A lot of memories in 100 years

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November 21, 2013

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.



A block of wood, some wheels and the urge to compete

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November 21, 2013

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.



Bake up some good cheer with annual cookie drive

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November 21, 2013

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.



Semper Fidelis! Hill Marines celebrate

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November 14, 2013

 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.



On demand: New fitness kiosk responds

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November 14, 2013

 

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.



Ceremony, music honor veterans with great pride

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November 14, 2013

 

 

 

BRIGHAM CITY — In a crowded gathering, Nov. 10, in the historic Brigham City Tabernacle, Col. Ronald Jolly 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.



Skeet and country

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October 31, 2013

On a day that looked more like early September than late October, 16 women gathered around a target with a baseball-sized hole cut in the middle of a dull inky black coated rectangular backdrop at Hill AFB.
Kraig Chugg, skeet shooting instructor, displayed a blast pattern on the target made by a previous shooter. “Can you see where it’s to the left?” he asked.
Explaining what may help with her aim, and how to adjust appropriately he walked the group back to the entry of the shooting bunker.



'Let's continue to care and give'

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October 31, 2013

Federal civilian employees received recognition for their generosity at the Combined Federal Campaign at The Landing on Oct. 30 as the CFC Halftime event gave nonprofits and charitable interests a chance to be heard through 30-second popcorn ads.

Bob Evans, Fox 13 news anchor, hosted the event with Pania Heimuli, co-chairwoman of the Intermountain Combined Federal Campaign organization and U.S.



CFC Halftime: Federal employee appreciation

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October 24, 2013

Tim Randolph, Combined Federal Campaign chairman, wants to spread the word that federal employees are appreciated. In fact, that has been adopted as the official theme of this year’s campaign in light of developments.

With the Halftime event to be held at the Landing on Oct. 30, 11 a.m.



China cyber espionage threat grows

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October 17, 2013

According to James Brown, former L3 Communications chief engineer, and owner of Expert Network Consulting, the current threat of cyber espionage amounts to a state of war.

Brown appeared as the last speaker at the Technology & Cyber Security Day held at the Landing, Oct. 9. He warned that any computer network, government or business, was a potential target from other countries as they seek to benefit from U.S.

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