News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

Tree lighting ceremony has new site, Dec. 6

November 15, 2012

Tree lighting ceremony has new site, Dec. 6

The annual tree lighting ceremony has been moved to the Arts and Crafts Center, Building 534, on Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Come join the Budweiser Clydesdales Team as they visit Hill Air Force Base. The team of horses will leave the Base Exchange at 5 p.m. and travel to the tree lighting ceremony in a parade.

For more information, contact the Marketing Department, at 775-2084.

Natural gas outage on base, Nov. 4

October 25, 2012

There will be a natural gas outage on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Questar Gas is replacing a high pressure transmission natural gas line at the intersection of Highway 193 and Hill Field Road just outside the South Gate.

Please anticipate periodic lane closures at this intersection during the day and plan your route accordingly. Boiler Plant operations at Building 260 will be on back-up fuel oil. There will be no impact to steam distribution. The 75th Civil Engineer Squadron will have personnel on-site to ensure all critical hot water and heating systems are restored. The following buildings will be affected:

Buildings 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 12, 15, 20, 22, 25, 30, 40, 42, 43, 45, 100, 120, 125, 200, 202, 204, 206, 222, 225, 230, 233,

238, 240, 243, 249, 250, 257, 260, 265, 269, 270, 271, 275, 278, 341, 344, 345, 348, 358, 364, 383, 385, 400, 401, 408, 412,

414, 416, 418, 420, 430, 431, 440, 441, 442, 450, 460, 470, 472, 475, 480, 503, 505, 507, 511, 517 (barbecues), 518 (barbecues),

519, 520, 524, 533, 534, 540, 541, 542, 544, 545, 546, 547, 550, 555, 563 (barbecues), 564, 567, 568, 570, 583, 590, 597, 805,

815, 825, 831, 837, 838, 843, 10358 (barbecues), 10364 (barbecues), 10560 (barbecues), 10568 (barbecues), the Fitness Bubble.

Questions should be directed to CE Customer Service at 801-777-1856.

Home Depot Job Fair for veterans

October 25, 2012

In an effort to assist the Top of Utah area military community as they transition into the civilian workforce, select Home Depot locations in the area will host two Civilian Career Workshops on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Attendees must register online in advance of the workshops at

The Home Depot, which employs more than 35,000 veterans and active duty military, recognizes the strong skills the military community has to offer -- as well as the challenges that many service men and women face in marketing these abilities to the civilian workforce. The company's human resources professionals, in collaboration with veteran associates, will conduct half-day sessions focused on job search strategies, resume optimization and interview tips that are applicable to a search in most any industry or with most any employer. The workshops are open to any member of the military or veteran transitioning to any civilian career.

The Civilian Career Workshops are part of a larger initiative, dubbed Mission: Transition, aimed at arming U.S. service men and women with the knowledge and resources they need to successfully transition into the civilian workforce.

Additional information is available at

Defensive driving courses available

October 25, 2012

The Utah Safety Council is offering four-hour defensive driving courses for individuals in the Ogden area. Courses are held throughout each month, at its location at Weber State University in Ogden. The course will be held at the Shepherd Union Building in Room 316 on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon and in Room 321 on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The four-hour course consists of classroom instruction and focuses on collision prevention, driving confidence, awareness of hazards and improving driving skills.

Drivers may complete the course for a 50-point reduction from their Utah driving record, once every three years. Individuals 55 years of age and older, may qualify for insurance discounts after completing the course. This course also satisfies requirements for emergency vehicle violations, also known as the Slow Down, Move Over law.

Registration is $40 per person, or $10 for those age 55 and over that are only seeking a reduction in their insurance rate. For additional information or to register, please contact the Utah Safety Council at 800-933-5943 or visit

Wedding gowns for military brides

October 25, 2012

Brides Across America, Operation Wedding Gown, will salute our troops and honor our heroes this November while making dreams come true for military brides. As part of Brides Across America's commitment to support our troops and veterans, the nonprofit organization will host its sixth annual bridal gown giveaway at salons nationwide. From coast to coast, bridal salons are honoring veterans by giving away free wedding gowns as a thank you for their service to this country. Events are taking place Nov. 6-24. To date, Brides Across America has donated over 8,000 wedding gowns from prominent designers.

In order to qualify, brides or their fiances must be serving in the military; either currently deployed or deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya or Japan. Identification and deployment papers must be presented at the event to qualify. For military brides who are interested in more information, please visit on how to qualify. Brides must pre-register for the event by logging on to Brides Across America's website.

