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Drilling to close part of Weiner Street

aA section of Weiner Street, between "F" Avenue and Mitchell Lane will be closed April 5-11 to allow for drilling and installation of a groundwater monitoring well.

Weiner Street is located behind the Commissary and in front of the base veterinary clinic, Building 401. During the closure, access to the veterinary clinic will be maintained.

The monitoring well is being installed to allow Hill Air Force Base environmental engineers to learn more about an area of groundwater contamination near the Commissary. The drilling will not affect facilities or the base's drinking water supplies. The base's drinking water supplies are safe and not affected by the shallow groundwater contamination being investigated.

For more information about the drilling, call Lance Kovel at 775-5242.

IT Products and Services Expo Tuesday

The 2010 Information Technology Products and Services Expo, hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Wasatch Chapter, will be held at Club Hill on Tuesday, March 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event is open to all Department of Defense, government and contractor personnel with base access. Refreshments will be served.

The expo will feature exhibitions from Ace Computers, Applied Magnetics Lab, Hewlett Packard, Plantronics, Xerox Corp. and more.

The event is free and attendees are encouraged to pre-register online at Sign in will also be available at the door.

For more information please contact the event producer, Federal Direct Access Expositions, toll-free at (877) 332-3976.

Detour due to gas line work on Foulois Road

Questar Gas Co. has a gas line replacement project that will affect Foulois Road near Buildings 782 and 783 requiring excavation and repair of asphalt.

Starting approximately July 19 through August 20, a bypass route will be in place as construction activities begin on Foulois Road.

The bypass route will be in effect throughout the duration of the construction project and will consist of a clearly marked graded dirt road.

Drivers using the bypass route are cautioned to use reduced speeds of 10 mph.

Project schedules are weather permitting.

Additional articles will be published providing readers with further schedules during construction in this area.

For more information, please contact the 75th Civil Engineering Squadron project manager, Christen Glarborg, at (801) 586-2537 or (801) 430-5034.

Efforts to 'freecycle' office furniture at Hill

"Freecycling" is a term that describes the recycling of an unwanted item by offering it to someone else for free. Team Hill has its own business version of "freecycling," one of the trendier attempts in these fiscally tighter times.

In coordination with continued efforts to clean up and restore usable space it has been coordinated with the DLA Disposition Services (previously DMRO) to allow the turn-in of specific office furniture items WITHOUT the normal required paperwork.

Please remember that it is imperative that no paperwork be left behind in desks, shelving and cabinets, when delivering them to DLA Disposition Services.

On Aug. 5, DLA Disposition Services will be accepting both serviceable and unserviceable desks.

On Aug. 19, DLA Disposition Services will be accepting both serviceable and unserviceable chairs.

If you have any questions on what is or isn't acceptable please contact David Beasley at (801) 777-8044.

AFRC to limit service July 29-30 for training

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will provide limited service July 29-30 due to staff training. Only emergency situations will be accepted during that time.

The Airmen's Attic will be open during its normal hours.

For questions call the center at (801) 777-4681.

Hill club hosts first airsoft event

On July 31 the Hill Airsoft and Paintball Club will host the very first airsoft tournament on base. The competition will take place at the Woodsball Field, which is located behind the BORTA on Perimeter Road.

Registration will begin at 2 p.m. and the event will start at 4 p.m. Cost is free and participants are eligible to win prizes in a raffle. Participants must bring their own equipment and must adhere to the safety and tournament rules provided by the club.

For information or to obtain a list of safety and tournament rules, please contact Joe Contreras at

July 30 women only motorcycle course

Allan Woods, Installation motorcycle safety chief, has scheduled a Women Only Experienced Rider Course (ERC) on Friday, July 30. Learn emergency maneuvers on a controlled range, rather than on a busy street.

This is a very good course especially for the rider with a lot of experience. Riders do tend to pick up bad habits over the years and this course will help you to identify and eliminate those on the learning range instead of on the road.

To schedule your course go to or if you have any questions contact Allan Woods at (801) 777-3333, Extension 2.

Medical clinic hours limited on Aug. 9

The base clinic will delay opening its doors until 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, and will remain open until the normal time of 5 p.m. This is to allow the 75th Medical Group to participate in the base ORE. For more information, please contact the base clinic at 801-728-2600.

Lane restrictions on Wardleigh Road

Continuing through Aug. 15 Wardleigh Road will experience lane restrictions to allow manhole access for workers. One eastbound lane will close from Building 849 to Building 847 and one northbound lane at Building 1205. The closure is needed to ensure the safety of workers. For questions, contact Gerard Babauta at 801-777-1696.

Changes to effect driver's licenses

The Air Force has created a new universal vehicle licensing module that is accessible Air Force-wide through the Air Force portal. This new module will allow drivers to transfer their licenses from base to base without having to create a whole new record. The government license will expire on the same day as your state driver's license. If you're active duty military and have an expired state license from a state that allows expired licenses (Utah does not), your government license will expire on the same day as your Common Access Card (CAC).

Due to the new module, all government driver's licenses that have an expiration date of "indefinite" or a Social Security number listed on them are considered invalid as of July 1, 2010, in accordance with AFI 24-301-8.4.

Drivers are still required to stop by their licensing office to update their licenses to reflect any base changes due to PCS. This is to stay current with state and military requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact your Vehicle Control Officer or Staff Sgt. Jordan Umphress at 801-586-2546.