Health and Wellness Center
October 31, 2013
Terrie Hall, a true American hero, appeared in ads run by the CDC for the Tips From Former Smokers media campaign, which encouraged several million smokers to try to quit. Terrie died on Sept. 16 from the effects of the cancer caused by the cigarette smoking she began in high school. Treating her cancer required multiple surgeries over the years, including the loss of her voice box, leaving a... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 31, 2013
Superheroes, goblins, fairies and robots, among other characters, took over The Landing on Oct. 25 for the annual Haunting the Hill event. Sunshine and warm fall temperatures drew large crowds and families enjoyed numerous activities that included an abundance of candy and prizes. Inside the club, children enjoyed activities such as bowling, coloring, a magician, spooky story-telling, bingo and... Read more
Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
October 31, 2013
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will run Nov. 11 through Dec. 9, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “Open season is the best time for employees to review their health care coverage, not only to make... Read more
Office of Personnel Management
October 31, 2013
Health insurance representatives will be at the Warrior Fitness Center, Building 533, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 12, 13 and 14 and Dec. 3, 4 and 5. Brochures and information on 2014 premiums will be available at the Health Fair and at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) web site at http://www.opm.gov/insure/ when finalized for publication.OPM’s Guides to Federal Benefits provide... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
October 31, 2013
On a day that looked more like early September than late October, 16 women gathered around a target with a baseball-sized hole cut in the middle of a dull inky black coated rectangular backdrop at Hill AFB.Kraig Chugg, skeet shooting instructor, displayed a blast pattern on the target made by a previous shooter. “Can you see where it’s to the left?” he asked.Explaining what may help with her aim... Read more
Christy McBride, Ogden Special Events coordinator
October 31, 2013
OGDEN — Ogden City will host the 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Nov. 11 during a special ceremony at the Junction from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. as the grand Engelmann Spruce makes its way across country from Washington State to Washington D.C.The tree will be harvested from the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington State and wrapped on Nov. 1 for its cross-country journey, spending... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
October 31, 2013
Events to be held in conjunction with Veterans Day are scheduled before and on the day of the holiday and include:• Fatigues to Fabulous: Warrior to Woman, an annual women veterans celebration, Monday, Nov. 4 at Zions Bank, Founders Room (18th floor), One South Main, Salt Lake City. This free event honors the service of all women including active duty, National Guard and Reserve. The resource and... Read more
Maj. Timothy Lundberg, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
October 31, 2013
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Base Defense Group have been training and assisting Afghan National Army leadership on the M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon to help them become proficient with the use and employment of the weapon.This is the second time this three-day train-the-trainer event has occurred with local ANA troops and 455th EBDG personnel, including Hill’... Read more
Amaani Lyle, American Forces Press Service
October 31, 2013
WASHINGTON — Service members who deploy or are otherwise separated from their families due to mission needs now have an online resource allowing them to hone their parenting skills as they reconnect with their children.Pam Murphy, the Defense Department’s lead psychologist for the website, said the launch of http://www.militaryparenting.org offers unprecedented, comprehensive and free computer-... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
October 24, 2013
Tim Randolph, Combined Federal Campaign chairman, wants to spread the word that federal employees are appreciated. In fact, that has been adopted as the official theme of this year’s campaign in light of developments. With the Halftime event to be held at the Landing on Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., organizers are giving all federal employees a chance to make sure that if they chose to donate,... Read more