Karen Parrish, American Forces Press Service
December 16, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Most military housing allowance rates will decrease slightly for 2011, but service members will receive, on average, as much or slightly more money than they did this year, Defense Department officials said Dec. 15.Cheryl Anne Woehr, a housing allowance program analyst, said overall rates are fairly stable."On average, they'll decrease about six tenths of a percent," she said.The... Read more
December 16, 2010
Operating a Family Childcare home is a privilege granted by the support group commander. All persons providing child care in their home for more than 10 hours per week must be licensed. Unlicensed child care is a violation of base regulations and may result in the loss of base housing privileges. If you suspect someone of providing unlicensed childcare please call (801) 777-0695, a child's well-... Read more
Tyler Patterson, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
December 16, 2010
Would you like to set up online, automatic payments for your TriCare enrollment fees and never worry about a late or missed payment? Need to make a one-time, last-minute TriCare enrollment fee payment?Either way, the tools you need are online at TriWest's ePay site, www.triwest.com/ePay.TriWest's electronic payment system, ePay, makes it easy for registered TriWest.com users to set up ongoing,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
December 16, 2010
LAYTON -- A Top of Utah car dealer is doing its best to make sure no military members are forgotten over the holidays.Young Buick GMC is spearheading a program to encourage friends, family, customers and classrooms in Davis County to write letters and send care packages to deployed military personnel in Afghanistan who might not otherwise receive such gifts.Young will collect as many letters and... Read more
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
December 9, 2010
The 419th Fighter Wing welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Dec. 5.Col. Keith A. Knudson assumed command of nearly 1,200 personnel assigned to Utah's only Air Force Reserve unit."I'm proud to be back at Hill Air Force Base, this time as part of the Total Force," Knudson said. "I look forward to serving again in such an outstanding, supportive community."He served in the... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
December 9, 2010
The Combined Federal Campaign announced a final result of $1,130,043 at the Key Worker Thank You breakfast Dec. 6 at Club Hill.Melinda Schmidt, 2010 Combined Federal Campaign program director, introduced next year's director, Peggy Facer, and thanked all the volunteers for their dedication to make the campaign a success.Among the new features this year was a fun-run organized to pay for the costs... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
December 9, 2010
“We’re trying to put out tomorrow’s fires today,” said Linda Opheikens, Customer Logistics Site Specialist (CLSS), in the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation at Hill Air Force Base and member of the Depot Supply Chain Management (DSCM) team.The description Opheikens recited is a group consensus reached by a management team assembled by the 748th Supply Chain... Read more
Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol, Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
December 9, 2010
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... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service
December 9, 2010
WASHINGTON --The Defense Department employs about 45,000 workers with disabilities, but needs to boost awareness of a program to support, hire and retain them, the DoD’s director of disability programs said Dec. 7.On the eve of the 30th annual Department of Defense Disability Awards ceremony, "Talent Has No Boundaries," Stephen King said the Defense... Read more
Capt. Blaine B. Nicholson, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
December 9, 2010
The Hill Air Force Base Tax Center needs the help of some dedicated volunteers. The volunteers will be needed to assist military members with the processing of their tax returns from mid-January through April 15. Experience is not needed. Volunteers will be given free extensive IRS training in January 2011, and will be certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistants (VITAs). Some individuals may even... Read more

In The Know

In the Know Easter services at Hill AFB ChapelThe following are services... more