The 2011 Federal Benefits Open Season for Health Insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts is scheduled from Nov. 14 through Dec. 12. Hill Air Force Base will hold a Health Fair with available health insurance carriers on Nov. 2-4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also on Dec. 7-9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 150. Brochures and information on 2011 premiums will only be available at the Health Fair and at the Office of Personnel Management web site at http://www.opm.gov/insure/, when finalized for publication.
Ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks are all invited to visit the Base Theater, Garrity Library, and Club Patio for Haunting Around the Hill 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.
This October, the Air Force joins the nation once again in observance of Energy Awareness Month. This year's theme, "Power the Force, Fuel the Fight," encourages us to do more than just be "aware." Instead, military personnel and civilians alike should take action.
"Our country is in a new energy paradigm and we can no longer use energy at will without regard to the consequences. We must make a commitment, plain and simple, to re-think the way we use -- and view -- energy," said Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers, U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer, Air Force Headquarters.
Curtis Richardson says he has found a career at Hill Air Force Base.
Richardson is one of 100 Top of Utah residents who are blind or have another severe disability and are employed at Hill through the AbilityOne program.
AbilityOne is a federal initiative and the nation's largest single provider of jobs for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
The 47-year-old Clearfield resident has worked as a custodian at Hill for 14 years. He was hired one day before his 33rd birthday in 1998.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The absolute lifeblood of the modern military is energy. It allows us to be expeditionary and go anywhere on the globe. For true energy assurance as an Air Force, we need to be able to find energy solutions and strategies anywhere, even in hostile nations. At the most basic level, that assurance starts with reducing demand, diversifying supply and changing the culture.
Once again this year, Team Hill recognized members of the community for their outstanding support at the annual Community Wingman Awards.
The award is designed to recognize the contributions of individuals from the surrounding communities who go above and beyond in their efforts to support the men and women of the base.
The winners were recognized in a private reception held at Club Hill on Sept. 29 with Maj. Gen. Andrew Busch and other senior leaders. They will be honored with a picture that will hang in the Hill Aerospace Museum.
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.