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In the Know

March 26, 2015

South Gate lane closed till mid-June

Construction at South Gate Drive and Balmer Road to add an additional lane of traffic to the outbound side of the South Gate will begin March 23 and is anticipated to conclude June 15. The construction will result in intermittent closures to one lane of traffic at the South Gate and South Gate Drive between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. In order to accommodate peak traffic during the lunch period, the Southwest Gate will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southwest Gate will remain closed on federal holidays and AFMC Family days.

For more information, call Sheila Hayes at 801-777- 2966. 

Gather early for Easter egg hunt

The Hill Aerospace Museum Easter Egg Hunt is at 10 a.m. March 28 on the grounds of the Hill Aerospace Museum, located east of Interstate 15 (Exit 338) in Roy. The public is invited.

Due to the popularity of the event in past years, organizers encourage attendees to arrive well in advance of the start to allow time to find parking. More than 10,000 plastic Easter eggs and treats will be available for kids to gather up. The hunts are separated by age group. 

For more information, contact Robb Alexander at 801-825-5936 or robbalexander@aerospaceutah.org.

Luncheon set for The Landing

A Sexual Assault Awareness Month Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 9 at The Landing. 

Guest speakers are Staff Sgt. Joshua and Allie Hobson. The menu is pecan-crusted chicken salad, roast turkey sandwich or vegetarian avocado sandwich. 

Tickets are $11.50 for club members, $13.50 for nonmembers.

Volunteers needed for educational events

The Cultural Resource Management Team is looking for volunteers to assist with Archaeology Day on May 2 at Salt Lake Community College South Campus and Heritage Day on May 9 at Union Station in Ogden. 

Volunteers should be ready to get their hands dirty and have fun helping children use clay to make Fremont figurines and paint pictograph stencils on rock tiles. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Anya Kitterman at 801-586-2464 or anya.kitterman@us.af.mil.

Retirement planning sessions coming up

A series of employee financial workshops are available for Team Hill to learn about financial preparation. 

The series will focus on the Thrift Savings Plan, annuities, and retirement and estate planning issues. 

Upcoming courses include: April 7 - Special Retirement Planning (for people retiring within a year); April 14 - Retirement Planning; and May 5 - Estate Planning. 

OSC spring bazaar set for April 29

The annual Hill Officers’ Spouses’ Club Spring Bazaar will be held  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29 at The Landing. 

More than 50 vendors offer gifts for every occasion, including Mother’s Day, as well as jewelry, baby items, decorations and much more. 

Admission is free and open to people with access to the base. 

Motorcycle Rodeo addresses safety

A Team Hill Motorcycle Rodeo will be held April 16 at Hill Air Force Base. 

The event, which is hosted by the Green Knights motorcycle club, will include a preseason motorcycle safety briefing at 8 a .m. and 3 p.m. at the base theater. Discussions will include changes to Air Force Instructions and Utah motorcycle laws, a motorcycle safety equipment demonstration, and presentations by Hill’s riding associations. 

Following the briefings, riders are encouraged to visit the main Base Exchange parking lot to visit with area motorcycle vendors, and see an “impaired” riding race and slow ride contest. Food will be available for purchase. 

For more information, email hill.mc.pgm.mgr@us.af.mil. 

Aerospace museum hosts Plane Talk

The Hill Aerospace Museum hosts a plane talk series featuring speakers related to the heritage of Hill AFB, the Air Force, other military branches, and many other subjects related to aerospace and the defense industry. 

Plane Talk is at 1 p.m. Saturdays in the museum auditorium. The March 28 speaker is Don Brown, of the U.S. Army. 

For more information, contact Robb Alexander at robbalexander@aerospaceutah.org. 

649th MUNS limits support in April

The 649th Munitions Squadron will be conducting a 100 percent inventory of its depot stockpile April 1-30. 

During the inventory, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by a group commander or equivalent. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Aaron Raboin at 801-586-2913, Staff Sgt. Heather Hunter at 801-586-8498, or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at 801-777-6574.

Base Tax Center open through April 15

The base tax center is open through April 15. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The center is located in the Poe Conference Center located in Building 1295.

This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve/Guard on Title 10 orders, dependents, and retirees.  If you have questions, call 801-777-1040.

Smoking cessation classes offered

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

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

AF officials seek award nominees

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

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

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

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



In the Know

March 19, 2015

South Gate Lane closure through June

Construction at South Gate Drive and Balmer Road to add an additional lane of traffic to the outbound side of the South Gate will begin March 23 and is anticipated to conclude June 15. The construction will result in intermittent closures to one lane of traffic at the South Gate and South Gate Drive between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. In order to accommodate peak traffic during the lunch period, the Southwest Gate will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southwest Gate will remain closed on federal holidays and AFMC Family days.

