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April 10, 2014

Sexual assault awareness lunch

A Sexual Assault Awareness Month luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. on April 17 at The Landing Ballroom.

Dress is uniform of the day.

Admission is $11.50 for members and $13.50 for non-members.

Entrees include pecan crusted chicken salad, roast turkey sandwich or vegetarian avocado sandwich.

For more information, call the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office at 801-777-1985/1964.

AFAF campaign extended

The Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign is past the half-way mark.

Team Hill has reached 30 percent of its $72,000 goal.

The campaign has been extended to April 25 allowing people additional time to contribute.

For more information, contact your unit’s AFAF point of contact, or call 1st Lt. Ainslie Vizcarra at 801-777-0302 or visit the AFAF official web site at www.afassistancefund.org.

Hiring Our Heroes job, benefits fair

A Hiring Our Heroes job fair will be held May 15 at the Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West, Layton.

This free event benefits unemployed and under-employed Guardsmen, Reservists, veterans and their spouses.

For more information, call Kim Watts at 801-432-4492, Mark Harrison at 801-432-4536 or Chuck Rackham at 801-432-4242.

Resume, interview skills workshop

A resume and interview skills workshop and tips on how to work a job fair will be held May 8 at the Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West, Layton. Workshops will begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

This free event benefits of unemployed and under-employed Guardsmen, Reservists, veterans and their spouses.

For more information or to register, call Chuck Rackham at 801-432-4242 or email charus.r.rackham.ctr@mail.mil.

Immunizations requirements

The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations.

The requirement for a hepatitis B vaccination began appearing on service members’ individual medical readiness lists on March 28.

Members have 365 days to complete the three-shot series before they are flagged for non-compliance.

The hepatitis B vaccine is given in three doses.

• Dose 1 is given.

• Dose 2 must be given at least 30 days after dose 1.

• Dose 3 must be given at least 60 days after dose 2, and at least 120 days after dose 1.

Commanders should ensure their Unit Health Monitors notify members of this requirement. Immediate action is recommended because it takes at least four months to complete the series. Service members can check their IMR status online by visiting the Air Force Surgeon Generals website at https://imr.afms.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx.

Blood drive

Hill AFB will hold a Team Hill April Blood Drive at the 419th Medical Training Center (Bldg. 568) from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. on April 18.

To make an appointment, visit http://vols.pt/KE7Bx3.

For more information, contact Capt. Brian Jorgensen at brian.jorgensen.1@us.af.mil.

Easter egg hunts

Hill Aerospace Museum

An Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 19. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

75th Force Support Squadron

An Easter egg hunt will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the youth and adult baseball fields near the Warrior Fitness Center. Hunts will be held by age group.

• 10 a.m., age 0-2, adult tournament field

• 10:15 a.m., age 3-5, adult practice field

• 10:30 a.m., age 6-8, youth little league field

• 10:45 a.m., age 9-12, adult tournament field

• 11 a.m., special needs youth, adult practice field

The event is open to people with base access and is free. For more information, call 801-777-2419.

‘Rabbit Run’ 5K run

An Easter 5K “Rabbit Run” and kids one mile fun run will be held from 9-10 a.m. April 19.

Hop along the bunny trail for a predicted 5K race with your friends and family in conjunction with the base Easter egg hunt.

For more information, call 777-2762.

A Cinco de Mayo 5K run

Cinco de Mayo 5K run will be at 9 a.m. on May 3 in front of the Warrior Fitness Center, 7250 Balmer St. (Bldg. 533).

The cost is $25 until April 25 and $30 from April 26 through May 3. Payments can be made at Bldg. 1258, Room 8.

On-site registration and check-in will be at 8 a.m.

For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Eien Williams at eien.williams.2@us.af.mil or 2nd Lt. Christopher Rocker at christopher.rocker@us.af.mil.

Asphalt paving to begin

Phase 1 of a construction project to update South Gate Drive is about 80 percent complete.

Asphalt paving on South Gate Drive, just east of Building 5, will start this month.

Phase 2 will start on April 17. Due to the construction, handicap parking will be moving from the southeast corner of Building 5 to the north side of the building, on A-street.

Public meeting on gas station cleanup

Hill Air Force Base is accepting public comment on a proposed plan for cleanup at Operable Unit 11.

OU 11, which is located on-base near the Autopride gas station, includes contaminated ground water and soil from different types of fuels and solvents.

The public will be allowed to comment on the plans through April 23.

To see the proposed plan, visit www.hillrab.org/OU11ProposedPlan.

