News Briefs

649th MUNS depot inventory under way

April 19, 2012

The 649th MUNS will be conducting a 100 percent inventory of the depot (FV2172) stockpile through April 30.

During the inventory, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by the group commander or equivalent. Please direct any questions to Staff Sgt. Ian Smith at 801-777-5444, Staff Sgt. Jason Downing at 801-586-8498 or Master Sgt. Mark Hanson at 801-777-6574.

Parking lot work at Med Clinic continues

April 19, 2012

Phase 3 of the effort to repave the medical clinic parking lot is scheduled through April 30, weather permitting. On April 16, the main driveway and the clinic parking area the furthest southeast of Building 570 will be closed for repaving. Traffic will be detoured to alternate parking areas. Accessibility and crosswalks will be maintained as deemed safe around construction equipment.

Alternate parking areas are northeast, near southeast, and west of the clinic. Whenever parking areas are blocked, alternate handicap parking will be marked and provided as near the building as possible. All others will need to use alternate parking areas near the clinic and plan for the added time in advance.

Additional articles will be published providing readers with further schedules during construction in this area. Your patience and safe travel practices through the affected area is of high importance for your protection and that of Team Hill members and guests.

For more information, please contact Cameron Jones, at (801) 777-0458.

Veterans Memorial Golf Tourney May 31

April 19, 2012

Veterans and nonveterans alike are Invited to the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs ninth annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament.

Come for 18 holes of golf May 31 at the Hubbard Golf Course at Hill Air Force Base. Check-in, registration and continental breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.; tee off follows at 8 a.m.

There will be a luncheon, prize award ceremony and raffle. Teams will consist of four members, with one member designated as team captain. If you don't have a foursome singles, twosomes and threesomes will be combined to make full teams. All proceeds from this tournament -- the primary fundraising event -- directly benefit veterans programs such as the Homeless Veterans Stand Down, veterans education and tutoring scholarships, hardship assistance to veterans and their families in need, and an annual luncheon for Utah's former POWs. For questions or to register a team or individual or for more information contact Tonja Knight at 1-800-894-9497.

You may also register via email at,

Space is limited so pre-register now. No professional golfers please. The deadline to register is May 11.

Teams, sponsors, volunteers and individual players can register by phone, mail or email. The registration fee is $100 per person or $400 per team. Registrations after May 11, are $125 per person and $500 per team.

T-3 TriCare Managed Support Care for '13

April 19, 2012

On March 16, TriCare Management Activity (TMA) announces its intent to award a contract to UnitedHealth Military and Veterans Services in the West Region in support of the third generation of TriCare Managed Care Support contracts, also known as "T-3." Health care delivery, under the new contract, is scheduled to begin April 1, 2013. TMA is committed to keeping beneficiaries and stakeholders informed about the transition. Updated information about the T-3 contracts is at

TriCare dental plan premium rates '13

April 19, 2012

The TriCare Dental Plan (TDP) provides comprehensive dental care for more than 2 million enrollees worldwide including active duty family members and members of the Selected Reserve, Individual Ready Reserve and their eligible family members. Beginning May 1, the TDP will be administered by MetLife which will manage enrollment, claims processing and customer service.

Members will receive a welcome package and new enrollment card in the mail before the May 1 start date. Members who pay premiums through electronic funds transfer (EFT) should contact MetLife before April 20 to reauthorize payment to prevent a break in coverage. Rates will reset annually every Feb. 1.

The new contract with MetLife decreases first-year premiums from current rates for each enrollment category and enhances the following member benefits:

  • Coverage of posterior resin (tooth colored/white) fillings.
  • Increase in annual maximum coverage from $1,200 to $1,300 per enrollee.
  • Increase in lifetime orthodontic maximum from $1,500 to $1,750.
  • $1,200 per year for services related to dental treatment due to an accident as defined in the TDP benefit booklet.
  • No cost-shares for scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) for diabetics (additional expenses can be incurred for out-of-network dentists).

A new TDP website is available with the "find a dentist" feature and link to beneficiary web enrollment (BWE) to enroll, complete claims, and access billing information: Benefit updates continue to be available via email alert by subscribing at Phone numbers are: continental United States -- 1-855-MET-TDP1 (1-855-638-8371), Outside the continental United States -- 1-855-MET-TDP2 (1-855-638-8372) and TDD/TDY service for the hearing impaired: 1-855-MET-TDP3 (1-855-638-8373).

Women's Equality Day volunteers

April 19, 2012

The Equal Opportunity Office acts as advisors on behalf of the commander for special/ethnic observances and events throughout the year. The planning committee for the 2012 Women's Equality Day needs to be established. In 1971, Congress designated the day of Aug. 26, in the United States, as "Women's Equality Day." This date commemorates the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920. In order to properly plan and commemorate this observance, it is requested that each organization canvas their unit for volunteers who would like to chair or help with this event.

Committees are established to properly commemorate all special observances throughout the year that will greatly enhance the efforts to recognize the continuous achievements of all cultures and increase cultural awareness, mutual respect, and understanding. Thereby enhancing cross-cultural awareness and promoting harmony among all military members, their families, and the civilian workforce.

Weekly committee meetings will be held in the EO Office, Building 1294 South End. Date and time of the first meeting will be announced by the EO Office; follow-up meetings will be determined/announced by the committee.

All volunteers should contact. Vivian Cumins (777-3516) or Tech. Sgt Melanie Aytch (777-4778) or email: if interested in signing up for this committee.

ROTC seeking officers for BYU program

April 19, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is filling three Air Force officer vacancies for summer to fall 2012 at Detachment 855, Brigham Young University. Please consider coming to BYU for an assignment as an Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor. It is a great career broadening assignment, or a capstone for your career if you are considering retiring in the near future. There have not been any volunteers approved by the Air force Personnel Center to fill the vacancies for the upcoming school year.

It is not a requirement to be a BYU alumnus, but an ecclesiastical endorsement is needed. Working with and teaching the next generation of Air Force leaders and officers is a wonderful opportunity. BYU is ranked in the Top 10 of the nation with respect to size and performance. It is reported that the program regularly beats West Point and USAFA in rifle drill team competitions. Finally, Utah is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

If you are interested in being a AFROTC instructor at BYU, or know someone who is, please call or email 801-422-2671 or

OSC Spring Bazaar to feature vendors

April 12, 2012

Come shop more than 40 vendors for jewelry, Mother's Day and graduation gifts, baby items and much more on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Interested vendors may email

649th MUNS depot inventory under way

April 12, 2012

The 649th MUNS will be conducting a 100 percent inventory of the depot (FV2172) stockpile through April 30.

During the inventory, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by the group commander or equivalent. Please direct any questions to Staff Sgt. Ian Smith at 801-777-5444, Staff Sgt. Jason Downing at 801-586-8498 or Master Sgt. Mark Hanson at 801-777-6574.

NGA Bodybuilding contest April 14

April 12, 2012

The National Gym Association (NGA) natural bodybuilding, figure, bikini, men's physique and fitness championships will be held Saturday, April 14, at Bountiful High School in Bountiful, Utah; with prejudge at 10 a.m. and the evening show at 7 p.m. The event, which features the best natural/drug-free bodybuilders in the Mountain Region, is the biggest body building show in Utah and is celebrating its 66th anniversary.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 and $12 from Max Muscle Nutrition Stores in Layton and Bountiful or call James and Bianca Purtell at 801-499-3633 or 801-731-9333. Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 and $15.

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