Ways to help lower your risks:
As many of you may be aware, OSHA issued citations to Hill Air Force Base as a result of their inspections January through July 2011. These findings identified several areas where we were falling short -- in both our daily operations and the use of engineering solutions to mitigate the hazardous environments in which some of you work. While we do have work ahead, we already began making progress toward solutions.
Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and to smile with confidence. When children's primary ("baby") teeth are lost too early, the surrounding teeth can drift into the empty space. This can lead to crowding of the permanent ("adult") teeth in addition to other problems including difficulty cleaning teeth properly and chewing food.
Protecting teeth from early tooth loss can help prevent these issues. Around the age of 6-10 months, the first primary teeth will start to erupt into the mouth. Once teeth erupt they become vulnerable to decay.
Just Between Friends events happen twice a year, in 16 states across the country, with new locations being added all the time. These events are held once in the spring to prepare for warm weather and again in the fall to get ready for cooler weather needs.
There's also the opportunity to volunteer at the sale so you can shop first. All volunteers and sellers get to shop early before the sale opens to the public. Military families also get in early, 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20.
The Hill Air Force Base Spirit Award Committee is soliciting designs for the 2012 Hill AFB Spirit Award Pin. The pin will be approximately 1 inch in size and can be one or more colors. Your input should include a full size image of your design as well as a smaller version to give the committee a realistic view of the actual pin size. Submissions must be your original artwork and cannot infringe on any copyright laws.
Defense Acquisition University-South Region, Warner Robins, Ga., Campus would like to congratulate the PMT 352B Session 11-034 class on the successful completion of their four week course. Attendees from various bases with career fields in program management, system engineering, production, quality, manufacturing and test and evaluation were given scenario-based practical exercises with topical themes such as interoperability, prototyping, and evolutionary acquisition in a classroom setting.
A nine-man crew of Air Force and Army civilians added a structure to the east side of Hill Air Force Base in September, taking only two days to build it.
The structure, a Modular Extendable Rigid Wall Shelter or MERWS, was built ear the radome from a kit as a training exercise. The kit, including walls, floors, roof and support beams, all fits in an 8 by 8 by 20-foot storage container that weighs 14,700 pounds and can be moved by forklift.
One out of eight American women will get breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. That means if you look around at your female friends, co-workers and family, you are likely to know someone who will face this challenge over the course of your lifetime.
"It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S.," said Lori Maness, Huntsman Cancer Institute Outreach coordinator on Oct. 5 at Club Hill for a Breast Cancer Prevention Luncheon. In Utah it is the leading cause of cancer death in women due to the lower incidence of lung cancer.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced recently that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, had been identified and would be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
At Hill Air Force Base
HAUNTING AROUND THE HILL, Ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks are all invited to visit the Base Theater, Garrity Library, and Club Patio on Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It's a big block party complete with carnival games, spooky storytelling, a movie, witches brew, and balloon artist. Decorate your car for trunk or treat and marketing will provide the candy. Other fang-tastic activities are being planned. Call 801-775-2084 for more details or to volunteer.