The Governor’s Military and Family Summit hosted a variety of seminars geared toward helping service men and their families cope with the stresses of life in the armed forces and out, and one of the most timely was a workshop on financial management.
With the economy still in a difficult place and the prospect of furloughs for civilian workers, knowing the right ways to stay within a budget can make or break a family.
Commissary case lot sale cancelled
Please be advised that the Defense Commissary Agency headquarters has cancelled the annual May Case Lot sale this year at the commissary.
More information as to the September case lot status is still pending.
The Governor’s Military and Family Summit is Wednesday, April 17 and will include free workshops and a military employment fair.
The Executive Director of Veterans’ Affairs, Terry Schow, has worked hard to offer various topics for attendees.
The Boy Scouts have been a symbol of unity and activity for many years, and the Eagle Scouts of the Special Needs Troop 62 Scouts of Roy have taken on a project that will enhance their skills and give back to the Hill AFB community.
“We are always looking for some kind of Eagle project that they are capable of working. I talked with a person on base who works with specials needs people, and it went from there,” Scott Dixon, Assistant Scout Master, said.
The children of Hill AFB are in for a special treat on Easter weekend, since there will be two Easter egg hunts happening on Saturday, March 30.
One will take place at the Hill AFB Museum, and the other will take place on base. In the interest of fairness, both egg hunts have sectioned off age groups so that the younger children will compete against each other without the older kids having an automatic advantage.
The Museum Easter Egg Hunt has grown to be an anticipated yearly event.
The Governor’s Military and Family Summit may still be another full month away, but the Utah Department of Veterans’ Affairs has already planned the event down to the last detail, ensuring that each service member and family member will have something to pick from to attend and learn by coming to the summit.
The Executive Director of Veterans’ Affairs, Terry Schow, believes it is important to emphasize the potential benefits of the event.
The February Warrior Call took place during the month of love, and it fittingly featured a speaker whose message advocated the caring of others.
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ken Crooks, who served as wing chaplain most recently in Afghanistan, told the assembled audience of his love for his profession, and why he finds it so fulfilling even amid the difficulties of serving overseas in a high-stress environment.
Special Olympics has provided a chance for people with intellectual disabilities to show their athletic skills since 1968. Now a group of Utah children ages 2-7 are participating in weekend sessions with the Special Olympics Utah’s Young Athletes program, giving them an outlet for their energy and sense of community.
With the recent announcement that women will be allowed to serve in combat positions in the American armed forces for the first time, there has been a renewed interest in the history of women who have served. An upcoming event, “Women of Valor,” will pay tribute to those individuals.
When Hill AFB lost one of its members in May 2011, people who knew him felt a need to commemorate his bravery and sacrifice with a permanent memorial. Thus, Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer Solesbee now has a street named after him. He had had been stationed at Hill before his final deployment to Afghanistan as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician.