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March 5, 2015

Daylight Saving Time

It’s time to spring forward, which means an extra hour of daylight in the evening. People should set their clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. 

Deadline for education grant

The Air Force Aid Society’s Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold Education Grant Program awards $2,000 grants to selected applicants. The application deadline is March 13. 

The program is open to military members, military retirees and their immediate families. Historically, 60 percent of all applicants are selected for a grant.

For more information, including eligibility criteria and access to the online application, visit www.afas.org/education-grants or call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681.

Women’s history lunch coming up

A Women’s History Month Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 24 at The Landing. 

The guest speaker is Ensign Thomasania Montgomery- Leydsman, the first African-American woman commissioned from the Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate School. The theme for the event is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” 

The menu is chef salad or club sandwich. Cost is $14 for non-club members and $12 for club members.

For more information or tickets, contact Staff Sgt. Sarah Sanchez at 801-777-9878 or email sarah.sanchez.2@us.af.mil.

Hill AFB legal office closure

The Hill AFB legal office will be closed March 18-20 for an official function. For emergencies, contact the Command Post, which can connect you with the on-call judge advocate.

Hero2Hired Job Fair set for March 24

SANDY — The Hero2Hired Job Fair is scheduled for March 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy. The fair is for veterans, active-duty military members, Guard and Reserve service members and military spouses. This event is free for both employers and job seekers. Free parking is available.

Additionally, a Job Fair Preparation Workshop will be conducted at the Utah National Guard Headquarters, 12953 S. Minuteman Drive, Draper, on March 18. Call 801-432-4242 for workshop information.

Veterans benefits providers and employment specialists will be available to answer questions and provide assistance. For more information, contact 801-432-4536 or 801-432-4242.

FFWP accepting scholarship entries

The Friends of the Federal Women’s Program, or FFWP, is offering scholarships to all federally employed women on base and Pathway program students. 

The goal of the FFWP is to assist federally employed women in career advancements through education and self-improvement. The FFWP is in no way funded by the Federal Women’s Program or any government group, organization or entity. Scholarship application deadline is March 12.

The college student recipient of the $500 FFWP scholarship and the vocational/technical school recipient of the $200 will be expected to attend the March 24, Women’s History Month Luncheon at The Landing at 11 a.m.

For more information or to submit an application, contact Denise Elbert at 801-777-2739 or denise.elbert@us.af.mil, or Jana Sheehan at 801-777-4059 or jana.sheehan@us.af.mil.

Base tax center

The base tax center, located in the Poe Conference Center (Building 1295), is open through April 17. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve and Guard members (on Title 10 orders), military family members and military retirees.

For more information, call 801-777-1040.

AF officials seek award nominees

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award. The award is presented annually to six service members who distinguish themselves through superior conduct in the war on terrorism.

Air Force enlisted nominees must be senior master sergeants or below, and officer nominees must be captains or below. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM, COCOM, FOA and DRU may nominate one person. 

Nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 28.

For more information about Air Force recognition program, go to myPers. Air Force retirees who do not have a myPers account can request one at www.retirees.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120510-068.pdf.

Smoking cessation classes offered

Is the reason for smoking today the same as it was in the beginning? Take back control of health and happiness. Smoking cessation classes are available.

For more information, call Health Promotions at 801-777-1215.



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February 19, 2015

WSU basketball tickets available

Weber State University is hosting a Hill AFB appreciation basketball game at 8 p.m. (time changed due to the game being televised) Feb. 28 at the Dee Events Center in Ogden. WSU will tip off against Idaho State.

Vouchers good for two free tickets can be picked up at the Public Affairs Office in Building 1102, Room 115. Tickets can also be redeemed at the Dee Events Center Ticket Office with valid Hill AFB ID. For more information, call 801-626-8500 or visit weberstatesports.com.

Class to help military children

Registration is open for Supporting Military Children Through School Transitions training, taking place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3-4 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1803 Woodland Park Drive, Layton.

The free training is intended for educators, school counselors and others who work with children of military families. The course, offered by the Military Child Education Coalition, provides information for professionals to help students, in kindergarten through high school, cope with the challenges of a mobile lifestyle.

Continuing education credits are available with a $25 fee. To register, log on to MilitaryChild.org/training. For information, call 254-953-1923, extension 1119. 

Hero2Hired Job Fair set for March 24

SANDY — The Hero2Hired Job Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy, is for veterans, active-duty military members, Guard and Reserve service members and military spouses. This event is free for both employers and job seekers. Free parking is also available.

Additionally, a Job Fair Preparation Workshop will be conducted at the Utah National Guard Headquarters, 12953 S. Minuteman Drive, Draper, on March 18. Call 801-432-4242 for workshop information.

Veterans benefits providers and employment specialists will be available to answer questions and provide assistance. For registration questions, contact 801-432-4536 or 801-432-4242.

Base tax center

The base tax center, located in the Poe Conference Center (Building 1295), is open through April 17. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve and Guard members (on Title 10 orders), military family members and military retirees.

For more information, call 801-777-1040.

Symposium explores ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’

SOUTH OGDEN — The Ogden Opera Guild will have a special treat at the local symposium leading up to the Salt Lake City performance of Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte.”

Utah Opera’s artistic director Christopher McBeth will introduce singers from “Così Fan Tutte,” and principal coach and accompanist Carol Anderson will provide insight into the plot and background of the opera.

The symposium will be at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Social Center of Holy Family Catholic Church, 1050 E. 5600 South, South Ogden. Reservations are required; call 801-479-8977.

Guild members will provide European pastries, served as if from a Viennese coffeehouse. While sipping coffee, tea, hot chocolate or lemonade, guests will experience Austrian and German delicacies such as Linzer Torte, Sacher Torte (the signature torte from the Café Sacher in Vienna), Gugelhupf, Irschler cookies, Vanillekipferl, Nusstrudel and, of course, Apfelstrudel with schlag (whipped cream).

FFWP accepting scholarship entries

The Friends of the Federal Women’s Program, or FFWP, is offering scholarships to all federally employed women on base and Pathway program students. 

The goal of the FFWP is to assist federally employed women in career advancements through education and self-improvement. The FFWP is in no way funded by the Federal Women’s Program or any government group, organization or entity. All applications must be typewritten, complete and signed. 

The college student recipient of the $500 FFWP scholarship and the vocational/technical school recipient of the $200 will be expected to attend the March 31, FFWP Lunch and Learn at the Base Chapel (Building 445) at 11 a.m. 

For more information or to submit an application, contact Denise Elbert at 801-777-2739 or denise.elbert@us.af.mil, or Jana Sheehan at 801-777-4059 or jana.sheehan@us.af.mil.

AF officials seek award nominees

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award. The award is presented annually to six service members who distinguish themselves through superior conduct in the war on terrorism.

Air Force enlisted nominees must be senior master sergeants or below, and officer nominees must be captains or below. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM, COCOM, FOA and DRU may nominate one person. 

Nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 28.

For more information about Air Force recognition program, go to myPers. Air Force retirees who do not have a myPers account can request one at www.retirees.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120510-068.pdf.

Smoking cessation classes offered

Is the reason for smoking today the same as it was in the beginning? Take back control of health and happiness. Smoking cessation classes are available. For more information, call Health Promotions at 801-777-1215. 

Give Parents a Break

Give Parents a Break is a free child care service offered to active duty families that have a family member deployed. The next session is Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A referral from the Airman and Family Readiness Center is required along with hourly-care documents. The Child Development Center cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age, and the Youth Center cares for children Kindergarten to 12 years of age.

If space is available, GPAB will accommodate individuals without a referral. The fee without a referral is $15 and completed hourly care documents. This program rotates monthly between daytime hours 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and evening hours 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

AF wants enlisted nurse applicants

The Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants. Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27 to apply. For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1qWw5JC. 

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

Concerned about the soaring cost of higher education for your children? Maybe the Air Force Aid Society can help. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is an AFAS program that has $2,000 awards available for selected applicants. Applications are available now through March 13.

The program is open to dependent children of active-duty or retired military members, Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired reservists with 20-plus qualifying years of service, and of deceased Air Force members. Spouses of active-duty and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, as well as surviving spouses of deceased members, are also eligible candidates.

AFAS selects more than 60 percent of all applicants. For more information on eligibility criteria and to access the online application, visit the AFAS website at www.afas.org/education-grants or contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681.



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February 12, 2015

DSD Career Day

Airmen are invited to a Developmental Special Duty (DSD) Career Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Hill AFB Airman Recreation Center. Representatives from each special duty will be there to educate Airmen on their careers. The First Four will provide pizza and drinks for a small fee. 

For more information, call Master Sgt. Nicole Davison at 801-589-5959.

Hero2Hired Job Fair set for March 24

SANDY — The Hero2Hired Job Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy, is for veterans, active-duty military members, Guard and Reserve service members and military spouses. This event is free for both employers and job seekers. Free parking is also available.

