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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

Members of the Air Force Tops in Blue Team invite members of the audience from Alabama on to stage to help sing Sweet Home Alabama during a performance at the Davis Conference Center in Layton on June 13.


Memorial fund for victim

June 19, 2014

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. 

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. 

UTA holds ‘Open Bus’ event

The Utah Transit Authority will hold an “Open Bus” meeting in the base theater parking lot June 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

There will be a bus to walk through, information tables with bus routes and schedules and UTA personnel will be available to answer questions. Seven-day transit passes for trips on FrontRunner, Regular and Premium Bus Service, Bus Rapid Transit, TRAX, Light Rail & Street Car Light Rail will also be available for pick-up at the “Open Bus” event.

Free pizza will also be available.

Pride awareness activities planned

Pride Awareness Month activities continue this month with the following events:

Saturday, June 21: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Night, 4-9 p.m., at The Landing (free event). This event will celebrate LGBT heritage with various LGBT performers from throughout the greater Salt Lake City Area. 

Tuesday, June 24: LGBT Pride Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at The Landing. Guest Speaker will be Kristen Beck, transgendered former Navy SEAL.

The Pride Awareness Month Committee will also be collecting art supply donations for LGBT homeless youth throughout the month. Anyone who would like to make a donation should contact Master Sgt. Terry Gilbert at terry.gilbert@us.af.mil or call 801-777-2716. 

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

Books, movies for sale at BX

The Team Hill Combined Federal Campaign Book & Movie Sale will continue today at the Base Exchange’s Main Entrance from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will go toward administrative costs for the upcoming CFC. For more information about CFC, contact Brenda Christy at 801-777-7148.

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 June 21 through July 12, weather permitting. On approximately June 21, Wardleigh Road north of Bldg. 849, starting at the east end of Bldg. 55, will be partially closed. 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 to June 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. 849 (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.

Questar working on new pipeline

Questar Gas and National Pipeline is continuing potholing to identify underground utilities for work associated with a new pipeline across the base. This work will occur 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22.

There could also be short term lane closures on the weekend along South Gate Drive, Balmer and Weiner Streets during the potholing effort. For more information about this work, contact Dave Abbott at 801-777-5944.

Hill appreciation concert Aug. 21

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.

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 July 1.

The group will give two performances at Northridge High School in Layton at 2 and 7 p.m. The event is for active-duty military families only, and 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.

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.”

Volunteers sought for air show

The Team Hill Airshow Committee is seeking volunteers to help with the June 28-29 Warriors Over the Wasatch Airshow.

Volunteers are needed to: 

• Assist with the June 27 rehearsal activities

• Work shifts of 7 a.m.-6 p.m., June 28-29 during the airshow (some requirements can be broken from full day to half-day blocks)

• Do an early morning FOD walk on June 30 after the two-day airshow.

The volunteer help is needed with everything from security, parking and crowd control to helping with display aircraft and booths to helping at the Hill Aerospace Museum.

For more information or to volunteer, contact group level POCs or Senior Master Sgt. Curtis McGehee at 801-777-4539 or email Curtis.mcgehee@us.af.mil.

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.

MountainStar plans blood drives

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. 

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.

— Hilltop Times staff

 

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

 

 

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.

Memorial Service planned Friday


Memorial Service planned Friday

June 12, 2014

A memorial service in honor of Kaylynn Spackman will be held Friday at 3 p.m., at the Base Chapel.

For those without base access, plan to arrive 45 minutes early.

Spackman, the installation director of Information Protection with the 75th Air Base Wing, died Friday.

“Members of Team Hill are saddened by the loss of one our own,” said Col. Kathryn L. Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing and installation commander. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and co-workers. They should know we are grateful for everything she did for the Air Force and to support the Team Hill mission. She was a valued member of our team, and she will be dearly missed.”

Spackman’s family established a memorial fund in her name at local American First credit unions. Money collected for the KayLynn Spackman Memorial Account will be used to pay for funeral expenses  and other financial challenges connected with her sudden loss. To donate, visit any American First branch.

UTA holds ‘Open Bus’ event

The Utah Transit Authority will hold an “Open Bus” meeting in the base theater parking lot June 19, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

There will be a bus to walk through, information tables with bus routes and schedules and UTA personnel will be available to answer questions. Free pizza will also be available.

TOP III hosts golf tourney

Hill’s Top III plans a golf tournament/best ball scramble Friday at the Hubbard Golf Course. Check-in for the event will start at 7:30 a.m., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

The event is open to all military and civilians and cost is $65 per person or $260 per four-person team. Fee includes cart and lunch. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.

For more information, conrtact Master Sgt. Robert Brown at 801-777-5501 or Master Sgt. Tricia Bishop at 801-777-3306.

Motorcyclists participate in ‘See Me Save Me’ Ride

The base and surrounding communities are likely to see a large group of motorcyclists lined up and riding the streets today.

The fifth annual See Me, Save Me Campaign ride will stage at the Hill Motorcycle Safety Training Range  (east of the South Gate Visitor’s Center) at 10:30 a.m., head out the Roy Gate at approximately 11 a.m., ride a circular route through local communities and finish at the Hill Aerospace Museum. 

All off-base riders who would like to join the campaign ride may stage at the Hill Aerospace Museum at 10:45 a.m. and follow the group as it leaves the Roy Gate.

The See Me Save Me Campaign is a safety initiative to encourage motorists to take a second look, specifically for motorcycle riders and other smaller traffic, such as bicyclists and pedestrians.

Pride month activities planned

Pride Awareness Month activities continue in June with the following events:

June 21: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Night, 4-9 p.m., at The Landing (free event). This event will celebrate LGBT heritage with various LGBT performers from throughout the greater Salt Lake City Area. 

 June 24: LGBT Pride Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at The Landing. Guest Speaker will be Kristen Beck, transgendered former Navy SEAL.

The Pride Awareness Month Committee will also be collecting art supply donations for LGBT homeless youth throughout the month. Anyone who would like to make a donation should contact Master Sgt. Terry Gilbert at terry.gilbert@us.af.mil or call 801-777-2716. 

Clearfield City’s Talent Show

Applications are being accepted for individuals and groups wishing to share their talent at Clearfield City’s “We’ve Got Talent Show” planned for Friday, July 4, at 2 p.m. at Fisher Park, 934 South 1000 East, Clearfield. 

The “We’ve Got Talent” show is part of Clearfield City’s Fourth of July Celebration, the city’s biggest event of the year. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

The show audition deadline has been extended to Friday. Auditions are open to all ages and talents, and you do not have to be a resident of Clearfield to participate. Auditions will be held June 20, at 7 p.m., at the North Davis Jr. High Commons stage, 835 S. State Street, Clearfield. The public is welcome to attend the auditions.

 Applications can be found on the city website (www.clearfieldcity.org), the Clearfield Community Services Department, 55 S. State Street, or Clearfield Aquatic Center, 825 S. State Street. You can also request to have an application emailed to you by calling 801-525-2796.

The talent show entry fee is $15 (individual or group). For questions call City Councilmember Keri Benson 801-866-6450.

Openings in

SpotsBike Course

There are still openings in a June 19 SportBikeRiderCourse for active duty or reserve military. This course is required to ride the bikes on Hill AFB (in accordance with Air Force Instruction 91-207 or Department of Defense Instruction 6055.04).

Sign-up is available at the Hill AFB Motorcycle Training Sign-up Website at:   https://wbhill06p.hill.af.mil/moto/. For more information, see the FAQ/FYI folder at the site or email the 75 ABW/SEG Motorcycle Safety Program Office at:  hill.mc.pgm.mgr@us.af.mil, or call 801-777-3333, option 2 and someone will assist you.

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 e-mail inquiries.

Additional information can be found at www.VietnamWar50th.com

Volunteers sought for Air Show

The Team Hill Airshow Committee is seeking volunteers to help with the June 28-29 Warriors Over the Wasatch Airshow.

