Honoring Utah's fallen Vietnam veterans

July 30, 2015


Capt. Ralph J. Chipman, USMC

Aug. 15, 1943 - Dec. 27, 1972

29 years old

Pilot VMA

Pfc. Raymond A. Davis, USA

Feb. 12, 1943 - Feb. 11, 1966

22 years old

Shoe Repairman

1 year of service

ACTION LINE: Safe transportation of private firearms

July 30, 2015

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.

In the Know

July 30, 2015

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

Honoring Utah's fallen Vietnam veterans

July 23, 2015


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

New commander at UTTR

July 23, 2015

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.

ACTION LINE: How to acquire excess military equipment property

July 23, 2015

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.

In the Know

July 23, 2015

NAF vehicles on sale starting Friday

A silent bid auction starts at noon July 24 through noon July 26 at the Outdoor Recreation parking lot for NAF vehicles. Vehicles will be sold as is.

NAF sales are open to all military and DOD identification card holders (civilians, military, spouses, and military retirees). Cash or cashier’s check accepted, but personal checks are not. 

They must be paid and picked up by close of the next business day. If the winner does not pick up by then, the item will go to the next highest bidder. 

New AFMC mission statement emphasizes agility

July 23, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio — New mission and vision statements are the foundation of a new command strategy designed to push Air Force Materiel Command to be more agile as it delivers war-winning support to the warfighter. 

Action Line

July 16, 2015

Q: The OPM office sent out an email to those millions of federal employees who may have been affected by cybersecurity incident involving the OPM database. The email consists of a link to www.csid.com/OPM/ for employees to enroll in Protector Plus, a company that specializes in identity theft protection and fraud resolution. However, this site is blocked and not accessible through our government computers because of the category of the site. 

Action Line

July 16, 2015

Q: Is there any reason that the far left lane heading out the South Gate remains a left-turn-only lane even after the barricade has been removed? It would seem that this lane can be used as a through lane for vehicles exiting the gate. Instead, vehicles on this lane who want to make a left onto SR 193 must first change into middle lane and then come back into the left lane once they pass the guard shack. Seems like an inefficient use of the lane. They may as well have left the barricade on this lane.

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