Additionally, a Job Fair Preparation Workshop will be conducted at the Utah National Guard Headquarters, 12953 S Minuteman Drive, Draper, on March 18. Call 801-432-4242 for workshop information.

Veterans benefits providers and employment specialists will be available to answer questions and provide assistance. For registration questions, contact 801-432-4536 or 801-432-4242.

FFWP accepting scholarship entries

The Friends of the Federal Women’s Program, or FFWP, is offering scholarships to all federally employed women on base and Pathway program students. 

The goal of the FFWP is to assist federally employed women in career advancements through education and self-improvement. The FFWP is in no way funded by the Federal Women’s Program or any government group, organization or entity. All applications must be typewritten, complete and signed. 

The college student recipient of the $500 FFWP scholarship and the vocational/technical school recipient of the $200 will be expected to attend the March 31, FFWP Lunch and Learn at the Base Chapel (Building 445) at 11 a.m. 

For more information or to submit an application, contact Denise Elbert at 801-777-2739 or denise.elbert@us.af.mil, or Jana Sheehan at 801-777-4059 or jana.sheehan@us.af.mil.

Base tax center

The base tax center, located in the Poe Conference Center (Building 1295), will be open through April 17. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve and Guard members (on Title 10 orders), military family members and military retirees.

For more information, call 801-777-1040.

Team Hill Ski Day at Snowbasin

A Team Hill Ski Day will be held at Snowbasin on Feb. 13. 

Stop by Outdoor Recreation to purchase ticket reservations for $56 per ticket. Ticket reservations are available for purchase now through 4 p.m. Feb. 12. Tickets will be issued at Earl’s Lodge starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 13. 

A number of ski packages that include skis, boots and poles are also available. Costs vary and supplies are limited, so reserve early.

For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at

801-777-9666. 

Team Hill Ski Day brings closures

The following services will be closed Feb. 13 in conjunction with Team Hill Ski Day: Military Personnel Section closures include the following sections: customer support, ID cards (CAC and dependent), force management and career development. For emergency assistance, call 801-777-6783.

Finance closure; The 75th Comptroller Squadron will be closed. In case of an emergency, please contact (801) 634-4851.

The Hill AFB Office of the Staff Judge Advocate will be closed. For emergencies, please contact the Command Post, which can connect you with our on-call judge advocate.

Crews inventory munitions stockpile

The 649th MUNS will be conducting 100 percent inventories of the Base, Test, and STAMP stockpiles from March 2-15. All Base, Test, and STAMP customers requiring munitions support during this timeframe must deliver the applicable documentation to the Custody Accounts section no later than Feb. 17. 

During the inventories, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by the group commander or equivalent. Please direct any questions to Staff Sgt. Aaron Raboin at 586-2913 or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at

801-777-6574.

WSU basketball tickets available

Weber State University is hosting a Hill AFB appreciation basketball game at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Dee Events Center in Ogden. WSU will tip off against Idaho State.

Vouchers good for two free tickets can be picked up at the Public Affairs Office in Building 1102, Room 115. Tickets can also be redeemed at the Dee Events Center Ticket Office with valid Hill AFB ID. For more information, call 801-626-8500 or visit weberstatesports.com.

Lane restriction

There will be a one-lane road closure on Wardleigh Road near Building 37 from Feb 13 to 16 for utility upgrade. The closure will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily to allow flow of traffic during peak hours.

AF wants enlisted nurse applicants

The Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants. Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27 to apply. For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1qWw5JC. 

AF officials seek award nominees

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award. The award is presented annually to six service members who distinguish themselves through superior conduct in the war on terrorism.

Air Force enlisted nominees must be senior master sergeants or below, and officer nominees must be captains or below. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM, COCOM, FOA and DRU may nominate one person. 

Nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 28.

For more information about Air Force recognition program, go to myPers. Air Force retirees who do not have a myPers account can request one at www.retirees.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120510-068.pdf.

Smoking cessation classes offered

Is the reason for smoking today the same as it was in the beginning? Take back control of health and happiness. Smoking cessation classes are available. For more information, call Health Promotions at 801-777-1215. 

Give Parents a Break

Give Parents a Break is a free child care service offered to active duty families that have a family member deployed. The next session is Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A referral from the Airman and Family Readiness Center is required along with hourly-care documents. The Child Development Center cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age, and the Youth Center cares for children Kindergarten to 12 years of age.

If space is available, GPAB will accommodate individuals without a referral. The fee without a referral is $15 and completed hourly care documents. This program rotates monthly between daytime hours 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and evening hours 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

Concerned about the soaring cost of higher education for your children? Maybe the Air Force Aid Society can help. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is an AFAS program that has $2,000 awards available for selected applicants. Applications are available now through March 13.

The program is open to dependent children of active-duty or retired military members, Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired reservists with 20-plus qualifying years of service, and of deceased Air Force members. Spouses of active-duty and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, as well as surviving spouses of deceased members, are also eligible candidates.

AFAS selects more than 60 percent of all applicants. For more information on eligibility criteria and to access the online application, visit the AFAS website at www.afas.org/education-grants or contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681.

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In the know

February 5, 2015

Team Hill Ski Day closures

The following services will be closed Feb. 13 in conjunction with Team Hill Ski Day: Military Personnel Section closures include the following sections: customer support, ID cards (CAC and dependent), force management and career development.

For emergency assistance, call 801-777-6783. Finance closure The 75th Comptroller Squadron will be closed. In case of an emergency, please contact (801) 634-4851.

The Hill AFB Office of the Staff Judge Advocate will be closed. For emergencies, please contact the Command Post, which can connect you with our on-call judge advocate.

Munitions stockpile inventories

The 649th MUNS will be conducting 100 percent inventories of the Base, Test, and STAMP stockpiles from March 2-15. All Base, Test, and STAMP customers requiring munitions support during this timeframe must deliver the applicable documentation to the Custody Accounts section no later than Feb. 17. 

During the inventories, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by the group commander or equivalent. Please direct any questions to Staff Sgt. Aaron Raboin at 586-2913 or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at

801-777-6574.

WSU men’s basketball game

Weber State University is hosting a Hill AFB appreciation basketball game at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Dee Events Center in Ogden. WSU will tip off against Idaho State. 

Vouchers good for two free tickets can be picked up at the Public Affairs Office in Building 1102, Room 115. Tickets can also be redeemed at the Dee Events Center Ticket Office with valid Hill AFB ID. For more information, call 801-626-8500 or visit weberstatesports.com.

Lane restriction

There will be a one-lane road closure on Wardleigh Road near Building 37 from Feb 13 to 16. for utility upgrade. The closure will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily to allow flow of traffic during peak hours.

Base tax center

The base tax center, located in the Poe Conference Center (Building 1295), will be open through April 17. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve and Guard members (on Title 10 orders), military family members and military retirees.

For more information, call 801-777-1040.

Heart Health news

American Heart Association National Wear Read Day is Feb. 6. Feb. is American Heart Month. Each year over one million Americans have a heart attack. 

Civilian Health Promotion Services (CHPS) has invited Stacey Holland from the American Heart Association to come share her remarkable story and immense knowledge.

Stacey is a three time heart attack survivor who now serves as an advocate and resource for heart health in Utah. Come learn about your risks, prevention, early and proper diagnosis, and living with heart disease! If you have any questions, please contact us at 801-586-9586.

Team Hill Ski Day Feb. 13 at Snowbasin

A Team Hill Ski Day will be held at Snowbasin on Feb. 13. 

Stop by Outdoor Recreation to purchase ticket reservations for $56 per ticket. Ticket reservations are available for purchase now through 4 p.m. Feb. 12. Tickets will be issued at Earl’s Lodge starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 13. 

A number of ski packages that include skis, boots and poles are also available. Costs vary and supplies are limited, so reserve early.

For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at

801-777-9666. 

AF seeks enlisted nurse applicants

The Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants. Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27 to apply. For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1qWw5JC. 

AF officials seek award nominees

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award. The award is presented annually to six service members who distinguish themselves through superior conduct in the war on terrorism.

Air Force enlisted nominees must be senior master sergeants or below, and officer nominees must be captains or below. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM, COCOM, FOA and DRU may nominate one person. 

Nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 28.

For more information about Air Force recognition program, go to myPers. Air Force retirees who do not have a myPers account can request one at www.retirees.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120510-068.pdf.

Give Parents a Break

Give Parents a Break is a free child care service offered to active duty families that have a family member deployed. The next session is Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A referral from the Airman and Family Readiness Center is required along with hourly-care documents. The Child Development Center cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age, and the Youth Center cares for children Kindergarten to 12 years of age.

If space is available, GPAB will accommodate individuals without a referral. The fee without a referral is $15 and completed hourly care documents. This program rotates monthly between daytime hours 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and evening hours 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Smoking Cessation Classes Offered

Is the reason for smoking today the same as it was in the beginning? Take back control of health and happiness. Smoking cessation classes are available. For more information, call Health Promotions at

801-777-1215. 

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

Concerned about the soaring cost of higher education for your children? Maybe the Air Force Aid Society can help. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is an AFAS program that has $2,000 awards available for selected applicants. Applications are available now through March 13.

The program is open to dependent children of active-duty or retired military members, Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired reservists with 20-plus qualifying years of service, and of deceased Air Force members. Spouses of active-duty and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, as well as surviving spouses of deceased members, are also eligible candidates.

AFAS selects more than 60 percent of all applicants. For more information on eligibility criteria and to access the online application, visit the AFAS website at www.afas.org/education-grants or contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681. 



In the know

January 29, 2015

Author misidentified in Ployer Hill profile

The Hilltop Times incorrectly listed Aaron Clark, Hill AFB historian, as the author of last week’s page 2 article on Hill Air Force Base’s namesake, Ployer “Pete” Hill. 

The author was Dr. Lia Winfield, the Hill Aerospace Museum’s exhibit research and design chief. Her commentary can be found with the correct byline at www.hill.af.mil.

Base tax center

The base tax center, located in the Poe Conference Center (Building 1295), will be open Jan 26-April 17. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Monday-Friday. This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve and Guard members on Title 10 orders, military family members and military retirees. For more information, call 801-777-1040. 

75th ABW Annual Awards Ceremony

Tickets for the 75th Air Base Wing Annual Awards Ceremony are available for leadership and nominees through Jan. 30. Other attendees should purchase their tickets by Feb. 4.

Ticket pricing is as follows: $47 (off-base guest/O-4 and above/E-9/GS-13 and above/WS-14 and above); $42 (O-1 to O-3/E-7 to E-8/GS-10 to GS-12/WT-15); $32 (E-6/GS-7 to GS-9/ WS-8 to WS-11/WL-8 to WL-14/WG-12 to WG-15); and $22 (E-5 and below/GS-6 and below/WS-7 and below/WL-5 and below/WG-11 and below).

Cash or check can be submitted to: 75th MSG, 2nd Lt. Amy Polaneczky, Bldg. 180, 801-777-7584; 75th CEG, Tech. Sgt. Wesley Kory, Bldg. 1781, 801-777-5501; Wing Staff Agencies, Master Sgt. Parkinson, Bldg. 1, 801-777-3519; 75th MDG, 1st Lt. James Caviness, Bldg. 570, 801-586-0987; and 75th SC, Master Sgt. Charles Brezial, Bldg. 850, 801-586-1111.

For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Patrick Gallagher at 801-777-5567. 

Team Hill Ski Day Feb. 13 at Snowbasin

A Team Hill Ski Day will be held at Snowbasin on Feb. 13. 

Stop by Outdoor Recreation to purchase ticket reservations for $56 per ticket. Ticket reservations are available for purchase now through 4 p.m. Feb. 12. Tickets will be issued at Earl’s Lodge starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 13. 

A number of ski packages that include skis, boots and poles are also available. Costs vary and supplies are limited, so reserve early.

For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at

801-777-9666. 

 

Snowshoeing trip

Get away from the city and breathe some fresh air in the Uintah National Forest from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Trip-goers will depart from Weber State University’s Outdoor Program (Annex 9) and stay in the Air Force’s Carter Creek Cabins. The trip will include snowshoeing the forest’s snow-covered slopes and a moonlight snowshoe tour. Cost of the trip is $85 and includes transportation, snowshoes, meals and trip guides. The trip is recommended for people with a high fitness level. Single Airman pricing is available. A pretrip meeting is at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Building 805. For more information, call 801-777-9666. 

Third TEDxHillAFB event on Feb. 4

A TEDxHillAFB event will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at The Landing’s Heritage Room. The event will include up to eight speakers (most live and a couple of pre-recorded sessions). Seating is limited; registration is required. The event is open to all Team Hill personnel, retired military, and their families. Additionally, TEDxHillAFB is interested in finding speakers within the Hill AFB community who have ideas that are important or interesting to share. For more information, call 801-777-9954.

419th FW Awards Banquet Feb. 7

The 419th Fighter Wing will honor its top performers at the annual awards banquet Feb. 7 at Layton’s Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West in Layton. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner and formal program begin at 6:30 p.m. This year’s guest speaker is Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey, Command Chief for Air Force Reserve Command. Dinner options are chicken picatta, Dutch oven pot roast or Atlantic salmon rosette. A vegetarian option is also available. All dinner choices include a side salad, rolls, dessert, and coffee or tea. Military attire is mess dress or service dress. Civilians should wear best dress. Cost is $28 per person. To purchase tickets, members may write a check payable to the 419th FW and give it to their chief, first sergeant, the command chief or the wing secretary by Feb. 1.

AF seeks enlisted nurse applicants

The Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioni ng program applicants. Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27 to apply. For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1qWw5JC. 

AF officials seek award nominees

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award. The award is presented annually to six service members who distinguish themselves through superior conduct in the war on terrorism.

Air Force enlisted nominees must be senior master sergeants or below, and officer nominees must be captains or below. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM, COCOM, FOA and DRU may nominate one person. 

Nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 28.

For more information about Air Force recognition program, go to myPers. Air Force retirees who do not have a myPers account can request one at www.retirees.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120510-068.pdf.

Museum announces upcoming speakers

LAYTON —  The Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill AFB will host a series of featured speakers related to the base’s history in January. They are part of the museum’s Plane Talk series.

Scheduled are:

Jan. 31—Jim Malrock, Load Master for numerous aircraft

Feb. 14 —Jon S. Beesley an F-117 test pilot, will speak.

Plane Talk began at the museum more than 20 years ago. The speaker series has featured hundreds of notable military personnel, including former Utah Sen. Jake Garn and former Vietnam prisoner of war Col. Jay Hess. 

 

Give Parents a Break

The next session is Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Give Parents a Break is a free child care service offered to active duty families that have a family member deployed. A referral from the Airman and Family Readiness Center is required along with required hourly-care documents. The Child Development Center cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age, and the Youth Center cares for children Kindergarten to 12 years of age. If space is available, GPAB will accommodate individuals without a referral. The fee without a referral is $15 along with completed hourly care documents. This program rotates monthly between daytime hours 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and evening hours 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

Concerned about the soaring cost of higher education for your children? Maybe the Air Force Aid Society can help. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is an AFAS program that has $2,000 awards available for selected applicants. Applications are available now through March 13. The program is open to dependent children of active-duty or retired military members, Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired reservists with 20-plus qualifying years of service, and of deceased Air Force members. Spouses of active-duty and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, as well as surviving spouses of deceased members, are also eligible candidates. AFAS selects more than 60 percent of all applicants. For more information on eligibility criteria and to access the online application, visit the AFAS website at www.afas.org/education-grants or contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681. 

Smoking Cessation Classes Offered

Is the reason for smoking today the same as it was in the beginning? Dig deep, think, and imagine craving a cigarette and lighting up… what’s the reason? Take back control of health and happiness. Smoking cessation classes are available. For more information, call Health Promotions at 801-777-1215.

Federal Woman’s Lunch & Learn


Federal Woman’s Lunch & Learn

January 22, 2015

Federal Woman’s Lunch & Learn

Participate in the Hill AFB Federal Woman’s Program Lunch & Learn from 11 a.m. to noon today (Jan. 15) at the Hill AFB Chapel. 

Discussion will include tips and behavior modifications to stay rational when dealing with difficult people in the workplace. Linda Larsen, Hill AFB leadership trainer, will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be provided for a $5 donation. Register at https://cs.eis.afmc.af.mil/sites/1149/Hill/FWP/Lists/Jan%20LL%20Reservat...

For more information, contact Jana Sheehan at 801-777-4059 or jana.sheehan@us.af.mil. 

Wardleigh Road Construction

There will be a one lane road closure on Wardleigh Rd. near Bldg. 50 Jan. 14-19  The closure will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily to allow flow of traffic during peak hours. The closure is necessary to connect the new water line on Canberra for utility upgrades at that location. For more information, call 75th Civil Engineer Squadron customer service at 801-777-1856.

Free WSU Women’s Basketball Game

Team Hill is invited to a Weber State women’s basketball Military Appreciation Game  at 7 p.m. Jan 15 at the WSU Dee Events Center in Ogden. The Wildcats will face Northern Arizona.

Four free tickets can be picked up at the event center box office with a valid government ID. Game vouchers can also be picked up at Public Affairs in Bldg. 1102, Rm. 115. For more ticket information, call 801-626-8500.  

Single Airman Ski Day

Join Outdoor Recreation for a fun filled Snowbasin ski day.All day ski pass, rental, and transportation for single Airmen is $5 on Jan. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

If the trip is not filled by Single Airmen it will be opened to all other authorized users. Cost is $60 for a lift ticket, and $5 for transportation. Rental packages start at $15 at Outdoor Recreation (boots, skis, & poles). For more information, call 801-777-9666. 

Museum announces January speakers

LAYTON —  The Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill AFB will host a series of featured speakers related to the base’s history in January. They are part of the museum’s Plane Talk series.

Scheduled for January are:

Jan. 17—Col. Charles Thomas Vono, KC-135 refueling aircraft and Minuteman ICBM

Jan. 24—Richard Collings, Band of Brothers Tour

Jan. 31—Jim Malrock, Load Master for numerous aircraft

Looking ahead, on Feb. 14, Jon S. Beesley an F-117 test pilot, will speak.

Plane Talk began at the museum more than 20 years ago. The speaker series has featured hundreds of notable military personnel, including former Utah Sen. Jake Garn and former Vietnam prisoner of war Col. Jay Hess. 

Veterans 4 Veterans Comedy Showcase

A comedy showcase will be held at The Landing with an outstanding comedic line up on  Jan. 24.

Show starts at 8 p.m. Doors open by 6 p.m., so come early to secure your seat.

Must be 18 to attend as the show will contain adult humor.

Clearfield Community

Health Fair

A community health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Jan. 24 at the Clearfield Community Church, 525 E. 200 South in Clearfield. The event is free and will include blood pressure screenings, CPR demonstrations, free health information, door prizes every hour, free massages, first-aid kits, lip balm, ink pens, penlights and giveaways. Local medical facilities will be represented. For more information, call 801-825-1115.

Snowshoeing

Trip

Get away from the city and breathe some fresh air in the Uintah National Forest from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Trip-goers will depart from Weber State University’s Outdoor Program (Annex 9) and stay in the Air Force’s Carter Creek Cabins. The trip will include snowshoeing the forest’s snow-covered slopes and a moonlight snowshoe tour. Cost of the trip is $85 and includes transportation, snowshoes, meals and trip guides. The trip is recommended for people with a high fitness level. Single Airman pricing is available. A pretrip meeting is at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Building 805. For more information, call 801-777-9666.

Third TEDxHillAFB Event

A TEDxHillAFB event will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at The Landing’s Heritage Room. The event will include up to eight speakers (most live and a couple of pre-recorded sessions). Seating is limited; registration is required. The event is open to all Team Hill personnel, retired military, and their families. Additionally, TEDxHillAFB is interested in finding speakers within the Hill AFB community who have ideas that are important or interesting to share. For more information, call 801-777-9954.

419th FW Awards Banquet Feb. 7

The 419th Fighter Wing will honor its top performers at the annual awards banquet Feb. 7 at Layton’s Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West in Layton. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner and formal program begin at 6:30 p.m. This year’s guest speaker is Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey, Command Chief for Air Force Reserve Command. Dinner options are chicken picatta, Dutch oven pot roast or Atlantic salmon rosette. A vegetarian option is also available. All dinner choices include a side salad, rolls, dessert, and coffee or tea. Military attire is mess dress or service dress. Civilians should wear best dress. Cost is $28 per person. To purchase tickets, members may write a check payable to the 419th FW and give it to their chief, first sergeant, the command chief or the wing secretary by Feb. 1.

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

Concerned about the soaring cost of higher education for your children? Maybe the Air Force Aid Society can help. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is an AFAS program that has $2,000 awards available for selected applicants. Applications are available now through March 13. The program is open to dependent children of active-duty or retired military members, Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired reservists with 20-plus qualifying years of service, and of deceased Air Force members. Spouses of active-duty and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, as well as surviving spouses of deceased members, are also eligible candidates. AFAS selects more than 60 percent of all applicants. For more information on eligibility criteria and to access the online application, visit the AFAS website at www.afas.org/education-grants or contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681. 

AF seeks enlisted nurse applicants

The Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants. Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27 to apply. For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1qWw5JC. 

Give Parents a Break

The next session is Saturday, February 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Give Parents a Break is a free child care service offered to active duty families that have a family member deployed. A referral from the Airman and Family Readiness Center is required along with required hourly-care documents. The Child Development Center cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age, and the Youth Center cares for children Kindergarten to 12 years of age. If space is available, GPAB will accommodate individuals without a referral. The fee without a referral is $15 along with completed hourly care documents. This program rotates monthly between daytime hours 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and evening hours 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

 

Warrior, Hess Fitness centers extend hours

The Warrior Fitness Center and Hess Fitness Center will extend weekday hours of operation beginning Jan. 5. New hours are:

Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holidays/Family Days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Warrior Fitness Center at 801-777-2762.

After-hours fitness for active-duty military

As of Dec. 23, active-duty military personnel are eligible for after-hours access to the Hess Fitness Center (Bldg. 520). To gain access, members must visit the Hess Fitness Center with their Common Access Card, or CAC, identification on one of the following days and times:

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 7-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Monday or  Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Note: All holidays are excluded. A statement of understanding must be signed and on file with the Fitness Center. For more information, visit www.75fss.com.

Estate claim announcement

It is with deep regret that the Commander of the 75th Air Base Wing announces the death of Staff Sgt. Derek F. Ramos. Any person having claims for or against the estate of Ramos, please contact Capt. John N. Delehanty, 75th ABW Summary Court Officer at 801-777-3609.

Schedule change 

for museum 

Starting next year, the Hill Aerospace Museum’s operating schedule will change. 

Currently, the Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday; however, starting Jan. 5, it will be open Monday through Saturday. 

The Museum will still follow its regularly scheduled hours of 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free. 

For more information, call 801-777-6818.

Be vigilant of surroundings

Hill’s Antiterrorism Office reminds you to remain vigilant and cognizant of your surroundings. 

If you or your family observes suspicious activity, report it immediately through the Air Force Eagle Eyes Program by contacting Security Forces at 801-777-3056/3057/3058. 

Hill AFB officials said Force Protection is everyone’s business. Everyone is a sensor. If you see something, say something.

Roll Call: 

A historic year

The Air Force’s senior enlisted Airman released the latest installment of Roll Call, reflecting on the last year and urging Airmen to celebrate their accomplishments. 

“As we close another chapter in our Air Force history, we should take pride in all our Airmen, Air Force, and families have accomplished,” said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody. “The year has seen many achievements and just as many challenges...you have consistently met them with honor, humility and resilience.” 

In 2014, the Air Force provided aid to Afghan partners, took significant actions to invigorate the nuclear enterprise, launched programs to effectively turn ideas into cost savings, and much more, writes Cody. 

The Roll Call honors those accomplishments and encourages Airmen to consider the impact they’ve made, “individually and as a teammate in the world’s greatest Air Force.” 

To view this month’s Roll Call, visit www.af.mil.

— Hilltop Times staff

 

Hill Heroes Volunteers

The Hill Heroes group is looking for volunteers to assist with creating deployment dolls and pillowcases for deserving families around Hill Air Force Base. Volunteers gather the third Friday of each month at 9 a.m., to cut, iron, sew, stuff, and create “stuffed mommies and daddies.” Leader, Cindy Schmierer, and her co-leader, Tammy Allen, work diligently each month to meet their designated orders from the Airman & Family Readiness Center who collect orders during deployment briefings.

Anyone interested in helping with the efforts should contact Tammy Allen at stmksjallen@yahoo.com for more information, or to be added to the monthly meeting notification list.

Enhanced Official Mail Center hours

To accommodate dorm residents working alternate shifts, the Official Mail Center has extended its hours of operation. 

These new hours will allow more time for dorm residents to retrieve packages.

Customer service hours are as follows:

Monday 1-5 p.m.

Tuesday-Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for lunch

Additionally, under U.S. Postal Service regulations, dorm residents can authorize other individuals to retrieve packages and mail. 

The authorization must come via written consent from the addressee for each occurrence of mail retrieval by someone other than themselves. 

The written consent can be in the form of a digitally-signed email sent to the OMC’s organizational mailbox 75abw.scxss.basemail@us.af.mil. This will require dorm managers to send a monthly listing of residents to the OMC staff.

Dorm residents will retain a mailbox inside the lobby of the OMC and will continue to have 24/7 access to the lobby.

In addition, residents will continue to utilize the USPS next door to ship personal postal items. USPS hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and closed daily from 1-2:30 p.m. for lunch.

Smoking Cessation Classes Offered

Is the reason for smoking today the same as it was in the beginning? Dig deep, think, and imagine craving a cigarette and lighting up… what’s the reason? Take back control of health and happiness. Smoking cessation classes are available. For more information, call Health Promotions at 801-777-1215.