For more information, call Sheila Hayes at 801-777- 2966.

Hero2Hired Job Fair set for March 24

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

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

Motorcycle Rodeo addresses safety

A Team Hill Motorcycle Rodeo will be held April 16 at Hill Air Force Base. 

The event, which is hosted by the Green Knights motorcycle club, will include a preseason motorcycle safety briefing at 8 a .m. and 3 p.m. at the base theater. Discussions will include changes to Air Force Instructions and Utah motorcycle laws, a motorcycle safety equipment demonstration, and presentations by Hill’s riding associations. 

Following the briefings, riders are encouraged to visit the main Base Exchange parking lot to visit with area motorcycle vendors, and see an “impaired” riding race and slow ride contest. Food will be available for purchase. 

For more information, email hill.mc.pgm.mgr@us.af.mil. 

Hill AFB legal office closed this week

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

Aerospace museum hosts Plane Talks

The Hill Aerospace Museum hosts a plane talk series featuring speakers related to the heritage of Hill AFB, the Air Force, other military branches, and many other subjects related to aerospace and the defense industry. 

Plane Talk is at 1 p.m. Saturdays in the museum auditorium. On March 21 the speaker is Lynn P. Beens, B-52 Navigator and POW; the March 28 speaker is Don Brown, of the U.S. Army. 

For more information, contact Robb Alexander at robbalexander@aerospaceutah.org. 

OSC spring bazaar set for April 29

The annual Hill Officers’ Spouses’ Club Spring Bazaar will be held  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29 at The Landing. 

More than 50 vendors offer gifts for every occasion, including Mother’s Day, as well as jewelry, baby items, decorations and much more. 

Admission is free and open to people with access to the base.

Retirement planning sessions coming up

A series of employee financial workshops are available for Team Hill to learn about financial preparation. 

The series will focus on the Thrift Savings Plan, annuities, and retirement and estate planning issues. 

Upcoming courses include: April 7 - Special Retirement Planning (for people retiring within a year); April 14 - Retirement Planning; and May 5 - Estate Planning.

649th MUNS limits support in April

The 649th Munitions Squadron will be conducting a 100 percent inventory of its depot stockpile April 1-30. 

During the inventory, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by a group commander or equivalent. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Aaron Raboin at 801-586-2913, Staff Sgt. Heather Hunter at 801-586-8498, or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at 801-777-6574. 

Base Tax Center open through April 15

The base tax center is open through April 15. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The center is located in the Poe Conference Center located in Building 1295.

This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve/Guard on Title 10 orders, dependents, and retirees.  If you have questions, call 801-777-1040.

Smoking cessation classes offered

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

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

AF officials seek award nominees

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

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

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

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



In the Know

March 12, 2015

Hill museum closed for maintenance

The Hill Aerospace Museum will close March 16-18 for the installation of new flooring. The museum is scheduled to reopen March 19. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and admission is free. 

Financial class offered next week

A financial workshop is from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. on March 17 at the Health & Wellness Center. The workshop will provide information on financial preparation for retirement and overall financial security and will focus on the variety of annuities. This workshop is a familiarization and training presentation. All financial decisions are the sole responsibility and intention of the individual. For more information or to register, email kevin.padberg.1@us.af.mil.

Base Tax Center open through tax day

The base tax center is open through April 15. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The center is located in the Poe Conference Center located in Building 1295. This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve/Guard on Title 10 orders, dependents, and retirees.  If you have questions, call 801-777-1040.

Learn to garden with Tim Foltz

Have you wanted to start a garden, but haven’t known where to begin? Come hear and learn from expert gardener Tim Foltz. 

The class is on March 18 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Health and Wellness Center. Foltz will be talking about starting seeds indoors, the proper layout of a garden, when it is best to plant, how to deal with and protect your garden from insects, as well as answering any questions. 

Registration is required and seating is limited. For more information or to register, call Madison LeMelle at 801-586-9585 or Kaelynn Studebaker at 801-586-6021.

649th MUNS limits support in April

The 649th Munitions Squadron will be conducting a 100 percent inventory of its depot stockpile April 1-30. All depot customers requiring munitions support during this timeframe must deliver the applicable documentation to the custody accounts section no later than March 17. 

During the inventory, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by a group commander or equivalent. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Aaron Raboin at 801-586-2913, Staff Sgt. Heather Hunter at 801-586-8498, or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at 801-777-6574.

Women’s history lunch coming up

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

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

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

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

Hill AFB legal office closed until March 20

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

Hero2Hired Job Fair set for March 24

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

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

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

AF officials seek award nominees

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

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

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

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

Smoking cessation classes offered

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

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



In the Know

March 5, 2015

Daylight Saving Time

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

Deadline for education grant

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

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

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

Women’s history lunch coming up

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

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

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

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

Hill AFB legal office closure

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

Hero2Hired Job Fair set for March 24

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

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

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

FFWP accepting scholarship entries

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

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

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

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

Base tax center

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

For more information, call 801-777-1040.