Volunteers are needed to: 

• Assist with the June 27 rehearsal activities

•  Work shifts of 7 a.m.-6 p.m., June 28-29 during the airshow (some requirements can be broken from full day to half-day blocks)

•  Do an early morning FOD walk on June 30 after the two-day airshow.

The volunteer help is needed with everything from security, parking and crowd control to helping with display aircraft and booths to helping at the Hill Aerospace Museum.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Senior Master Sgt. Curtis McGehee at 801-777-4539 or email Curtis.mcgehee@us.af.mil.

Questar continues work for pipeline

Questar Gas and National Pipeline will continue potholing to identify underground utilities for work associated with a new pipeline across the base. This work will occur 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 and again on June 21-22.

No parking restrictions are anticipated during the work week, but there could be periodic parking area closures along the route. There could also be short term lane closures on the weekends along South Gate Drive, Balmer and Weiner Streets during the potholing effort.

For more information about this work, contact Dave Abbott at 801-777-5944.

Volunteers needed for observance

Volunteers are needed to help plan and commemorate the annual American Indian/Alaskan Native Observance in November.

A meeting for those interested in volunteering will be held today from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Equal Opportunity  Office Conference Room, Bldg. 1294 South End.

For more information, contact the EO Office at 801-777-4857 or email Greg Boykin at gregory.boykin@us.af.mil.

CFC collecting books and movies 

The Team Hill Combined Federal Campaign committee is collecting gently used or new books and movies for an upcoming sale.

The donations will be accepted any time through Friday at the following locations:

Bldg. 58 (Point of Contact: Master Sgt. David Rogala); Bldg. 570 (Master Sgt. Rachel Smith); Bldg. 1160, Bay 6 (Christine Ruiz); Bldg. 1205 (Master Sgt. Raul Gonzales); Bldg. 1206 (Brenda Christy); Bldg. 1213 (Jeni Hadden); Bldg. 1224 (Rachael Morse) and Bldg. 1289 (Nichole Hill, Andrea Lamar or Larry Lemmon).

The CFC Book & Movie Sale will be held June 18-19 at the Base Exchange’s Main Entrance from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will go toward administrative costs for the upcoming CFC.

For more information about CFC, contact Brenda Christy at 801-777-7148.

Blood Drives 

held monthly

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. 

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.”

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

 

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.

In The Know for May 29th


In The Know for May 29th

June 5, 2014

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: June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. 

HAFB fighter wings conduct night flying

The 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will conduct night flying missions during a surge exercise Tuesday through June 5. Local residents may hear F-16s flying during the night hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying skills.

The active-duty 388th FW and Reserve 419th FW are required to train at night to maintain their readiness and all-weather capabilities. A surge exercise also provides a valuable opportunity to evaluate aircraft maintenance resiliency and operational agility.

The wings limit their night operations to what is required to remain proficient in night-flying training. When on the surge schedule, the wings will increase their normal day-to-day workload and conduct missions from approximately 6 a.m. until just before midnight.

For more information, please contact Richard Essary, Hill AFB Public Affairs, at 801-777-2284 or Kari Tilton, 419th FW Public Affairs, at 801-777-2713.

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 car 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.

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.”

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. 

Volunteers sought for air show

The Team Hill Airshow Committee is seeking volunteers to help with the June 28-29 Warriors Over the Wasatch Airshow.

Volunteers are needed to: 

• Assist with the June 27 rehearsal activities

• Work shifts of 7 a.m.-6 p.m., June 28-29 during the airshow (some requirements can be broken from full day to half-day blocks)

• Do an early morning FOD walk on June 30 after the two-day airshow.

The volunteer help is needed with everything from security, parking and crowd control to helping with display aircraft and booths to helping at the Hill Aerospace Museum.

For more information or to volunteer, contact group level POCs or Senior Master Sgt. Curtis McGehee at 801-777-4539 or email Curtis.mcgehee@us.af.mil.

