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Retreat ceremony to honor Vietnam vets

A retreat ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans will be held at 5 p.m. April 30 at the 75th Air Base Wing flagpole located on the north side of Building 1102. The event will be represented by 75th ABW, 388th Fighter Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex and other Team Hill mission partners. The Utah Vietnam Veteran’s Association will also be in attendance. For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Parkinson at 801-777-3519.

Base-wide cleanup day is May 7

A base-wide cleanup day, also known as the Green Machine Program, will be held May 7. Base employees and residents are asked to clean up their general work areas and yards by taking part in sprucing up, planting vegetation and ridding the areas of insightful debris. Each organization will be assigned specific areas of responsibility to perform general clean-up efforts. Contact your unit’s leadership team for more details.

3rd Annual AFSA golf tournament on May 8

The 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.

Armed Forces Day concert May 16

A concert to honor military members from all services will be from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. May 16 at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main in Salt Lake City. Admission and parking are free. 

Entertainment begins with a performance by Mark Owens and Southbound, followed by the 23rd Army Band Rock Band performing.  The main performance starts 7:30 p.m. when the Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band, Denny Saunders, commander, takes the stage with the Choral Arts Society of Utah. There will also be a special appearance from The Anthem Choir from Hill AFB. 

For more information, call Sterling Poulson at 801-363-9708.

Team Hill Combat Dining-In May 30

The Team Hill 5/6 group is sponsoring a Team Hill Combat Dining-In May 30 at Hill AFB’s Centennial Park near the South Gate. 

Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per ticket. The event is only open to military members. 

For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Amber Capello-Jones at 801-775-5144.

Looking for special events photos?

Have you wondered where you could go to get photos after you and/or your family attended a special event on Hill AFB? 

The base’s Public Affairs Studio has a “Team Hill Public Affairs (75 ABW/PA)” SharePoint  site set up where people can download photos following an event at https://cs.eis.afmc.af.mil/sites/Hill/Event%20Images/Forms/AllItems.aspx. 

The site can only be accessed from a government computer; however, the studio’s photographers and graphics artists are available to assist you should you be unable to  access the site or otherwise need assistance. 

For more information, call 801-777-7615.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reunion weekend for AF Reserve in Oct.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 419th Fighter Wing will honor the Air Force Reserve’s remarkable 60-year legacy at Hill AFB during a reunion weekend here Oct. 2-4.

“The Air Force Reserve has been at Hill Air Force Base since 1955,” said Col. Bryan Radliff, 419th FW commander. “We’ve had different names, flown different aircraft, but one thing that hasn’t changed is Utahns serving their nation.”

The weekend events include a formal gala, golf tournaments, a motorcycle rally, fun runs, and family activities.

The reunion falls on the October UTA weekend and is open to all current and former members of the wing and their families, including those who served in the following AF Reserve units at Hill AFB:

• 313th Fighter Bomber Squadron

• 313th Troop Carrier Squadron

• 733rd Troop Carrier Squadron

• 945th Troop Carrier Group

• 945th Military Airlift Group

• 508th Tactical Fighter Group

• 419th Tactical Fighter Wing

• 419th Fighter Wing

Invitations will be sent to key 419th FW alumni in April, and an e-invitation will be available soon on the wing’s website

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.