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Intersection changing to 3-way stop

The intersection of H Avenue and Fifth Street is being changed to a three-way stop with crosswalks and sidewalks.

The crosswalk and sidewalk southwest of Building 843 is being eliminated due to safety concerns.

Motorists should be aware of the traffic change and allow extra time as necessary. Pedestrians should use the new crosswalks and sidewalks for safer travel to and from their vehicles in the lower west parking lot.

Commissary case sale begins April 30

The Hill AFB Commissary will hold a customer appreciation case lot sale (in the open lot, west of the Commissary) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 1, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2. 

This super sale offers great savings on cases lot and club pack items. 

Visit www.commissaries.com for more information.

Hill ceremony to honor Vietnam vets

A retreat ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and also honor Vietnam veterans will be held April 30 at 5 p.m. at the 75th Air Base Wing flagpole. 

The event will be represented by the 75th ABW, 388th Fighter Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex and other Team Hill mission partners. The Utah Vietnam Veteran’s Association is scheduled to attend as well.

For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt.  Holly Jensen at 801-777-6552.

Equality Color run, walk April 30

The Hill LGBT Pride Committee will sponsor a color run April 30 near the Hill AFB Warrior Fitness Center outdoor track. Jackson Carter, from “The Biggest Loser” Season 14, will be in attendance. 

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 8 a.m. The event is free; however, the committee is accepting donations. 

For more information, call Master Sgt. Angela Shunk at 801-777-0235 or email angela.shunk@us.af.mil.

3rd Annual AFSA golf tournament on May 8

Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1163 will host its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on May 8.

Entry fee is $65 per person. The tournament is a four-person scramble tournament and a shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Event includes green fees, cart, goodie bag, unlimited range balls prior to tee time, complimentary beverages, lunch and prizes. 

For more information or to register, call Chelcie Salonis at 618-606-0513 or William Cronin at 619-246-9125.

Hill Half Marathon seeks volunteers

The Hill AFB Fitness Center is seeking volunteers for the Hill AFB Half Marathon on May 30.

Volunteers will support registration, event setup, aid stations, water stations and more. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Christy Eschenbacher at 801-777-1893/2762 or email christy.eschenbacher@us.af.mil.

Taiko drummers, dancers, at festival

An Asian American/Pacific Islander festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. May 9 at Hill AFB’s Centennial Park near the South Gate. 

Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $12 per ticket or $30 for three tickets. Discount tickets are available if purchased before April 24. 

Entertainment will include Taiko drummers, Filipino dancers, Polynesian dancers and a martial arts demonstration. 

For more information, call Capt. Charles Skrovan at 801-777-1311; Irene Jones at 801-777-9035; or Pamela Jackson at 801-777-3680.

Business advice for military vets

Military veterans are invited to attend the Utah Veteran Business Conference to learn about the keys to a successful veteran-owned business. The conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 7 at the Salt Lake Community College Larry H. Miller Campus Conference Center, located at 9750 S. 300 West in Sandy. 

A mentoring and networking session will also be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This event is open to all current (active, guard, reserve) and former members of the military. The cost to attend is $25; space is limited. 

For more information or to register, visit veterans.utah.gov/business.

Volunteers needed for two May 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.

Cross-country racers sought for contest

Hill AFB is hosting a cross-country race competition now through May 27. 

Teams are needed to compete in a total of eight races in either a 5K run or 1-mile walk. Team points are based on overall participation. 

For more information, email Randy Thomas at art5k@live.com.

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 is occurring now through 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. For more information, call Sheila Hayes at 801-777-2966.

AFSA holds monthly meetings on base

Air Force Sergeants Association, or AFSA, general membership meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in The Landing. 

Members are encouraged to bring a nonmember with them. 

For more information, search “AFSA 1163” on Facebook or contact Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Marrott at 801-920-2394. 

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.

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 provides free CNA training

The Airman &Family Readiness Center is helping active-duty Air Force spouses complete the Certified Nursing Assistant program for free through the Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville. That includes tuition, fees, textbooks and nursing curriculum.

If students can dedicate 12 hours a week to the course, they can be completed/certified within two months. They can be certified faster if they choose the base on the various schedules they accept or if they can attend more than 12 hours per week.

The certification is valid anywhere in the United States. The DATC also can assist with local job placement.

The A&FRC has additional information regarding CNA training through the ACE program under the Department of Work Force Services in Clearfield, if needed. The ACE program can offer funding for all military spouses regardless of service branch.

Availability for this grant is limited to the first 10 applicants. Other qualified candidates may be able to utilize the CNA training offered by the ACE program.

Class start dates vary throughout the year, so interested spouses can call for start dates, times and availability. Contact Scott Jones or Sam Child at 801-777-4681. 

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.