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Save the date for Air Force Ball on Sept. 20

July 11, 2013

"Honoring Our Past, Embracing Our Future," will be the theme for the Air Force Ball to take place in Hangar 37 on Sept. 20.

The keynote speaker will be Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander.

More information will be released as the date draws near.

See Me Save Me Ride to stage at BX July 11

July 3, 2013



On July 11, the fourth annual See Me Save Me Ride will stage in the BX parking lot at 10:30 a.m., head out the Roy Gate at approximately 11 a.m., ride a circular route through local communities and end up at the Hill Aerospace Museum. Local media representatives are expected and participants are advised to shine up their bikes.

Allan Woods, Hill AFB Motorcycle Safety Program manager, explained that participants will be required to use approximately 1/2 an hour of annual leave to participate and to check with their supervisors for that approval.

Woods encourages everyone who will participate in the ride to keep safety paramount as they ride in a Staggered Twos formation through the local communities. Personal Protective Equipment is required in order to participate.

"The purpose of the ride is to motivate motorists to take a second look specifically for motorcyclists and to share the road with the smaller traffic including bicyclists and pedestrians," said Woods.

Local law enforcement and Utah Highway Patrol will provide escorts to ensure riders do not have to stop for lights.

All off-base riders who would like to join the campaign ride may stage at the Hill Aerospace Museum and follow the group as it leaves the Roy Gate. Woods suggests they be in place for staging no later than 10:45 a.m.

Let Freedom Ring ceremony July 4

July 3, 2013


Local participation in the Let Freedom Ring National Bell Ringing will be held at the Hill Aerospace Museum’s Nate Mazer Memorial Chapel on the Fourth of July at 11:30 a.m.


Col. Kathryn Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing commander, will be featured as keynote speaker.

The Let Freedom Ring ceremony is part of a congressionally decreed event instituted in 1963.

The Utah Air Force Association and the Utah Sons of the American Revolution are joining together to help celebrate the heritage of the United States and the Declaration of Independence at this event. All are welcome.

AFOSI plans upcoming recruitment events

June 20, 2013

AFOSI is looking for top performers from throughout the Air Force. If OSI interests you as a possible career change please attend a monthly recruiting brief, every second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at Detachment 113, Building 408, "F" Avenue. Enter through the east set of double glass doors. To attend you must be in your cross training window for first term Airmen; career Airmen will be based on a case-by-case basis. E-4 or E-5 with less than 12 years in service and more than 1 year on station. Applicants must have no Article 15s, Driving Under the Influence (DUIs) or Domestic Violence (DV) complaints. Applicants must have overall 5s on last 5 Enlisted Performance Reports (EPRs).

Please bring to the briefing copies of all EPRs, printout of your records through Virtual Military Personnel Flight (vMPF), and copy of last PT Test.

Update on F-35A EIS statement

June 20, 2013

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — An updated Public Comment Response matrix and alphabetized list of public commenters were left out of the print and CD copies of the revised draft F-35A Operational Basing Environmental Impact Statement.

These copies were mailed to local libraries and citizens who asked to be placed on the mailing list at public meetings. Anyone who previously received a hard copy or CD of the draft EIS will receive an updated copy.

The response matrix allows recipients to view public comments made during the original public comment period. Public comments generally are available only in final EIS documents.

The web version of the revised draft EIS ( posted on May 31 has always contained the Public Comment Response matrix and alphabetized list.

Volunteers needed to help with rodeo

June 13, 2013

The 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office is seeking 120 volunteers to help with Ogden Pioneer Days. Volunteers can be military members, civilians or contractors and their family members and friends, but they must be at least 19 years old.

Shirts will be provided to all volunteers, as will two free rodeo tickets for each night of service, and free pizza and drinks each night.

A barbecue dinner is provided later in the summer for all the volunteers at the Ogden Pioneer Stadium.

Shifts run from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and include duties such as distinguished visitor hospitality, ticket takers, crowd control, parking, errands, cowboy hospitality and manning the animal gates.

For more information or to volunteer, email

I-15 near I-84 to close periodically

June 13, 2013

I-15 near I-84 to close periodically for work


RIVERDALE — Construction on “Applesauce Corner” will close a portion of Interstate 15 this Friday.


A construction project to rehabilitate the deck structure of the Interstate 84 bridge as it passes over I-15 in Riverdale will begin Friday and will close both the northbound and southbound lanes of the freeway.


Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders said closures on the freeway will be implemented from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. June 14-15 and June 19.


During the closure, signs will alert I-15 motorists of relevant detour information.


Crews will also be conducting asphalt paving work on I-84 in both directions between the I-15 ramps and the Riverdale Road interchange .


To facilitate final paving, a single-lane closure of the inside lane on I-15 northbound has been put into effect nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. underneath the I-84 bridge. Motorists are advised to watch for changing traffic patterns while crews conduct paving work.


The work is expected to be complete by the end of June.


In the Know

April 25, 2013

Fitness Center plans racing events in June


Save the date for the Hill Half Marathon, June 1, starting at 8 a.m. Runners and walkers are welcome.


The $20 race fee includes an event T-shirt, $10 for race entry only. Sign up by May 18.


Amazing Race Challenge: (June 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) This is a very fun event you don’t want to miss. Not only will you test your body and your mind as well. Find a buddy and start planning now.


Call the Fitness Center for more information.




Student veterans wanted for survey

April 25, 2013

Warrior Call to feature chaplain

February 21, 2013

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kenneth Crooks will speak at the Warrior Call, Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. at the Landing. Warrior Call is a good opportunity to gain a better understanding of what it’s like to serve in the Area of Responsibility. Anyone with access to the base who is interested is encouraged to attend.