Heroes Day presentation

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May 30, 2013

Hill AFB and the United Way joined together for a “Heroes Presentation” at South Weber Elementary School on May 23. More than 23 schools are being visited with the program in Davis and Weber County and Ogden City School Districts. United Way donates the books and Airmen read to the students as the books stay in the respective schools.

 

“The program has been a huge success,” said Judith Maughan, Hill AFB School Liaison Officer.

 

At South Weber Elementary School the flag was retired honorably with the aid of the Hill AFB Honor Guard.



'Where never lark, nor eagle flew'

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May 30, 2013

On Memorial Day, Lt. Commander William Edward Hall was inducted into the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame at the Hill Aerospace Museum. The honor was awarded posthumously. In an earlier ceremony at the Mazer Chapel, the 32nd Flight (Pioneer), Order of Daedalians, held a ceremony in which Col. Pete Miner, (U.S. Air Force, retired) presented a few brief remarks and recited the poem by John Gillespie, “High Flight – The Aviator’s Poem.”

 

The names of 41 Utahns who gave their lives in Southwest Asia in service to their country were recited before a bell strike. Taps followed.



A sport on target

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May 23, 2013

Tucked in to the north side of Hill Air Force Base, the Hill Archery Club gives year-round access to members wanting to keep their target shooting and hunting skills sharp.

 

A recent tournament on May 11 included a reset on the outdoor course including longer distances to the targets. “We had been keeping them at 20 and 35 yards and we’ve lengthened that out to 45 (yards) and 60 yards,” said Scott VanAllen, club president.



Army continues winning streak

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May 16, 2013

 

 

 

The Armed Forces Indoor Volleyball Tournament concluded with its last two matches on Sunday afternoon with strong showings in the men’s and women’s division by Army teams who took gold.

The Army women defeated the Air Force women’s team after losing the first set, 19-25, by changing the momentum in the second set, 25-15, and taking a win after hard-fought lengthy plan in the third, 25-20, and settling it once and for all, 25-17 in the fourth.

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Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair in Ogden

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May 9, 2013

The Hiring Our Heroes workshop and job fair to be held at the Summit Hotel and Conference Center in Ogden, is another in a series sponsored by the Governor’s Employment Coalition, similar to the one held in Salt Lake City recently.



Cross country spring challenge continues

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Randall Thomas, 309 CMXG/OBM, organized the most recent 5K Run/Walk on the north side of the base for the Hill AFB Cross Country spring season weekly competition. “We had a nice challenging run with 87 competitors last week,” he said.

 

“There was only a 25 point spread between the third and eighth place teams. Although the 729th Air Control Squadron is in fourth place overall they are the most supported team out there with an average of 13 participants per week,” he continued.



AFMC honors Hill organizational development educator

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May 9, 2013

Dr. Corbin Bell, 517 SMXS/MXDEB was selected as the AFMC 2013 Science, Engineering and Technical Management Science and Engineering Educator Award winner.

 

This award cites his performance for outstanding work throughout 2012 in the education of the 309th Software Maintenance Group (SMXG)scientists and engineers through providing technical, leadership, process and emotional intelligence education in workshops and coaching sessions. Bell believes that he is helping them to form success oriented paradigms via the educational programs offered by his team.



Science stars

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May 2, 2013

 

 

 

James Serabian had a hard time picking out his favorite dinosaur posed on and around his model of a volcano.



Hill worker receives 50 year pin after a combined total of 55 years

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May 2, 2013

"Awesome job," said Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr., Ogden Air Logistics commander, as he gave Donald Douglas a congratulatory handshake. "Keep up the good work."

Douglas had just received his 50-year pin and certificate, honoring him for 21 years of military service and 29 years of federal civilian employment.

"That’s amazing when you stop and think about it," said Baker, as he remarked on Douglas’ record.



A very warm welcome home

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April 25, 2013

Among the crowd gathered at Hangar 37, two young girls’ smiles were mirrored on their mom’s face as they walked with their dad, Master Sgt. Adam Schmidt, who kept looking at his family. “The girls all really missed him, we all did,” said Ashley, his wife.

 

Their dad was part of the incoming Fighting Fuujins back from a 6 ½ month assignment in the Pacific.

 

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