Hill Air Force Base received national recognition last week, but not for what one might expect. This recognition came from the Arbor Day Foundation for being “green” and being named as a Tree City USA for the 20th year in a row.
On its 6,600-plus acres, Hill AFB has more than 13,000 trees of 92 different species, valued at approximately $17 million dollars.
An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician supporting dangerous route clearance operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, was awarded the Purple Heart during a ceremony at Hill AFB on April 18. Tech. Sgt. Devin L. Datus, 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, was presented the award by Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander.
“I am honored to be recognized along with so many other individuals throughout the years who have paid the price to receive this prestigious award,” said Datus.
A new commander will take charge of the 75th Air Base Wing (ABW) during a formal change of command ceremony at Hill Air Force Base at 9 a.m. Jan. 11.
Col. Kathryn L. Kolbe will assume command of the 75th ABW from Col. Sarah E. Zabel.
Airmen honor Utah veterans with WWI monument makeover
MIDVALE -- Airmen from the 729th Air Control Squadron invited the public to a World War I monument rededication and flag ceremony at Union Park in Midvale this Veteran's Day weekend.
The event took place at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 and was the culmination of a squadron community service project organized by Senior Airman Brandon Clark, a 729th ACS ground radar systems technician, and his wife, Tricia.
She's known for being one of the longest hitters on the tour, and Brittany Lincicome, a professional golfer with the LPGA, amiably visited Utah's northern most military installation recently to support a charity golf event and strap into an F-16 "Fighting Falcon" for the ride of a lifetime.
Lincicome, who resides in Seminole, Fla., supported the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah's annual Commander's Cup charity golf tournament Oct. 1 at Hill AFB's Hubbard Memorial Golf Course.
More than 230 members of Hill Air Force Base's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing recently departed for a deployment to the U.S. Pacific Command Theater.
The pilots, maintainers and support personnel will provide F-16 air support in the Western Pacific region as part of a routine theater security package rotation.
The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah, which supports the Hill Aerospace Museum, will hold its annual Commander's Cup charity golf tournament Oct. 1 at Hubbard Golf Course.
Each year amateur and professional golfers participate in the tournament, and this year's event won't be any different. Several golfers from the local area are slated to play, as well as LPGA Tour professional Brittany Lincicome, who will host a pre-tournament golf clinic at 11:15 a.m. for tournament goers.
By Senior Airman Melissa Dearstone
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Lend a Hand, Give a Can surpasses last year
The basewide food drive "Lend a Hand, Give a Can," which began Aug. 1, ended Aug. 24 here with an impressive 8,206 pounds of food donated to help local food shelters in the surrounding communities.
This year, the Team Hill Junior Force Council (THJ-FC), Ogden Air Logistics Complex Work Force Council and the Contracting Directorate aligned with the 2012 Feds Feed Families initiative to help collect donations around the base.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah, which supports the Hill Aerospace Museum, will hold its annual Commander's Cup golf tournament at Hubbard Golf Course Oct. 1.
Each year amateur and professional golfers participate in the tournament, and this year's event won't be any different. Several golfers from the local area are slated to play, as well as LPGA Tour professional Brittany Lincicome, who will also host a pre-tournament golf clinic for players.