If you’re going to Hill Air Force Base’s upcoming air show, security officials have a message for you: pack light and play nice.
As the 2016 Warriors Over the Wasatch open house and air show nears, base security personnel say they’re prepared for the worst — whatever form that may come in.
Lt. Col. Kristopher Long, commander of Hill’s 75th Operations Support Squadron, said organizers have spent the better part of a year preparing for the show the military and the Federal Aviation Administration classifies as a “non-standard operation.”
Hill will bid farewell to Col. Ronald E. Jolly Sr., 75th Air Base Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony here at 9 a.m. June 28.
Jolly will relinquish command to Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt at that time. Hammerstedt is coming from Robins AFB, Georgia, where she served as commander of the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group since July 2014.
Air Show transport info for residents
With more than a half million people expected to attend the 2016 Hill AFB “Warriors Over the Wasatch” open house and air show June 25-26, spectators can avoid traffic delays and parking issues by taking advantage of special service and discounted fares offered by Utah Transit Authority.
1. The show is completely free.
Although attendees may want to bring cash for food and beverages, there is no charge for admission and parking. Hill officials say the air show is a great way to give back to the community and highlight the mission of the U.S. Air Force.
2. Arrive early.
Airmen looking to ride into adventure can get the chance to take the keys to their very own Harley, thanks to a sweepstakes from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Dr. Pepper.
With the Dr. Pepper Refresh, Win & Ride Sweepstakes, one lucky winner will take home a Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight motorcycle valued at $11,199. Authorized Exchange shoppers worldwide can enter from June 3 through June 30 at www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes.
On the 72nd anniversary of D-Day last week, the 419th Fighter Wing hosted 96-year-old Army veteran Charles Hardy, who served in World War II and the Korean War.
During his visit, Hardy toured Hill’s flightline and heard the roar of F-16s engines. He also got an up-close look at the Air Force’s newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II, and met some of the Airmen who have followed in his footsteps.
ROTC accepting applications
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials have announced 95 projected Air Force ROTC detachment instructor vacancies for summer 2017.
Eligible officers include active-duty first lieutenants, captains or majors in the line of the Air Force competitive category. Additional eligibility criteria must be met; rated officers and Guard and Reserve officers are not eligible to apply.
Interested officers can search for eligibility and application procedures on the myPers website using the keyword “AFROTC.”
It’s often said in leadership circles: Take care of your people and they will take care of the mission.
With that in mind, leaders from Hill and the local union meet regularly to take part in an Installation Partnership Forum.
The Hill Installation Partnership Forum collaborates on decisions and issues concerning the workplace outside of the traditional bargaining process. It meets on a bimonthly basis to discuss current issues, partnering initiatives and future changes that may impact employees.