Hill Motorcycle Training (dont run til spring)

All motorcycle safety courses are provided free of charge to military and civilian personnel assigned to Hill AFB. Military training requirements are clarified in (AFI 91-207) Table 4.1. Once a military rider completes the Basic RiderCourse (BRC), which is designed for new beginner riders, they are required to complete a Basic RiderCourse2 (BRC2), ideally within 60 days, but no later than 1 year. Thereafter, every 5 years, riders should complete either the BRC2 or an Advanced RiderCourse - SportBike Techniques (ARC-ST). All military sport bike riders are required to complete a sport bike course. Completing the Military SportBike RiderCourse (MSRC) or the ARC-ST satisfies the Sportbike training requirement. Then every 5 years, riders may complete any Motorcycle Safety Foundation refresher course to satisfy the refresher requirement (i.e., BRC2, MSRC, ARC-ST or any AFSEC approved course). more information, email hill.mc.pgm.mgr@us.af.mil or visit the Hill AFB Motorcycle Training website, which can only be accessed from a Hill government computer, at https://wbhill06p.hill.af.mil/moto/.



Base Tax Center

January 22, 2015

The base tax center, located in the Poe Conference Center (Building 1295), will be open Jan 26-April 17. Daily hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Monday-Friday. This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve and Guard members on Title 10 orders, military family members and military retirees. For more information, call 801-777-1040.

Blood Drive Jan. 23

A blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday in Building 900, Room 10. Contributions will help fulfill the critical 450 pints of blood needed throughout Utah. January’s goal is for 75 donors from Hill AFB to donate. Co-workers, friends and family members are invited to participate. Registration is available at http://vols.pt/KE7Bx3. For more information, call Capt. Michael Murphy at 801-777-5543.

Asian American Pacific Islander Fundraiser

The Asian American Pacific Islander committee is selling Lumpia as part of a fundraising event during January. Cost is 50 cents per Lumpia or $5 for a dozen. Lumpia, which contains beef, onions carrots, salt and pepper, will be rolled and packaged frozen. Sales began last week and continue through noon Jan. 23. Orders can be picked up Tuesday at the AAFES Main Exchange food court. For more information or to place an order, email hillafbaapi@gmail.com.

AAFES Closures in January

The following Exchange facilities will be closing early on the following dates for year-end inventory. Military Clothing Sales will close at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 and reopen Jan. 27; AAFES Express/Class VI will close at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 and reopen Jan. 27; and the AAFES Main Exchange will close at 2 p.m. on Jan. 28 and reopen Jan. 29. For more information, call El Berry at 801-776-0277 or email berryel@aafes.com. 

Museum announces January speakers

LAYTON —  The Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill AFB will host a series of featured speakers related to the base’s history in January. They are part of the museum’s Plane Talk series.

Scheduled for January are:

Jan. 24—Richard Collings, Band of Brothers Tour

Jan. 31—Jim Malrock, Load Master for numerous aircraft

Looking ahead, on Feb. 14, Jon S. Beesley an F-117 test pilot, will speak.

Plane Talk began at the museum more than 20 years ago. The speaker series has featured hundreds of notable military personnel, including former Utah Sen. Jake Garn and former Vietnam prisoner of war Col. Jay Hess. 

 

Veterans 4 Veterans Comedy Showcase

A comedy showcase will be held at The Landing with an outstanding comedic line up on  Jan. 24.

Show starts at 8 p.m. Doors open by 6 p.m., so come early to secure your seat.

Must be 18 to attend as the show will contain adult humor.

AF seeks enlisted nurse applicants

The Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioni ng program applicants. Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27 to apply. For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1qWw5JC. 

Clearfield Community Health Fair

A community health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Jan. 24 at the Clearfield Community Church, 525 E. 200 South in Clearfield. The event is free and will include blood pressure screenings, CPR demonstrations, free health information, door prizes every hour, free massages, first-aid kits, lip balm, ink pens, penlights and giveaways. Local medical facilities will be represented. For more information, call 801-825-1115.

Snowshoeing Trip

Get away from the city and breathe some fresh air in the Uintah National Forest from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Trip-goers will depart from Weber State University’s Outdoor Program (Annex 9) and stay in the Air Force’s Carter Creek Cabins. The trip will include snowshoeing the forest’s snow-covered slopes and a moonlight snowshoe tour. Cost of the trip is $85 and includes transportation, snowshoes, meals and trip guides. The trip is recommended for people with a high fitness level. Single Airman pricing is available. A pretrip meeting is at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Building 805. For more information, call 801-777-9666.

Third TEDxHillAFB Event

A TEDxHillAFB event will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at The Landing’s Heritage Room. The event will include up to eight speakers (most live and a couple of pre-recorded sessions). Seating is limited; registration is required. The event is open to all Team Hill personnel, retired military, and their families. Additionally, TEDxHillAFB is interested in finding speakers within the Hill AFB community who have ideas that are important or interesting to share. For more information, call 801-777-9954.

Schedule change for museum 

Since Jan. 5, the Hill Aerospace Museum’s operating schedule has changed to Monday through Saturday. 

The Museum will still follow its regularly scheduled hours of 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 801-777-6818. 

419th FW Awards Banquet Feb. 7

The 419th Fighter Wing will honor its top performers at the annual awards banquet Feb. 7 at Layton’s Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West in Layton. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner and formal program begin at 6:30 p.m. This year’s guest speaker is Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey, Command Chief for Air Force Reserve Command. Dinner options are chicken picatta, Dutch oven pot roast or Atlantic salmon rosette. A vegetarian option is also available. All dinner choices include a side salad, rolls, dessert, and coffee or tea. Military attire is mess dress or service dress. Civilians should wear best dress. Cost is $28 per person. To purchase tickets, members may write a check payable to the 419th FW and give it to their chief, first sergeant, the command chief or the wing secretary by Feb. 1.

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

Concerned about the soaring cost of higher education for your children? Maybe the Air Force Aid Society can help. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is an AFAS program that has $2,000 awards available for selected applicants. Applications are available now through March 13. The program is open to dependent children of active-duty or retired military members, Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired reservists with 20-plus qualifying years of service, and of deceased Air Force members. Spouses of active-duty and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, as well as surviving spouses of deceased members, are also eligible candidates. AFAS selects more than 60 percent of all applicants. For more information on eligibility criteria and to access the online application, visit the AFAS website at www.afas.org/education-grants or contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681. 

Give Parents a Break

The next session is Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Give Parents a Break is a free child care service offered to active duty families that have a family member deployed. A referral from the Airman and Family Readiness Center is required along with required hourly-care documents. The Child Development Center cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age, and the Youth Center cares for children Kindergarten to 12 years of age. If space is available, GPAB will accommodate individuals without a referral. The fee without a referral is $15 along with completed hourly care documents. This program rotates monthly between daytime hours 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and evening hours 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Smoking Cessation Classes Offered

Is the reason for smoking today the same as it was in the beginning? Dig deep, think, and imagine craving a cigarette and lighting up… what’s the reason? Take back control of health and happiness. Smoking cessation classes are available. For more information, call Health Promotions at 801-777-1215.



Patience requested during gate closures

October 2, 2014

As publicized, the South Gate is closed through Oct. 5 for the installation of speed tables.

“I am aware of the traffic caused by the closure, and my team and I are doing all we can to help alleviate those delays,” said Col. Ronald Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander.

Colonel Jolly said the base has reached out to the Utah Department of Transportation and local authorities and requested they adjust the timing of traffic lights outside the installation to better assist people in getting on and off base during peak traffic hours from 5-7:30 a.m. and 2:30-5 p.m.

“During peak hours, we encourage the use of the East and Roy Gates to help ease traffic congestion at the Southwest and West Gates as much as possible,” he said. “We highly encourage staggering work shifts if possible to help mitigate delays.

“ We recognize this is an inconvenience for everyone and please know this project will improve base security and allow us to more efficiently move traffic on and off the installation upon completion,” he added. “I appreciate everyone’s continued patience during this construction.”

For project updates and information about the gate closures,  visit Hill Air Force Base’s website at www.hill.af.mil. 

HAFB to host Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Hill Air Force Base will host its Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day event Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Landing. Event officials are expecting more than 800 military beneficiaries to attend. Military Retiree Appreciation Day events include: presentations, exhibits, demonstrations, displays, drawings, and refreshments.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Richard Smith, executive director of Basketball Operations for the Utah Jazz. Other presentations will include speakers from various HAFB organizations, Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tricare, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Commissary, and the area council member of the Air Force Retiree Council.

For further information, contact the Retiree Appreciation Office (RAO) at 801-777-5735.

Medication

Take-Back Sept. 27

The 75th Medical Group plans a Medication Take-Back Event 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 27.

Patients can drop off their unused medications, except for syringes, needles and biohazard items, at the Main Clinic’s “horseshoe” driveway. Both over-the-counter and prescription medications will be accepted so they can be safely destroyed.

Smith’s grocery stores (located in Bountiful, Farmington, Layton, Sunset and Syracuse), Macey’s grocery store (Clinton) and the Woods Cross Police Department are also participating in the medication take-back event.

Outdoor Track closed

The Outdoor Track will be closed Oct. 13-27 for a complete overhaul. Alternate running locations during this time include: the Duck Pond Trail, Warrior Fitness Center and the Bubble.

