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.
Nearly 200 personnel from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings departed Sept. 23 for a 180-day joint deployment to the Asia-Pacific region.
The pilots, maintainers and support personnel will provide F-16 air support in the region as part of a routine theater security package rotation.
Hill's reservists are fulfilling key leadership roles for the first 60 days and will have operational oversight during that time.
The new Federal Women's Program manager has identified seven keys to bringing success to women: visualization, education, interpersonal skills, courage, attitude, support systems and tenacity. Linda Larsen, an Ogden Air Logistics Center trainer, will expand recruitment and outreach through monthly lunch and learns as the program follows this year's theme: "Your Life, Your Success."
Work can get pretty frustrating for us at times. Frustration leads to stress. This kind of stress will not only affect our health, but also how we interact with people. But if we are proactive, the stress that would have been created can largely be avoided. By thinking ahead, planning our work, and working our plan, we can reduce stress and be happier both at work and at home. There are certain critical elements that will help us in the completion of any job or task.
OGDEN -- Four Airmen from the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron (2nd CTCS) at Hill Air Force Base competed in this year's 5K Foam Fest at Fort Buenaventura Park in Ogden Sept. 24.
The two-day event, held by Round House Racing Sept. 23-24, was broken down into a series of staggered races, or heats. Each heat was far from a typical 5K run, as competitors went around, over, under and through a variety of obstacles ... and of course, lots of foam. Along the route were tire crawls, cargo nets, wooden logs, climbing walls, and even a "suds 'n slide."