In the Know

February 20, 2014

Drug testing location moves


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.

Townhall to discuss suicide prevention

February 20, 2014

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.

New AC-130J Ghostrider completes first test flight

February 13, 2014

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.

Former official sentenced to prison for accepting bribes

February 13, 2014

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.

DOD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

February 13, 2014

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.

Labor Dept. awards grants for homeless vet reintegration

February 13, 2014

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.

Materiel Command promotes American Heart Month

February 13, 2014

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.

Veterans Bill closer to passing legislature

February 13, 2014

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.

Maintaining a healthy relationship

February 13, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Our relationships with our family and significant others help to keep us balanced and bring meaning to our lives. Maintaining a healthy relationship requires effort and does not always come easily.

Healthy relationships allow both partners to feel supported and connected, but still feel independent. Below are some signs and keys to a healthy relationship:

• Treat each other with respect

• Feel supported to do things your partner likes

• Don’t criticize each other

In the Know

February 13, 2014

Mass transit solution for Hill AFB

A Public Hearing and Open House conducted by Utah Transit Authority is scheduled on Feb. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clearfield Community Art Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 140 E. Center St. and an Open House and Information Fair is scheduled on Hill AFB Feb. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Base Theater.

These open forums are designed to receive public comment on the additional mass transit solutions for Hill AFB personnel.

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