Q: The entrance to the Hill AFB Exchange is a safety hazard. Exiting the Exchange is OK, but entry to the Exchange is mainly through the gas station. The Exchange should have another entrance on E Avenue right after the gas station without going through the back of the gas station. My suggestion is to remove the center area just after the gas station to allow the Exchange customers and pharmacy customers a safe way to get to the Exchange.
Daylight Saving Time
It’s time to spring forward, which means an extra hour of daylight in the evening. People should set their clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8.
Deadline for education grant
The Air Force Aid Society’s Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold Education Grant Program awards $2,000 grants to selected applicants. The application deadline is March 13.
E5-E9 Supplemental Release
The following Team Hill Airmen were promoted through the supplemental release:
Author misidentified in Ployer Hill profile
The Hilltop Times incorrectly listed Aaron Clark, Hill AFB historian, as the author of last week’s page 2 article on Hill Air Force Base’s namesake, Ployer “Pete” Hill.
The author was Dr. Lia Winfield, the Hill Aerospace Museum’s exhibit research and design chief. Her commentary can be found with the correct byline at www.hill.af.mil.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After a new five-story building opened here on Monday, state and federal officials say the west side of Hill Air Force Base should be bustling with activity for years to come. Hill officials opened a new 75,000-square-foot office building that will house military and civilian workers, as well as several defense contractors. The new building is the newest piece of the Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park development, an Air Force Enhanced Use Lease program that allows private entities to lease underused military land.
Hill Air Force Base — According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, gift cards will be the most requested gift this year with 62 percent preferring a gift card over any other item. For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, their gift card of choice is the one that can be redeemed at military exchanges from Okinawa to Oklahoma.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Officials from Hill Air Force Base say they don’t expect any of their Airmen to be sent to Iraq immediately if Congress approves a plan to bolster U.S. military forces there.
The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) hosted its second Spouse Deployment Training class of the season on Nov. 14. The first was held Nov. 10. These courses are typically offered twice a month at the A&FRC, but Team Hill units can also request individual opportunities as needed for upcoming deployments.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On Friday, the 75th Medical/Dental Group spouses will gather in the Hill Air Force Base Chapel to make fleece blankets for the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home. Blankets and candy bars will be delivered to residents in December as a holiday treat.
Starting Nov. 24th, giant holiday greeting cards that represent that represent Hill Air Force Base units, can be placed on Balmer Street in front of the Warrior Fitness Center. Traditionally cards were placed on Southgate Avenue, but this year the location has changed to Balmer Street for increased exposure.