LAYTON – A long-time tradition from back east is making its way into the west, including Top of Utah. Every December, the nonprofit organization Wreaths Across America decorates thousands of gravestones with a simple balsam remembrance wreath as a symbol to thank American veterans.
CLEARFIELD — There are two things in Shirley Ball’s life that remain constant — every morning he eats breakfast at the Star Café in Clearfield, and every year his birthday rolls around, this year reaching 101.
The next Hill Air Force Base Heart Link event is quickly approaching. On Dec. 4, the Airman & Family Readiness Center (Bldg. 150) will host an orientation for new spouses to the Air Force and Hill from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Running is standard practice in the military, but one man has taken it to new heights, having raced numerous times in the Air Force Marathon and spending time teaching others to enjoy the skill.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – The top performers from the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, 748th Supply Chain Management Group, and the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base were honored last week at the 21st annual Kevin J. Sullivan Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Air Force Association, Ute-Rocky Mountain Chapter. The Sullivan Awards Banquet began in 1994 as a way to recognize top air force performers, and since then, has recognized over 500 top performers. The awards were instigated by then Col. Kevin Sullivan, and having been a major influence over the awards and dedication to the AFA, the banquet was renamed after Sullivan eight years ago.
OGDEN — Every year the Huntsman World Senior Games comes to St. George, bringing in thousands of athletes over the age of 50 from around the world.
LAYTON — One of the most difficult tasks for service members who have completed their time in the military — including National Guard and reservists coming home after being deployed — is getting reintegrated into the work force.
Whether it is with their old company, or a new job, the task for veterans is sometimes easier said than done.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While growing up, Veterans Day was just another holiday to Staff Stg. Kevin Saicheck, who is now a military working dog handler. That changed for Saicheck the moment he joined the military.
SALT LAKE CITY — In honor of Veterans Day, Hill Air Force Base and other military services partnered with Utah Jazz players for a joint mission last Thursday as they worked together at the George E. Whalen Veterans Affairs Medical Center as part of a first-of-its kind collaboration between the NBA and Department of Defense known as the Commitment to Service project.
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah company has received emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for two new tests that detect the Ebola virus in about one hour.