Questar begins work for pipeline

Questar Gas and National Pipeline will be potholing to identify underground utilities for a new pipeline that will run across the base.

This work will occur 8 a.m.-5 p.m., beginning June 8, and continue on the weekends of June 14-15, and June 21-22. No parking restrictions are anticipated during the work week, but there could be periodic parking area closures along the route. There could also be short term lane closures on the weekends along South Gate Drive, Balmer and Weiner Streets during the potholing effort.

For more information about this work, contact Dave Abbott, 75th Civil Engineer Squadron, at 801-777-5944.

CFC collecting books and movies 

The Team Hill Combined Federal Campaign committee is collecting gently used or new books and movies for an upcoming sale.

The donations will be accepted any time until June 13 at the following locations:

Bldg. 58 (Point of Contact: Master Sgt. David Rogala); Bldg. 570 (Master Sgt. Rachel Smith); Bldg. 1160, Bay 6 (Christine Ruiz); Bldg. 1205 (Master Sgt. Raul Gonzales); Bldg. 1206 (Brenda Christy); Bldg. 1213 (Jeni Hadden); Bldg. 1224 (Rachael Morse) and Bldg. 1289 (Nichole Hill, Andrea Lamar or Larry Lemmon).

The CFC Book & Movie Sale will be held June 18-19 at the Base Exchange’s Main Entrance from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will go toward administrative costs for the upcoming CFC. 

For more information about CFC, contact Brenda Christy at 801-777-7148.

Tops In Blue to perform here

Tops in Blue, the Air Force’s expeditionary entertainment unit, will perform here June 13.

The performance is planned at the Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West, Layton. The event is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not required. Doors will open at 6:15 and the show will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

TOPS IN BLUE s one of the oldest and most widely traveled entertainment groups of its kind. Composed of 35-40 Air Force personnel selected in a multi-level competition, the group includes vocalists, musicians, dancers and technicians. Their primary purpose is to perform for military personnel and their families through the world.

The 2014 tour is a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of TOPS IN BLUE. This year’s tour will feature sounds of Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Pink and others. The event will also showcase country music of artists like Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and the Pistol Annies. There will also be patriotic music that honors the nation and its heroes.

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.

—Hilltop Times staff

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 June 11, 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.

In The Know for June 5


In The Know for June 5

June 5, 2014

Suicide prevention topic of town hall 

A Suicide Prevention Town Hall Luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday at The Landing.

The event will include speakers: Jamie Nagle, the mayor of Syracuse; Dr. Craig Bryan from the University of Utah; and, Dan Clark, a motivational speaker and longtime friend of the military. 

Free lunch will be served, and a number of community helping agencies will set up display tables to share information with attendees. A civilian release letter and electronic invitation will be sent to everyone on base; RSVP is required.

 For more information about the town hall luncheon, call Dr. Marc Ybaben on 801-777-1155.

Tops in Blue performs 

Tops in Blue, the Air Force’s expeditionary entertainment unit, will perform locally June 13.

The performance will be at the Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West, Layton. The event is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not required. Doors will open at 6:15 and the show will be from 7-9:30 p.m.

Tops in Blue is one of the oldest and most widely traveled entertainment groups of its kind. Composed of 35-40 Air Force personnel selected in a multi-level competition, the group includes vocalists, musicians, dancers and technicians. Their primary duty is to perform for military personnel and their families through the world.

The 2014 tour is a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Tops in Blue. This year’s tour features sounds of Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Pink and others. The event will also showcase country music of artists like Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and the Pistol Annies. There will also be patriotic music that honors the nation and its heroes.

Motorcyclists ride for See Me Save Me

The base and surrounding communities are likely to see a large group of motorcyclists lined up and riding the streets June 12.

The fifth annual See Me, Save Me Campaign ride will start at the Hill Motorcycle Safety Training Range (east of the South Gate Visitor’s Center) at 10:30 a.m., head out the Roy Gate at approximately 11 a.m., ride a loop through local communities and finish at the Hill Aerospace Museum. 