Many military brides find it difficult to plan their dream wedding due to deployment, injury or economic circumstances. Brides Across America founder, Heidi Janson, wants to continue making dreams come true. "My goal is to make sure we don't forget all the servicemen and women overseas fighting for our freedom. It is imperative at this point for Brides Across America to continue growing and make a bigger difference by gaining more support from bridal salons and designers."

Education Fair at Viridian Event Center

October 25, 2012

A Utah National Guard Military Education Fair will be held at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, in West Jordan on Nov. 28, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All military branches and veterans are welcome to attend. This one-of-a-kind education fair will be packed full of knowledge and free workshops to learn more about education and military education benefits.

Services provided include education guidance and career guidance. Free workshops include the following topics: tuition assistance, veteran benefits, MYCAA, and scholarships.

For attendance information go to the web site at

Attention base residents: New visitor criminal background checks

August 16, 2012

Unescorted base visitors, such as relatives coming to visit for a few days or appliance repair technicians, will now go through a criminal background check prior to receiving a pass.

The check is a result of changes in Air Force policy. In order to assist visitors, the South Gate Visitor Control Center is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The criminal background check and pass are only for unescorted visitors. Base residents that bring in visitors, such as in the same vehicle, may simply escort the visitor in and skip the pass process.

Each person who is authorized to sponsor a visitor, may sponsor up to five guests at a time.

Simply meet the guests at either visitor center on the day of the visit. A criminal background check will be conducted and passes will be issued.

However, if a resident is sponsoring more than five guests, 75 SFS requests that a Visitor Authorization Listing (VAL) be completed and turned in no less than three duty days prior to visit.

VAL's can be sent through an on-base email account at, or hand delivered to building 408.

Specific information is required to process VAL's: 1) Guest names (alphabetical by last name), 2) Guest's Driver's license number or passport number, 3) Location of Event, 4) Gate(s) of entry, 5) Sponsor's First/Last name, 6) Sponsor's SSN, 7) Sponsor's work & home telephone number, 8) Start/end dates of the event, 9) signed or e-mailed statement from the sponsor accepting responsibility for their unescorted guests while they are on HAFB. 75 SFS cannot approve VAL's during FPCONs Charlie or Delta.

The visitor center anticipates further guidance in the near future and kindly asks residents for their patience and understanding as it implements the new procedures with an overall goal of safety and security of Team Hill.

For any questions, please feel free to contact 75 SFS South Gate Visitor Center at 777-8631, West Gate Visitor Center 777-6614, Sam Ingram at 586-2360, or MSgt Dan Davis at 586-3564.

Steam outage from July 16 to Aug. 10

July 5, 2012

The 75th Civil Engineering SABER office will be performing a steam outage from July 16 through Aug. 10. The reason for the outage is to make tie-in connections to the buildings listed below for the new steam and condensate lines. Those facilities affected will include the following:

Buildings 256, 237, 230, 100, 180, 150 and 152.

Any questions or concerns please feel freeo to contact Randy Johns at 801-777-7196 or 801-430-5775.

Job fair on July 18 at SLCC campus

July 5, 2012

There will be a job fair July 18 with free registration and a goal of job interviews to happen right there.

Job Interviews Now! is a quarterly job fair program that kicks off July 18, from 9 a.m to 6 p.m to help connect job seekers with Utah's employers. The event is hosted by and will be held at Salt Lake Community College, in the Miller Free Enterprise Center Showroom at 9750 S. 300 West, Sandy.

The job fair is an opportunity for Utah businesses to recruit highly educated, experienced and skilled employees for a number of positions including but not limited to software design, sales managers, accounting managers, health and human service personnel, restaurant managers, business development managers and software engineers. Job Interviews Now! will provide employers a private area or room to conduct on-site interviews and will help match job seekers with positions that best compliment their professional goals.

Employers can register for a free table for the full day, or for any portion of the day.

Though not required, job seekers are encouraged to sign up in advance. Once a job seeker signs up, Job Interviews Now! event staff will help recruit the companies most relevant to a job seeker's skills and industry interests. Participants looking for a job are strongly encouraged to bring their resume and to be prepared for an on-site interview.

To register or sign-up for Job Interviews Now! Email : or call 801-957-5247/801-867-7168.

Applicants sought for position

July 5, 2012

Personnel officials seek applicants to be an American Indian/Alaskan Native Employment Program Manager (Announcement No. AIANP 01-12.)

Applications for this collateral duty position-will be accepted June 28 to July 25.

As collateral duty positions, the employee will perform the duty in addition to regularly assigned responsibilities. Duties with the position should constitute 20 percent of assigned duty time.

For more information contact Debbie Hansen at 801-777-6605 or


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