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Former POW to speak May 24 at Warrior Call

May 24, 2012

Jay Hess, who was held for more than 5 years as a POW during the Vietnam War, will speak about his experiences May 24 at 4 p.m. in a special Warrior Call held before Memorial Day.

Anyone with access to the base who is interested is welcome to attend. Come early to get your beverage and a good seat.

Blood Drive on May 4, and 18, June 8 and 22

May 3, 2012

Come out to Building 568 between 9 am. and 11:30 a.m. and donate blood. The blood you donate aids the peacetime and contingency requirements for military personnel and local community health care. One pint of blood you donate can save up to three lives. Walk-ins are welcome. Please request supervisor approval if during duty hours.

For questions contact Lt. Leonil Cruz, DSN 775-3137 or Lt. Ricardo Basora, DSN 777-4909.

Heritage Luau May 17, 5K Fun Run on May 16

May 3, 2012

With the theme of "Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion," events will be held including a Heritage Luau on May 17, and a fun run on May 16 at 7 a.m. at the fitness center.

The luau will include pork barbecue sticks, fried rice, pancit noodles, lumpia and a drink. Tickets are $9 prepaid, door price $11. For tickets see: Lt. John Wang, Bldg 249; Master Sgt. Chi Swanson, Bldg 385, Master Sgt. Mi-Yong Hall-Hosino, Bldg 1938, Tech. Sgt. John Talusan, Bldg 1243, Staff Sgt. Felipe Mendoza, Bldg 385, Staff Sgt. Maurice Williams, Bldg 295, Senior Airman Travis Ng, Bldg 1938, Airman 1st Class Lei Yang, Bldg 1289, Ted Hilburn, Bldg 1257, Joann Holt, Bldg 1257 and Jo Jo Gamboa, Bldg 238.

75th OSS Wives group to hold garage sale

May 3, 2012

A fundraiser is being held to raise money through a garage sale to benefit the squadron. Donations will be accepted from any contributors on Friday, May 4 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Clothes, furniture and other items that are collecting dust, taking up space or are no longer needed are appreciated to support this good cause.

The event will be held Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to noon at 2031 N. 2150 East in Layton.

Call 903-316-9216 for directions, information or if you need assistance transporting large items for donation.

Volunteers sought for Hill Half Marathon

May 3, 2012

The Hill Half Marathon will be held May 12 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Approximately 40 volunteers will be needed for such duties as manning aid stations, crossing guards, set up and registration, time recorders and timekeepers and a clean-up crew.

Please contact Staff Sgt. Stephanie Dickson via email at to volunteer.

649th MUNS depot inventory under way

April 26, 2012

The 649th MUNS will be conducting a 100 percent inventory of the depot (FV2172) stockpile through April 30. 

During the inventory, 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. Ian Smith at 801-777- 5444, Staff Sgt. Jason Downing at 801-586-8498 or Master Sgt. Mark Hanson at 801-777-6574.

Drug take-back at Hill BX, Commissary

April 26, 2012

On April 28 in conjunction with Davis County, the 75th Medical Support Squadron is conducting its third annual Medical Take Back Event at the Base Exchange and Commissary. 

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., unused pharmaceuticals and prescription medications can be brought to those locations in order to facilitate their safe disposal. 

It’s helpful, but not necessary, that medications are in their original containers. All medications are destroyed through incineration. 

There are permanent disposal bins available throughout the Wasatch Front. Call the DEQ Hotline at 1-800-458-0145 or visit

Prescription drugs may also be dropped off at the following Smith’s stores: 2399 S. Main St., Bountiful; 555 S. 200 West, Bountiful; 1316 N. Highway 89, Farmington; 2353 N. Main St., Sunset; 1170 E. Gentile, Layton; and 951 W. 1700 South, Syracuse.

UDOT I-15 road work advisory issued

April 26, 2012

Nighttime work, lane closures and the right shoulder of northbound I-15 will be closed from Exit 335 north to Exit 338 as crews perform earthwork operations in preparation for a new lane to be added. Work will occur weekly during off-peak hours from Sunday at 7 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m. and Monday through Thursday 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

Daytime shoulder work will include the installation of retaining walls. Motorists should be aware of trucks hauling material in and out of the construction zone.

LRS Combat Truckers Warrior Call focus

April 19, 2012

On April 20, the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron will be featured during Warrior Call at the Landing (formerly known as Club Hill). The presenters will include Master Sgt. Nick Burres, Master Sgt. Steve Kobbe, Maj. Josh Marcus and Tech. Sgt. Jenny Miller who will highlight a decade of deployments as the "LRS Combat Truckers." Those interested who have base access are invited to the presentation at 4 p.m.

649th MUNS depot inventory under way

April 19, 2012

The 649th MUNS will be conducting a 100 percent inventory of the depot (FV2172) stockpile through April 30.

During the inventory, 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. Ian Smith at 801-777-5444, Staff Sgt. Jason Downing at 801-586-8498 or Master Sgt. Mark Hanson at 801-777-6574.

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