The 75th Medical Group teamed up with the 75th Security Forces Squadron Saturday for their second annual Drug Take-Back event. Hill took part in the nation-wide event Oct. 29 where patients with old prescriptions could drop off their medications collecting in cabinets at home.
Last April, the 75th Medical Group collected 82 pounds of old prescription medicine. This time around, the group set their goal at 100 pounds. The event on Saturday almost doubled that, totaling 177 pounds of medications over the course of the day.
The 527th Electronics Maintenance Squadron successfully completed its biennial Air Force Metrology and Calibration -- AFMETCAL -- audit after enduring two weeks of intense scrutiny from a five-member AFMETCAL audit team. The findings of the audit resulted in the 527th EMXS being issued a Certificate of Compliance.
Hill Air Force Base leaders are focusing on the strengths of many of its components to help build the future as budget needs are under consideration.
American industry uses 32 percent of the national electricity production, with commercial buildings using an additional 18 percent. Here at Hill Air Force Base, the utility bill is around $22 million dollars a year. Not all of that energy goes to the mission; some is due to waste.
The good news is that the Department of Defense is committed to energy conservation. All new buildings and retrofits must be able meet United States Green Building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating.
Four students from Hill Field Elementary got the ride of a lifetime this past Friday morning. Instead of going to school with all the other kids, these lucky four were picked up from their homes by a firetruck and taken to the Hill AFB Fire Station to be firefighters for the day.
Sophie Morris, 11, Andreea Wallace, 10, Chloe Rudd, 11, and Stephen Hullender, 11, were winners of an essay writing contest for which the topic was "Protect Your Family from Fire."
Everyone needs to take extra care on Halloween, Oct. 31, when excited children in costumes are out in force. Motorists need to be extra careful during trick or treat hours, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., and parents should review safety rules with their children. The 75th Security Forces Squadron members will X-ray and examine candy for all Hill trick or treaters as part of its annual Pumpkin Patrol on Halloween night. Parents or guardians can bring their children's candy to the Youth Center, Building 883 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Team Hill Junior Force Council (TH-JFC) has gathered feedback from the work-force and will present an opportunity to improve employee communication with an informative hour as Ogden Air Logistics Center Executive Director Michael Gill ends the 2011 Fall Speaker Series. The 2011 Speaker Series is sponsored by the TH-JFC.
The final installment of the series for this year is planned for Oct. 26, at the Base Theater, Building 441, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The program was led by Bestor, musician and composer, as he presented: "Everything I Learned I Learned on the Piano Bench." He went on to explain how his mother's approach to getting him to play had taken him from someone who hated to practice to someone who willingly spent his free time composing music.
Bestor asked the audience for three or four patriotic songs and once warmed up, his fingers moving up and down the keyboard melodically, he then composed a presentation from those tunes.
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Davis County School District taking comments on 2012-2013 calendar
The Davis School District is proposing three calendar options for the 2012-13 school year.
Each option includes winter recess beginning Dec. 22 and returning to school on Jan. 2. The differences are as follows: