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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).

Sports physicals offered on two Saturdays


Sports physicals offered on two Saturdays

August 14, 2014

The 75th Medical Group will offer sports physicals 8 a.m.-noon, on two Saturdays – Aug. 23 and Sept. 13.

Appointments for the physicals can be made by calling 801-728-2600. Walk-in appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, but those with appointments will take priority based on their appointment time.

Patients must bring completed TSWF worksheet as well as sports physical paperwork to the appointment. These appointments are for sports physicals only and children and parents will not be seen for any medical conditions or concerns other than physicals.

Free week of transit offered to Hill employees

The Utah Transit Authority will offer a free week of transit to Hill Air Force Base employees Sept. 8-12.

The offer is valid only on FrontRunner and bus routes 664 and 665 to and from the Clearfield FrontRunner Station and Hill AFB. To ride free, employees will need to show their government-issued ID.

For more information, contact Eddy Cumins at: dcumins@rideuta.com. Hill employees wanting to apply for the Federal Transportation Benefit Program can do so online at: http://www.hill.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140212-016.pdf. For more information, contact the Hill Transportation Incentive Program at: Hill.TIP@us.af.mil at 801-777-6144.

388th Appreciation Day Aug. 15

A Key Spouses and Family Appreciation Day with free bowling for 388th Fighter Wing personnel and their families is planned at the Hill AFB Bowling Center, 4-6:30 p.m., Aug. 15. 

Snow Basin offers season pass rate

to spouses

Snow Basin Ski Resort is offering a series of 2014-2015 season pass products and prices through Sept. 1 for skiers of all ages. 

The Military Premier Pass is also available for active duty or retired military and spouses, with proof of active duty or retired status.

For more information, visit: http://www.snowbasin.com/tickets-passes/winter-rates/#/passes/

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. 

Save the Date, Air Force ball Sept. 20

Planning is under way for the annual Team Hill Air Force Ball that will celebrate the Air Force’s 67th birthday.

Sponsored by the Hill Air Force Base Company Grade Officer Council, this year’s ball will be Sept. 20 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd., in Ogden.

Ticket sales will be announced in the coming weeks. The Department of the Air Force was established on Sept. 18, 1947.

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. 

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.

Notice of estate claims

It is with deep regret that the commander of the 388th Fighter Wing announces the death of 1st Lt. Michael C. Piazza. Any person having claims for or against the estate of 1st Lt. Michael C. Piazza, contact Maj. Brian S. Gerwe, Summary Court officer, 388th Fighter Wing, at (801) 777-3937.

Weapons evaluation exercise continues

Residents around Hill may notice an increase in aircraft arrivals and departures through Aug. 22 as the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conducts the U.S. Air Force air-to-ground exercise known as Combat Hammer and air-to-air exercise known as Combat Archer.

Four units have deployed to Hill and three units will travel directly to the Utah Test and Training Range to drop munitions in realistic combat scenarios. With support from the 388th Fighter Wing and 75th Air Base Wing, 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron Airmen will collect and analyze data on how these precision weapons perform and their suitability for use in combat.

Units participating in the Air Force Weapons System Evaluation Program for air-to-surface and air-to-air munitions, known as Combat Hammer and Combat Archer, include: F-16s from Hill AFB and Aviano Air Base, Italy; F-15Es from Royal Air Forces Lakenheath, U.K.; AC-130s from Cannon AFB, N.M.; and F-15Es from Mountain Home MQ-9s from Creech AFB, Nev., will participate from other locations.

Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament

The 2014 Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 2 at Hill AFB’s Hubbard Golf Course. All proceeds benefit the Hill Aerospace Museum.

Cost is $150 per golfer, which includes green’s fees, cart, food and prizes. Tournament format is a Las Vegas Modified Scramble. Four-person teams will be assigned a golf pro or scratch amateur to make a five-person team. Check in begins at 10:30 a.m. with a golf clinic held at 11:15 a.m. The tournament begins at noon followed by an awards dinner in the club house.

For more information or to register, contact Robb Alexander at (801) 825-5817 or email foundation@aerospaceutah.org.

Bowling fundraiser

The Hispanic American Heritage Observance Committee plans a bowling event Aug. 28 starting at 11 a.m.

Cost of the event is $12 per person ($60 per five-person team) and includes three games of bowling and shoe rental. Bowlers should be in place to bowl by 10:45 a.m.

The event is to raise funds to provide scholarships and to support Hill’s National Hispanic Observance Month annual celebration.

For more information, contact Dan Orosco at 586-3509 and Daniel.orosco@us.af.mil; Carlos Romero at 775-4295 and carlos.romero.1@us.af.mil; or Manny Fernandez at 586-0648 and manuel.fernandez.3@us.af.mil.

Chief’s Group golf tournament Aug. 22

The 17th Annual Hill Chief’s Group Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 22 at the Hubbard Golf Course. Registration time starts at 6:30 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 7:30 a.m.

Entry fee is $60 per person. The Hubbard Golf Course punch card will be accepted (two punches, plus $40). Entry fee includes greens fee and golf cart.

Proceeds from the tourney will support various Team Hill activities including Operation Warm Heart, Airman Leadership School and the Officer, Enlisted and Civilian Quarterly and Annual Awards program.

To sign up, contact Chief Master Sgt. Robert F. Urbani, at 801-586-0694 or email robert.urbani@us.af.mil, or Chief Master Sgt. John G. Lawson, at 801-777-5501 or email john.lawson.1@us.af.mil. 

CFC 5K Fun

Run/Walk

A 5K fun run/walk, sponsored by Hill’s Combined Federal Campaign committee, will be held Aug. 20 at the Warrior Fitness Center Track.

Participation in the event is free, but for a $20 donation to support the upcoming CFC campaign, participants will receive a pull-string bag/water bottle or a prior year CFC T-shirt. Prizes will be given for the top three men’s and women’s fastest times.

Sign-up is available with organization CFC keyworkers or at the event. For more information, contact Lisa Smith at 777-8717 or Nichole Hill at 586-6637.

Traffic/child

safety fair

A traffic/child safety fair is planned Aug. 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the parking lot east of the baseball fields next to the Warrior Fitness Center.

Vendors, including the Safe Kids Coalition and the Student Neighborhood Access Program, will be available to answer questions and provide information. Parents will also have the opportunity to have their car seats inspected for proper installation through a vehicle drive-up section of the venue.

According to the Safe Kids Coalition, a large majority of car seats are improperly installed.

— Hilltop Times staff

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.

Next meeting is Wednesday, July 30 from noon-1 p.m. in Bldg. 1294 (south end). For more information, contact the committee advisor, Staff Sgt. Sarah Sanchez at 801-777-9878. 

Retirement

planning topic of Lunch & Learn

The Federal Women’s Program plans a Lunch & Learn Retirement Planning Strategy, presented by Deb Finn-Nokes, Aug. 14 at the Base Chapel (Bldg. 445) Fellowship Hall. The event will be 11 a.m.-noon.

Lunch will be available for a $5 donation. RSVP to Jana Sheehan at 777-4059 or Finn-Nokes at 586-6577. The FWP is open to all employees (civilian and military of any rank or grade) at no cost.

The September Lunch & Learn will be Women in Leadership, presented by Tracy Stauder, on Sept. 18 at the Base Chapel Fellowship Hall, 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 Finn-Nokes at 586-6577.

Building access restricted

The 75th Civil Engineering Group will be restricting access to Bldgs. 400 and 430 in two phases to replace asphalt near the buildings.

Phase 1 will happen Aug. 3-10. During this phase, the north entrance off 6th Street will be closed and the west entrance off F Street will need to be used. The western part of the Bldg. 430 parking lot will also be impacted and restrict access to Bldg. 430. Those wanting into Bldg. 430 will need to walk east around the southwest part of the construction area.

Phase 2 will occur Aug. 11-17. During this phase, the Southeast entrance on Community Street will be closed and access off Community Street will be the northeast entrance and northwest entrance off 6th Street. Access to Bldg. 430 will be impacted again and those needing access to the building will need to walk to the southwest end of the parking lot to get to Bldg. 430.

Questions about the construction should be directed to Steven Hunt or Jefrey Boman at (801)-777-5731. 

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 Sept. 10.

HAFB to host appreciation day

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

Keynote speaker for the event is Mr. Richard Smith, Executive Director of Basketball Operations for the Utah Jazz. Other presentations will include speakers from: The 75th MSG, 75th FSS, 75th MDG, Social Security Administration, VA, Tricare, AAFES, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Commissary, and the area council member of the Air Force Retiree Council.

Feel free to attend the presentations or just visit the informational booths. In addition to the organizations mentioned above, over 30 other Federal, State, and non-profit organizations will provide resource material. Come with your questions regarding the Hill AFB Clinic and Pharmacy, AAFES, Commissary, Veterans Affairs, DFAS, Tricare and Tricare Retiree Dental. Many military associations will be present to provide information about their organizations. There will be ongoing demonstrations by Security Forces Working Dogs along with a weapon and EOD Static Display.

Come participate. This is an opportunity to interact with the specialists who administer the benefits you have earned. Hear firsthand about any changes or potential changes to those same benefits. There will be many drawing prizes and refreshments throughout the event.

For further information contact: The Retiree Appreciation Office (RAO) at

801-777-5735 or retact@hill.af.mil

Annual triathlon planned

Let your inner athlete run, ride, and swim in the Hill Air Force Base Triathlon on Aug. 23, from 8-9 a.m. Participants will run a 5k, bike a 20k, and finish with a 400m swim.

This event costs $10 for the race only and $20 for a t-shirt and the race. Participants must sign up by Aug. 18 if interested.

Volunteers are also needed the day of the race to get participants registered and to ensure the race goes smoothly. To register, to get more information, or to volunteer, contact the Warrior Fitness Center at 801-777-2762.

The Landing gets new hours

The Landing (Bldg. 450) has new hours.

The new hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A pasta buffet will be offered every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7. Club members save an additional $1.

Canines With 

A Cause

FARMINGTON — The Canines With A Cause program will hold its 2014 golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. on August 25 at Oakridge Country Club, 1492 W. Sheppard Lane, Farmington.

The program connects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and well-trained, specialized service dogs that provide emotional therapy.

Program officials said by rescuing dogs from kill shelters, and using prison inmates as a means to train, the program essentially saves three lives: the veteran, the dog and the inmate.

The tournament begins with a four-person team scramble, shotgun start. 

It offers prizes for first, second and third place for team, gross and net individual hole prizes and other on-course contests.

The tournament also offers a hole-in-one prize opportunity and chance drawing, as well as a silent and live auction.

To register, sponsor or donate, contact Canines With A Cause Director Cathy King at 435-640-9095 or canineswithacause@gmail.com. To sign up online, visit www.canineswithacause.org.

Blood Drive 

planned Aug. 22

A base-wide blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 22 in Bldg. 568 (Medical Training).

Those wishing to donate can make an appointment by going to the following link: http://vols.pt/KE7Bx3. Volunteers can choose from 15 minute time-blocks throughout the day. Donors should plan 60 minutes for the entire process.

Base-wide blood drives are held each month and are sponsored by either the American Red Cross or MountainStar. The drives for the rest of the year will occur on the following Fridays: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. 

Training days designated

The 75th Air Base Wing has designated the second Wednesday of each month as a “Training Day.” 

The training days schedule is Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. During these training days, the 75th Medical Group, including the base pharmacy, will be closed.

The only Medical Group exception is the Occupational Medicine Services (civilian) Clinic, Bldg. 249.

No changes will be made to the appointment process. 

Other ABW Organizations will be open, but with minimal staff. 

Customers are recommended to conduct business on other days of each month.

Fundraising regulations

Hill AFB organizations may conduct two fundraising events each quarter, but the events must be approved via staff summary sheet, in accordance with AFI 34-223-AFI 36-3101.

The 75 FSS/CL is the approving authority for all booster clubs or private organizations. 

Requests should be routed at least 10-15 days prior to the event. 

For more information, contact Monika Johns at 801-775-6793 or monika.johns@us.af.mil. 

HAFB movie

theater reopens

The Base Theater shows newly released movies for free. 

Three movies are shown every Saturday at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

There is a snack bar that helps support initiatives of the base’s First Four organization. 

Snacks are available for reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Evan A. Henslee, A1C at 770-508-8549 or evan.henslee@us.af.mil.

Immunization requirements

The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations.

Members have 365 days to complete the three-shot series before they are flagged for non-compliance.

The hepatitis B vaccine is given in three doses.

• Dose 1 is given.

• Dose 2 must be given at least 30 days after dose 1.

• Dose 3 must be given at least 60 days after dose 2, and at least 120 days after dose 1.

Commanders should ensure their Unit Health Monitors notify members of this requirement. Immediate action is recommended because it takes at least four months to complete the series. Service members can check their IMR status online by visiting the Air Force Surgeon Generals website at https://imr.afms.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx.

Protestant

service offered

The Hill AFB Chapel is offering a Protestant Community Worship Service at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A Children’s Club will be available during the service. 

For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Lukus Counterman at 801-775-4170.

Walk-in service ends at Tricare

The 75th Medical Group TRICARE Service Center closed April 1.

Walk-in service is no longer be provided CONUS impacting 200 TRICARE Service Centers stateside. 

This change is an effort by the Department of Defense to manage costs and is estimated to save $254 million over the next five years. 

Military members, their family members and all other TRICARE eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to utilize United Healthcare Military and Veterans toll free number at 877-988-9378 or their website at www.uhcmilitarywest.com for all TRICARE related issues and questions.

Beneficiaries can perform all administrative tasks online or by phone. 

Hill’s Tricare office was run in concert with the base’s 75th Medical Group. The office was at 7321 Balmer St. Bldg. 570.

Beneficiaries can get more information and sign up for updates at www.tricare.mil/tsc or call 1-877-988-WEST.

Fitness center hours

Hours at the Warrior and Hess Fitness Centers are Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and holidays/family days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Warrior Fitness Center offers a weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a climbing wall and indoor running/walking track. 

The Hess fitness center offers an indoor pool, a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, a family fitness area, a martial art room and an indoor tennis court.

For more information, call 801-777-2762.

Save the Date for USAF’s birthday


Save the Date for USAF’s birthday

August 7, 2014

Planning is under way for the annual Team Hill Air Force Ball that will celebrate the Air Force’s 67th birthday.

Sponsored by the Hill Air Force Base Company Grade Officer Council, this year’s ball will be Sept. 20 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd., in Ogden.

Ticket sales will be announced in the coming weeks. The Department of the Air Force was established on Sept. 18, 1947.

MLK committee seeks 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.

Volunteers sought 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.

Still time to register for Focus Week 

There are still openings in training classes July 31-Aug. 1 as part of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Focus Week here.

The classes are designed to provide training and development for all Hill AFB logisticians in areas such as: intern management/placement, journeyman training, awards, initial logistician training, training plans and civilian development counseling.

Registration is available through the website: https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/acqnowcl. 

Times and locations of training are indicated on the course registration links.

For more information, call Jamila Caraway, with the AFLCMC/LG Functional-OL Office, at 801-586-8051.

Building access restricted

The 75th Civil Engineer Group will be restricting access to Bldgs. 400 and 430 in two phases to replace asphalt near the buildings.

Phase 1 will occur Aug. 3-10. During this phase, the north entrance off 6th Street will be closed and the west entrance off F Street will need to be used. The western part of the Bldg. 430 parking lot will also be impacted and restrict access to Bldg. 430. Those needing access to Bldg. 430 will need to walk east around the southwest part of the construction area.

Phase 2 will occur Aug. 11-17. During this phase, the Southeast entrance on Community Street will be closed and access off Community Street will be the northeast entrance and northwest entrance off 6th Street. Access to Bldg. 430 will be impacted again and those needing access to the building will need to walk to the southwest end of the parking lot to get to Bldg. 430.

Questions about the construction should be directed to Steven Hunt or Jefrey Boman at 801-777-5731. 

Retirement topic of Lunch & Learn

The Federal Women’s Program plans a Lunch & Learn on Retirement Planning Strategy, presented by Deb Finn-Nokes, Aug. 14 at the Base Chapel (Bldg. 445) Fellowship Hall. The event will be 11 a.m.-noon.

Lunch will be available for a $5 donation. RSVP to Jana Sheehan at 777-4059 or Finn-Nokes at 586-6577. The FWP is open to all employees (civilian and military of any rank or grade) at no cost.

The September Lunch & Learn will be Women in Leadership, presented by Tracy Stauder, on Sept. 18 at the Base Chapel Fellowship Hall, 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 Finn-Nokes at 801-586-6577.

Free tickets to Raptors Game

Hill Air Force Base has received free tickets to the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors at 7 p.m., Aug. 8. 

The Raptors will play the Helena Brewers.

This is an annual event that is sponsored by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee and the Ogden Raptors organization to show support for all the members of Team Hill and their families. This is a family event, and there is no limit on the number of tickets each individual may receive.

The 75th ABW Public Affairs Office asks organizations to appoint someone to pick up tickets for their organization. Tickets are available in Bldg. 1102, Room 115.

Davis Arts Council recognizes Hill

The Davis Arts Council plans a Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Concert featuring Thompson Square Aug. 21 at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Team Hill employees can purchase 2-for-1 tickets for $34. The tickets are normally $34 each. The limit is two 2-for-1 tickets. The tickets can be purchased at the Davis Arts Council Office at 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. 

Thompson Square is husband and wife duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson. To learn more, see their website at www.thompsonsquare.com.

Canines With 

A Cause

FARMINGTON — The Canines With A Cause program will hold its 2014 golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 25 at Oakridge Country Club, 1492 W. Sheppard Lane, Farmington.

The program connects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and well-trained, specialized service dogs that provide emotional therapy.

Program officials said by rescuing dogs from kill shelters, and using prison inmates as a means to train, the program essentially saves three lives: the veteran, the dog and the inmate.

The tournament begins with a four-person team scramble, shotgun start. 

It offers prizes for first, second and third place for team, gross and net individual hole prizes and other on-course contests.

The tournament also offers a hole-in-one prize opportunity and chance drawing, as well as a silent and live auction.

To register, sponsor or donate, contact Canines With A Cause Director Cathy King at 435-640-9095 or canineswithacause@gmail.com. To sign up online, visit www.canineswithacause.org.

American Airman Video Contest

Winners of the American Airman Video Contest will be selected Aug. 12 to 22, and the 10 finalists’ videos will be available on AFBlueTube for public voting. 

Voters can “like” their favorite videos, and the video with the most “likes” will win. The winning video will be shown at the September Air Force Association conference in Washington, D.C., which attracts thousands of visitors annually and receives heavy media attention. 

For more details and complete contest rules, visit http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/contest/.

Blood Drive 

planned Aug. 22

A base-wide blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 22 Bldg. 568 (Medical Training).

Those wishing to donate can make an appointment by going to the following link: http://vols.pt/KE7Bx3. Volunteers can choose from 15 minute time-blocks throughout the day. Donors should plan 60 minutes for the entire process.

Base-wide blood drives are held each month and are sponsored by either the American Red Cross or MountainStar. The drives for the rest of the year will occur on the following Fridays: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. 

Training days designated

The 75th Air Base Wing has designated the second Wednesday of each month as a “Training Day.” 

The training days schedule is Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. During these training days, the 75th Medical Group, including the base pharmacy, will be closed.

The only medical group exceptions are the Exchange Satellite Pharmacy and the Occupational Medicine Services (civilian) Clinic, Bldg. 249.

No changes will be made to the appointment process. 

Other ABW Organizations will be open, but with minimal staff. 

Customers are recommended to conduct business on other days of each month.

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 Aug. 13.

Fundraising regulations

Hill AFB organizations may conduct two fundraising events each quarter, but the events must be approved via staff summary sheet, in accordance with AFI 34-223-AFI 36-3101.

The 75 FSS/CL is the approving authority for all booster clubs or private organizations. 

Requests should be routed at least 10-15 days prior to the event. 

For more information, contact Monika Johns at 801-775-6793 or monika.johns@us.af.mil. 

Immunization requirements

The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations.

Members have 365 days to complete the three-shot series before they are flagged for non-compliance.

The hepatitis B vaccine is given in three doses.

• Dose 1 is given.

• Dose 2 must be given at least 30 days after dose 1.

• Dose 3 must be given at least 60 days after dose 2, and at least 120 days after dose 1.

Commanders should ensure their Unit Health Monitors notify members of this requirement. Immediate action is recommended because it takes at least four months to complete the series. Service members can check their IMR status online by visiting the Air Force Surgeon Generals website at https://imr.afms.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx.

Protestant

service offered

The Hill AFB Chapel is offering a Protestant Community Worship Service at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A Children’s Club will be available during the service. 

For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Lukus Counterman at 801-775-4170.

— Hilltop Times staff

 Walk-in service ends at Tricare

The 75th Medical Group TRICARE Service Center closed April 1.

Walk-in service is no longer be provided CONUS impacting 200 TRICARE Service Centers stateside. 

This change is an effort by the Department of Defense to manage costs and is estimated to save $254 million over the next five years. 

Military members, their family members and all other TRICARE eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to utilize United Healthcare Military and Veterans toll free number at 877-988-9378 or their website at www.uhcmilitarywest.com for all TRICARE related issues and questions.

Beneficiaries can perform all administrative tasks online or by phone. 

Hill’s Tricare office was run in concert with the base’s 75th Medical Group. The office was at 7321 Balmer St. Bldg. 570.

Beneficiaries can get more information and sign up for updates at www.tricare.mil/tsc or call 1-877-988-WEST.

The Landing gets new hours

The Landing (Bldg. 450) has new hours.

The new hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A pasta buffet will be offered every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7. Club members save an additional $1. 

Drug testing location moves

Drug testing is now at 5835 D Avenue, Bldg. 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Hill AFB clinic.

This move has been under way for nearly three years.

Not only will the staff have the resources they need to conduct their mission, the building will provide customers with a more central location, decreasing time away from work for testing.

Drug Demand Reduction is a critical program to ensure the health and wellness of a fit and ready fighting force.

Fitness center hours

Hours at the Warrior and Hess Fitness Centers are Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and holidays/family days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Warrior Fitness Center offers a weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a climbing wall and indoor running/walking track. 

The Hess fitness center offers an indoor pool, a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, a family fitness area, a martial art room and an indoor tennis court.

For more information, call 801-777-2762.

Memorial fund 

for victim

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A memorial fund for stabbing victim Kaylynn Spackman has been set up in her name at local America First Credit Unions. 

Money for the account will go toward funeral expenses and other financial obligations. 

Spackman was the 75th Air Base Wing and installation Director of Information Protection. 

She leaves behind three children. 

HAFB movie

theater reopens

The Base Theater shows newly released movies for free. 

Three movies are shown every Saturday at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

There is a snack bar that helps support initiatives of the base’s First Four organization. 

Snacks are available for reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Evan A. Henslee, A1C at 770-508-8549 or evan.henslee@us.af.mil.

— Hilltop Times staff

Creative Canvases with Carri correction


Creative Canvases with Carri correction

August 7, 2014

Correction

In the July 31 Hilltop Times, the name of the artist teaching the Creative Canvases with Carri event at The Landing was misspelled. Her name is Carri Schmidt.

The first Creative Canvases with Carri event will be Aug. 16 and doors will open at 6 p.m., with painting beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the cashier cage at the Landing or through any outdoor recreation associate at Outdoor Recreation, Tickets and Travel. Seating is limited to 40.

Sports physicals offered on two Saturdays

The 75th Medical Group will offer sports physicals 8 a.m.-noon, on two Saturdays – Aug. 23 and Sept. 13.

Appointments for the physicals can be made by calling 801-728-2600. Walk-in appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, but those with appointments will take priority based on their appointment time.

Patients must bring completed TSWF worksheet as well as sports physical paperwork to the appointment. These appointments are for sports physicals only and children and parents will not be seen for any medical conditions or concerns other than physicals.

Snow Basin offers season pass rate

to spouses

Snow Basin Ski Resort is offering a series of 2014-2015 season pass products and prices through Sept. 1 for skiers of all ages. 

The Military Premier Pass is also available for active duty or retired military and spouses, with proof of active duty or retired status.

For more information, visit: http://www.snowbasin.com/tickets-passes/winter-rates/#/passes/

Free week of

transit offered

to Hill employees

The Utah Transit Authority will offer a free week of transit to Hill Air Force Base employees Sept. 8-12.

The offer is valid only on FrontRunner and bus routes 664 and 665 to and from the Clearfield FrontRunner Station and Hill AFB. To ride free, employees will need to show their government-issued ID.

For more information, contact Eddy Cumins at: dcumins@rideuta.com. Hill employees wanting to apply for the Federal Transportation Benefit Program can do online at: http://www.hill.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140212-016.pdf. For more information, contact the Hill Transportation Incentive Program at: Hill.TIP@us.af.mil at 801-777-6144.

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. 

Save the Date

Planning is under way for the annual Team Hill Air Force Ball that will celebrate the Air Force’s 67th birthday.

Sponsored by the Hill Air Force Base Company Grade Officer Council, this year’s ball will be Sept. 20 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd., in Ogden.

Ticket sales will be announced in the coming weeks. The Department of the Air Force was established on Sept. 18, 1947.

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.

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.

Next meeting is Wednesday, July 30 from noon-1 p.m. in Bldg. 1294 (south end). For more information, contact the committee advisor, Staff Sgt. Sarah Sanchez at 801-777-9878.

Building access restricted

The 75th Civil Engineering Group will be restricting access to Bldgs. 400 and 430 in two phases to replace asphalt near the buildings.

Phase 1 will happen Aug. 3-10. During this phase, the north entrance off 6th Street will be closed and the west entrance off F Street will need to be used. The western part of the Bldg. 430 parking lot will also be impacted and restrict access to Bldg. 430. Those wanting into Bldg. 430 will need to walk east around the southwest part of the construction area.

Phase 2 will occur Aug. 11-17. During this phase, the Southeast entrance on Community Street will be closed and access off Community Street will be the northeast entrance and northwest entrance off 6th Street. Access to Bldg. 430 will be impacted again and those needing access to the building will need to walk to the southwest end of the parking lot to get to Bldg. 430.

Questions about the construction should be directed to Steven Hunt or Jefrey Boman at (801)-777-5731. 

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 Aug. 13.

Retirement

planning topic of Lunch & Learn

The Federal Women’s Program plans a Lunch & Learn on Retirement Planning Strategy, presented by Deb Finn-Nokes, Aug. 14 at the Base Chapel (Bldg. 445) Fellowship Hall. The event will be 11 a.m.-noon.

Lunch will be available for a $5 donation. RSVP to Jana Sheehan at 777-4059 or Finn-Nokes at 586-6577. The FWP is open to all employees (civilian and military of any rank or grade) at no cost.

The September Lunch & Learn will be Women in Leadership, presented by Tracy Stauder, on Sept. 18 at the Base Chapel Fellowship Hall, 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 Finn-Nokes at 586-6577.

Annual triathlon planned

Let your inner athlete run, ride, and swim in the Hill Air Force Base Triathlon on Aug. 23, from 8-9 a.m. Participants will run a 5k, bike a 20k, and finish with a 400m swim.

This event costs $10 for the race only and $20 for a t-shirt and the race. Participants must sign up by Aug. 18 if interested.

Volunteers are also needed the day of the race to get participants registered and to ensure the race goes smoothly. To register, to get more information, or to volunteer, contact the Warrior Fitness Center at 801-777-2762.

Free tickets to Raptors Game

Hill Air Force Base has received free tickets to the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors at 7 p.m., Aug. 8. 

The Raptors will play the Helena Brewers.

This is an annual event that is sponsored by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee and the Ogden Raptors organization to show support for all the members of Team Hill and their families. This is a family event, and there is no limit on the number of tickets each individual may receive.

Tickets are available in Bldg. 1102, Room 115.

Davis Arts Council recognizes Hill

The Davis Arts Council plans a Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Concert featuring Thompson Square Aug. 21 at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Team Hill employees can purchase 2-for-1 tickets for $34. The tickets are normally $34 each. The limit is two 2-for-1 tickets. The tickets can be purchased at the Davis Arts Council Office at 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. 

Thompson Square is  husband and wife duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson. To learn more, see their website at www.thompsonsquare.com.

Drug testing location moves

Drug testing is now at 5835 D Avenue, Bldg. 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Hill AFB clinic.

This move has been under way for nearly three years.

Not only will the staff have the resources they need to conduct their mission, the building will provide customers with a more central location, decreasing time away from work for testing.

Drug Demand Reduction is a critical program to ensure the health and wellness of a fit and ready fighting force.

— Hilltop Times staff

The Landing gets new hours

The Landing (Bldg. 450) has new hours.

The new hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A pasta buffet will be offered every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7. Club members save an additional $1.

Canines With 

A Cause

FARMINGTON — The Canines With A Cause program will hold its 2014 golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. on August 25 at Oakridge Country Club, 1492 W. Sheppard Lane, Farmington.

The program connects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and well-trained, specialized service dogs that provide emotional therapy.

Program officials said by rescuing dogs from kill shelters, and using prison inmates as a means to train, the program essentially saves three lives: the veteran, the dog and the inmate.

The tournament begins with a four-person team scramble, shotgun start. 

It offers prizes for first, second and third place for team, gross and net individual hole prizes and other on-course contests.

The tournament also offers a hole-in-one prize opportunity and chance drawing, as well as a silent and live auction.

To register, sponsor or donate, contact Canines With A Cause Director Cathy King at 435-640-9095 or canineswithacause@gmail.com. To sign up online, visit www.canineswithacause.org.

Blood Drive 

planned Aug. 22

A base-wide blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 22 in Bldg. 568 (Medical Training).

Those wishing to donate can make an appointment by going to the following link: http://vols.pt/KE7Bx3. Volunteers can choose from 15 minute time-blocks throughout the day. Donors should plan 60 minutes for the entire process.

Base-wide blood drives are held each month and are sponsored by either the American Red Cross or MountainStar. The drives for the rest of the year will occur on the following Fridays: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. 

Training days designated

The 75th Air Base Wing has designated the second Wednesday of each month as a “Training Day.” 

The training days schedule is Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. During these training days, the 75th Medical Group, including the base pharmacy, will be closed.

The only Medical Group exception is the Occupational Medicine Services (civilian) Clinic, Bldg. 249.

No changes will be made to the appointment process. 

Other ABW Organizations will be open, but with minimal staff. 

Customers are recommended to conduct business on other days of each month.

Fundraising regulations

Hill AFB organizations may conduct two fundraising events each quarter, but the events must be approved via staff summary sheet, in accordance with AFI 34-223-AFI 36-3101.

The 75 FSS/CL is the approving authority for all booster clubs or private organizations. 

Requests should be routed at least 10-15 days prior to the event. 

For more information, contact Monika Johns at 801-775-6793 or monika.johns@us.af.mil. 

HAFB movie

theater reopens

The Base Theater shows newly released movies for free. 

Three movies are shown every Saturday at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

There is a snack bar that helps support initiatives of the base’s First Four organization. 

Snacks are available for reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Evan A. Henslee, A1C at 770-508-8549 or evan.henslee@us.af.mil.

Immunization requirements

The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations.

Members have 365 days to complete the three-shot series before they are flagged for non-compliance.

The hepatitis B vaccine is given in three doses.

• Dose 1 is given.

• Dose 2 must be given at least 30 days after dose 1.

• Dose 3 must be given at least 60 days after dose 2, and at least 120 days after dose 1.

Commanders should ensure their Unit Health Monitors notify members of this requirement. Immediate action is recommended because it takes at least four months to complete the series. Service members can check their IMR status online by visiting the Air Force Surgeon Generals website at https://imr.afms.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx.

Protestant

service offered

The Hill AFB Chapel is offering a Protestant Community Worship Service at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A Children’s Club will be available during the service. 

For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Lukus Counterman at 801-775-4170.

 

Walk-in service ends at Tricare

The 75th Medical Group TRICARE Service Center closed April 1.

Walk-in service is no longer be provided CONUS impacting 200 TRICARE Service Centers stateside. 

This change is an effort by the Department of Defense to manage costs and is estimated to save $254 million over the next five years. 

Military members, their family members and all other TRICARE eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to utilize United Healthcare Military and Veterans toll free number at 877-988-9378 or their website at www.uhcmilitarywest.com for all TRICARE related issues and questions.

Beneficiaries can perform all administrative tasks online or by phone. 

Hill’s Tricare office was run in concert with the base’s 75th Medical Group. The office was at 7321 Balmer St. Bldg. 570.

Beneficiaries can get more information and sign up for updates at www.tricare.mil/tsc or call 1-877-988-WEST.

Fitness center hours

Hours at the Warrior and Hess Fitness Centers are Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and holidays/family days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Warrior Fitness Center offers a weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a climbing wall and indoor running/walking track. 

The Hess fitness center offers an indoor pool, a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, a family fitness area, a martial art room and an indoor tennis court.

For more information, call 801-777-2762.

AFLCMC/LG  Focus Week


AFLCMC/LG Focus Week

July 31, 2014

AFLCMC/LG Focus Week

Focus week is kicking off with a Mandatory Logistics All Call presided over by Col Ray Lindsay, AFLCMC/LG Director, on July 28 at 8 a.m. 

Focus week offers training that will not only improve day to day work and mission requirements, but will serve as a guide in making valuable career decisions. The workforce development’s mission is to provide training and development for all logisticians at Hill Air Force Base and exploiting technology for distributed delivery of training-to include Focus Week, Intern Management/Placement, Journeyman Training, Awards, Initial Logistician training, Training Plans and Civilian Development Counseling. 

Organizers invited Kerry Henry and Brian Meierdiercks from the Joint Service Office at Picatinny/SFAE-AMO-JS to Provide Section 806 Training here at Hill Air Force Base on July 29 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Building 1247 Main Conference Room and July 30 from noon to 2 p.m. Registration is not required to attend the event, but space is limited to the first 50 people.

AFLCMC Personnel must register for the other 13 courses at https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/acqnowcl. To register, click on “Apply for CL Event”, Enter Search Criteria, select “Search Catalog”, select “Click HERE to view schedule” select location hyperlink, authenticate personal information and click submit.

For more information, call the AFLCMC/LG Functional-OL at 801-586-8051.

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.

Next meeting is Wednesday, July 30 from noon-1 p.m. in Bldg. 1294 (south end). For more information, contact the committee advisor, Staff Sgt. Sarah Sanchez at 801-777-9878.

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.

Three selected for promotion

Three Team Hill members were selected for promotion through the supplemental promotion process announced July 17.

Selected for promotion were:

• 75th Air Base Wing: Tech. Sgt. Francis Quiambao, 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron, promotion to master sergeant; and Senior Airman Jacob Lee, 75th Security Forces Squadron, promotion to staff sergeant.

• 388th Fighter Wing: Senior Airman Blake Cottrill, 388th Operations Support Squadron, promotion to staff sergeant 

Airmen on the supplemental list tested outside of their required cycle because of an extended TDY or deployment in support of a contingency, said Air Force promotion and testing representatives. 439 Airmen were selected during this supplemental process.

Selection is based on overall promotion scores derived from Weighted Airman Promotion System factors, including time-in-grade, time-in-service, enlisted performance reports, decorations, promotion fitness examination score and specialty knowledge test score. For promotion to senior or chief master sergeant, it also included board scores.

Free tickets to Raptors Game

Hill Air Force Base has received free tickets to the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors at 7 p.m., Aug. 8. 

The Raptors will play the Helena Brewers.

This is an annual event that is sponsored by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee and the Ogden Raptors organization to show support for all the members of Team Hill and their families. This is a family event, and there is no limit on the number of tickets each individual may receive.

The 75th ABW Public Affairs Office asks organizations to appoint someone to pick up tickets for their organization. Tickets are available in BLDG. 1102, Room 115.

Save the Date

Planning is under way for the annual Team Hill Air Force Ball that will celebrate the Air Force’s 67th birthday.

Sponsored by the Hill Air Force Base Company Grade Officer Council, this year’s ball will be Sept. 20 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd., in Ogden.

Ticket sales will be announced in the coming weeks. The Department of the Air Force was established on Sept. 18, 1947.

Davis Arts Council recognizes Hill

The Davis Arts Council plans a Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Concert featuring Thompson Square Aug. 21 at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Team Hill employees can purchase 2-for-1 tickets for $34. The tickets are normally $34 each. The limit is two 2-for-1 tickets. The tickets can be purchased at the Davis Arts Council Office at 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. 

Thompson Square is husband and wife duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson. To learn more, see their website at www.thompsonsquare.com.

Team Hill Flight Line Run

There will be a Team Hill Flight Line Run on July 25. Parking is available at the corner of Balmer and Foulois Streets, and runners can enter through Gate 28V. 

Warm-up and stretching will begin at 7 a.m. and the run will begin at 7:10 a.m. 

Military members should be in their Air Force PT uniform.

Canines With A Cause

FARMINGTON — The Canines With A Cause program will hold its 2014 golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 25 at Oakridge Country Club, 1492 W. Sheppard Lane, Farmington.

The program connects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and well-trained, specialized service dogs that provide emotional therapy.

Program officials said by rescuing dogs from kill shelters, and using prison inmates as a means to train, the program essentially saves three lives: the veteran, the dog and the inmate.

The tournament begins with a four-person team scramble, shotgun start. 

It offers prizes for first, second and third place for team, gross and net individual hole prizes and other on-course contests.

The tournament also offers a hole-in-one prize opportunity and chance drawing, as well as a silent and live auction.

To register, sponsor or donate, contact Canines With A Cause Director Cathy King at 435-640-9095 or canineswithacause@gmail.com. To sign up online, visit www.canineswithacause.org.

American Airman Video Contest

 An American Airman Video Contest is running through July 29. 

This is an Air Force initiative to get Guard, Reserve and active-duty Airmen to share their stories/perspectives on the Air Force mission and service. 

To participate, upload a video (30 seconds or less) to a personal YouTube account, and email a link to the Air Force Social Media team at usafvideos@us.af.mil. 

Include your name, rank, base and unit in the email. After review, each major command will select a winner and from Aug. 12 to 22, the 10 finalists’ videos will be will be available on AFBlueTube for public voting. 

Voters can “like” their favorite videos, and the video with the most “likes” will win. The winning video will be shown at the September Air Force Association conference in Washington, D.C., which attracts thousands of visitors annually and receives heavy media attention. 

For more details and complete contest rules, visit http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/contest/.

Blood Drive planned July 25

A base-wide blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 25 in Bldg. 568 (Medical Training).

Those wishing to donate can make an appointment by going to the following link: http://vols.pt/KE7Bx3. Volunteers can choose from 15 minute time-blocks throughout the day. Donors should plan 60 minutes for the entire process.

Base-wide blood drives are held each month and are sponsored by either the American Red Cross or MountainStar. The drives for the rest of the year will occur on the following Fridays: Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. 

Training days designated

The 75th Air Base Wing has designated the second Wednesday of each month as a “Training Day.” 

The training days schedule is Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. During these training days, the 75th Medical Group, including the base pharmacy, will be closed.

The only Medical Group exception is the Occupational Medicine Services (civilian) Clinic, Bldg. 249.

No changes will be made to the appointment process. 

Other ABW Organizations will be open, but with minimal staff. 

Customers are recommended to conduct business on other days of each month.

Junior enlisted coffee talk events

A new coffee bar is now open from 6:30-7:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Junior Enlisted Recreation Center (Bldg. 524) and coincides with a “coffee talk” event, held for junior enlisted Airmen to voice questions and concerns with installation leaders.

Fundraising regulations

Hill AFB organizations may conduct two fundraising events each quarter, but the events must be approved via staff summary sheet, in accordance with AFI 34-223-AFI 36-3101.

The 75 FSS/CL is the approving authority for all booster clubs or private organizations. 

Requests should be routed at least 10-15 days prior to the event. 

For more information, contact Monika Johns at 801-775-6793 or monika.johns@us.af.mil. 

Immunizations requirements

The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations.

Members have 365 days to complete the three-shot series before they are flagged for non-compliance.

The hepatitis B vaccine is given in three doses.

• Dose 1 is given.

• Dose 2 must be given at least 30 days after dose 1.

• Dose 3 must be given at least 60 days after dose 2, and at least 120 days after dose 1.

Commanders should ensure their Unit Health Monitors notify members of this requirement. Immediate action is recommended because it takes at least four months to complete the series. Service members can check their IMR status online by visiting the Air Force Surgeon Generals website at https://imr.afms.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx.

Protestant service offered

The Hill AFB Chapel is offering a Protestant Community Worship Service at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A Children’s Club will be available during the service. 

For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Lukus Counterman at 801-775-4170.

The Landing gets new hours

The Landing (Bldg. 450) has new hours.

The new hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A pasta buffet will be offered every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7. Club members save an additional $1.

Walk-in service ends at Tricare

The 75th Medical Group TRICARE Service Center closed April 1.

Walk-in service is no longer be provided CONUS impacting 200 TRICARE Service Centers stateside. 

This change is an effort by the Department of Defense to manage costs and is estimated to save $254 million over the next five years. 

Military members, their family members and all other TRICARE eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to utilize United Healthcare Military and Veterans toll free number at 877-988-9378 or their website at www.uhcmilitarywest.com for all TRICARE related issues and questions.

Beneficiaries can perform all administrative tasks online or by phone. 

Hill’s Tricare office was run in concert with the base’s 75th Medical Group. The office was at 7321 Balmer St. Bldg. 570.

Beneficiaries can get more information and sign up for updates at www.tricare.mil/tsc or call 1-877-988-WEST.

Drug testing location moves

Drug testing is now at 5835 D Avenue, Bldg. 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Hill AFB clinic.

This move has been under way for nearly three years.

Not only will the staff have the resources they need to conduct their mission, the building will provide customers with a more central location, decreasing time away from work for testing.

Drug Demand Reduction is a critical program to ensure the health and wellness of a fit and ready fighting force.

Fitness center hours

Hours at the Warrior and Hess Fitness Centers are Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and holidays/family days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Warrior Fitness Center offers a weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a climbing wall and indoor running/walking track. 

The Hess fitness center offers an indoor pool, a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, a family fitness area, a martial art room and an indoor tennis court.

For more information, call 801-777-2762.

Memorial fund for victim

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A memorial fund for stabbing victim Kaylynn Spackman has been set up in her name at local America First Credit Unions. 

Money for the account will go toward funeral expenses and other financial obligations. 

Spackman was the 75th Air Base Wing and installation Director of Information Protection. 

She leaves behind three children. 

HAFB movie theater reopens

The Base Theater shows newly released movies for free. 

Three movies are shown every Saturday at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

There is a snack bar that helps support initiatives of the base’s First Four organization. 

Snacks are available for reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Evan A. Henslee, A1C at 770-508-8549 or evan.henslee@us.af.mil.

Free tickets to Raptors Game


Free tickets to Raptors Game

July 10, 2014

Hill Air Force Base received free tickets to the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors at 7 p.m., Aug. 8. The Raptors will play the Helena Brewers.

This is an annual event that is sponsored by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee and the Ogden Raptors organization to show support for all the members of Team Hill and their families. This is a family event, and there is no limit on the number of tickets each individual may receive.

The 75th ABW Public Affairs Office asks organizations to appoint someone to pick up tickets for their organization. Tickets are available in Building 1102, Room 115.

Davis Arts Council recognizes Hill

The Davis Arts Council plans a Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Concert featuring Thompson Square Aug. 21 at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Team Hill employees can purchase 2-for-1 tickets for $34. The tickets are normally $34 each. The limit is two 2-for-1 tickets. The tickets can be purchased at the Davis Arts Council Office at 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. 

Thompson Square is  husband and wife duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson. To learn more, see their website at www.thompsonsquare.com.

Team Hill Flight Line Run

There will be a Team Hill Flight Line Run on July 25. Parking is available at the corner of Balmer and Foulois Streets, and runners can enter through Gate 28V. 

Warm-up and stretching will begin at 7 a.m. and the run will begin at 7:10 a.m. 

Military members should be in their Air Force PT uniform.

419th Fighter Wing Employer Day

The 419th Fighter Wing will host about 55 civilian employers Saturday for Employer Appreciation Day, an annual event to thank employers for their ongoing support, to educate them about the Air Force Reserve, and offer a glimpse into their employee’s role in national defense.

The event will feature an F-16 aerial refueling mission aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker from the Salt Lake City-based 151st Air Refueling Wing, along with mission briefings, various unit demonstrations and work area tours.

The 419th FW is made up of more than 1,100 personnel. These “Citizen Airmen” serve part time in the military, but are full-time members of the local community.

For more information, call 419th FW Public Affairs at 801-777-2713.

Canines With A Cause

FARMINGTON — The Canines With A Cause program will hold its 2014 golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. on August 25 at Oakridge Country Club, 1492 W. Sheppard Lane, Farmington..

The program connects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and well-trained, specialized service dogs that provide emotional therapy.

Program officials said by rescuing dogs from kill shelters, and using prison inmates as a means to train, the program essentially saves three lives: the veteran, the dog and the inmate.

The tournament begins with a four-person team scramble, shotgun start. 

It offers prizes for first, second and third place for team, gross and net individual hole prizes and other on-course contests.

The tournament also offers a hole-in-one prize opportunity and chance drawing, as well as a silent and live auction.

To register, sponsor or donate, contact Canines With A Cause Director Cathy King at 435-640-9095 or canineswithacause@gmail.com. To sign up online, visit www.canineswithacause.org.

Ogden ALC Car Show

The 8th annual Ogden Air Logistics Complex Car Show will be held July 17 at Centennial Park. 

Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and will include a BBQ pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, chips and a drink. Lunch tickets are $6 and must be purchased no later than July 14. A Commander’s Call will be held at 1 p.m. 

For information, lunch tickets or to enter a vehicle, contact OO-ALC Protocol in Bldg. 849, (Room B04.)

Satellite pharmacy grand opening

A new Satellite Pharmacy located at the Hill AFB Base Exchange will open for business July 21 and dispense all refills and process all off-base prescriptions including those faxed in from off-base doctors.

Refills called in by 5 p.m. will be ready for pick up the following business day at noon. Faxed prescriptions will be ready 24 hours after received at the pharmacy. 

For more information, email Capt. Jason Bingham at jason.bingham.8@us.af.mil or call 801-586-9529.

American Airman Video Contest

 An American Airman Video Contest is running through July 29. 

This is an Air Force initiative to get Guard, Reserve and active-duty Airmen to share their stories/perspectives on the Air Force mission and service. 

To participate, upload a video (30 seconds or less) to a personal YouTube account, and email a link to the Air Force Social Media team at usafvideos@us.af.mil. 

Include your name, rank, base and unit in the email. After review, each major command will select a winner and from Aug. 12 to 22, the 10 finalists’ videos will be will be available on AFBlueTube for public voting. 

Voters can “like” their favorite videos, and the video with the most “likes” will win. The winning video will be shown at the September Air Force Association conference in Washington, D.C., which attracts thousands of visitors annually and receives heavy media attention. 

For more details and complete contest rules, visit http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/contest/.

Blood Drive planned July 25

MountainStar Health will hold a base-wide blood drive 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 25 in Bldg. 568 (Medical Training).

Those wishing to donate can make an appointment by going to the following link: http://vols.pt/KE&Bx3. Volunteers can choose from 15 minute time-blocks throughout the day. Donors should plan 60 minutes for the entire process.

Base-wide blood drives are held each month and are sponsored by either the American Red Cross or MountainStar. The drives for the rest of the year will occur on the following Fridays: July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. 

Training days designated

The 75th Air Base Wing has designated the second Wednesday of each month as a “Training Day.” 

The training days schedule is Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. During these training days, the 75th Medical Group, including the base pharmacy, will be closed.

The only Medical Group exception is the Occupational Medicine Services (civilian) Clinic, Bldg. 249.

No changes will be made to the appointment process. 

Other ABW Organizations will be open, but with minimal staff. 

Customers are recommended to conduct business on other days of each month.

Commemoration needs volunteers

The Hill AFB Vietnam War Commemoration Committee is soliciting for additional personnel, military or civilian, to be a part of a committee responsible for organizing and executing events honoring Vietnam Veterans.

The commemoration is a 13-year congressional initiative developed to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the U.S. and to thank and honor the families of these veterans. This is a long term commitment extending into 2015 and beyond. 

Personnel wishing to be involved as a committee member or a volunteer for future events need to contact Master Sgt. Kevin Hammer at 801-777-4139 or by email (preferred) at Kevin.Hammer@us.af.mil and/or 2nd Lieutenant Amy Polaneczky at 801-777-5684 or by email (preferred) at Amy.Polaneczky.1@us.af.mil. Please include a short narrative about yourself and how you would like to be involved for all email inquiries.

Additional information can be found at www.VietnamWar50th.com. 

Junior enlisted coffee talk events

A new coffee bar is now open from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Junior Enlisted Recreation Center (Bldg. 524) and coincides with a “coffee talk” event, held for junior enlisted Airmen to voice questions and concerns with installation leaders.

Fundraising regulations

Hill AFB organizations may conduct two fundraising events each quarter, but the events must be approved via staff summary sheet, in accordance with AFI 34-223-AFI 36-3101.

The 75 FSS/CL is the approving authority for all booster clubs or private organizations. 

Requests should be routed at least 10-15 days prior to the event. 

For more information, contact Monika Johns at 801-775-6793 or monika.johns@us.af.mil. 

HAFB movie theater reopens

The Base Theater shows newly released movies for free. 

Three movies are shown every Saturday at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

There is a snack bar that helps support initiatives of the base’s First Four organization. 

Snacks are available for reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Evan A. Henslee, A1C at 770-508-8549 or evan.henslee@us.af.mil.

Immunizations requirements

The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations.

Members have 365 days to complete the three-shot series before they are flagged for non-compliance.

The hepatitis B vaccine is given in three doses.

• Dose 1 is given.

• Dose 2 must be given at least 30 days after dose 1.

• Dose 3 must be given at least 60 days after dose 2, and at least 120 days after dose 1.

Commanders should ensure their Unit Health Monitors notify members of this requirement. Immediate action is recommended because it takes at least four months to complete the series. Service members can check their IMR status online by visiting the Air Force Surgeon Generals website at https://imr.afms.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx.

Protestant service offered

The Hill AFB Chapel is offering a Protestant Community Worship Service at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A Children’s Club will be available during the service. 

For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Lukus Counterman at 801-775-4170.

The Landing gets new hours

The Landing (Bldg. 450) has new hours.

The new hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A pasta buffet will be offered every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7. Club members save an additional $1.

Drug testing location moves

Drug testing is now at 5835 D Avenue, Bldg. 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Hill AFB clinic.

This move has been under way for nearly three years.

Not only will the staff have the resources they need to conduct their mission, the building will provide customers with a more central location, decreasing time away from work for testing.

Drug Demand Reduction is a critical program to ensure the health and wellness of a fit and ready fighting force. 

Walk-in service ends at Tricare

The 75th Medical Group TRICARE Service Center closed April 1.

Walk-in service is no longer be provided CONUS impacting 200 TRICARE Service Centers stateside. 

This change is an effort by the Department of Defense to manage costs and is estimated to save $254 million over the next five years. 

Military members, their family members and all other TRICARE eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to utilize United Healthcare Military and Veterans toll free number at 877-988-9378 or their website at www.uhcmilitarywest.com for all TRICARE related issues and questions.

Beneficiaries can perform all administrative tasks online or by phone. 

Hill’s Tricare office was run in concert with the base’s 75th Medical Group. The office was at 7321 Balmer St. Bldg. 570.

Beneficiaries can get more information and sign up for updates at www.tricare.mil/tsc or call 1-877-988-WEST.

Fitness center hours

Hours at the Warrior and Hess Fitness Centers are Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and holidays/family days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Warrior Fitness Center offers a weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a climbing wall and indoor running/walking track. 

The Hess fitness center offers an indoor pool, a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, a family fitness area, a martial art room and an indoor tennis court.

For more information, call 801-777-2762.

— Hilltop Times staff

Layton to  hold parade


Layton to hold parade

July 3, 2014

Layton City will host its annual Liberty Days Celebration on Friday. Events will include a 5k run/walk, parade, vendor booths, entertainment, the New American Philharmonic Symphony with Cannoneers at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater as well as the annual fireworks display. Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing and installation commander, will participate in the parade, which begins at 10:30 a.m. More information is available at laytoncity.org.

Military personnel invited to picnic

The Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee is inviting all military personnel and their families to its annual Salute to Our Nation’s Defenders Picnic from 3-7 p.m. July 18 at Centennial Park.

The picnic is held to recognize and thank the military members for their service. 

Catered gourmet food, fun games for the kids and entertainment will be provided. 

RSVP to unit first sergeants. 

For more information, call 1st Lt. Kelly Sampson at 801-586-9807 or Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Burroughs at 801-586-9807.

Free tickets to Raptors Game

Hill Air Force Base just received free tickets to The Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors at 7 p.m., Aug. 8. The Raptors will play the Helena Brewers.

This is an annual event that is sponsored by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee, or MAC, and the Ogden Raptors organization to show support for all the members of Team Hill and their families. This is a family event, and there is no limit on the number of tickets per individual.

The 75th ABW PA Office asks organizations to appointment someone to pick up tickets for the organization. Tickets are available in the 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 1102 (Room 115).

Lane restrictions 

on Wardleigh Road 

The 75th Civil Engineer Group has contracted a utilities project for Canberra Street that requires the contractor to trench across Wardleigh Road to make connection into the existing sanitary sewer on the south side of Wardleigh Road.

This effort is scheduled through July 12, weather permitting. Wardleigh Road north of Bldg. 849, starting at east end of Bldg. 55, will be partially closed during this project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each way.  Accessibility will be maintained as deemed safe around construction equipment.

For more information, contact the project manager for the work, Harold Gulso, at 801-777-2089.

Davis Arts Council recognizes Hill

The Davis Arts Council plans a Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Concert featuring Thompson Square Aug. 21 at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m., and Team Hill employees can purchase 2-for-1 tickets for $34. The tickets are normally $34 each. The limit is two 2-for-1 tickets. The tickets can be purchased at the Davis Arts Council Office at 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. The event is sponsored by Boeing.

Thompson Square is a husband and wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson.  To learn more, see their website at www.thompsonsquare.com.

Air National Guard Band to perform

BRIGHAM CITY — The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast will perform at 7:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on July 4th at Rees Pioneer Park, 800 West & Forest Street in Brigham City. 

Brigham City’s fireworks display will follow the performances after dark.

Organizers said only limited bleacher seating is available for the concerts and the fireworks and recommends that visitors bring a blanket or chair to ensure their comfort. 

The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast supports the global Air Force, including Air National Guard missions, by fostering patriotism and providing musical services for the military community as well as the general public. The band’s primary mission is to serve communities throughout California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Recent deployments include Peru, Guyana, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries throughout the Middle East. 

 

 

Memorial fund 

for victim

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A memorial fund for stabbing victim Kaylynn Spackman has been set up in her name at local America First Credit Unions. 

Money for the account will go toward funeral expenses and other financial obligations. 

Spackman was the 75th Air Base Wing and installation Director of Information Protection. 

She leaves behind three children. 

Joe Joseph Castillo was arrested earlier this week for stabbing his estranged wife.

Blood Drive 

planned Friday

MountainStar Health will hold a base-wide blood drive 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday in Bldg. 568 (Medical Training).

Those wishing to donate can make an appointment by going to the following link: http://vols.pt/KE&Bx3. Volunteers can choose from 15 minute time-blocks throughout the day. Donors should plan 60 minutes for the entire process.

Base-wide blood drives are held each month and are sponsored by either the American Red Cross or MountainStar. The drives for the rest of the year will occur on the following Fridays: July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. 

Group gives away $50 dinner cards

As a patriotic gesture to support the military and first responders, several Bountiful/Salt Lake City/Tooele area dealerships of the Performance Automotive Group, are giving away $50 dinner cards just for stopping by to say hello. The cards can be used at more than 18,000 participating restaurants nationwide.

The dealerships are doing this in conjunction with Thanks-A-Bunch for Keeping Us Safe, a non-profit 501c3 charity (www.thanksabunch.org ). The giveaway began Friday and will last through Monday. The offer applies to active or retired military, or a police officer, firefighter or paramedic.

The following care dealers are participating: Toyota Bountiful, 2380 S. Main St., Bountiful; Performance Honda Bountiful, 2215 S. 500 W, Bountiful; Performance Ford Lincoln, 1800 S. Main St., Bountiful; and, Performance Auto Mall Tooele, 1041 N. Main St., Tooele.

State recognizes military heroes

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert signed HCR-1-S-01 “Call Your Military Hero Day” sponsored by Rep. Janice Fisher. 

The resolution designates July 3 as a day where people across the state are encouraged to reach out and take a personal interest in the lives of veterans and active duty military personnel.

“This is a way for us to continue saying thank you to those people who risk their lives for our freedom,” Fisher said. “For all veterans — men and women, young and old, in all branches of the military — the weight of war stays with you for life, and the weight of our gratitude should too. You never know what a small message of love and thanks can do for someone’s life.”

Commemoration needs volunteers

The Hill AFB Vietnam War Commemoration Committee is soliciting for additional personnel, military or civilian, to be a part of a committee responsible for organizing and executing events honoring Vietnam Veterans.

The commemoration is a 13-year Congressional initiative developed to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the U.S. and to thank and honor the families of these veterans. This is a long term commitment extending into 2015 and beyond. 

Personnel wishing to be involved as a committee member or a volunteer for future events need to contact Master Sgt. Kevin Hammer at 801-777-4139 or by email (preferred) at Kevin.Hammer@us.af.mil and/or 2nd Lieutenant Amy Polaneczky at 801-777-5684 or by email (preferred) at Amy.Polaneczky.1@us.af.mil. Please include a short narrative about yourself and how you would like to be involved for all email inquiries.

Additional information can be found at www.VietnamWar50th.com. 

Junior enlisted coffee talk events

A new coffee bar is now open from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Junior Enlisted Recreation Center (Bldg. 524) and coincides with a “coffee talk” event, held for junior enlisted Airmen to voice questions and concerns with installation leaders.

Fundraising regulations

Hill AFB organizations may conduct two fundraising events per quarter, but the events must be approved via staff summary sheet, in accordance with AFI 34-223-AFI 36-3101.

The 75 FSS/CL is the approving authority for all booster clubs or private organizations. 

Requests should be routed at least 10-15 days prior to the event. 

For more information, contact Monika Johns at 801-775-6793 or monika.johns@us.af.mil. 

Immunizations requirements

The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations.

The requirement for a hepatitis B vaccination began appearing on service members’ individual medical readiness lists on March 28.

Members have 365 days to complete the three-shot series before they are flagged for non-compliance.

The hepatitis B vaccine is given in three doses.

• Dose 1 is given.

• Dose 2 must be given at least 30 days after dose 1.

• Dose 3 must be given at least 60 days after dose 2, and at least 120 days after dose 1.

Commanders should ensure their Unit Health Monitors notify members of this requirement. Immediate action is recommended because it takes at least four months to complete the series. Service members can check their IMR status online by visiting the Air Force Surgeon Generals website at https://imr.afms.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx.

Protestant

service offered

The Hill AFB Chapel is offering a new Protestant Community Worship Service at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A Children’s Club will be available during the service. 

For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Lukus Counterman at 801-775-4170.

Training days designated

The 75th Air Base Wing has designated the second Wednesday of each month as a “Training Day.” 

The training days schedule is July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. During these training days, the 75th Medical Group, including the base pharmacy, will be closed.

The only Medical Group exception is the Occupational Medicine Services (civilian) Clinic, Bldg. 249.

No changes will be made to the appointment process. 

Other ABW Organizations will be open, but with minimal staff. 

Customers are recommended to conduct business on other days of each month.

The Landing gets new hours

The Landing (Bldg. 450) has new hours.

The new hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A pasta buffet will be offered every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7. Club members save an additional $1.

Drug testing location moves

Drug testing is now at 5835 D Avenue, Bldg. 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Hill AFB clinic.

This move has been under way for nearly three years.

Not only will the staff have the resources they need to conduct their mission, the building will provide customers with a more central location, decreasing time away from work for testing.

Drug Demand Reduction is a critical program to ensure the health and wellness of a fit and ready fighting force. 

Walk-in service ends at Tricare

The 75th Medical Group TRICARE Service Center closed April 1.

Walk-in service is no longer be provided CONUS impacting 200 TRICARE Service Centers stateside. 

This change is an effort by the Department of Defense to manage costs and is estimated to save $254 million over the next five years. 

Military members, their family members and all other TRICARE eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to utilize United Healthcare Military and Veterans toll free number at 877-988-9378 or their website at www.uhcmilitarywest.com for all TRICARE related issues and questions.

Beneficiaries can perform all administrative tasks online or by phone. 

Hill’s Tricare office was run in concert with the base’s 75th Medical Group. The office was at 7321 Balmer St. Bldg. 570.

Beneficiaries can get more information and sign up for updates at www.tricare.mil/tsc or call 1-877-988-WEST.

HAFB movie

theater reopens

The Base Theater shows newly released movies for free. 

Three movies are shown every Saturday at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

There is a snack bar that helps support initiatives of the base’s First Four organization. 

Snacks are available for reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Evan A. Henslee, A1C at 770-508-8549 or evan.henslee@us.af.mil.

Fitness centers change in hours

Hours at the Warrior and Hess Fitness Centers are Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and holidays/family days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Warrior Fitness Center offers a weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a climbing wall and indoor running/walking track. 

The Hess fitness center offers an indoor pool, a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, a family fitness area, a martial art room and an indoor tennis court.

Call 801-777-2762 for more information.

—Hilltop Times staff

Col. Ronald Jolly Jr.


MountainStar plans blood drives

June 26, 2014

MountainStar Health will hold a base-wide blood drive 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 27 in Bldg. 568 (Medical Training).

Those wishing to donate can make an appointment by going to the following link: http://vols.pt/KE&Bx3. Volunteers can choose from 15 minute time-blocks throughout the day. Donors should plan 60 minutes for the entire process.

Base-wide blood drives are held each month and are sponsored by either the American Red Cross or MountainStar. The drives for the rest of the year will occur on the following Fridays: June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. 

Change of command July 2

A new commander will take charge of the 75th Air Base Wing during a formal change of command ceremony here at 9 a.m. July 2. 

Col. Ronald E. Jolly, Sr., will assume command of the 75th ABW from Col. Kathryn L. Kolbe. 

The 75th ABW commander is directly responsible for providing installation support for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, two fighter wings, and 61 other associate units, totaling 24,000 active duty, civilian and contractor personnel. Additionally, the commander directly supports Air and Space Expeditionary Forces operations and has base support responsibility for the operation of the 1,500-square-mile Utah Test and Training Range.

Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, Commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, will officiate the ceremony.

Jolly currently serves at Hill AFB and is the Deputy Commander for Maintenance, Ogden Air Logistics Complex. Previous to this assignment, he served as the Chief of Staff for Headquarters, U.S. Central Command Directorate of Logistics and Engineering at MacDill AFB, Fla.

Sesame Street visits Utah

The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families – the USO’s longest running, free traveling tour based on Sesame Street’s military family initiative -- will visit Utah Tuesday, July 1.

The group will give two performances at Northridge High School in Layton at 2 and 7 p.m. The event is open to any military (not just active duty) and family members. IDs will be checked at the door.

The tour features several Sesame Street characters along with Katie, who was created exclusively for this tour and was first introduced to military families in April 2011 by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden at a Joining Forces rally in Columbus, Ohio.

Free tickets to Raptors Game

Hill Air Force Base just received free tickets to The Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors at 7 p.m., Aug. 8. The Raptors will play the Helena Brewers.

This is an annual event that is sponsored by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee, or MAC, and the Ogden Raptors organization to show support for all the members of Team Hill and their families. This is a family event, and there is no limit on the number of tickets per individual.

The 75th ABW PA Office asks organizations to appointment someone to pick up tickets for the organization. Tickets are available in the 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 1102 (Room 115).

Volunteers needed for observance

Volunteers are needed to help plan and commemorate the annual American Indian/Alaskan Native Observance in November. For more information, contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 801-777-4857 or email Greg Boykin at gregory.boykin@us.af.mil.

Lane Restrictions on Wardleigh Road 

The 75th Civil Engineer Group has contracted a utilities project for Canberra Street that requires the contractor to trench across Wardleigh Road to make connection into the existing sanitary sewer on the south side of Wardleigh Road.

This effort is scheduled through July 12, weather permitting. Wardleigh Road north of Bldg. 849, starting at east end of Bldg. 55, will be partially closed during this project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each way.  Accessibility will be maintained as deemed safe around construction equipment.

During the days of the air show, June 26-29, all four traffic lanes will be open for traffic by placing metal plates over the trenched area.

Access from Wardleigh Road into the parking lot on the north side of Bldg. (parking lot # 49A) will be restricted during this time. Those who use this parking lot will still have access from the east.

For more information, contact the project manager for the work, Harold Gulso, at 801-777-2089.

Davis Arts Council recognizes Hill

The Davis Arts Council plans a Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Concert featuring Thompson Square Aug. 21 at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m., and Team Hill employees can purchase 2-for-1 tickets for $34. The tickets are normally $34 each. The limit is two 2-for-1 tickets. The tickets can be purchased at the Davis Arts Council Office at 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. The event is sponsored by Boeing.

Thompson Square is a husband and wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson.  To learn more, see their website at www.thompsonsquare.com.

Air National Guard Band to perform

BRIGHAM CITY — The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast will perform at 7:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on July 4th at Rees Pioneer Park, 800 West & Forest Street in Brigham City. 

Brigham City’s fireworks display will follow the performances after dark.

Organizers said only limited bleacher seating is available for the concerts and the fireworks and recommends that visitors bring a blanket or chair to ensure their comfort. 

The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast supports the global Air Force, including Air National Guard missions, by fostering patriotism and providing musical services for the military community as well as the general public. The band’s primary mission is to serve communities throughout California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Recent deployments include Peru, Guyana, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries throughout the Middle East. 

Memorial fund for victim

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A memorial fund for stabbing victim Kaylynn Spackman has been set up in her name at local America First Credit Unions. 

Money for the account will go toward funeral expenses and other financial obligations. 

Spackman was the 75th Air Base Wing and installation Director of Information Protection. 

State recognizes military heroes

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert signed HCR-1-S-01 “Call Your Military Hero Day” sponsored by Rep. Janice Fisher. 

The resolution designates July 3 as a day where people across the state are encouraged to reach out and take a personal interest in the lives of veterans and active duty military personnel.

“This is a way for us to continue saying thank you to those people who risk their lives for our freedom,” Fisher said. “For all veterans — men and women, young and old, in all branches of the military — the weight of war stays with you for life, and the weight of our gratitude should too. You never know what a small message of love and thanks can do for someone’s life.”

Junior enlisted coffee talk events

A new coffee bar is now open from 6:30-7:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Junior Enlisted Recreation Center (Bldg. 524) and coincides with a “coffee talk” event, held for junior enlisted Airmen to voice questions and concerns with installation leaders.

Fundraising regulations

Hill AFB organizations may conduct two fundraising events per quarter, but the events must be approved via staff summary sheet, in accordance with AFI 34-223-AFI 36-3101.

The 75 FSS/CL is the approving authority for all booster clubs or private organizations. 

Requests should be routed at least 10-15 days prior to the event. 

For more information, contact Monika Johns at 801-775-6793 or monika.johns@us.af.mil. 

Immunizations requirements

The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations.

The requirement for a hepatitis B vaccination began appearing on service members’ individual medical readiness lists on March 28.

Commanders should ensure their Unit Health Monitors notify members of this requirement. Immediate action is recommended because it takes at least four months to complete the series. Service members can check their IMR status online by visiting the Air Force Surgeon Generals website at https://imr.afms.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx.

Protestant service offered

The Hill AFB Chapel is offering a new Protestant Community Worship Service at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A Children’s Club will be available during the service. 

For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Lukus Counterman at 801-775-4170.

Training days designated

The 75th Air Base Wing has designated the second Wednesday of each month as a “Training Day.” 

The training days schedule is July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. During these training days, the 75th Medical Group, including the base pharmacy, will be closed.

The only Medical Group exception is the Occupational Medicine Services (civilian) Clinic, Bldg. 249.

No changes will be made to the appointment process. 

Other ABW Organizations will be open, but with minimal staff. 

Customers are recommended to conduct business on other days of each month.

The Landing gets new hours

The Landing (Bldg. 450) has new hours.

The new hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 

A pasta buffet will be offered every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7. Club members save an additional $1.

Drug testing location moves

Drug testing is now at 5835 D Avenue, Bldg. 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Hill AFB clinic.

This move has been under way for nearly three years.

Not only will the staff have the resources they need to conduct their mission, the building will provide customers with a more central location, decreasing time away from work for testing.

Drug Demand Reduction is a critical program to ensure the health and wellness of a fit and ready fighting force. 

Walk-in service ends at Tricare

The 75th Medical Group TRICARE Service Center closed April 1.

Walk-in service is no longer be provided CONUS impacting 200 TRICARE Service Centers stateside. 

This change is an effort by the Department of Defense to manage costs and is estimated to save $254 million over the next five years. 

Military members, their family members and all other TRICARE eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to utilize United Healthcare Military and Veterans toll free number at 877-988-9378 or their website at www.uhcmilitarywest.com for all TRICARE related issues and questions.

Beneficiaries can perform all administrative tasks online or by phone. 

Hill’s Tricare office was run in concert with the base’s 75th Medical Group. The office was at 7321 Balmer St. Bldg. 570.

Beneficiaries can get more information and sign up for updates at www.tricare.mil/tsc or call 1-877-988-WEST.

HAFB movie theater reopens

The Base Theater shows newly released movies for free. 

Three movies are shown every Saturday at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

There is a snack bar that helps support initiatives of the base’s First Four organization. 

Snacks are available for reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Evan A. Henslee, A1C at 770-508-8549 or evan.henslee@us.af.mil.

Fitness centers change in hours

Hours at the Warrior and Hess Fitness Centers are Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and holidays/family days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Warrior Fitness Center offers a weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a climbing wall and indoor running/walking track. 

The Hess fitness center offers an indoor pool, a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, a family fitness area, a martial art room and an indoor tennis court.

Call 801-777-2762 for more information.

Federal Women’s Lunch & Learn

The Federal Women’s Program will host free Lunch & Learn events June 12 and July 10 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall at the Base Chapel (Bldg. 445).

On June 12 Mary Ann Clare will present “Ace the Interview.” On July 10, Deb Finn-Nokes will present “TSP and Other Retirement Strategies.”

Group gives away $50 dinner cards

As a patriotic gesture to support the military and first responders, several Bountiful/Salt Lake City/Tooele area dealerships of the Performance Automotive Group, are giving away $50 dinner cards just for stopping by to say hello. The cards can be used at more than 18,000 participating restaurants nationwide.

The dealerships are doing this in conjunction with Thanks-A-Bunch for Keeping Us Safe, a non-profit 501c3 charity (www.thanksabunch.org ). The giveaway began Friday and will last through Monday. The offer applies to active or retired military, or a police officer, firefighter or paramedic.

The following care dealers are participating: Toyota Bountiful, 2380 S. Main St., Bountiful; Performance Honda Bountiful, 2215 S. 500 W, Bountiful; Performance Ford Lincoln, 1800 S. Main St., Bountiful; and, Performance Auto Mall Tooele, 1041 N. Main St., Tooele.

—Hilltop Times staff