Inspection teams from Air Force Reserve Command and Air Combat Command are visiting the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings for a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Sept. 16-23.
Typically, combined inspections for the two wings occur every two years, but the UEI is a first for the wings. Inspectors from both commands will watch units on the job rather than staging scenarios to which they evaluate unit response.
“The biggest change is the fact that we’re focusing on being ‘mission ready’ rather than being ‘inspection ready,’” said Lt .Col. Terry George, inspector general chief for the 419th FW.
Prior to their arrival here, inspection teams reviewed 419th and 388th units through an online self-inspection program called Management Internal Control Toolset. Through the MICT database, inspectors are able to preview a unit’s capabilities and day-to-day mission sets before they arrive.
The online system also gives inspectors an idea of unit issues and needs across each command.
“This new inspection system empowers Airmen at every level to identify shortfalls or potential problems and get the resources necessary to fix them,” George said. “After years of being required to do more with less, the new system is designed so that we can now paint a true picture of where we are and what we’re capable of doing.”
The inspection will yield two reports with two scores ranging from “Outstanding” to “Ineffective.” The final report will be released in October.
closes for season
The Splash Pad at Centennial Park has closed for the season. Normal operating period for the splash pad is Memorial Day through Labor Day.
HAFB to host Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day
Hill Air Force Base will host its Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day event Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Landing. Event officials are expecting more than 400 military beneficiaries to attend. Military Retiree Appreciation Day events include: presentations, exhibits, demonstrations, displays, drawings, and refreshments.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Richard Smith, executive director of Basketball Operations for the Utah Jazz. Other presentations will include speakers from various HAFB organizations, Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tricare, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Commissary, and the area council member of the Air Force Retiree Council.
For further information, contact the Retiree Appreciation Office (RAO) at 801-777-5735.
Wardleigh Road Lane Restrictions, C Avenue Road Closure
Lane restrictions on Wardleigh Road and the closure of C Avenue South of Bldg. 15 will occur from Sept. 29 through Oct. 14. The 75th Civil Engineer Group has contracted a utilities project that requires the contractor to trench along Wardleigh Road to install four new communications conduits in the north lane of Wardleigh Road south of Bldg. 15. On or about Sept. 29, the north lane of Wardleigh Road south of Bldg. 15 will be closed to trench between two existing communication manholes to install the new conduits. The trench will cut across C Avenue, which will need to be closed for the contruction.
One lane of traffic going west on Wardleigh Road will be maintained at all times. Motorists that use C Avenue will need to use Southgate Drive , located east of Bldg. 5, to gain access to and egress from their working areas.
Access from Wardleigh Road into parking lot 6, located on the west side of Bldg. 15, will be closed during this time. The exit from parking lot 6 onto Wardleigh Road will remain open. Access to parking lot 6 will remain open from the west via E Avenue. For more information, please contact the project manager, Harold Gulso, at 801-777-2089.
Hill Community Off Roaders is a new group open to anyone affiliated with Hill AFB, and who shares a passion for exploring Utah’s back country. It doesn’t matter if you have a stock vehicle and are just getting started or have years of experience with a well-built rock-crawling rig; this is not a club and we do not have any vehicle restrictions such as vehicle type, lift regulations, minimum tire size, etc. As with any activity of this nature, please understand the risks involved, both to the person and vehicle. We have safety and recovery equipment requirements for our trail runs, as well as a plethora of other information related to the group. Please log on to www.hilloffroad.com to get started, or join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/hilloffroad. For more information, contact Capt. Timothy Pulls, at 801-777-3609.
Hill AFB Blood Drive
Help save lives at tomorrow’s Hill AFB blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bldg. 568. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel healthy on the day of donation, drink plenty of fluids and have a snack or meal prior to donating blood. For more information, call 877-45-BLOOD or visit www.MountainStarBlood.com.
Fall is in the air, but summer is still hanging around, so take advantage of this beautiful month and enjoy something fun – indoors or out! Here’s a brief look:
· Climbing 101 is back on Thursday evenings from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Warrior Fitness Center.
· Bundles for Babies is a class for expecting parents scheduled today.
· Don’t miss Bingo Extravaganza today at The Landing , Bldg. 450.
· Your creative side will emerge after one visit with Creative Canvases with Carri on Sept. 20.
· The ’80s are back at The Landing on Sept. 26. You can sing the night away with the best karaoke around.
· The holidays are knocking. Start work on a gift for someone special at Arts & Crafts, Scrapbooking and the Crafty Side of Wood classes. Instruction begins Oct. 8 and there’s a free class Oct. 1.
Find an array of information at 75FSS.com or call us at 775-2084!
Class offered on Adult immunizations
The Civilian Health and Promotions Service (CHPS) is offering an immunization class for adults to learn what vaccines they may need and why it is important to receive the flu shot each year.
A recent national survey showed that most adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives to protect against diseases like shingles, pertussis, and hepatitis.
For more information or to register for a class, call CHPS at 801-586-9584 or go to http://www.hill.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140804-074.pdf to see the CHPS and Health & Wellness Center’s August calendar.
lunch & learn
The Federal Women’s Program plans monthly lunch & learn events in September and October.
The lunch & learn in September will be Women in Leadership, presented by Tracy Stauder, today at the Base Chapel (Bldg. 445) Fellowship Hall. The event will be 11 a.m.-noon.
The October Lunch & Learn will be Marketing Yourself, presented by Carol Merrill with Weber State University’s Women’s Center, on Oct. 16, also at the Base Chapel Fellowship Hall, 11 a.m.-noon.
