Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 13, 2014
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. All 30 NBA teams across... Read more
Cathy Mckitrick, Hilltop Times Staff
November 13, 2014
OGDEN — Hooper resident Gwen Haycock teared up as she spoke of several family members who are military veterans, and what that kind of commitment involves.“It’s not just when they get deployed, it’s from the very beginning,” Haycock said. “These men and women turn their lives over to other people and say ‘make me what you want me to be and I’ll do what it is that you want me to do because I love... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 13, 2014
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.“It means a whole lot more now, not only to remember the past and present veterans, but it’s a day that has a lot more emotion now, especially with the camaraderie we share working in the... Read more
Hill AFB Health Promotions
November 13, 2014
The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to join together and quit smoking for 24 hours. On Nov. 20, smokers across Team Hill are asked to quit smoking and protect family, friends, children and pets from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Most people know the health risks of smoking, but smoking not only affects the smoker’s health, it also poses significant risks to... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
November 13, 2014
As the holiday season approaches, it is more important than ever to be active during the day to stay healthy and to prevent unwanted seasonal weight gain. To assist you in these efforts, the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is offering the Team Pedometer Challenge from through Dec. 18.“AFMC has two wellness challenges each year. You might recall ‘Spring Into Shape’ and ‘Freeze the Gain’ from... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 13, 2014
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.Since the U.S. Armed Forces have pulled most troops out of... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
November 13, 2014
Starting Nov. 24th, giant holiday greeting cards that represent that represent Hill Air Force Base units, can be placed on Balmer Street in front of the Warrior Fitness Center. Traditionally cards were placed on Southgate Avenue, but this year the location has changed to Balmer Street for increased exposure.“There are several reasons the card lane was moved, said Barbara McConvill, Marketing... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 13, 2014
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.Jamie Wehner, supervisor for Material Support at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, joined the competition this year in the bowling event, having finally given in to his friends’ coercing. Wehner ended up coming home with two gold medals for his division... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
November 13, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On Friday, the 75th Medical/Dental Group spouses will gather in the Hill Air Force Base Chapel to make fleece blankets for the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home. Blankets and candy bars will be delivered to residents in December as a holiday treat.The group has occasionally helped residents play Bingo on Saturdays, and knows that the candy bars are great for prizes. “... Read more
Karen Bastian, Hill AFB Energy Outreach Coordinator
November 13, 2014
As Energy Awareness Month draws to a close we are honored to be part of an organization that can pick up and “Make Things Happen.” Team Hill is proving that energy awareness and conservation is not just a fad, it is becoming a way of life, and for good reason. If we were to retrace our steps back over time, we could see how both natural and human activities change Earth’s climate. Since the... Read more