729th ACS change of command

The 729th Air Control Squadron will hold a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. on April 15 at the 729th ACS compound.

The ceremony will recognize outgoing commander Lt. Col. Darin P. Humiston and incoming commander Lt. Col. Stuart A. Williamson.

Dress for military will be uniform of the day and business attire for civilians.

For more information, call 801-777-5007.

HAFB movie theater reopens

The Base Theater is up and running better than ever.

The Base Theater shows newly 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. Snacks are available for reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Airman 1st Class Richard Burgula at 903-952-2393 or richieburgula@gmail.com.

Live music at The Landing

Musician Paul Howell returns to The Landing on Friday, April 11.

Drinks and appetizers will be offered to all those in attendance.

For more information about upcoming events at The Landing, call 801-777-3841.

Walk-in service ends at Tricare

The 75th Medical Group TRICARE Service Center closed April 1.

Walk-in service is no longer provided at 200 TRICARE Service Centers stateside.

This change is an effort by the Department of Defense to manage costs and is estimated to save $254 million over the next five years.

Military members, their family members and all other TRICARE eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to utilize United Healthcare Military and Veterans toll free number at 877-988-9378 or their website at www.uhcmilitarywest.com for all TRICARE related issues and questions.

Beneficiaries can perform all administrative tasks online or by phone.

Hill’s TRICARE office was run in concert with the base’s 75th Medical Group. The office was at 7321 Balmer St. (Bldg. 570).

Beneficiaries can get more information and sign up for updates at www.tricare.mil/tsc or call 877-988-WEST.

 



‘Anchorman 2’ dumb, but pretty darn funny

April 10, 2014

 

Expectations have been running high for Mr. Burgundy and his crew. And I believe they have been met or slightly exceeded.

So, yay, News Team!

After the last movie, Ron and Ms. Corningstone made the leap to New York City as local news team partners, but Ron (Will Ferrell) is devastated when his lovely Veronica (Christina Applegate) is promoted to the solo chair and he’s sent packing back to San Diego.

He ends up introducing the dolphin show at SeaWorld, with a scotch in one hand and a mic in the other. Even the dolphins hate him. He’s reached the lowest of low points once again, but then, just as quickly, he’s hired to be part of an emerging 24-hour news program GNN and he takes his three stooge buddies, Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (David Koechner) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) back with him. Yes, the News Team assembles!

But the boys are dismayed and a little freaked out when they are given the 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. time slot and their new boss is a black woman (just think Austin Powers and the guy with the “mole.”)

To distinguish themselves, Burgundy comes up with the idea to give people the news they WANT, rather than the news they NEED, leading to the advent of covering high-speed car chases, tons of onscreen graphics, stories about kittens and touting the virtues of being from the good old U.S. of A.

They become such a huge success that they’re moved to prime time, making a certain pretty boy anchor Jack Lime (James Marsden) jealous enough to try and sabotage Ron’s future.

I’d like to tell you how Ron goes blind, moves to an isolated lighthouse, saves a baby shark, teaches his son Walter to avoid voodoo and gets into an even bigger news team rumble, but I’ll let them tell the rest of the story.

Be prepared for some silly laughs, some awkward chuckles and a whole lot of completely off-the-wall nonsense all offered up in pure “Anchorman” style.

My guess is if you enjoyed the first film, you’ll be equally if not more appreciative of this second effort. And in a season of mostly bleak, Oscar-baiting movies, it could be just the right kind of palate-cleansing chewable that will put a smile on your face. It’s dumb, but it’s pretty darn funny dumb.



In the Know

April 3, 2014

Sexual assault awareness luncheon

A Sexual Assault Awareness Month luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. on April 17 at The Landing Ballroom.

Dress is uniform of the day.

Admission is $11.50 for members and $13.50 for non-members.

Entrees include pecan crusted chicken salad, roast turkey sandwich or vegetarian avocado sandwich.

For more information, call the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office at 801-777-1985/1964.

Walk-in service ends at Tricare

The 75th Medical Group TRICARE Service Center closed April 1.

Walk-in service will no longer be provided at 200 TRICARE Service Centers stateside.

This change is an effort by the Department of Defense to manage costs and is estimated to save $254 million over the next five years.

Military members, their family members and all other TRICARE eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to utilize United Healthcare Military and Veterans toll free number at 877-988-9378 or their website at www.uhcmilitarywest.com for all TRICARE related issues and questions.

Beneficiaries can perform all administrative tasks online or by phone.

