“It’s quite the honor to represent all our 9/11 fallen,” said Michelle Sauer of Croydon after the Air Force Association memorial motorcycle ride through Ogden Valley. The event ending at the Hill Aerospace Museum preceded a Sept. 11 event held there with speakers giving their memories of that fateful day nine years ago when the twin towers were attacked.
A friend to the base was remembered by family, friends, community and military members at the Davis Convention Center on Dec. 4 as funeral services were held for Layton Mayor Steve Curtis.
Mayor Curtis had worked diligently with the base in many public-public/public-private partnerships in order to find solutions that benefitted the base and the community. He had recently been selected to receive the Team Hill Wingman Award in September.
Ally’s Kitchen celebrated its official grand opening with a low key ribbon cutting on Nov. 25 in Building 849, Air Logistics Complex headquarters.
The Junior Leadership Council, a professional organization with its roots in the 748th Supply Chain Management Group, is partnering with Operation HomeFront to deliver toys to be distributed during a visit by Santa on Dec. 11.
“A lot of people were really happy to step up to help out (last year),” said 2nd Lt. Roger Anderson, JLC historian, as he talked about efforts in 2012 that generated 8,000 toys. Several charitable organizations off-base also benefitted as a result of the collaboration between the JLC and Operation HomeFront that year.
The Hill Air Force Base Fire Department selected Shirley Ball as an honorary fire chief, the first to be so honored, on Nov. 13, on his 100th birthday.
The ceremony reflected many of the changes over the years, the lifelong Kaysville resident has seen. Hill AFB Fire Chief Paul Erickson presented him with a signed fire chief’s helmet with “Ball” emblazoned on the front of it. He also received a letter of recognition and a commander’s coin from Col. Kathryn Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing commander.
Max Gosselin, son of Master Sgt. James Gosselin, 729th Air Control Squadron, performed the honors at the CFC Pinewood Derby Fundraiser on Nov. 15 at the starting gate.
Approximately 30 pinewood vehicles were weighed to be sure they qualified at under 5 ounces and then placed on display as competitors signed up and graphite applied to bearings.
Vehicle models varied in design, from those not far from a block of wood, to those with lots of fine details. More than a few of the entries were last minute creations.
It’s not too soon to be getting into the spirit of giving with the Team Hill Cookie Drive set to spread the good cheer of delicious, home baked cookies on Dec. 5.
Volunteers are needed to drop off already baked cookies at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 150, and others to bake cookies that day at the base as an opportunity to participate in the spirit of camaraderie and service.
LAYTON — Nov. 8, a group of 20 gathered at a local Layton restaurant to mark the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps by Team Hill members.
The event started in 2007 by Brad Baggiano, a retired Marine and current DLA Aviation DLR contract negotiator, with four other Marines. The celebration has grown in size since then.
Retired and former Marines took the opportunity to gather, chat and chow down, as they shared the informal meal together.
Have a busy schedule? You work odd hours and the regular times for fitness classes at the Warrior Fitness Center don’t work for you?
A new fitness initiative makes available a video kiosk at the Warrior Fitness Center for patrons with these kinds of challenges. The kiosk is part of a program instituted by the Air Force at 66 bases, a $2 million fitness initiative.
BRIGHAM CITY — In a crowded gathering, Nov. 10, in the historic Brigham City Tabernacle, Col. Ronald Jolley Sr., deputy commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, thanked veterans and their families for their sacrifices in the service of their country.
In a ceremony marked with song, bagpipe and Taps, the colonel also participated in a presentation of medals and recognition.