American heroes act in powerful ways for those who have no power. The 9/11 Remembrance Grant allowed Hill AFB to create a powerful partnership with United Way to support the heroes inside the gates as well as those outside; its neighbors.
Tony Angelico, director of the Hill AFB Hubbard Golf Course is honored as he reflects on the proud history of awards and accolades the course has consistently received. In March, Hubbard was named as the most outstanding golf program out of the entire Air Force, competing with 66 bases. This is the second time the Hubbard Golf Course has received this award; they first received it in 2009.
As summer approaches military families really feel the heat. As kids bust through the doors when the last school bell rings they will head for home, where their parents will be communing, albeit face to face, by phone or online, "What in the heck are we going to do about child care?"
The 2012 Hill AFB Chess Championship was held Saturday, April 28 at The Landing/Club Hill. The results are as follows:
Division 1, military competition: Senior Airman Joe Martinez won the title, by scoring three wins and no losses, and is the 2012 Hill AFB Active Duty Chess Champion. He won a close game against last year's defending champion Senior Airman Mike Tully. Both Airmen are assigned to the 388th Component Maintenance Squadron (CMS). Third place went to Chaplain's Assistant Staff Sgt. Anthony Gray.
On April 10, 1977, the Air Force announced the 388th Fighter Wing as the first operational unit to be equipped with the new F-16 fighter jet. Twenty-five years later, the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings worked collaboratively to preserve the combat heritage of Hill AFB by putting a 388th Fighter Wing flag-ship proudly on display at the Airmen memorial park.
Five months after having met Lana, Connie Delamater never imagined her heart would feel so full. It's hard for her to believe that in as little as eleven months she'll prepare to say, "Goodbye."
"It's kind of like waving as your kids go off to college, but it's puppy college," she said. "And it's in Oceanside California."
Even though saying, "Goodbye," will be difficult, "The joyful part of this, is that hopefully Lana is destined to become a service dog or a skilled companion dog," Delamater said, "It's going to be tough giving her up."
In 1989 Mike Domitrz got the news of his sister's rape. For two years, he struggled to deal with the pain, rage and sadness that followed. As Domitrz realized the enormous impact this tragedy had on his family and friends, he began to see the need in society for a healthier dating approach and better understanding of how "consent" is obtained in intimacy. He created educational products and a classroom curriculum, including the "Can I Kiss You?" seminar where he presents keys to effective bystander intervention to eliminate potential sexual assaults.
The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) is sponsoring a photo contest in recognition of Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 11. The theme is "A day in the life of a military spouse."
Spouses from all branches of service can participate by submitting a contest entry form and a digital photo depicting any aspect of their life as a military spouse. Contestants must include the completed entry form with their photo submission. Entry forms are available at the A&FRC office in Building 150 or can be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play to win Saturday, April 28 at The Landing (Club Hill) with the game of chess -- which can be a lot like life. Although some people make very aggressive chess players, and others are more defensive, the more players you have in a tournament, the more interesting play can become.
Hank Beuning is excited about the prospects of this year's Hill AFB Chess Championship Tournament and is reaching out to other lovers of the game to invite their participation.
The Easter bunny will be hopping at Hill at two separate events.
The Youth Center will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. until all the eggs are gone during the 11 o'clock hour. The Easter Bunny will be joining the kids on the baseball diamonds east of Warrior Fitness Center. He will hide candy, toys and some special tickets in the 25,000 eggs that will be hidden. The tickets can be redeemed for prizes at the prize table.