Complete with ‘Grog’

April 17, 2014


HILL AIRFORCE BASE — Hill’s A-10 Division held a dining out event in the Davis Conference Center on April 11. Guests enjoyed a social hour, a professional photographer and the company of their co-workers and friends.

Dinner was served to guests and their families, and unlucky victims were called forward to the traditional “grog” by rhyme or limerick. The grog bowl contained a stomach-churning combination of items such as: Orange soda, cola, Monster Energy Drink, chocolate Ovaltine, pigs feet juice, gummy bears and chocolate bars.

UTA bus service begins into Hill

April 17, 2014


CLEARFIELD — It may have been a cold, dark morning at the Clearfield Frontrunner station on Monday, but it was a momentous moment for Hill Air Force Base commuters.

For the first time in 20 years, riders getting off the FrontRunner train had the option of hopping on one of the two Utah Transit Authority Hill AFB routes to head into work.

Chaplain recognized as a hero

April 10, 2014


On Thursday, March 20, the American Red Cross Utah Region, held their 2014 Northern Utah Heroes Recognition Event in Ogden. Hill Air Force Base Chaplain (Capt.) Lukas Counterman was honored at this event for his heroic efforts during a car accident last year.

Program helps with vet assistance, resources, rehab

April 3, 2014


OGDEN — Cory Fitzwater stood over the huge silver bell at Weber State University’s Stewart Stadium with both a humble and grateful look in his eyes.

Standing before him were dozens of runners lined up in the chilly, windy weather to support him and thousands of other injured soldiers.

After ringing the bell, which signaled it was time for participants to take off on their 5-mile run, Fitzwater hugged his wife, Sami, as she wiped away tears.

“This means a lot,” he said.

HAWC promotes awareness of nutition, fitness with activities

April 3, 2014


March was National Nutrition Month and Team Hill participated by promoting awareness about nutrition, fitness and the available resources on Hill Air Force Base. Throughout the month of March, the Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) offered the “Nutrition Madness” challenge. The program consisted of challenges that pushed participants to be their best physically and nutritionally.

Cross-country team held first meet

April 3, 2014


The Hill Air Force Base Cross Country Team held its first 2014 meet on Wednesday, April 2, at 4:30 p.m. on the track across from the Warrior Fitness Center.

The team’s season includes a total of eight runs on Wednesdays from April 2-May 21.

Races begin at 4:30 p.m. and are held at different locations each week throughout the season.

Teams are made up of unit members.

Moved to action: One family’s inspiration to help veterans

April 3, 2014


MORGAN — “It is hard to explain the impact the story ‘Lone Survivor’ has had on me and my family,” says Joan Nold, of Morgan, regarding Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s account of his survival and the deaths of his teammates in Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan in 2005.

“Reading ‘Lone Survivor,’ then watching the movie, cannot help but move one to action. The story ignited a fire in me, and learning more about the Lone Survivor Foundation helped provide direction,” Nold said.

World War II Female Pilot

March 20, 2014


HILL AIR FORCE BASE — One of the few remaining female pilots from World War II visited Hill AFB on March 13 and spoke about “Character, Courage and Commitment” at the annual Women’s History Luncheon.

Nell Bright joined the “Women Air Force Service Pilots,” WASPs for short. Female pilots, restricted from combat roles, trained men as fighter pilots and made domestic flights during the war.

“During World War II, everyone discovered women could do things they weren’t allowed to do before,” Bright said.

Intermountain holds contract management seminar

March 20, 2014


LAYTON – On many people’s minds in the filled-to-capacity conference room last week at the Intermountain Contract Management Seminar held at Weber State University Extension in Layton, was the continually shrinking Department of Defense budget.

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