AF officials seek award nominees

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

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

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

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

Smoking cessation classes offered

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

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



In the Know

February 19, 2015

WSU basketball tickets available

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

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

Class to help military children

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

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

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

Hero2Hired Job Fair set for March 24

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

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

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

Base tax center

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

For more information, call 801-777-1040.

Symposium explores ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’

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

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

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

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

FFWP accepting scholarship entries

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

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

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

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

AF officials seek award nominees

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

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

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

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

Smoking cessation classes offered

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

Give Parents a Break

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

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

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

AF wants enlisted nurse applicants

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

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

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

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

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



In the Know

February 12, 2015

DSD Career Day

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

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

Hero2Hired Job Fair set for March 24

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

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

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

FFWP accepting scholarship entries

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

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

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

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

Base tax center

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

For more information, call 801-777-1040.

Team Hill Ski Day at Snowbasin

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

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

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

For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at

801-777-9666. 

Team Hill Ski Day brings closures

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

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

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

Crews inventory munitions stockpile

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

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

801-777-6574.

WSU basketball tickets available

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

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

Lane restriction

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

AF wants enlisted nurse applicants

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

AF officials seek award nominees

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

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

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

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

Smoking cessation classes offered

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

Give Parents a Break

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

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

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

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

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

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

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

In the know


In the know

February 5, 2015

Team Hill Ski Day closures

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

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

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

Munitions stockpile inventories

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

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

801-777-6574.

WSU men’s basketball game

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

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

Lane restriction

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

Base tax center

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

For more information, call 801-777-1040.

Heart Health news

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

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

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

Team Hill Ski Day Feb. 13 at Snowbasin

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

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

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

For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at

801-777-9666. 

AF seeks enlisted nurse applicants

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

AF officials seek award nominees

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

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

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

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

Give Parents a Break

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

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

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

Smoking Cessation Classes Offered

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

801-777-1215. 

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

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

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

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



In the know

January 29, 2015

Author misidentified in Ployer Hill profile

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

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

Base tax center

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

75th ABW Annual Awards Ceremony

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

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

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

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

Team Hill Ski Day Feb. 13 at Snowbasin

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

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

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

For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at

801-777-9666. 

 

Snowshoeing trip

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

Third TEDxHillAFB event on Feb. 4

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

419th FW Awards Banquet Feb. 7

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

AF seeks enlisted nurse applicants

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

AF officials seek award nominees

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

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

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

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

Museum announces upcoming speakers

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

Scheduled are:

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

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

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

 

Give Parents a Break

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

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

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

Smoking Cessation Classes Offered

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

Federal Woman’s Lunch & Learn


Federal Woman’s Lunch & Learn

January 22, 2015

Federal Woman’s Lunch & Learn

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

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

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

Wardleigh Road Construction

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

Free WSU Women’s Basketball Game

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

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

Single Airman Ski Day

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

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

Museum announces January speakers

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

Scheduled for January are:

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

Jan. 24—Richard Collings, Band of Brothers Tour

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

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

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

Veterans 4 Veterans Comedy Showcase

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

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

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

Clearfield Community

Health Fair

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

Snowshoeing

Trip

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

Third TEDxHillAFB Event

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

419th FW Awards Banquet Feb. 7

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

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

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

AF seeks enlisted nurse applicants

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

Give Parents a Break

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

 

Warrior, Hess Fitness centers extend hours

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

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

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

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

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

After-hours fitness for active-duty military

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

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

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

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

Estate claim announcement

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

Schedule change 

for museum 

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

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

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

For more information, call 801-777-6818.

Be vigilant of surroundings

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

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

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

Roll Call: 

A historic year

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

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

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

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

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

— Hilltop Times staff

 

Hill Heroes Volunteers

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

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

Enhanced Official Mail Center hours

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

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

Customer service hours are as follows:

Monday 1-5 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smoking Cessation Classes Offered

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

Hill Motorcycle Training (dont run til spring)

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



Base Tax Center

January 22, 2015

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

Blood Drive Jan. 23

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

Asian American Pacific Islander Fundraiser

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

AAFES Closures in January

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

Museum announces January speakers

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

Scheduled for January are:

Jan. 24—Richard Collings, Band of Brothers Tour

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

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

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

 

Veterans 4 Veterans Comedy Showcase

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

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

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

AF seeks enlisted nurse applicants

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

Clearfield Community Health Fair

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

Snowshoeing Trip

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

Third TEDxHillAFB Event

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

Schedule change for museum 

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

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

419th FW Awards Banquet Feb. 7

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

Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

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

Give Parents a Break

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

Smoking Cessation Classes Offered

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

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