AFE Family Retreat March 14-16
The 2014 Air Expeditionary Force Family Retreat is scheduled for March 14-16 at the Wolf Creek Resort, in Eden. In addition to a full schedule of resiliency speakers, breakout sessions and winter activities, the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force will join the group briefly. The Hill AFB AEF family retreats are recognized as an Air Force benchmark program. Activities include skiing at Powder Mountain, snow-shoeing, sleigh rides, child & adult resiliency presentations, as well as break-out discussions with spouses and military members.
The sign-up deadline is Monday, March 10. Space is limited to 50 families.
Families are eligible to participate if a member has deployed in the last year, or if someone is preparing to deploy. The retreat is also open to single parents and child care will be provided. The cost is $50 per family for lodging, meals and events, but these costs may be covered if a family needs assistance. Please encourage your eligible personnel to participate — feedback from those who have attended is always very positive.
Individuals can sign up with their First Sergeants. For more information, contact Chaplain (Maj.) Whitmore at 801-777-2106.
The Team Hill Annual Awards Breakfast 2014 will be at 7 p.m. on March 14 at the Hill Aerospace Museum.
Dress code for the event is Uniform of the day for military and business attire for civilians. Military Participants should wear service dress.
The menu will include scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, bacon, french toast, coffee, tea and orange juice. Admission is $15.
For more information, contact 1st Lt. Melissa McWherter at 801-777-6288.
Special Needs Summit
A Families with Special Needs Summit will start at 10 a.m. on March 20 at The Landing.
The summit will include an Information Fair and Service Provider Displays until 2 p.m. in the Ballroom followed by TRICARE & United Healthcare Q&A session.
The summit will offer information on a variety of topics including early intervention, special education, medical needs/benefits, assistive equipment and alternative therapies.
A lunch buffet will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be served in the O’ Lounge. The lunch is free for the first 200 to attendees.
This event is open to active duty, retirees, guard, reservists, civilians and family members.
For more information, call 777-4681.
The Landing gets new hours
The base club, The Landing at Bldg. 450, will have new hours beginning March 1.
The new hours will be 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.
Beer, wine and a limited food menu will be available during events that extend past closure times such as bingo, Latin Night and UFC events.
A pasta buffet will be offered every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7. Members save an additional $1.
Fitness Center closed for renovation
The Warrior Fitness Center will be closed until March 9 for a floor refinishing project. It will re-open at 5:30 a.m. March 10. As an alternative you may use the Hess Fitness Center, Bubble or Westside Fitness Center. Details about these facilities can be found at 75FSS.com. We appreciate your understanding as we complete this important project.
75th ABW designates training days
The 75th Air Base Wing has designated the second Wednesday of each month as a “Training Day.”
The training days schedule is March 12, April 9, May 14, 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. 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.
Munitions Inventory to be conducted
The 649th Munitions Squadron will be conducting 100 percent inventories of the Base (FV2027), Test (FV2171), and STAMP (FV2304) stockpiles until March 31.
All Base, Test, and STAMP customers requiring munitions support during this timeframe must have delivered the applicable documentation to the Custody Accounts section by Feb. 18.
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. Westley Smith at 775-2964, Staff Sgt. Chad Spuhler at 586-8498 or Technical Sgt. Lisa Prue at 777-6574.
Women’s Program planning events
The Federal Women’s Program is planning numerous upcoming events to support the recognition, training and promotion of Civilian Women at Hill AFB.
Lunch & Learn Opportunities
The lunch and learn events are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month, except in March, at Building 1231, Room 6 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Women’s History Month activities
• March 6 — FFWP Lunch & Learn: “Check Before You Invest; Keep Your Money Safe,” Building 1231, Room 6 from 11 a.m. to noon.
• March 13 — Women’s History Luncheon; Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment. Guest Speaker: 1st Lt. Nell Bright, retired WASP.
• March 20 — “Run In To Spring” 5K Meet at the HAWC.
• March 27 — Cross Fit @ the Bubble. Three classes offered: 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Drug testing location moves
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Drug testing began on Feb. 26 at our new location, 5835 D Avenue, Building 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Medical Group.
This move has been underway for nearly 3 years and is a win for everyone.
Not only will the staff have the resources they need to conduct their mission, this building will provide you, our customer, 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. We all win when we have a drug free environment.
Military appreciation night hockey game
WEST VALLEY CITY — The hockey team, Utah Grizzlies, will hold a Military Appreciation Night at 7 p.m. on March 22.
Complimentary tickets will be provided to the first 500 people at Outdoor Recreation, tickets and tours office. Additional tickets can be purchased for $8.
To obtain tickets, call 801-988-7825 and use the code “ATK.”
HAFB movie theater reopens
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Base Theater is up and running better than ever.
The Base Theater shows fairly new 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. These snacks are sold for quite a bit less than other local movie theaters.
For more information, contact Senior Airman Adam Borgman at AdamCharlesBorgman@gmail.com or 727-644-6503.
Please donate coats and blankets
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The African American and Black History Observance committee is hosting a coat and blanket drive until Feb. 28 to help the Airman’s Attic and the Ogden Homeless Veteran’s Fellowship.
If you would like to donate coats and blankets, boxes are in place for donations at:
• 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Bldg. 900 Customer Service area
• Also in Bldgs. 1295, 430 and Bldg. 883 the Youth Center.
For more information, please call Master Sgt. Mary Lou Merrills at 801-586-8928 or Patricia Boykin at 801-776-6079.