Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times correspondent
August 12, 2010
Last week, the Base Chapel transformed into a rain forest oasis during the evenings as it hosted its annual Vacation Bible School camp Aug. 2-6. The projected date for next year's VBS is Aug. 1 through Aug. 5.This year's VBS theme was "SonQuest Rainforest" and the newly renovated chapel, as well as the Chapel Annex, were decorated with tropical sets while children attended tropical-themed... Read more
Jennifer Sedgwick, Health Promotion Coordinator Civilian Health Promotion Services
August 12, 2010
We often associate the word immunizations with children. Adults also need to be immunized on a regular basis, not only for their health but the health of those around them.Adult vaccinations protect from illnesses related to influenza, pneumonia, whooping cough, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella. The National Foundation for Infectious Disease found that approximately 50... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times correspondent
August 12, 2010
More than 70 dresses were added to the Belle of Ball program's closet after its donation drive Aug. 10."Today we increased our dress inventory by 40 percent by holding this dress drive," said Kay Zobrist, who co-organizes the free special occasion dress loan program with another wing commander's spouse, Heather Higby. Zobrist is the spouse of Col. Scott Zobrist, 388th Fighter Wing commander, and... Read more
August 12, 2010
Robinson Transportation Incorporated of Salina, Utah in cooperation with the Second Chance Foundation of Utah is sponsoring a Trophy Deer Hunt for a Utah resident Purple Heart Recipient.The hunt will take place at the Guildersleeve Ranch in Northern Utah. The hunt was donated by Mike Morgan of World Champion Outfitter, who is a former Major League Baseball (Arizona Diamondbacks) pitcher. Morgan... Read more
David Battle, 75th Air Base Wing Safety Office
January 13, 2010
Utah's winter weather can be treacherous and unforgiving. Snow, sleet and freezing rain create very slippery surfaces and can lead to hazardous commutes. This is particularly true during morning and evening rush hours, when traffic is heavy and the sun is largely absent. The roads can ice up very quickly and become nearly impossible to navigate. Often roads can change from clear to ice almost... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
Senior Airman Terrence Kelley 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron   Where are you from? My dad was in the Army, so I was a military brat growing up and we moved around a lot.     What is your favorite band? Lamb of God.     What are your hobbies? Working out, music and singing in my band Scarred for Six.     How has the Air Force impacted you? The Air Force has... Read more
Valerie Burke, 75th Public Affairs Community Relations chief
Hill Air Force Base has recently received free tickets to The Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors on Tuesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. The Raptors will be playing the Missoula Osprey. This is an annual event that is graciously offered to Team Hill by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee, or MAC, and the Ogden Raptors... Read more
Air Force News Service
WASHINGTON -- Air Force officials emphasized that first responders -- security forces, fire emergency services and emergency medical services -- make up the essential elements necessary to protect people and assets. Security forces responders train in realistic scenarios involving base organizations ranging from accidents, shootings, drivers under the influence, protests and domestic assaults, to... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times staff
Of course, buckling a child up in a safety seat or seatbelt can sometimes be easier said than done. Here are eight tips to help keep your children happy and safe at the same time: 1.Start early. 2.Be consistent. Always buckle up your child. 3.Use encouraging words. Be comforting and loving so that the child realizes you are buckling them up because you care. 4.Set an example. Be an example and be... Read more
Capt Antonio Leonardi, Chief of Community Health
California is currently dealing with its worst epidemic of pertussis (whooping cough) in more than 50 years and multiple other states have noticed an alarming increase as well. In an effort to protect the health and well being of you and your family the 75th Medical Group advises that you read the following. Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the respiratory tract which... Read more