Wheelchair basketball

game Oct. 8

The 2014 Annual Wheelchair Basketball Game will be 4 p.m., Oct. 8 at the Warrior Fitness Center between the Ogden Wheelin’ Wildcats and Team Hill.

Admission to the event is a non-perishable food item to donate at the door. Food donations will go to the Airman’s Attic.

For more information, call Jean Thomas at 801-586-6669; Paula Godfrey at 801-777-3160; or Tammy Custer at 801-586-2811.

Wardleigh Road Lane Restrictions, C Avenue Road Closure

Lane restrictions on Wardleigh Road and the closure of C Avenue South of Bldg. 15 will occur from Sept. 29 through Oct. 14. The 75th Civil Engineer Group has contracted a utilities project that requires the contractor to trench along Wardleigh Road to install four new communications conduits in the north lane of Wardleigh Road south of Bldg. 15. On or about Sept. 29, the north lane of Wardleigh Road south of Bldg. 15 will be closed to trench between two existing communication manholes to install the new conduits. The trench will cut across C Avenue, which will need to be closed for the contruction.

One lane of traffic going west on Wardleigh Road will be maintained at all times. Motorists that use C Avenue will need to use Southgate Drive , located east of Bldg. 5, to gain access to and egress from their working areas.

Access from Wardleigh Road into parking lot 6, located on the west side of Bldg. 15, will be closed during this time. The exit from parking lot 6 onto Wardleigh Road will remain open. Access to parking lot 6 will remain open from the west via E Avenue. For more information, please contact the project manager, Harold Gulso, at 801-777-2089.

Harvest Fest

Planned Oct. 10

The Annual Harvest Fest will be 4-6 p.m., Oct. 10 at Liberty Heights Park. There will be hayrides and two free pumpkins per family (while supplies last). A display with hay bales and pumpkins will also be available for family photos. 

Hill Community

Off Roaders

Hill Community Off Roaders is a new group open to anyone affiliated with Hill AFB, and who shares a passion for exploring Utah’s back country. It doesn’t matter if you have a stock vehicle and are just getting started or have years of experience with a well-built rock-crawling rig; this is not a club and we do not have any vehicle restrictions such as vehicle type, lift regulations, minimum tire size, etc. As with any activity of this nature, please understand the risks involved, both to the person and vehicle. We have safety and recovery equipment requirements for our trail runs, as well as a plethora of other information related to the group. Please log on to www.hilloffroad.com to get started, or join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/hilloffroad. For more information, contact Capt. Timothy Pulls, at 801-777-3609.

FWP offers

lunch & learn

The Federal Women’s Program plans a monthly lunch & learn event in October. 

The Lunch & Learn will be Marketing Yourself, presented by Carol Merrill with Weber State University’s Women’s Center, on Oct. 16, at the Base Chapel Fellowship Hall, 11 a.m.-noon.

For more information about the FWP, contact Jana Sheehan at 777-4059 or Deb Finn-Nokes at 586-6577. The FWP is open to all employees (civilian and military of any rank or grade) at no cost.

Committee seeking volunteers

The Equal Opportunity Office is looking for volunteers to assist with the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday and African American/Black History Month Observances in January and February.

Observance committees are open to all base personnel, their family members, retirees and civilians. Volunteers do not have to be associated with a particular group to participate. Those who would like to participate do not have to attend every committee meeting, but it is highly recommended.

For more information, contact the committee advisor, Staff Sgt. Sarah Sanchez at 801-777-9878.

-Hilltop Times staff

Splash pad

closes for season

The Splash Pad at Centennial Park has closed for the season. Normal operating period for the splash pad is Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

 

Annual Women Empowered Conference Sept. 30

The Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee will present its 11th Annual Women Empowered Conference: A Leadership Journey on Sept. 30 in the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University.

The conference includes keynote presentations and workshops by professional presenters for all women seeking to improve leadership and relationship skills. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including breakfast, lunch, and extensive networking opportunities. 

The opening keynote presenter is Leta Greene, author and image consultant, speaking on looking and feeling your best from the inside out. Wendy Fox Kirk, Weber State University business administration instructor and management consultant, will be the afternoon keynote speaker discussing the continued low representation of women in top leadership positions, and what individuals and organizations can do to improve future opportunities for women. 

Rene Johnson, author and inspirational speaker, will provide a workshop titled, “Plug Your Power Leaks,” to guide participants through the six most draining “power leaks” to take back control and achieve your big goals professionally and personally. Janette VanLeer, energy practitioner and transformational energy coach, will present a workshop on matching gifts and talents to your passion and purpose for a more fulfilling life. 

For information on the conference and to register, visit OgdenWeberChamber.com/WIB or call (801) 621-8300.

Class offered on Adult immunizations

The Civilian Health and Promotions Service (CHPS) is offering an immunization class for adults to learn what vaccines they may need and why it is important to receive the flu shot each year. 

A recent national survey showed that most adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives to protect against diseases like shingles, pertussis, and hepatitis.

For more information or to register for a class, call CHPS at 801-586-9584 or go to http://www.hill.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140804-074.pdf to see the CHPS and Health & Wellness Center’s August calendar.

 

September Happenings

Fall is in the air, but summer is still hanging around, so take advantage of this beautiful month and enjoy something fun – indoors or out! Here’s a brief look:

· Climbing 101 is back on Thursday evenings from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Warrior Fitness Center.

· The ’80s are back at The Landing on Sept. 26. You can sing the night away with the best karaoke around.

· The holidays are knocking. Start work on a gift for someone special at Arts & Crafts, Scrapbooking and the Crafty Side of Wood classes. Instruction begins Oct. 8 and there’s a free class Oct. 1.

Find an array of information at 75FSS.com or call us at 775-2084!

Munitions inventory conducted through Sept. 30

The 649th Munitions Squadron will conduct a 100 percent inventory of the Base (FV2027), Test (FV2171), and STAMP (FV2304) stockpiles from Sept. 1-30. 

During the inventories, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by the group commander or equivalent.

For more information, call Staff Sgt. Heather Hunter at 586-2913, Staff Sgt. Todd Fuhrmeister at 586-8498, or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at 777-6574.

 

 

Coffee talk

held monthly

Coffee Talk will be held at the Airmen Recreation Center (Bldg. 524) 6:30-7:30 a.m., on the second Wednesday of the each month. The event is held for junior enlisted Airmen to voice questions and concerns with installation leaders. The next Coffee Talk will be Oct. 8.

Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance

BETHESDA, Md. — TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii can now access the Nurse Advice Line to receive health care guidance and advice.

The Nurse Advice Line is manned by a team of registered nurses — available 24/7 — prepared to answer questions about a variety of acute health care concerns. A nurse will help beneficiaries decide whether self-care or seeing a health care provider is the better option, officials said.

Beneficiaries are routed to the appropriate nurse, who will follow up when necessary or requested. Same-day appointments with a primary care manager are available for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries who are enrolled at military treatment facilities.

If a same-day appointment is not available, the Nurse Help Line will redirect the beneficiary to the closest urgent care center without any point-of-service copayment, officials said.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to TRICARE beneficiaries using TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Remote for active-duty family members, TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Young Adult and TRICARE For Life.

To contact the Nurse Advice Line, call 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273) and select Option 1 for help with urgent care questions and needs.

Gate Closure Reminders


Gate Closure Reminders

October 2, 2014

Gate Closure Reminders

South Gate South Gate construction is underway and is anticipated to conclude Oct. 5. During this time, the South Gate is closed completely to include the intersection just inside the gate where Balmer crosses South Gate Avenue. Traffic will divert to the East and Southwest Gates. Throughout the South Gate construction, the East Gate is open from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, the Southwest Gate is open 24/7, the West Gate is open 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed weekends, holidays and on Air Force Materiel Command Family Days), and the Roy Gate is open 24/7. While the South Gate is closed, visitors will still be able to access the South Gate Visitor Center from State Route 193, but will then need to enter another gate to access the base.

West Gate When the South Gate construction concludes on or about Oct. 5, the West Gate will close from Oct. 6-19 for construction. During this period, the South Gate will return to normal 24/7 service, and the East Gate will close. The Southwest Gate will also return to normal hours 5 to 8 a.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m., weekdays only (closed weekends, holidays and on Air Force Materiel Command Family Days).

Roy Gate Following the West Gate construction, the Roy Gate’s construction will be completed in two phases Oct. 20 - Nov. 8, and will operate at a reduced capacity, but will not close entirely. All other gates will return to their normal, operating hours on or about Oct. 20.

For updates and information, visit www.hill.af.mil.

