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South Gate lane closed till mid-June

Construction at South Gate Drive and Balmer Road to add an additional lane of traffic to the outbound side of the South Gate will begin March 23 and is anticipated to conclude June 15. The construction will result in intermittent closures to one lane of traffic at the South Gate and South Gate Drive between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. In order to accommodate peak traffic during the lunch period, the Southwest Gate will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southwest Gate will remain closed on federal holidays and AFMC Family days.

For more information, call Sheila Hayes at 801-777- 2966. 

Gather early for Easter egg hunt

The Hill Aerospace Museum Easter Egg Hunt is at 10 a.m. March 28 on the grounds of the Hill Aerospace Museum, located east of Interstate 15 (Exit 338) in Roy. The public is invited.

Due to the popularity of the event in past years, organizers encourage attendees to arrive well in advance of the start to allow time to find parking. More than 10,000 plastic Easter eggs and treats will be available for kids to gather up. The hunts are separated by age group. 

For more information, contact Robb Alexander at 801-825-5936 or robbalexander@aerospaceutah.org.

Luncheon set for The Landing

A Sexual Assault Awareness Month Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 9 at The Landing. 

Guest speakers are Staff Sgt. Joshua and Allie Hobson. The menu is pecan-crusted chicken salad, roast turkey sandwich or vegetarian avocado sandwich. 

Tickets are $11.50 for club members, $13.50 for nonmembers.

Volunteers needed for educational events

The Cultural Resource Management Team is looking for volunteers to assist with Archaeology Day on May 2 at Salt Lake Community College South Campus and Heritage Day on May 9 at Union Station in Ogden. 

Volunteers should be ready to get their hands dirty and have fun helping children use clay to make Fremont figurines and paint pictograph stencils on rock tiles. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Anya Kitterman at 801-586-2464 or anya.kitterman@us.af.mil.

Retirement planning sessions coming up

A series of employee financial workshops are available for Team Hill to learn about financial preparation. 

The series will focus on the Thrift Savings Plan, annuities, and retirement and estate planning issues. 

Upcoming courses include: April 7 – Special Retirement Planning (for people retiring within a year); April 14 – Retirement Planning; and May 5 – Estate Planning. 

OSC spring bazaar set for April 29

The annual Hill Officers’ Spouses’ Club Spring Bazaar will be held  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29 at The Landing. 

More than 50 vendors offer gifts for every occasion, including Mother’s Day, as well as jewelry, baby items, decorations and much more. 

Admission is free and open to people with access to the base. 

Motorcycle Rodeo addresses safety

A Team Hill Motorcycle Rodeo will be held April 16 at Hill Air Force Base. 

The event, which is hosted by the Green Knights motorcycle club, will include a preseason motorcycle safety briefing at 8 a .m. and 3 p.m. at the base theater. Discussions will include changes to Air Force Instructions and Utah motorcycle laws, a motorcycle safety equipment demonstration, and presentations by Hill’s riding associations. 

Following the briefings, riders are encouraged to visit the main Base Exchange parking lot to visit with area motorcycle vendors, and see an “impaired” riding race and slow ride contest. Food will be available for purchase. 

For more information, email hill.mc.pgm.mgr@us.af.mil. 

Aerospace museum hosts Plane Talk

The Hill Aerospace Museum hosts a plane talk series featuring speakers related to the heritage of Hill AFB, the Air Force, other military branches, and many other subjects related to aerospace and the defense industry. 

Plane Talk is at 1 p.m. Saturdays in the museum auditorium. The March 28 speaker is Don Brown, of the U.S. Army. 

For more information, contact Robb Alexander at robbalexander@aerospaceutah.org. 

649th MUNS limits support in April

The 649th Munitions Squadron will be conducting a 100 percent inventory of its depot stockpile April 1-30. 

During the inventory, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by a group commander or equivalent. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Aaron Raboin at 801-586-2913, Staff Sgt. Heather Hunter at 801-586-8498, or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at 801-777-6574.

Base Tax Center open through April 15

The base tax center is open through April 15. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The center is located in the Poe Conference Center located in Building 1295.

This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve/Guard on Title 10 orders, dependents, and retirees.  If you have questions, call 801-777-1040.

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.

AF officials seek award nominees

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.