All off-base riders who would like to join the campaign ride may stage at the Hill Aerospace Museum at 10:45 a.m. and follow the group as it leaves the Roy Gate.

The See Me Save Me Campaign is a safety initiative to encourage motorists to take a second look, specifically for motorcycle riders and other smaller traffic, such as bicyclists and pedestrians.

Pride awareness activities planned

June has been designated as Pride Awareness Month and the following events are planned here:

Wednesday: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Expo at Centennial Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This event will promote LGBT awareness supported by various LGBT organizations from throughout the greater Salt Lake City area. This will include informational booths, food, and other informational speakers.

June 21: LGBT Pride Night, 4-9 p.m., at The Landing (free event). This event will celebrate LGBT heritage with various LGBT performers from throughout the greater Salt Lake City Area. 

 June 24: LGBT Pride Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at The Landing. Guest Speaker will be Kristen Beck, transgendered former Navy SEAL.

The Pride Awareness Month Committee will also be collecting art supply donations for LGBT homeless youth throughout the month. Anyone who would like to make a donation should contact Master Sgt. Terry Gilbert at terry.gilbert@us.af.mil or call (801) 777-2716. 

Women only motorcycle course

The 75th Air Base Wing Safety Office will offer a Women Only BasicRiderCourse2 (BRC2) July 11.

The class is open to active duty military (who need this course in accordance with Air Force Instruction 91-207), Defense Department civilians, military retirees and family members or long term contractors.

Course sign-up is available at the Hill AFB Motorcycle Training Sign-up website at: https://wbhill06p.hill.af.mil/moto. Those unable to use the website can call 801-777-3333, option 2, to sign up for the course.

Openings available in SportBike Course

There are still openings in a June 19 Military SportsBike RiderCourse for active duty or reserve military. This course is required to ride the bikes on Hill AFB (in accordance with Air Force Instruction 91-207 or Department of Defense Instruction 6055.04).

Sign-up is available at the Hill AFB Motorcycle Training Sign-up Website at:  https://wbhill06p.hill.af.mil/moto. For more information, see the FAQ/FYI folder at the site or email the 75 ABW/SEG Motorcycle Safety Program Office at: hill.mc.pgm.mgr@us.af.mil, or call 801-777-3333, option 2 and someone will assist you.

Clearfield city’s ‘We’ve Got Talent’

Applications are being accepted for individuals and groups wishing to share their talent at Clearfield city’s “We’ve Got Talent Show” planned for Friday, July 4, at 2 p.m. at Fisher Park, 934 S. 1000 East, Clearfield. 

The “We’ve Got Talent” show is part of Clearfield city’s Fourth of July Celebration, the city’s biggest event of the year. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

The show audition deadline has been extended to June 13. Auditions are open to all ages and talents, and you do not have to be a resident of Clearfield to participate. Auditions will be held June 9, and June 20, at 7 p.m., at the North Davis Jr. High Commons stage, 835 S. State St., Clearfield. The public is welcome to attend the auditions.

 Applications can be found on the city website (www.clearfieldcity.org), the Clearfield Community Services Department, 55 S. State Street, or Clearfield Aquatic Center, 825 S. State St. You can also request to have an application emailed to you by calling 801-525-2796.

The talent show entry fee is $15 (individual or group). For questions call City Councilmember Keri Benson 801-866-6450.

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

Volunteers sought for Air Show

The Team Hill Airshow Committee is seeking volunteers to help with the June 28-29 Warriors Over the Wasatch Airshow.

Volunteers are needed to: 

• Assist with the June 27 rehearsal activities

• Work shifts of 7 a.m.-6 p.m., June 28-29 during the airshow (some requirements can be broken from full day to half-day blocks)

• Do an early morning FOD walk on June 30 after the two-day airshow.

The volunteer help is needed with everything from security, parking and crowd control to helping with display aircraft and booths to helping at the Hill Aerospace Museum.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Senior Master Sgt. Curtis McGehee at 777-4539 or e-mail Curtis.mcgehee@us.af.mil.

Questar Gas begins work for pipeline

Questar Gas and National Pipeline will be potholing to identify underground utilities for work associated with a new pipeline across the base. This work will occur 8 a.m.-5 p.m., beginning Sunday, and continue on the weekends of June 14-15, and June 21-22.

No parking restrictions are anticipated during the work week, but there could be periodic parking area closures along the route. There could also be short term lane closures on the weekends along South Gate Drive, Balmer and Weiner Streets during the potholing effort.

For more information about this work, contact Dave Abbott at 801-777-5944.

Federal Women’s Lunch & Learn

The Federal Women’s Program will host a free Lunch & Learn event June 12 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall at the Base Chapel (Bldg. 445). Maryanne Clare will present “Ace the Interview.” 

CFC collecting books, movies

The Team Hill Combined Federal Campaign committee is collecting gently used or new books and movies for an upcoming sale.

The donations will be accepted any time through June 13 at the following locations:

Bldg. 58 (Point of Contact: Master Sgt. David Rogala); Bldg. 570 (Master Sgt. Rachel Smith); Bldg. 1160, Bay 6 (Christine Ruiz); Bldg. 1205 (Master Sgt. Raul Gonzales); Bldg. 1206 (Brenda Christy); Bldg. 1213 (Jeni Hadden); Bldg. 1224 (Rachael Morse) and Bldg. 1289 (Nichole Hill, Andrea Lamar or Larry Lemmon).

The CFC Book & Movie Sale will be held June 18-19 at the Base Exchange’s Main Entrance from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will go toward administrative costs for the upcoming CFC.

For more information about CFC, contact Brenda Christy at 801-777-7148.

Blood Drives 

planned monthly

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. 

HAFB fighter wings conduct night flying

The 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will conduct night flying missions during a surge exercise through today. Local residents may hear F-16s flying during the night hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying skills.

The active-duty 388th FW and Reserve 419th FW are required to train at night to maintain their readiness and all-weather capabilities. A surge exercise also provides a valuable opportunity to evaluate aircraft maintenance resiliency and operational agility.

The wings limit their night operations to what is required to remain proficient in night-flying training. When on the surge schedule, the wings will increase their normal day-to-day workload and conduct missions from approximately 6 a.m. until just before midnight.

For more information, please contact Richard Essary, Hill AFB Public Affairs, at 801-777-2284 or Kari Tilton, 419th FW Public Affairs, at 801-777-2713.

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.”

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. 

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.

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.

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 June 11, 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.

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 provided. 

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.

— Hilltop Times Staff

 

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

Armed Forces Day concert


Armed Forces Day concert

May 1, 2014

A free Armed Forces Day will be from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on May 17 at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City.

Music Director Sterling Poulson conducts an evening honoring our men and women in the Armed Forces.

The concert includes a variety of music, including the great patriotic favorites you love to hear and ends with a spectacular fireworks display as the band plays John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.

There will be plenty of food fun and Support Service Booths to visit. 

Band schedule: 

• 4:30 p.m. – Donner Pass

• 5:30 p.m. – Gary Stoddard and the Usual Suspects 

• 6:30 p.m. – Steel Drum Line from West High School

• 7:30 p.m. – The Choral Arts Society of Utah and the Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band

Lane closure outside South Gate


Lane closure outside South Gate

May 1, 2014

Traffic leaving through the South Gate and turning west onto SR-193 will face lane restrictions beginning May 9. 

The restrictions are expected to last three days, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The restrictions are because of maintenance on one of the Air Force’s groundwater extraction wells, part of a groundwater cleanup system.

The restrictions are necessary to accommodate a safe work zone for crews performing the maintenance.

The right-turn lane will be available, but traffic will be diverted around the work zone and allowed to enter the turn lane closer to the intersection than normal. The disruption is expected to be minimal.

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