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Cancer awareness class set for Feb. 25

Civilian Health promotion services will be hosting a presentation by the Huntsman Cancer Institute 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at the Health and Wellness Center classrooms. The aim is to bring awareness to National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month. 

The topic of the presentation will highlight tips to lower cancer risk, screening guidelines and the steps to reduce cancer risk by more than 50 percent.

Lent and Holy Week observances

The Hill AFB Chapel Community is holding services in observance of Lent and the Holy Week. The chapel provides spiritual care and free exercise of religion to Hill Air Force Base employees and their families. 

Feb. 12-26 and March 4-18 — Each Friday only, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, noon, Catholic

Feb. 12-26 and March 4-18 — Each Friday only, Stations of the Cross, 5 p.m., Catholic

March 20 — Palm Sunday, 8:45 a.m., Catholic

March 25 — Passion Re-enactment, 1 p.m., Ecumenical

March 25 — Good Friday Liturgy, 3 p.m., Catholic

March 26 — Easter Vigil, 8 p.m., Catholic

March 27 — Easter Sunday, 9 a.m., Catholic

WSU basketball hosts Hill appreciation night

Military members and Hill civilians are welcome to attend the Hill Appreciation men’s basketball game Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Dee Event Center. 

Attendees will need to present their government ID at the Dee Event Center Ticket Office to receive up to four free reserved tickets to the game.

The men’s team is currently first in the Big Sky Conference. The team will be playing against the University of Montana. 

Hero2Hired scheduled for March 23

“Hero2Hired” (H2H) Job Fair is a career and employment event to be held Wednesday, March 23, at the Southtowne Exposition Center in Sandy. The job fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free and will feature more than 80 employers for the benefit of un- and under-employed active-duty, National Guard, reserve, veterans and their spouses. 

Attendees must register for the event at www.jointservicessupport.org/Reg/74H416. 

Questions can be directed to Kim Watts, 801-432-4492, or Mark Harrison, 801-432-4536.

EO, SAPR, SVC offices relocated

To better serve Airmen, the Equal Opportunity Office, the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office and the Special Victims Counsel are now co-located in Building 460, 5713 E. Ave. (directly north of the Base Chapel.) The SVC will move at a later date. For more information, please contact EO at 801-777-4856, SAPR at 801-777-1985/1964 or SVC at 801-586-3839.

Family days for 2016

AFMC has designated the following days as “AFMC Family Days” for 2016:

Friday, May 27 in conjunction with the Memorial Day

Tuesday, July 5 in conjunction with Independence Day

Friday, Sept. 2 in conjunction with Labor Day

Friday, Nov. 25 in conjunction with Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, Dec. 27 in conjunction with Christmas

Nov. 25 will also be an “Energy Shutdown Day” and the West Gate will be closed this day and all holidays. Civilian employees are encouraged to alter their regular day off to work around the energy shutdown day. Supervisors are encouraged to follow liberal leave procedures during the family days.

IRS Form 1095 needed for taxes

Active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015.

Under the Affordable Care Act, U.S. citizens and legal residents are required to obtain and maintain a minimum standard of health-care insurance, called minimum essential coverage. 

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service will mail the IRS Form 1095 for employment during 2015. The form will also be available electronically through myPay under the taxes section.

‘Man Therapy’ offered to veterans

Man Therapy, a free online mental health resource is launching warrior-specific content for veterans. 

Offering an interactive approach and available 24/7, www.mantherapy.org is where men have a virtual appointment with fictional therapist Dr. Rich Mahogany. By using humor, Man Therapy helps veterans and military personnel tackle the mental health issues they face when transitioning to civilian life. 

Content and resources available include tips on dealing with topics specific to veterans such as disordered sleep, stress and difficult transitions; humorous and heartwarming videos; sports and recreation programs and camps; traumatic brain injury resources; and information for families to support the veterans in their lives.

AFSA holds monthly meetings on base

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, contact Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Marrott at 801-920-2394.

Protect yourself and your identity

Having your identity used to cheat you out of your hard-earned money can be devastating, and recovering financially from it can be an uphill battle. 

Government civilian employees can contact the Employee Assistance Program for assistance. If you think you’ve recently been a victim of identity theft, your EAP can help you take the necessary steps to minimize the damage and protect your credit rating. The EAP can also provide a kit full of information and resources on protecting yourself from identity theft. 

For more information, contact EAP 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 800-222-0364 or visit http://FOH4You.com.

Lost/stolen IDs must be reported

There are new procedures in place for reporting lost or stolen Common Access Cards at Hill Air Force Base.

The cards, used by Team Hill members to enter the base and access computer networks, are controlled documents that contain personal information.

As soon as the discovery is made that a card has been lost or stolen, members must report the issue to the 75th Security Forces Squadron Pass and Identification Office or Emergency Communications Center at 801-777-3056. 

They must then visit the 75th Security Forces Squadron in Building 408 and fill out an Air Force Form 1168, explaining the circumstances surrounding the lost or stolen card. 

The Form 1168 is required before users can have a new card issued by customer service at the Force Support Squadron in Building 430. 

For more information, contact the 75th Force Support Squadron Customer Support  at 801-777-1845, option 3.