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Daylight Saving Time

It’s time to spring forward, which means an extra hour of daylight in the evening. People should set their clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. 

Deadline for education grant

The Air Force Aid Society’s Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold Education Grant Program awards $2,000 grants to selected applicants. The application deadline is March 13. 

The program is open to military members, military retirees and their immediate families. Historically, 60 percent of all applicants are selected for a grant.

For more information, including eligibility criteria and access to the online application, visit www.afas.org/education-grants or call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681.

Women’s history lunch coming up

A Women’s History Month Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 24 at The Landing. 

The guest speaker is Ensign Thomasania Montgomery- Leydsman, the first African-American woman commissioned from the Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate School. The theme for the event is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” 

The menu is chef salad or club sandwich. Cost is $14 for non-club members and $12 for club members.

For more information or tickets, contact Staff Sgt. Sarah Sanchez at 801-777-9878 or email sarah.sanchez.2@us.af.mil.

Hill AFB legal office closure

The Hill AFB legal office will be closed March 18-20 for an official function. For emergencies, contact the Command Post, which can connect you with the on-call judge advocate.

Hero2Hired Job Fair set for March 24

SANDY — The Hero2Hired Job Fair is scheduled for March 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy. The fair is for veterans, active-duty military members, Guard and Reserve service members and military spouses. This event is free for both employers and job seekers. Free parking is available.

Additionally, a Job Fair Preparation Workshop will be conducted at the Utah National Guard Headquarters, 12953 S. Minuteman Drive, Draper, on March 18. Call 801-432-4242 for workshop information.

Veterans benefits providers and employment specialists will be available to answer questions and provide assistance. For more information, contact 801-432-4536 or 801-432-4242.

FFWP accepting scholarship entries

The Friends of the Federal Women’s Program, or FFWP, is offering scholarships to all federally employed women on base and Pathway program students. 

The goal of the FFWP is to assist federally employed women in career advancements through education and self-improvement. The FFWP is in no way funded by the Federal Women’s Program or any government group, organization or entity. Scholarship application deadline is March 12.

The college student recipient of the $500 FFWP scholarship and the vocational/technical school recipient of the $200 will be expected to attend the March 24, Women’s History Month Luncheon at The Landing at 11 a.m.

For more information or to submit an application, contact Denise Elbert at 801-777-2739 or denise.elbert@us.af.mil, or Jana Sheehan at 801-777-4059 or jana.sheehan@us.af.mil.

Base tax center

The base tax center, located in the Poe Conference Center (Building 1295), is open through April 17. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve and Guard members (on Title 10 orders), military family members and military retirees.

For more information, call 801-777-1040.

AF officials seek award nominees

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award. The award is presented annually to six service members who distinguish themselves through superior conduct in the war on terrorism.

Air Force enlisted nominees must be senior master sergeants or below, and officer nominees must be captains or below. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM, COCOM, FOA and DRU may nominate one person. 

Nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 28.

For more information about Air Force recognition program, go to myPers. Air Force retirees who do not have a myPers account can request one at www.retirees.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120510-068.pdf.

Smoking cessation classes offered

Is the reason for smoking today the same as it was in the beginning? Take back control of health and happiness. Smoking cessation classes are available.

For more information, call Health Promotions at 801-777-1215.