A group of 11 community leaders have been inducted as special community partners, following a special "LOGSTAR" orientation here recently.
LOGSTAR, a community relations program sponsored by the Air Force, pairs key military personnel and civilian leaders as partners in activities and social events. The program is designed to strengthen community relations and increase mutual understanding of each other's responsibilities.
Members of the 367th Training Support Squadron headed out to Hill's Rod and Gun Club Oct. 3 to take part in a wingman shoot. The squadron, which creates training material for the Air Force, took some time to gain further experience in arms training, and have some fun.
In conjunction with the Rod and Gun Club's Monday and Tuesday lunch specials, 367th TSS Commander Maj. Michael Bliss brought his Airmen out for the day for an event he has dubbed Mystery Mondays.
The Intermountain CFC, the workplace giving campaign for federal employees throughout Utah, western Colorado, southern Idaho and Wyoming, will launch its 50th anniversary campaign Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Hill Aerospace Museum with a program featuring Emmy-award winning composer Kurt Bestor. The event will be emceed by Salt Lake news anchor Bob Evans, and will feature Bestor, Evans, Ogden Air Logistics Center Executive Director Michael Gill, the Ben Lomond High School Bagpipers and Drumline, and 50 CFC-eligible nonprofit organizations on display.
Happy golden anniversary CFC! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign, the world's largest workplace charitable contribution program. Over those 50 years, federal employees have given more than $7 billion dollars to organizations dedicated to improving our communities, our nation and our world. CFC is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the federal workplace on behalf of charitable organizations, and whether locally, nationally or internationally you can personally select from more than 2,500 charities.
Fire Prevention Week was coming and around the nation, fire and safety services anxiously awaited the announcement of the national Fire Prevention Week Theme. Since the first National Fire Prevention Week in 1927, the National Fire Protection Association has announced a theme for public education. These themes are normally focused messages to the public, for instance, "Why this Mad Sacrifice to Fire" 1927, "Today every Fire Helps Hitler" 1943 and "Where There's Smoke, There Should Be a Smoke Alarm" 1977. This year's theme, "It's Fire Prevention Week!
The wait is almost over for the opening of the new Child Development Center.
Construction of a new $10.3 million Child Development Center on base is projected to be finished in December and officially opened in February 2012.
"There are 261 children currently enrolled at the existing CDC," said Toni Hansen, Chief of Airman and Family Services. "The new facility will have a capacity for about 256 more children, which means those on the waiting list and others interested in on-base childcare can begin enrollment."
Who can use the CDC?
What is depression?
This month is National Depression Awareness Month. Depression is one of the most common illnesses affecting Americans today. In fact, depressive illnesses are experienced by one in four Americans at some point in their lives. Depression is also the leading cause of disability worldwide.
On Oct. 5, Hill Air Force Base firefighters participated in an open house at the Roy Fire Station to offer fire prevention information and support to local families near the base. The Hill AFB Fire Department coordinates the joint efforts to support those who work on the base and whose families reach out to their local fire departments for information.
Thursday, Oct. 6, the firefighters will be at the Clinton Fire Station, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, a Hill Field Elementary School Firefighter for a Day Poster Contest.
What's your civilian job? I'm a security guard. I'm the one that watches all the camera monitors.
Who's your favorite super hero? I'd have to say either Batman or Superman because Batman will beat you with his mind, and Superman will just beat you, period.
If you had an unlimited amount of money, what are the first three things you would do with it? I would pay off my parents' debt; then I'd pay off my debt, and I'd pay for my son's college.
Tuesday marked the first of many hoped for multicultural days at the Defense Logistics Agency at Hill. DLA employees meandered around the building with "passports," going from culture to culture to nibble not only on bits of food, but also bits of knowledge.
The event held Oct. 4 kicked off just before 11 a.m. with Col. James Kinkade, the site commander for DLA Aviation in Ogden, cutting a carrot cake. Then, participants let their passports guide them as they wandered throughout the building, having their passports marked at every station.