energy efficiencies throughout nine lodging facilities encompassing over 300 temporary living quarters.
A light fixture holding one of the incandescent fluorescent lights is shown which the staff at Mountain View Inn replaced. (Alex R. Lloyd)
Hill Air Force Base Lodging Assistant Manager Amy Munnell shows one of the light fixtures at the Mountain View Inn. (Alex R. Lloyd)
A look at the hallways lit with the energy efficient and cost saving incandescent light bulbs. (Alex R. Lloyd/U.S. Air Force)


Firefighters for a Day

While most of the school children at Hill Field Elementary School were going through their show-and-tell routines last Friday morning, four of the children were witnessing the best show-and-tell by the Hill Air Force Base fire department.These four students -- Bianca Ramos, Rachel Smith, Alexis Sears and Jacob Candler -- were winners of the essay contest sponsored by the 775th Civil Engineering Squadron fire department in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10.
Hilltop Times staff
Rachel Smith watches as 775th CES Firefighter Robert Beaver maneuvers a firetruck Snozzle via remote control. (James Arrowood/U.S. Air Force)
775th CES firefighter Robert Beaver pilots a firetruck with two students sitting in the cab. (James Arrowood/U.S. Air Force)
775th CES Firefighter Robert Beaver shows Rachel Smith how to refill the water tank on a crash truck. (James Arrowood/U.S. Air Force)
Students in fire gear. behind 775th CES Firefighter Jack Carrasco. try to put out a fire in a trailer. (James Arrowood/U.S. Air Force)
Rachel Smith and 775th CES Firefighter Jack Carrasco aim a firehose as Bianca Ramos, Alexis Sears and Jacob Candler watch. (James Arrowood)


Plane Talk

The airplanes are always on display, but sometimes some of the heroic stories behind them come to life.Running until the end of May, the Hill Aerospace Museum continues hosting a weekly series called, "Airplane Talk," which features speakers from across the aviation spectrum telling of personal experiences with the aircraft on display at the museum."We think it's a good program for people," said museum Director Scott Wirz. "The planes become a little more interesting when you have someone's real life experience behind it."
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