Teams bump and set in a ‘blind volleyball’ competition

January 23, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Bump! Set! Spike! The regular game of volleyball, while not easy, has a rhythm and consistency that participants use to play with skill and determination.

Thursday, Jan. 16, however, The Warrior Fitness Center hosted a competition of “Blind Volleyball” from 3-6 p.m. Blind volleyball, said event coordinator Josie Hepworth, is “a game of indoor volleyball between teams of 4-6 players (4 on the court at all times). The twist is that sheets are placed on the net to serve as a vision block.



New intranet site available for sponsoring guests on base

January 23, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Sponsoring a guest onto Hill Air Force Base is about to become easier for the vast majority of people who are authorized this privilege.

In order to comply with Air Force and Air Force Materiel Command directives to eliminate telephone sponsorship, the 75th Security Forces Squadron, working with the 75th Air Base Wing Communications and Information Directorate, have developed an intranet site for sponsoring visitors.



Airlifts of Rwandan units to Central African Republic continue

January 23, 2014

KIGALI, Rwanda — Two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operating at the request of the French government and African Union authorities continued airlifting a Rwandan mechanized battalion Jan. 19.

The joint operation with personnel from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force is in support of an African Union effort to confront destabilizing forces and violence within Central African Republic.



Contract agreement reached on water system

January 23, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base recently reached a contract agreement with American Water Works Co. that calls for a subsidiary of the company — the Military Services Group — to own, operate and maintain all of the water and the wastewater systems at Hill.

According to the agreement the award is estimated at $288 million over a 50-year period. The contract will be subject to annual economic price adjustment.

Hill has grown significantly over the years and currently serves a population of approximately 20,000 people.



Requirement to report vehicle emissions begins

January 23, 2014

On Monday an email from no-reply@apims.af.mil will hit Hill AFB mailboxes as employees here are officially notified to begin reporting emissions information on personal vehicles driven on the base.

The email will contain a link to the Employee Certification and Reporting System, or ECARS, where employees will be prompted to enter information about their driving habits on the base.



Military eligible for expedited screening at airports

January 23, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — If you’re an active-duty or reservist airman at Hill Air Force Base and plan to travel by plane, you can now step to the front of the line.

Pentagon and Transportation Security Administration officials recently announced that all U.S. Department of Defense service members will be eligible for expedited preflight screening at airports — which means they’ll be able to get into an express line where they won’t need to remove their shoes and belts or take laptops, iPads and liquids out of their baggage.



DoD transitions to next phase of aid in relief

November 28, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense has transitioned to the next phase of recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, DOD spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said Nov. 25.



Kadena does its part in aid operation

November 28, 2013

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan — Following the devastation throughout the Philippines, due to Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit six central islands Nov. 8, Kadena Air Base has joined the U.S. Pacific Command in the effort to deliver aid to the country.



Defense Acquisition University adds to its staff

November 28, 2013

John Chapman has joined the staff at DAU/Hill AFB, bringing the local campus staffing to three.



In Focus: Staff Sgt. Jorge Razo, 419th MOF

November 28, 2013

Joining the military is a family tradition for some Airmen, but someone needs to start that tradition. Staff Sgt. Jorge Razo, a weapons system coordinator in the 419th Maintenance Operations Flight, started his family’s trend of serving in the military. Public affairs recently sat down with Razo to learn more about him and why he serves.

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