Hill’s TRICARE office was run in concert with the base’s 75th Medical Group. The office was at 7321 Balmer St. Bldg. 570.

Beneficiaries can get more information and sign up for updates at www.tricare.mil/tsc or call 1-877-988-WEST.

Legal assistance center closed

The walk-in legal assistance at 75 ABW/JA will be closed on April 9 for the 75th Air Base Wing Spring Wingman Day.

For emergency legal assistance, call 801-775-3320.

Public meeting on gas station cleanup

Hill Air Force Base will have a public meeting to discuss a proposed plan for cleanup at Operable Unit 11.

OU 11, which is located on-base near the Autopride gas station, includes contaminated ground water and soil from different types of fuels and solvents.

The meeting will be from 3-5 p.m. on April 9 at The Landing (Club Hill) 7420 Miller St., Bldg 450.

The public will be allowed to comment on the plans through April 23.

To see the proposed plan, visit www.hillrab.org/OU11ProposedPlan.

729th ACS change of command

The 729th Air Control Squadron will hold a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. on April 15 at the 729th ACS compound.

The ceremony will recognize outgoing commander Lt. Col. Darin P. Humiston and incoming commander Lt. Col. Stuart A. Williamson.

Dress for military will be uniform of the day and business attire for civilians.

R.S.V.P. by April 8. Point of contact is Candase Toft at candase.toft@us.af.mil. For more information, call 801-777-5007.

Live music at The Landing

Back by popular demand, musician Paul Howell “Acoustic Guitarist” drew crowds on Friday evening, March 28, from 5-8 p.m. at The Landing.

Howell performed popular songs for guests and noted how great it was to see “full seats.”

The Landing offered homemade potato chips with cheese, bacon, scallions and sour cream for those who came out to listen.

Paul Howell will return to The Landing on Friday, April 11. Drinks and appetizers will be offered to all those in attendance.

For more information about upcoming events at The Landing, call 801-777-3841.

Fitness centers change in hours

The Warrior and Hess Fitness Centers changed their hours of operation March 10, because of a reduction in manning.

The new hours will be Monday through Friday from 5:30-7 p.m., Saturday through Sunday from 7:30-4 p.m. and holidays/family days from 9 p.m.-5 p.m.

The Warrior Fitness Center offers a weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a climbing wall and indoor running/walking track.

The Hess fitness center offers an indoor pool, a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, a family fitness area, a martial art room and an indoor tennis court.

Call 801-777-2762 for more information.

Protestant service offered on Saturdays

The Hill AFB Chapel will be offering a new Protestant Community Worship Service. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturdays starting April 5. A Children’s Club will be available during the service.

For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Lukus Counterman at 801-775-4170.

The Landing gets new hours

The Landing (Bldg. 450) has new hours.

The new hours are 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. Club members save an additional $1.

Federal Women’s Lunch & Learn

The Federal Women’s Program will have lunch and learn events the second Thursday of each month at Building 1231, Room 6 from 11 a.m. to noon.

The events support the recognition, training and promotion of Civilian Women at Hill AFB.

Drug testing location moves

Drug testing is now at 5835 D Avenue, Bldg. 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Hill AFB clinic.

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, the building will provide customers 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.

HAFB movie theater reopens

The Base Theater is up and running better than ever.

The Base Theater shows newly 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. Snacks are available for reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Airman 1st Class Richard Burgula at 903-952-2393 or richieburgula@gmail.com.

Korean Food Bazaar

The public is invited to a Korean Food Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 at the Korean Zion Church, 176 W. Golden Ave., Layton.

For more information, call 801-698-8612.

75th 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 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.

The only exception is the Occupational Medicine Services (civilian) Clinic, Bldg. 249.

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.

— Hilltop Times staff



In the Know

March 27, 2014

Fitness centers change in hours

The Warrior and Hess Fitness Centers changed their hours of operation March 10, because of a reduction in manning.

The new hours will be Monday through Friday from 5:30-7 p.m., Saturday through Sunday from 7:30-4 p.m. and holidays/family days from 9 p.m.-5 p.m.

The Warrior Fitness Center offers a weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a climbing wall and indoor running/walking track.

The Hess fitness center offers an indoor pool, a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, a family fitness area, a martial art room and an indoor tennis court.

Call 801-777-2762 for more information.

Protestant service offered on Saturdays

The Hill AFB Chapel will be offering a new Protestant Community Worship Service. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturdays starting April 5. A Children’s Club will be available during the service.

For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Lukus Counterman at 801-775-4170.

The Landing gets new hours

The Landing (Bldg. 450) has new hours.

