HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Utah Transit Authority is proposing a new bus service from the Clearfield FrontRunner station onto the installation beginning in mid-April. Route 644 would service the west side and Route 655 would service the east side of the base.
Learn more about UTA’s proposal by attending one of the following public comment open houses:
• Tuesday, Feb 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Clearfield City Community Art Center, multi-purpose room, 140 E. Center St, Clearfield.
SALT LAKE CITY — State officials will take a look at relocating the Utah Air National Guard to Hill Air Force Base, in a move that already has officials raving about the possibilities.
A $500,000 study of relocation of the state unit is included in Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed $13.3 billion budget for the 2014-2015 year, and could provide the mechanism to relocate the Guard, while opening up prime Salt Lake City real estate at the same time.
Drug testing location moves
HILL AIR FORCE BASE —
Drug testing will begin on Feb. 26 at our new location, 5835 D Avenue, Building 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Medical Group.
This move has been underway for nearly 3 years and is a win for everyone.
Not only will the staff have the resources they need to conduct their mission, this building will provide you, our customer, with a more central location, decreasing time away from work for testing.
LAYTON — Preventing suicide and helping families who have been impacted by it will be the focus of a town hall meeting next week in Layton.
According to the Utah Department of health, suicide is the 8th leading cause of death in Utah and is the 2nd leading cause of death among teens.
Utah ranks 7th in the nation for suicides with an average of 10 suicides every week. In 2012, 545 Utahns lost their lives as a result of suicide a rate of nearly 21 people for a population of 100,000.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider took to the sky for the first time as a gunship here Jan. 31.
In early January 2013, the Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130J Commando II arrived here to begin the modification process with the goal of creating a “best of both worlds” aircraft. The end result became a hybrid C-130 model with the flying proficiencies of the MC-130J and the combat capabilities of an AC-130.
Oklahoma City, Okla. — James Lee Loman, 71, of McLoud, Okla., a former Item Manager at Tinker Air Force Base, was sentenced Jan. 29 to 30 months in prison for conspiring to commit wire fraud, accepting bribes, and participating in government contracting under an illegal conflict of interest, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said here today.
Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current CAC issuance policy during an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel.
WASHINGTON — The Labor Department has awarded two grants totaling $900,000 to fund services provided by the department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez announced yesterday.
Grants of $450,000 each were awarded through the department’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program to Advocates for Human Potential Inc. in Sudbury, Mass., and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans in the nation’s capital.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — February is American Heart Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report approximately 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year — that’s one out of every four deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable when individuals make healthy lifestyle choices and manage their health conditions.
SALT LAKE CITY — A bill recognizing Utah Vietnam Veterans is now one step closer to being passed — and if the state’s House of Representatives’ vote is any indication, you might as well mark March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day.
With a landslide of an action on Tuesday morning, the House voted 68 to 0 in approval of House Bill 275, which would make March 29 “Vietnam War Memorial Day.”
In 1973, March 29 was when the last United States combat soldiers left South Vietnam.