Col. Kathryn Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing commander, presents a lithograph to Buffalo Wings Manager Brandon Cluff to thank him for providing dinner on Thanksgiving to more than 100 Airmen on Nov. 27. The Layton restaurant provided a sign up sheet to Hill Airmen who would like dinner on that day and provided it free of charge from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The restaurant had no trouble finding employees to help out as volunteers on that day. Within a day all the volunteer slots were filled. (Courtesy photos)
Hill Air Force Base served traditional Thanksgiving meals at various locations on base including the Hillcrest Dining Facility, The Landing and in Hangar 37. The Hillcrest Dining Facility served active duty and retired military members a Thanksgiving meal on the holiday. The 75th Air Base Wing held its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at The Landing on Nov. 27 and the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal together Nov. 27 in Hangar 37.
Thanksgiving may not have been a family affair this year for some Airmen away from home, but 388th and 419th Fighter Wing members had the opportunity to attend a group feast on Nov. 21 and interact with their colleagues in a stress-free environment.
"It's a chance to see all the different people we work with. Even when we work together, sometimes we play together too," said Senior Master Sgt. Cynthia Seipert, 419th Medical Squadron.
Thanksgiving and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. Cold temperatures, warm family occasions and the food of the holidays encourage indoor activities. Families spend the holidays inside, eating; visiting friends, eating; office parties, eating; church fellowship, eating; watching the game and eating. There are more than 2,000 residential Thanksgiving Day fires in the United States every year. The vast majority of those fires were caused by people preparing the food. Most fires will occur between noon and 4 pm. Twenty percent will occur in homes without working smoke detectors.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Looking for a way to maintain your weight and heart health during the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season? Then don't miss the opportunity to enroll in the Air Force Materiel Command Freeze the Gain Holiday Challenge. Online enrollment at www.afmcwellness.com is open through Nov. 11.
Freeze the Gain (FTG) is a holiday weight maintenance program that aims for participants to maintain -- not gain -- weight during the 10-week period of the challenge, which runs Nov. 14 through Jan. 3.
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Around every Thanksgiving, we look to find the reasons we are thankful. It may be about what we have in life -- or for someone like me -- we are thankful for the family who surrounds us.
As a near 19-year veteran of the Air Force, my family has always been a military family since it began in the same year I joined the service -- 1992. Through all those years, we've been through all kinds of ups and downs to include deployments, making the family funds stretch so far you could hear them scream, and dealing with ever-changing circumstances.
The ORI is behind us and the holiday season is now right around the corner, which means an increase in family gatherings and organizational functions that almost always involve holiday cooking. The Hill Air Force Base Fire Prevention Section would like to provide everyone with some holiday cooking tips to keep the holidays safe.