Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
More than three years ago, Sandy Crandell completed a permanent change of station to Hill Air Force Base with her husband, retired Chief Master Sgt. Marc Crandell, former superintendent of the 75th Mission Support Group. Although her primary job was being a wife to Marc and mother to their two children, Sandy also had a penchant for volunteering for nonprofit organizations. To help her meet new...
Unfortunately we are not finished with the flu season yet. Peak activity over the past 26 seasons has typically occurred in February. Therefore, Public Health is not finished monitoring the disease and providing you with the most up-to-date medical advice. Though at this point you must be tired of hearing about "flu this" and "wash your hands that." So here are some things you may not have known...
OGDEN -- For students and military personnel, advance ticket sales to Ogden screenings of the Sundance Film Festival will bring a substantial break in ticket price. A 33 percent discount will be available with proper ID bringing the cost down to $10 apiece. Regular tickets go for $15.
Advance tickets go on sale at Ogden's Peery Egyptian Theater on Saturday, Jan. 9. At 7 a.m., all who are in line...
Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON -- The fiscal 2010 defense budget extends payments to service members involuntarily extended on active duty under the so-called "Stop Loss" program, but those who received a bonus for voluntarily re-enlisting or extending their service no longer qualify for retroactive stop-loss pay.
Defense Department officials put the new policy into effect Jan. 5, modifying eligibility for...
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- TriCare beneficiaries can now receive select vaccines with no out-of-pocket expense at retail pharmacies.
For the first time, beneficiaries can visit TriCare retail network pharmacies to receive seasonal flu, H1N1 flu and pneumonia vaccines at no cost. This expanded coverage is available to all TriCare beneficiaries eligible to use the TriCare retail pharmacy benefit.
Tyler Patterson, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Just enrolled into TriCare Prime and want to know your options for doctors? Moved to a new location and need to find a doctor? Not sure if the nearest military clinic is accepting new patients?
It used to take a phone call or car trip to answer these questions. Now you can save the trip and the call, and answer all these questions online using TriWest's Prime Enrollment Eligibility tool at www....
Sarah Hanych, Community Readiness Technician Airman & Family Readiness Cente
The divorce rate is high in the U.S., making re-marriages even more common. Approximately 50 percent of all first marriages end in divorce, but the divorce rate among re-marriages is higher at around 60 percent. About 75 percent of people divorced eventually remarry, resulting in the likelihood that children will have a 65 percent chance of experiencing the stepfamily life.
There are many unique...
Carter Creek snowmobile trips, Jan. 16-17, Jan. 22-23, Jan. 30-31, Feb. 5-6, Feb. 19-20, Feb. 27-28, March 13-14, March 19-20 or March 27-28, $40 per cabin (sleeps one to five people) plus $110 per person riding single and $98 per person riding double, includes transportation, 1 tank of gas and oil.
Yellowstone Valentine snowmobile trip, Feb. 12-15, $405-$675, depending on occupancy and single or...
The Health and Wellness Center is offering several Lunch and Learn classes in January.
Take the opportunity to look them over and see if a class isn't just the right thing to perk up the mid-winter doldrums.
Healthy Living Workshop, Jan. 12, 19 and 26, 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. -- Take control of your ongoing health condition rather than letting it control you! If you have diabetes, arthritis,...
Douglas Pierson, Public Health Flight manager
As the novel H1N1 vaccine becomes readily available to everyone both on and off base, let's take a moment to talk about the benefits and disadvantages to getting vaccinated.
There are a lot of questions floating around lately, one I've been asked in particular:
Is it still worth my while getting vaccinated when cases of the flu seem to be on the decline?
Since early November, cases of H1N1 have...