Shari Lopatin and Diane Mayer, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
With the focus on fighting H1N1 flu this year, it's now more important than ever to get a flu shot. But where can Tricare patients go, and when?Only months ago, the World Health Organization declared the H1N1 flu a worldwide outbreak. This year, beneficiaries will need to get their seasonal flu shot, as well as another vaccination for the H1N1 flu.The seasonal flu vaccine is a Tricare-covered... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
One of the largest fundraising events for the programs at Hill Air Force Base that benefit military families is going on next Friday. The event is the 388th Spouse's Round Up, an annual silent and live auction which raised more than $30,000 in 2008 for more than 13 Hill AFB programs.One such program that benefitted substantially from last year's fundraising efforts was the Utah Military Families... Read more
Cold season has arrived! Not feeling so well and not sure what to do? Review your "Take Care of Yourself" book. Still not sure? See your local friendly nurse at the Cold Care Clinic located in the Airmen Clinic. You will receive home care advice and over-the-counter medications, if appropriate.Hours of operation are as follows: Weekdays except Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-9:40 a.m. and 2:20 p.m.-3:20 p.m... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
Just as the season starts to chill and the days shorten, you might conclude outdoor recreation offerings at Hill Air Force Base also get ready for hibernation. Not so, says Chris Breck, Outdoor Adventure director.Trips are being planned and are set to take place, rentals are ongoing, bicycles are being fixed and a pheasant hunting trip will take place later next month. Meetings for volunteers are... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
Capt. Stephanie Harley was passing through the Warrior Health and Fitness Center some time ago when an Air Force Marathon sign requesting applicants to represent their major command center caught her eye. After gaining her commander's approval and submitting previous race and marathon times, the 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron member was excited to learn she had been selected to represent the... Read more
Senior Airman Brandon Craig, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Most people in the Reserve face deployment at some point in their career. Although this is never easy, it can be particularly difficult for those with families. Families worry about the member, the military member worries about their family, and the extended separation itself can be a trial.The 419th Fighter Wing Airman and Family Readiness Center has a number of resources geared at helping... Read more
Valued volunteers received plaques at the recent Retiree Appreciation Day held at Hill Air Force Base totalling more than 60 years of service, collectively. The three, Col. (Ret.) Don Pantone, Mrs. Patricia Boykin, and Col. (Ret.) Bob Acres, each received this honor for having more than 20 years of volunteer service in various positions on the base.During a casual conversational interview with... Read more
Caregiver classes are being offered at the Health and Wellness Center, Building 533, from 11 a.m. until noon Sept. 14, 21 and 28. If you are the caregiver of another who is elderly, frail, disabled, or has a chronic disease then this class is for you! Avoid caregiver burnout and learn how to take care of yourself and those that you love. Attend one or all four classes. "Exercise for Seniors" will... Read more
Staff Sgt. David Tagliaferro and his military working dog, Bertha, both from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.,...
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
When Tech. Sgt. Joseph Throgmorton volunteered for a kennel master job at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, several months ago, he had no idea it would be what he describes as "probably the most complicated and the most stressful job I've had in my 13-and-a-half years (of service)."The kennel master from the 75th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Unit here did not know what his mission would be... Read more
Mixed martial arts class with Gloria Olson, who holds a 7th degree blackbelt and 23 years of experience in soft and hard style including karate, tae kwon do, kickboxing, kung fu and kenpo. Course will include soft and hard style, self defense, sparring and weapons. Benefits include self esteem, discipline, conditioning and good health. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-4:45 p.m. for... Read more

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