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68th RCS softball tourney June 15-16

June 7, 2012

The 368th Recruiting Squadron Annual Softball Tournament will be held June 15-16 at the Hill AFB softball fields. The tournament will be one pitch round robin format on Friday, June 15, to seed teams for Saturday's double elimination tournament.

The entry fee is $150 per team. Participation is open to all active duty and civilian employees.

USSSA rules will apply for play on Saturday and each team is guaranteed at least five games. Prizes include trophies and T-shirts.

To register or for more information contact Technical Sgt. Jeff Avanzato at 801-721-6362 or joseph.avanzato@hill.af.mil.



National Parks free to service members, families

June 7, 2012

Service members and their families will be able to enter all of America's national parks free of charge for a year under a new initiative announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The pass normally costs $80 and is available now. Military personnel can get the passes by showing their military ID at any national park or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee. Family members also will be able to obtain their own pass, even if the service member is deployed or if they are traveling separately. The pass is not available for military veterans or retirees.

With five national parks in Utah and several others within a half day drive, this an excellent benefit for Hill Air Force Base's active military.



Outdoor Recreation day trip to Snowbasin

June 7, 2012

Outdoor Rereation is sponsoring a Mountain Biking tot Snowbasin on July 5, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Get your downhill adrenaline pumping with a gondola/shuttle bike day pass. You can access lower trails with shuttle service back to the base, or hop on the gondola and ride from the top of Needles.

Cost is $10 for transportation and includes a trip leader. Bring your own bike. Gondola/shuttle pass is $18.

The mountain bike trails at Snowbasin have been used for the Xterra Triathlon Championships and are suitable for both hiking and biking. Make sure to bring your camera and snap a few photos of your trip. Snowbasin is located 30 minutes from Hill Air Force Base and offers a multitude of activities throughout the summer season.

Sesame Street USO tour stop for military families

The Sesame Street USO Tour will make a stop in Utah and offer shows for active duty military July 13, 6 p.m., and July 14, 3 p.m. at the Syracuse High School, 665 S. 2000 West. Doors open 30 minutes before the performance and each performance lasts for 45 minutes. This is for military families only and ID will be checked at the door.



Dash for Dyllon June 16 to support him and family

June 7, 2012

Four Pillar Fitness is hosting a fundraiser 5K for Dyllon Peters who tragically suffered complications during surgery. This April Dyllon, 20, was scheduled to have minor in and out surgery to remove noncancerous tumors from his right leg. There were complications during surgery. After several days and several surgeries and being heavily sedated in ICU, Dyllon awoke to be told the doctors were unable to save his right foot. Dyllon underwent a below knee amputation.

Although the surgery was successful, now is when the hard work for Dyllon begins.

Dyllon has an amazing outlook on life and what is coming up in his near future.

The surrounding community, led by Four Pillar Fitness in Bountiful, is showing their support for Dyllon through a 5K Fun Run fundraiser on June 16 at North Foxboro Regional Park in North Salt Lake. Proceeds go to the Dyllon Peters Foundation to be used to cover the unexpected surgery costs and on-going physical therapy expenses.

Registration and check- in starts at 7:30 a.m.

Race begins at 9 a.m. Wear U of U or Red to show your support for Dyllon.

North Foxboro Regional Park is located at 1120 W. 1100 North, North Salt Lake

Entry fee is $20 (ages 18 and older), $10 (under 18). To register the day of the race, it will cost $30.

Register in person at Four Pillar Fitness . 358 W. 500 South, Bountiful, or by calling 801.295.2377. There is no online registration.



5K/10K on June 9 to stop human trafficking

June 7, 2012

There is a 5K/10K race June 9 for r human trafficking awareness. Operation61 is a local nonprofit bringing awareness to the need to stop human trafficking. The third annual race Stop Traffic event is Saturday, June 9, 2012 at SugarHouse Park, 2100 S. 1383 East, Salt Lake City.

For more information about the race visit the website at http://www.operation61.org/team61.php.



Relay for Life event includes medics Aug. 3

June 7, 2012

Does someone close to you have cancer? Or maybe you know a friend of a friend? Cancer never affects just the person who has it; it affects everyone that is close to them. That's why the American Cancer Society is holding the Relay for Life on August 3. It begins at 6 p.m. and it's free. The relay is held so that anyone who is diagnosed with cancer knows they're not alone. More importantly, the event is held so no one will ever be diagnosed with cancer again through the raising of funds associated with the event.

The team from the 75th Medical Group is called "Combat Medics Against Cancer" and the Relay for Life needs more teams. You don't have to be on a team to come out to the relay though; it's an event for all ages. Every team has a booth so come on out and see what the teams are about.

All money raised goes towards programs offered to cancer patients and their families as well as to find a cure. Volunteers are needed for committees. If you're interested, please contact Kathy Avery at 801-499-3843.

If you want to join Combat Medics Against Cancer, or form your own team, please go to www.northdavisrelay.org or contact Staff Sgt. Amanda Rood at 801-777-6422 or Senior Airman Anna Broadbent at 801-777-5424.

The American Cancer Society's North Davis Relay for Life event will be held on Aug. 3-4 at the Angel Street Soccer Complex located at 150 S. Angel St. in Kaysville.



Scholarships available for military

June 7, 2012

It has been recently announced that the University of Phoenix and AMVETS have teamed up to give $350,000 in scholarships for veterans, military personnel and military family members. The applications are due by Aug. 21.



Donate blood June 8 or 22

May 31, 2012

Come out to Building 568 between 9 am. and 11:30 a.m. and donate blood. The blood you donate supports the peacetime and contingency requirements for military personnel and local community health care. One pint of blood you donate can save up to three lives. Walk-ins are welcome. Please request supervisor approval if during duty hours. For questions contact Lt. Leonil Cruz, DSN 775-3137 or Lt. Ricardo Basora, DSN 777-4909.



5K Fun Run for Year of Continuing Education

May 31, 2012

Come out and support "The Year of the Continuing Education!"

The committee will be hosting a 5K walk/run on June 8 at 7 a.m. in front of the Warrior Center.

Make this a unit PT event as there is no registration fee to participate.



68th RCS softball tourney June 15-16

May 31, 2012

The 368th Recruiting Squadron Annual Softball Tournament will be held June 15-16 at the Hill AFB softball fields. The tournament will be one pitch round robin format on Friday, June 15, to seed teams for Saturday's double elimination tournament.

The entry fee is $150 per team. Participation is open to all active duty and civilian employees.

USSSA rules will apply for play on Saturday and each team is guaranteed at least five games. Prizes include trophies and T-shirts.

To register or for more information contact Technical Sgt. Jeff Avanzato at 801-721-6362 or joseph.avanzato@hill.af.mil.