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Holocaust Memorial Week events planned

April 5, 2012

The week of April 15-22 is designated as the “Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust.” It is important to remember the atrocities that occurred during the Holocaust for several reasons: to honor the victims and keep their memory alive through stories of their lives, to raise awareness, to learn about our history and to keep such a thing from happening again.

The Hill AFB Holocaust Memorial Committee will host the annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony. The theme designated for this year is “Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue.”

The events are as follows:

  • April 17: 5K run/walk beginning at 8 a.m. at the Warrior Fitness Center
  • April 17: A film screening of “Defiance” at the Base Theater beginning at 6 p.m.
  • April 18: Memorial to be held at the Hill AFB Chapel, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The guest speaker for the event is former U.S. Ambassador John Price.

Military members are highly encouraged to participate. Family members and friends with access to the base are welcome. Civilian employees wishing to attend the event may be released for up to two hours without charge of leave as time and mission requirements permit.

For questions, call Staff Sgt. Kenneth Beach, HC president at 775-4910 or Capt. Adam Zimmer HC vice president at 775- 5993. For information about the Holocaust visit: for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Bldg 568 blood drive

April 5, 2012

There will be a blood drive at Building 568 on Friday, April 6, 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Please request supervisor approval if during duty hours.

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

LRS Combat Truckers on Warrior Call focus

March 29, 2012

On April 20, Master Sgt. Nicky Burres, 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron, will speak on "LRS Combat Truckers." All those interested who have base access are encouraged to find their seat early as the presentation begins at 4 p.m.

A blood drive to be held at Building 568

March 29, 2012

There will be a blood drive at Building 568 on Friday, April 6, between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in order to donate blood.

Such donations aid 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.

Order of the Sword for Gen. Hoffman

March 29, 2012

The AFMC NCO Corps will be inducting Gen. Donald Hoffman into the AFMC Order of the Sword. All enlisted are invited to attend the ceremony March 30, 5:45 p.m. at the National Museum of the Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Attendees must be enlisted personnel (active duty, Guard/Reserve or retired). It is $30 per person and individuals have the option to pay for multiple people, but the payer must RSVP for each payee separately, to include payment information. Please RSVP via by March 23. All attendees must use leave or have other official reasons to come to Wright-Pat to use official orders. For TDY guidance, contact local Financial Services Office. For Permissive TDY guidance/rules, contact FSS.

5K Sexual Assault Awareness run

March 29, 2012

Monday, April 4, at 7:30 a.m. meet in front of the Warrior Fitness Center for a 5K run/1 mile walk to raise awareness for Sexual Assault/Child Abuse. For more information contact the Sexual Assault Prevention Representative office at 801-777-1985 or 801-777-1964.

Speed Mentoring March 22 at the JERC

March 22, 2012

In addition to having an opportunity to talk with experts in commissioning, legal issues, education and Reserve opportunities, a mini education fair will also offer resources March 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Junior Enlisted Recreation Center (JERC). Pizza will be served. For more information contact Master Sgt. Chi Swanson at 801-777-7829.

Women's Luncheon to feature illusionist

March 22, 2012

Brad Barton, a certified speaking professional, will address the Federal Women's History Month luncheon on Thursday, March 22 at The Landing at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Linda Larsen at

Thursday, March 15, special needs summit

March 15, 2012

"Keeping the Promise by Empowering Families," will be March 15 at The Landing.

An information fair will begin at 10 a.m. to provide resources on special needs, special education, adapative equipment, recreation, behavioral health and transition services.

For more information or to provide an RSVP please call 801-777-4681.

Warrior Call focus on Special Ops command

March 15, 2012

Lt. Col. Tim Bailey, OO-ALC/GHA will speak on "Special Operations Command - Afghanistan" March 23 at 4 p.m.