Wheelin’ Wildcats Basketball Game

In observance of National Disability Awareness Month, Team Hill is invited to watch a semi-professional wheelchair basketball team play against some of the installation’s senior leaders at 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Warrior Fitness Center. The Hill AFB Persons with Disabilities Committee, along with the staff of the Warrior Fitness Center, is sponsoring the event to increase awareness of the capabilities of those who have a disability. Installation commanders, vice commanders, directors, deputy directors, chiefs, and first shirts are invited to be part of the base team. Admission is free. For more information, call Tammy Custer at 801-586-2811.

Hispanic American Heritage Luncheon

Team Hill is invited to a Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Landing. The key note speaker is Robert “Archie” Archuleta, President of the Utah Coalition of La Raza. Cost is $11 for club members and $13 for nonmembers. The menu will include pork carnitas, beef enchiladas, flour tortillas, Pica de Gallo, rice, beans, guacamole and sour cream. For more information or tickets, call Carlos Romero at 801-775-4295. 

Wardleigh Road/E. Avenue Road Restrictions

The 75 Civil Engineer Group has contracted a utilities project that requires the contractor to install new steam and condensate lines under Wardleigh Road at the junction of E Avenue. This effort is scheduled Oct. 10-20, weather permitting. During construction, the north and south lanes of Wardleigh Road will be closed; however, the middle two lanes will remain open. Also, the two east lanes of E Avenue north of Wardleigh Road will be closed. The sidewalk on the southeast corner of this intersection will be impacted. For more information, call Harold Gulso at 801-777-2089.

Financial Wellness classes

The Wingman Advocate Program and Health and Wellness Center has teamed up with Joshua Stout from Wells Fargo to present a Financial Wellness Series.

Come to one class or the entire series. All you need to do to sign up is contact rita.roybal@us.af.mil or call 801-586-1046. The class is very popular and limited to the first 50 people so sign up today.

Classes will be held at the HAWC (in the Warrior Fitness Center) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Below are dates and topics of each class:

1. October 17- Taking Advantage of your employers Retirement Plan- TSP and 401k

2. November 3rd- Investing Basics I

3. November 17th- Investing Basics II

4. November 24th- Estate Planning

5. December 1st- Retirement Planning

WSU/HAFB Appreciation Game

Team Hill and their families are invited to the Weber State University Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Football Game at 1 p.m. Oct. 25. WSU is playing the Portland State Vikings at Stewart Stadium in Ogden. Vouchers for free admission to the game can be picked up from the Public Affairs Office in Bldg. 1102, Room 115 and will also be distributed through the chiefs and first sergeants.  For more information, call Valerie Burke at 801-777-7400.

Parenting with

a Purpose

A Parenting with a Purpose class will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Health and Wellness Center. The class will offer an overview of neurodevelopmental and disruptive disorders and how to recognize common manifestations in children. The main focus of the class will be on developing parental awareness of effective strategies and interventions. This class will be taught by Jennifer R. Cardinal, Ph.D., a doctoral level psychologist with areas of specialization in neuropsychology, school psychology, and autism. For more information, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681.

Run for

Your Life 5k

The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee invites Team Hill to their 5k run/walk on Oct. 15 at the Fitness Center in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Participants are invited to dress up in their best “Dia de los Muertos” costume. Judging begins at 2:30 p.m. and the run begins at 3 p.m. Prizes will awarded for best group and individual costumes. Cost is $15 and includes a t-shirt. For more information or to register, call Carlos Romero at 801-775-4295.

Technology & Cyber Security Day

The Wasatch Chapter of the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) will hold a Tech and Cyber Expo from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8 at The Landing. The event will include more than 30 exhibitors and feature live demos, hands-on exhibits, educational cyber sessions worth CPE credit, samples and solutions. The event is free and complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the event. Pre-registration is available at www.fedpage.com. For more information, call Ed Drollette at 801-361-4537 or email edward.drollette@gmail.com.

Instagram photos for Veterans Day

SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Mike Lee announced that he is collecting pictures through Instagram to display in his offices in honor of Veterans Day.

“Utah is home to over 150,000 veterans. While each veteran has their own unique experience in serving our country, our appreciation for their service is universal. As we approach Veterans Day on Nov. 11, I am creating a photo gallery display in my Senate office memorializing the service of Utah’s veterans,” Lee said.

Veterans and their family and friends are invited to share a photograph on Instagram that captures their commitment to country and their willingness to sacrifice, Lee said.

Photos may be historical from their period of active duty or a present day picture. Utahns are asked to share their photos on Instagram using the hashtag #HonorUtahVeterans. Full details on how to participate can be found on lee.senate.gov/UTVETMIL.

Pictures will be collected until Nov. 7. Those who submit photos can also visit lee.senate.gov/UTVETMIL to share the stories behind their photos, and Lee will include these stories in the copy of the first Congressional Record that is published after Congress returns to session following Veterans Day.

George E. Wahlen 5k run/1-mile walk & chili cook-off

The 7th Annual George E. Wahlen Veterans Home 5k run/1-mile walk and chili cook-off will be held Oct. 11. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home in Ogden. The run/walk starts at the veterans home clock tower at 10 a.m., and ends at the First United Methodist Church at 1339 W. 400 N. in Marriott-Slaterville. The chili cook-off begins at 11 a.m. Several commercial restaurants and community members will be serving their chili. There will be drawings for prizes, a children’s bounce house, and horse rides. For more information including registration, call PJ Woodbury, George E. Wahlen Veterans Home recreation manager, at 801-334-4314 or the First United Methodist Church office at 801-393-5662.

Hill Motorcycle Training

All motorcycle safety courses are provided free of charge to military and civilian personnel assigned to Hill AFB. Military training requirements are clarified in (AFI 91-207) Table 4.1.  Once a military rider completes the Basic RiderCourse (BRC), which is designed for new beginner riders, they are required to complete a Basic RiderCourse2 (BRC2), ideally within 60 days, but no later than 1 year.  Thereafter, every 5 years, riders should complete either the BRC2 or an Advanced RiderCourse - SportBike Techniques (ARC-ST). All military sport bike riders are required to complete a sport bike course.  Completing the Military SportBike RiderCourse (MSRC) or the ARC-ST satisfies the Sportbike training requirement. Then every 5 years, riders may complete any Motorcycle Safety Foundation refresher course to satisfy the refresher requirement (i.e., BRC2, MSRC, ARC-ST or any AFSEC approved course). more information, email hill.mc.pgm.mgr@us.af.mil or visit the Hill AFB Motorcycle Training website, which can only be accessed from a Hill government computer, at https://wbhill06p.hill.af.mil/moto/.

-Hilltop Times staff



Inspection teams visit 388th/419th Fighter Wings

September 25, 2014

Inspection teams from Air Force Reserve Command and Air Combat Command are visiting the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings for a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Sept. 16-23. 

Typically, combined inspections for the two wings occur every two years, but the UEI is a first for the wings. Inspectors from both commands will watch units on the job rather than staging scenarios to which they evaluate unit response. 

 “The biggest change is the fact that we’re focusing on being ‘mission ready’ rather than being ‘inspection ready,’” said Lt .Col. Terry George, inspector general chief for the 419th FW. 

 Prior to their arrival here, inspection teams reviewed 419th and 388th units through an online self-inspection program called Management Internal Control Toolset. Through the MICT database, inspectors are able to preview a unit’s capabilities and day-to-day mission sets before they arrive. 

 The online system also gives inspectors an idea of unit issues and needs across each command. 

 “This new inspection system empowers Airmen at every level to identify shortfalls or potential problems and get the resources necessary to fix them,” George said. “After years of being required to do more with less, the new system is designed so that we can now paint a true picture of where we are and what we’re capable of doing.”

 The inspection will yield two reports with two scores ranging from “Outstanding” to “Ineffective.” The final report will be released in October. 

Splash pad

closes for season

The Splash Pad at Centennial Park has closed for the season.  Normal operating period for the splash pad is Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

HAFB to host Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Hill Air Force Base will host its Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day event Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Landing. Event officials are expecting more than 400 military beneficiaries to attend. Military Retiree Appreciation Day events include: presentations, exhibits, demonstrations, displays, drawings, and refreshments.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Richard Smith, executive director of Basketball Operations for the Utah Jazz. Other presentations will include speakers from various HAFB organizations, Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tricare, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Commissary, and the area council member of the Air Force Retiree Council.

For further information, contact the Retiree Appreciation Office (RAO) at 801-777-5735.

Wardleigh Road Lane Restrictions, C Avenue Road Closure

Lane restrictions on Wardleigh Road and the closure of C Avenue South of Bldg. 15 will occur from Sept. 29 through Oct. 14. The 75th Civil Engineer Group has contracted a utilities project that requires the contractor to trench along Wardleigh Road to install four new communications conduits in the north lane of Wardleigh Road south of Bldg. 15. On or about Sept. 29, the north lane of Wardleigh Road south of Bldg. 15 will be closed to trench between two existing communication manholes to install the new conduits. The trench will cut across C Avenue, which will need to be closed for the contruction.