For more information about the FWP, contact Jana Sheehan at 777-4059 or Deb Finn-Nokes at 586-6577. The FWP is open to all employees (civilian and military of any rank or grade) at no cost.
Committee seeking volunteers
The Equal Opportunity Office is looking for volunteers to assist with the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday and African American/Black History Month Observances.
Observance committees are open to all base personnel, their family members, retirees and civilians. Volunteers do not have to be associated with a particular group to participate. Those who would like to participate do not have to attend every committee meeting, but it is highly recommended.
For more information, contact the committee advisor, Staff Sgt. Sarah Sanchez at 801-777-9878.
Munitions inventory conducted through Sept. 30
The 649th Munitions Squadron will conduct a 100 percent inventory of the Base (FV2027), Test (FV2171), and STAMP (FV2304) stockpiles from Sept. 1-30.
During the inventories, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by the group commander or equivalent.
For more information, call Staff Sgt. Heather Hunter at 586-2913, Staff Sgt. Todd Fuhrmeister at 586-8498, or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at 777-6574.
Museum seeking volunteers for annual food drive
The Hill Aerospace Museum’s Food for Life Committee is seeking approximately 100 volunteers to assist in coordinating and hosting this year’s Food for Life Day at the museum.
The event will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 20. Volunteers will assist with everything from set-up to tear-down, coordinating the car show activities, crowd control, food donation collection, and entertainment, among other things.
The Food for Life Day is an annual food drive/open-aircraft event where the general public is invited to get a rare glimpse inside some of the museum’s most vintage aircraft. The day will also feature the Wings and Wheels car show, an Air Force Association Chili Cook-Off, a DJ, food vendors, and the Ogden Concert Band.
Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation and proceeds from the day will go to benefit the Airmen’s Attic. In years past, the event has drawn hundreds of vehicles and thousands of spectators, and collected hundreds of pounds of food for Airmen and their families.
Anyone interested in volunteering, can call or email the volunteer coordinator, 2nd Lt. Dallas Hogan, at firstname.lastname@example.org and 801-777-4772, or Capt. John Neterer, at email@example.com and 801-777-8598.
Annual Women Empowered Conference Sept. 30
The Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee will present its 11th Annual Women Empowered Conference: A Leadership Journey on Sept. 30 in the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University.
The conference includes keynote presentations and workshops by professional presenters for all women seeking to improve leadership and relationship skills. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including breakfast, lunch, and extensive networking opportunities.
The opening keynote presenter is Leta Greene, author and image consultant, speaking on looking and feeling your best from the inside out. Wendy Fox Kirk, Weber State University business administration instructor and management consultant, will be the afternoon keynote speaker discussing the continued low representation of women in top leadership positions, and what individuals and organizations can do to improve future opportunities for women.
Rene Johnson, author and inspirational speaker, will provide a workshop titled, “Plug Your Power Leaks,” to guide participants through the six most draining “power leaks” to take back control and achieve your big goals professionally and personally. Janette VanLeer, energy practitioner and transformational energy coach, will present a workshop on matching gifts and talents to your passion and purpose for a more fulfilling life.
For information on the conference and to register, visit OgdenWeberChamber.com/WIB or call the Chamber at (801) 621-8300.
-Hilltop Times staff
Coffee Talk will be held at the Airmen Recreation Center (Bldg. 524) 6:30-7:30 a.m., on the second Wednesday of the each month. The event is held for junior enlisted Airmen to voice questions and concerns with installation leaders. The next Coffee Talk will be Oct. 8.
Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance
BETHESDA, Md. — TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii can now access the Nurse Advice Line to receive health care guidance and advice.
The Nurse Advice Line is manned by a team of registered nurses — available 24/7 — prepared to answer questions about a variety of acute health care concerns. A nurse will help beneficiaries decide whether self-care or seeing a health care provider is the better option, officials said.
Beneficiaries are routed to the appropriate nurse, who will follow up when necessary or requested. Same-day appointments with a primary care manager are available for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries who are enrolled at military treatment facilities.
If a same-day appointment is not available, the Nurse Help Line will redirect the beneficiary to the closest urgent care center without any point-of-service copayment, officials said.
The Nurse Advice Line is available to TRICARE beneficiaries using TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Remote for active-duty family members, TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Young Adult and TRICARE For Life.
To contact the Nurse Advice Line, call 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273) and select Option 1 for help with urgent care questions and needs.
Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance
Hill AFB will have a natural gas outage from 7 a.m., Sept. 20 through 7 a.m. 21 Sept to tie in the new primary high pressure natural gas distribution line.
Questions can be directed to the 75th Civil Engineer Squadron’s customer service group at 777-1856.
The following facilities will be affected: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 20, 22, 25, 30, 40, 42, 43, 45, 100, 120, 200, 202, 204, 206, 222, 225, 230, 233, 238, 240, 243, 249, 250, 257, 260, 265, 269, 270, 271, 275, 278, 341, 344, 348, 358, 364, 383, 385, 401, 408, 414, 430, 431, 440, 441, 442, 450, 460, 470, 472, 480, 503, 505, 507, 511, 517, 518, 519, 520, 524, 533, 534, 540, 541, 542, 544, 545, 546, 547, 550, 555, 563, 564, 567, 568, 570, 576, 583, 590, 597, 805, 816, 825, 831, 837, 838, 843, Fitness Bubble, 10358, 10364, 10560 and 10568.
Boyer Hill Military Family Housing Buidlings: 136, 137, 138, 143, 144, 145.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service Buildings: 412, 416, 418 and 420.
Miscellaneous Buildings: 400 (Commissary), 431 (Wells Fargo Bank), and 442 (America First Credit Union).