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Oktoberfest to be held Sept. 12

September 5, 2013

 

On Thursday, Sept. 12 at Centennial Park, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oktoberfest will be featured.

Purchasing tickets in advance will ensure patrons receive a sample glass. Tickets purchased in advance will cost $17, the day of the event $20.

Tickets can be purchased at Outdoor Recreation, Tickets & Travel and The Landing.

Food will also be available on site for purchase at $5 a plate, and providers will include Taste of India, Noodles & Co., The Landing, Top 3 and Moon Dog Cafe.

Microbreweries on site will include Roosters, Bohemian, Wasatch, Uinta, Squatters, New Belgium and Epic Brewery.



Take the Hill Sprint Individual/Relay Triathlon on Oct. 5

September 5, 2013

 

On Oct. 5 at 8 a.m., the Defenders Association will kick off its first ever "Take the Hill" fundraiser triathlon.

The event will support deployed Airmen and their families as well as the local police community and national police week.

It is open to all military and civilians to include off-base participants.

The event is intended to become an annual event sponsored by the Defenders Association.

Individuals can compete by themselves or take part as a relay to complete the events in the following order:

• 400 meter swim

• 12.4 mile bike

• 3.1 mile run.

The event will take place at the Hess Fitness Center Pool, perimeter roads and duck pond trail.

Awards will be given for age and team categories.

Cost is $10 for individuals or $20 for a relay team.

Orange performance T-shirts can also be purchased for $10.

Register before Sept. 23 before prices increase.

For more information and registration locate the event on Trifind.com or e-mail hill.triathlon@gmail.com.



Roughstock concert tickets free to Hill AFB

August 1, 2013

The Hill Appreciation Night will be on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Ed Kenley Ampitheater in Layton with "Rough Stock." Team Hill members will receive 2 free general admission tickets to the concert with government ID. Additional tickets will have to be purchased. More info on how to purchase tickets and detailed info on all the concerts can be seen at the Davis Arts Council website www.davisarts.org



Air Force Ball Sept. 20 honors past, looks to future

August 1, 2013

 

Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, will speak at the Air Force 2013 Ball to be held Sept. 20. "Honoring Our Past … Embracing Our Future," will be the theme of the event to be held in Hangar 37.

Mess dress/semiformal is requested for military personnel. Formal/black tie or business attire is requested for civilians.

Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., dinner will begin at 7 p.m.

Prices are as follows:

E1-E4, $5

E5-E6 or GS-9, WG-10, WL-9 and below, $15

E7-E9 or WG-11, WL-10, WS-7 and up, $30

O1-O3 or GS-11-GS-12, $30

O4-O5 or GS-13-GS-14, $35

O6 or GS-15 and above, $45

Community, $45

Sales start Aug. 12, contact your first sergeant for tickets or for more information contact Maj. Jason Wiggins at jason.wiggins@hill.af.mil or by phone at 801-777-9739.



Military Appreciation Night Raptors tickets

August 1, 2013

Hill Air Force Base has recently received free tickets to the Top of Utah Military Affairs/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors on Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m.

The Raptors will be playing the Great Falls Voyagers.

This is an annual event that is graciously offered to Team Hill by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee and the Ogden Raptors organization to show their support for all the members of Team Hill and their families.

This great family event and 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Community Outreach encourages everyone who is available to attend and support the communities who have unwaveringly supported Hill AFB throughout the years.

It is suggested and encouraged that each unit or squadron appoint someone to pick up blocks of tickets and distribute them to their unit’s members.

Tickets can be picked up from Public Affairs in Building 1102, Room 115, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday until the event.

Join together to show the TOUMAC and the Raptors that Team Hill appreciates their salute.



Military Appreciation Night Raptors tickets

July 25, 2013

 

Hill Air Force Base has recently received free tickets to the Top of Utah Military Affairs/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors on Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m.

The Raptors will be playing the Great Falls Voyagers.

This is an annual event that is graciously offered to Team Hill by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee and the Ogden Raptors organization to show their support for all the members of Team Hill and their families.

This great family event and 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Community Outreach encourages everyone who is available to attend and support the communities who have unwaveringly supported Hill AFB throughout the years.

It is suggested and encouraged that each unit or squadron appoint someone to pick up blocks of tickets and distribute them to their unit’s members.

Tickets can be picked up from Public Affairs in Building 1102, Room 115, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday until the event.

Join together to show the TOUMAC and the Raptors that Team Hill appreciates their salute.



Hill AFB Firing Range posts off-limits notice

July 11, 2013

Hill Air Force Base’s firing range is located next to the Base Operational Readiness Training Area on the east side of the base approximately one mile down the Range Road. The range is off limits to all personnel on and off duty. This location is for official use only! Live fire and other hazards associated with the range are prevalent at all times. This is due to scheduled firing times, to include both morning and evening timeframes.

At no time are personnel allowed in or around the vicinity of the range compound. If anyone needs further information pertaining to Hill AFB’s Firing Range please contact Staff Sgt. Brandon M. Johnson or Staff Sgt. Houser at DSN 777-4867.


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.