By DANA RIMINGTON
Hilltop Times Correspondent
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Airman’s Attic has been serving the needs of Airmen stationed at Hill AFB and Department of Defense personnel for many years, but the donation center is seeing an increase in unacceptable donations.
Although the center appreciates donations, it is not set up to accommodate the large furniture, garbage items, soiled linens and expired canned goods that are being left on-site.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Work crews are continuing roadway repaving operations in Roy on 5600 South (Stage Road 97) between 3900 West and the Hill AFB Roy Gate, and in Layton on Hill Field Road from 2800 North to State Road 193.
The following are planned construction activities. Please note that due to weather conditions, emergency situations or equipment/supply issues, schedules are subject to change.
Construction affecting the Roy Gate:
Our water system recently exceeded a drinking water standard. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s A-10 Division at Hill AFB has been honored with the 2015 Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award.
Mosquito fogging operations underway
The 75th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Pest Management Shop began mosquito fogging operations Tuesday to prevent and control mosquitoes adjacent to Boyer Hill Military Housing, specifically around Pond #3 and the base’s running track areas.
The fogging will be done between 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Tuesdays and Thursdays, until Military Public Health recommends discontinuance, usually in early to mid-October.
Housing residents are encouraged to remain inside during fogging operations. Children should not play in the insecticide fog or run behind the spray equipment. In addition, swamp coolers in the vicinity of the spraying should be turned off while fogging is in progress, per base health and pest management recommendations.
For more information, contact the Pest Management Shop at (801) 777-4427.
Recently recognized as the Military Region Youth of the Year, 17-year-old Ashley McCarty, of Roy, admits she would have laughed if someone suggested five years ago she would one day be representing military youth in the region.
Several years ago, McCarty was extremely shy, but enjoyed participating in hiking and recreational activities. When her dad asked if she wanted to get involved in the youth center at Hill AFB, with clubs that hosted several adventurous activities, she didn’t think twice about participating.
On Aug. 16, Salt Lake County health officials announced the first human case of West Nile virus infection in the state for 2016. Locally, health officials from Davis County and Hill AFB have confirmed the presence of the WNV in a few mosquito specimens collected this year.
Hill Air Force Base will celebrate Labor Day Sept. 5 and many offices and services will be closed in conjunction with the AFMC “Family Day” Sept. 2. See below for more information.
The new Team Hill Diversity Council brought representatives from all of Hill AFB’s annual special observances to Centennial Park Aug. 20 to celebrate and learn more about the base’s unique community and diversity.
The event featured food, entertainment, cultural presentations, and informational booths.
Festival attendees received passports to be stamped while visiting booths providing information on the 10 special observances the base recognizes each year. These are:
• Martin Luther King, Jr. (3rd Monday of January)
The 2016 Team Hill Air Force Ball will be held Sept. 17 at the Davis Conference Center located at 1651 N. 700 W. in Layton.
Team Hill is invited to enjoy an elegant dining and entertainment experience. The social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 6 p.m.