Over Christmas break, the Hill Air Force Base Thrift Store was moved to its new location at 5873 H Ave. (Bldg. 841).
The move was a huge success thanks to “lots of civilian servants, airmen, thrift shop volunteers, and even customers,” said Store Manager Brigitte Di Vito. They worked many extra hours and “the owner of Excell construction volunteered his time and know-how during that time, and he and his sub-contractors did a lot of work that required certified workers at or below cost.”
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After many years spent acquiring new aircraft and pieces of aviation history to fill two massive hangars, the Hill Aerospace Museum is now looking to dump some of its inventory.
The museum, located just outside of Hill Air Force Base, immediately east of the 5600 South freeway exit in Roy, is reducing its collection by 18 aircraft, three missiles and a number of support vehicles.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – The highest scoring ace from the Vietnam War and last American ace on active duty spoke with aircraft maintenance groups during their 2013 Maintenance Professional of the Year Banquet last Saturday night.
Colonel Charles “Chuck” DeBellevue, retired from the USAF, took the chance to talk about how important their responsibilities are for the team. “In a fighter squadron, the pilots are usually deemed the most important people in the group, and they are important, but they’re aren’t important first,” DeBellevue stated.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — One of the intramural basketball teams on base has had some extra motivation the past few years — it’s been playing in support of a player’s child with a serious illness.
Intramural basketball season has been in full swing for a few weeks — but is now on hold during the Warrior Fitness Center closure.
Teams compete weekly throughout January, February and March for the 2014 championship title.
Families with special needs children face the daunting tasks of daycare, health care providers, insurance, and much more. Luckily, the Airmen and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) has created a one-stop shop to help parents find all the help they need.
Thursday March 20 is the 4th annual Families with Special Needs Summit.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In walked military officials, civilians, and employees for the annual awards banquet for Science, Engineering, and Technical Management on Wednesday, February 19, but to their surprise, it was anything but their usual banquet ceremony.
SALT LAKE CITY — State officials will take a look at relocating the Utah Air National Guard to Hill Air Force Base, in a move that already has officials raving about the possibilities.
A $500,000 study of relocation of the state unit is included in Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed $13.3 billion budget for the 2014-2015 year, and could provide the mechanism to relocate the Guard, while opening up prime Salt Lake City real estate at the same time.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base hosted a blood drive Friday, Jan. 24 in the Medical Training Facility. Many participants used the online sign-up system to prepare for this event.
Through this online sign-up system, they were able to choose a convenient time slot for their schedule. This not only made the process convenient for those donating, but it also made it easier for the staff to quickly help people prepare for donation.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On Thursday, Jan. 16, the 75th Air Base Wing hosted an appreciation dinner for its Key Spouses, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hill AFB Chapel Annex.
The event was catered by Café Zupas and included time for Key Spouses to mingle and be recognized for their hard work and essential efforts.
One coordinator of the event, Master Sgt. Luciano Carrasquillo, noted the Key Spouses’ volunteer work and how they “have become an integral part of the support system for our units’ Airmen and their families.”