Q: Can you find out why I’m no longer able to use Gate 31 to access my office? I work for the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group in Building 510 and I have line badge for this area. For the past three years, I’ve used this gate; however, recently the organization that controls gate access deleted everyone from their system. When I contacted them to ask why I no longer had gate access, it was explained that there were more than 1,000 individuals in their system and no way for them to know who still had a legitimate requirement to use the gate.
Spc. Four Curtis Boardman, USA
Aug. 24, 1948 - May 20, 1970
21 years old
Field Artillery Basic
Petty Officer 3rd Class Allan L. Mair, USN
March 12, 1945 - March 31, 1968
23 years old
2 years of service
Q: In light of increased threats and attacks to military members from terrorist organizations and lone sympathizers, would you consider revising policy in order to allow military members that possess valid state-issued concealed firearms permits the ability to carry personally owned firearms on Hill AFB?
Southwest Gate closes Aug. 11
Hill’s Southwest Gate will close permanently Aug. 11 with the end of Utah Department of Transportation’s major construction at the base’s South Gate and on Highway 193 in Layton.
The Southwest Gate is being closed to:
• Enhance installation security
• Improve pedestrian safety for children walking to and from school from the housing area on the base
• Maximize security forces manpower and resources
Capt. Ralph J. Chipman, USMC
Aug. 15, 1943 - Dec. 27, 1972
29 years old
Pfc. Raymond A. Davis, USA
Feb. 12, 1943 - Feb. 11, 1966
22 years old
1 year of service
Q: I have a question in regard to Hill AFB instruction 31-206, specifically, paragraph 5.1: I have a concealed carry permit issued by the state of Utah and I live in base housing. I also ride a three-wheeled motorcycle. Paragraph 5.1 prohibits me from transporting my weapon in my motorcycle from my home while going on or off base. My question then is, how do I legally transport my weapon when going on or off base? Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Invitation extended for family campout
A family campout that includes overnight camping at Centennial Park near the base’s South Gate is July 31.
Food, crafts, entertainment, music, an outdoor movie and much more will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend. The first 1,000 to register get a complimentary dinner.
Volunteers are also needed.
For more information, call 801-775-2084. Visit www.75fss.com/family-campout to register.
East Canyon hosts Military Day Aug. 15
Pfc. Gerald A. Smith, USMC
Jan. 8, 1951 - August 29, 1969
18 years old
2nd Lt. Mark S. Steiner, USA
Nov. 11, 1948 - Nov. 24, 1968
20 ears old
Field Artillery Unit Commander
Col. Chris Gough (center) assumes command of the Utah Test and Training Range and returns the salute from members of his new unit during a ceremony at Hill Air Force Base on July 15. Gough, a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, previously served as director of theater security cooperation for U.S. Air Force Central Command and is a command pilot with more than 2,000 flight hours, 500 instructor hours and 300 combat hours.
Q: I am the emergency preparedness coordinator for my church and wondered if Hill AFB could help with a donation/sponsorship request. I’m looking for organizations that can help us obtain some equipment like bags and backpacks of all sizes, military trucks, backhoes, forklifts, radios, computers, cameras, and rescue and safety equipment such as AEDs, first aid kits, trauma kits and personal protection equipment. I have a more extensive list I can provide if you’re able to assist.