The new hours are 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. Club members save an additional $1.

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 801-775-2964, Staff Sgt. Chad Spuhler at 586-8498 or Tech. Sgt. Lisa Prue at 801-777-6574.

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

• Lunch and learn events are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month, except in March, at Bldg. 1231, Room 6 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Women’s History

Month activities

• March 27 — Cross Fit at The Bubble. Three classes offered: 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.

Drug testing

location moves

Drug testing is now at 5835 D Avenue, Bldg. 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Hill AFB clinic.

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, the building will provide customers 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.

HAFB movie

theater reopens

The Base Theater is up and running better than ever.

The Base Theater shows newly 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. Snacks are available for reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Airman 1st Class Richard Burgula at 903-952-2393 or richard.burgula.1.in@us.af.mil.

Korean Food Bazaar

The public is invited to a Korean Food Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 at the Korean Zion Church, 176 W. Golden Ave., Layton.

For more information, call 801-698-8612.

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 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.

The only Medical Group exception is the Occupational Medicine Services (civilian) Clinic, Bldg. 249.

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.

 

Civilian Achievement Medal


Civilian Achievement Medal

March 20, 2014

The Civilian Achievement Medal was awarded to members of the Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic team, Transporter Erector programmed depot maintenance, 581st Missile Maintenance Squadron, 309th Missile Maintenance Group, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, which exhibited outstanding performance, professional competence, and ceaseless efforts of the heavy mobile equipment mechanic team resulted in unprecedented performance in the transporter erector programmed depot maintenance by Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr., OO-ALC commander. Their unwavering dedication piloted the reduction of maintenance flow days from an all-time high of 303 to a sustained performance of 120 for 5 transporter erectors in a row from July 17, 2012 to Sept. 10 2013. These superior efforts marked the first ‘Art of the Possible’ results within the complex and ensured operational units remained above emergency war order levels.

 

ALEX R. LLOYD/U.S. Air Force

 



Volunteers for Asian Pacific culture

November 28, 2013

Take the opportunity to get involved, learn about the Asian-Pacific culture and make a difference. Use your skills, obtain valuable experience and earn recognition that could assist with self-development, EPR/OPR and/orpersonal self-assessment.

The Equal Opportunity Office is calling for volunteers to assist with the Asian-Pacific Islander Observance. Committees are open to all base personnel, their family members, retirees and civilians. You do not have to ascribe to a particular group to participate. All that is required is a passion to enlighten and educate others on the contributions this group have made to society. To volunteer or for more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Melanie Aytch at 777-4858 or Melanie.Aytch@hill.af.mil.



Holiday Card Lane contest entries

November 28, 2013

Build a giant holiday greeting card that represents your squadron or organization. Entries will be judged on originality, squadron/division representation, and technical aspects. The winning entry will receive a prize valued at $500. To be eligible for judging the card must be registered and in place no later than close of business on Dec. 2 on South Gate Drive. Cards should be posted starting Nov. 25. Register online or email 75fss.fsk@hill.af.mil. Entires will be judged on originality, squadron/division representation and technical aspects. Paint and decorations should be waterproof and weather resistant.



Defensive driving courses available

November 28, 2013

The Utah Safety Council is offering 4 hour defensive driving courses for individuals in the Ogden area. Courses are held throughout each month, at its location at Weber State University in Ogden. The courses will be held in the Shepherd Union Building on Saturday Dec. 7 and 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, and on Tuesday, Dec.10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The 4 hour course consists of classroom instruction and focuses on collision prevention, driving confidence, awareness of hazards and improving driving skills.

Drivers may complete the course for a 50-point reduction from their Utah driving record, once every three years. Individuals 55 years of age and older, may qualify for insurance discounts after completing the course. This course also satisfies requirements for emergency vehicle violations, also known as the Slow Down, Move Over law.

Registration is $40 per person, or $10 for those age 55 and older who are only seeking a reduction in their insurance rate. For additional information or to register, please contact the Utah Safety Council at 801.746.SAFE (7233) or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org.



News Briefs

April 25, 2013

Commissary case lot sale cancelled

 

Please be advised that the Defense Commissary Agency headquarters has cancelled the annual May Case Lot sale this year at the commissary.

 

More information as to the September case lot status is still pending.



Senior Master Sergeants Social

February 21, 2013

The promotion social is scheduled for Friday, March 1, at The Landing in the Enlisted Area Lounge starting at 4 p.m.

Please join the Hill Top 3 in congratulating all of Team Hill’s newly selected senior master sergeants.

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