One lane of traffic going west on Wardleigh Road will be maintained at all times. Motorists that use C Avenue will need to use Southgate Drive , located east of Bldg. 5, to gain access to and egress from their working areas.

Access from Wardleigh Road into parking lot 6, located on the west side of Bldg. 15, will be closed during this time. The exit from parking lot 6 onto Wardleigh Road will remain open. Access to parking lot 6 will remain open from the west via E Avenue. For more information, please contact the project manager, Harold Gulso, at 801-777-2089.

Hill Community

Off Roaders

Hill Community Off Roaders is a new group open to anyone affiliated with Hill AFB, and who shares a passion for exploring Utah’s back country. It doesn’t matter if you have a stock vehicle and are just getting started or have years of experience with a well-built rock-crawling rig; this is not a club and we do not have any vehicle restrictions such as vehicle type, lift regulations, minimum tire size, etc.  As with any activity of this nature, please understand the risks involved, both to the person and vehicle.  We have safety and recovery equipment requirements for our trail runs, as well as a plethora of other information related to the group. Please log on to www.hilloffroad.com to get started, or join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/hilloffroad. For more information, contact Capt. Timothy Pulls, at 801-777-3609.

Hill AFB Blood Drive

Help save lives at tomorrow’s Hill AFB blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bldg. 568. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel healthy on the day of donation, drink plenty of fluids and have a snack or meal prior to donating blood. For more information, call 877-45-BLOOD or visit www.MountainStarBlood.com.

September Happenings

Fall is in the air, but summer is still hanging around, so take advantage of this beautiful month and enjoy something fun – indoors or out! Here’s a brief look:

· Climbing 101 is back on Thursday evenings from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Warrior Fitness Center.

· Bundles for Babies is a class for expecting parents scheduled today.

· Don’t miss Bingo Extravaganza today at The Landing , Bldg. 450.

· Your creative side will emerge after one visit with Creative Canvases with Carri on Sept. 20.

·  The ’80s are back at The Landing on Sept. 26. You can sing the night away with the best karaoke around.

·  The holidays are knocking. Start work on a gift for someone special at Arts & Crafts, Scrapbooking and the Crafty Side of Wood classes. Instruction begins Oct. 8 and there’s a free class Oct. 1.

Find an array of information at 75FSS.com or call us at 775-2084!

Class offered on Adult immunizations

The Civilian Health and Promotions Service (CHPS) is offering an immunization class for adults to learn what vaccines they may need and why it is important to receive the flu shot each year. 

A recent national survey showed that most adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives to protect against diseases like shingles, pertussis, and hepatitis.

For more information or to register for a class, call CHPS at 801-586-9584 or go to http://www.hill.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140804-074.pdf to see the CHPS and Health & Wellness Center’s August calendar. 

FWP offers

lunch & learn

The Federal Women’s Program plans monthly lunch & learn events in September and October. 

The lunch & learn in September will be Women in Leadership, presented by Tracy Stauder, today at the Base Chapel (Bldg. 445) Fellowship Hall. The event will be 11 a.m.-noon.

The October Lunch & Learn will be Marketing Yourself, presented by Carol Merrill with Weber State University’s Women’s Center, on Oct. 16, also at the Base Chapel Fellowship Hall, 11 a.m.-noon.

For more information about the FWP, contact Jana Sheehan at 777-4059 or Deb Finn-Nokes at 586-6577. The FWP is open to all employees (civilian and military of any rank or grade) at no cost.

Committee seeking volunteers

The Equal Opportunity Office is looking for volunteers to assist with the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday and African American/Black History Month Observances.

Observance committees are open to all base personnel, their family members, retirees and civilians. Volunteers do not have to be associated with a particular group to participate. Those who would like to participate do not have to attend every committee meeting, but it is highly recommended.

For more information, contact the committee advisor, Staff Sgt. Sarah Sanchez at 801-777-9878.

Munitions inventory conducted through Sept. 30

The 649th Munitions Squadron will conduct a 100 percent inventory of the Base (FV2027), Test (FV2171), and STAMP (FV2304) stockpiles from Sept. 1-30. 

During the inventories, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by the group commander or equivalent.

For more information, call Staff Sgt. Heather Hunter at 586-2913, Staff Sgt. Todd Fuhrmeister at 586-8498, or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at 777-6574.

Museum seeking volunteers for annual food drive

The Hill Aerospace Museum’s Food for Life Committee is seeking approximately 100 volunteers to assist in coordinating and hosting this year’s Food for Life Day at the museum.

The event will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 20. Volunteers will assist with everything from set-up to tear-down, coordinating the car show activities, crowd control, food donation collection, and entertainment, among other things. 

The Food for Life Day is an annual food drive/open-aircraft event where the general public is invited to get a rare glimpse inside some of the museum’s most vintage aircraft. The day will also feature the Wings and Wheels car show, an Air Force Association Chili Cook-Off, a DJ, food vendors, and the Ogden Concert Band. 

Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation and proceeds from the day will go to benefit the Airmen’s Attic. In years past, the event has drawn hundreds of vehicles and thousands of spectators, and collected hundreds of pounds of food for Airmen and their families.

Anyone interested in volunteering, can call or email the volunteer coordinator, 2nd Lt. Dallas Hogan, at dallas.hogan@us.af.mil and 801-777-4772, or Capt. John Neterer, at jonathan.neterer@us.af.mil and 801-777-8598.

Annual Women Empowered Conference Sept. 30

The Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee will present its 11th Annual Women Empowered Conference: A Leadership Journey on Sept. 30 in the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University.

The conference includes keynote presentations and workshops by professional presenters for all women seeking to improve leadership and relationship skills. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including breakfast, lunch, and extensive networking opportunities. 

The opening keynote presenter is Leta Greene, author and image consultant, speaking on looking and feeling your best from the inside out. Wendy Fox Kirk, Weber State University business administration instructor and management consultant, will be the afternoon keynote speaker discussing the continued low representation of women in top leadership positions, and what individuals and organizations can do to improve future opportunities for women. 

Rene Johnson, author and inspirational speaker, will provide a workshop titled, “Plug Your Power Leaks,” to guide participants through the six most draining “power leaks” to take back control and achieve your big goals professionally and personally.  Janette VanLeer, energy practitioner and transformational energy coach, will present a workshop on matching gifts and talents to your passion and purpose for a more fulfilling life. 

For information on the conference and to register, visit OgdenWeberChamber.com/WIB or call the Chamber at (801) 621-8300. 

 

-Hilltop Times staff

Coffee talk

held monthly

Coffee Talk will be held at the Airmen Recreation Center (Bldg. 524) 6:30-7:30 a.m., on the second Wednesday of the each month. The event is held for junior enlisted Airmen to voice questions and concerns with installation leaders. The next Coffee Talk will be Oct. 8.

 

Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance

BETHESDA, Md. — TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii can now access the Nurse Advice Line to receive health care guidance and advice.

The Nurse Advice Line is manned by a team of registered nurses — available 24/7 — prepared to answer questions about a variety of acute health care concerns. A nurse will help beneficiaries decide whether self-care or seeing a health care provider is the better option, officials said.

Beneficiaries are routed to the appropriate nurse, who will follow up when necessary or requested. Same-day appointments with a primary care manager are available for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries who are enrolled at military treatment facilities.

If a same-day appointment is not available, the Nurse Help Line will redirect the beneficiary to the closest urgent care center without any point-of-service copayment, officials said.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to TRICARE beneficiaries using TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Remote for active-duty family members, TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Young Adult and TRICARE For Life.

To contact the Nurse Advice Line, call 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273) and select Option 1 for help with urgent care questions and needs.

 

Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance

Hill AFB will have a natural gas outage from 7 a.m., Sept. 20 through 7 a.m. 21 Sept to tie in the new primary high pressure natural gas distribution line.

Questions can be directed to the 75th Civil Engineer Squadron’s customer service group at 777-1856.

The following facilities will be affected: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 20, 22, 25, 30, 40, 42, 43, 45, 100, 120, 200, 202, 204, 206, 222, 225, 230, 233, 238, 240, 243, 249, 250, 257, 260, 265, 269, 270, 271, 275, 278, 341, 344, 348, 358, 364, 383, 385, 401, 408, 414, 430, 431, 440, 441, 442, 450, 460, 470, 472, 480, 503, 505, 507, 511, 517, 518, 519, 520, 524, 533, 534, 540, 541, 542, 544, 545, 546, 547, 550, 555, 563, 564, 567, 568, 570, 576, 583, 590, 597, 805, 816, 825, 831, 837, 838, 843, Fitness Bubble, 10358, 10364, 10560 and 10568.

Boyer Hill Military Family Housing Buidlings: 136, 137, 138, 143, 144, 145.

Army and Air Force Exchange Service Buildings: 412, 416, 418 and 420.

Miscellaneous Buildings:  400 (Commissary), 431 (Wells Fargo Bank), and 442 (America First Credit Union).

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