Layton City will host its annual Liberty Days Celebration on Friday. Events will include a 5k run/walk, parade, vendor booths, entertainment, the New American Philharmonic Symphony with Cannoneers at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater as well as the annual fireworks display. Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing and installation commander, will participate in the parade, which begins at 10:30 a.m. More information is available at laytoncity.org.
Military personnel invited to picnic
The Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee is inviting all military personnel and their families to its annual Salute to Our Nation’s Defenders Picnic from 3-7 p.m. July 18 at Centennial Park.
The picnic is held to recognize and thank the military members for their service.
Catered gourmet food, fun games for the kids and entertainment will be provided.
RSVP to unit first sergeants.
For more information, call 1st Lt. Kelly Sampson at 801-586-9807 or Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Burroughs at 801-586-9807.
Free tickets to Raptors Game
Hill Air Force Base just received free tickets to The Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors at 7 p.m., Aug. 8. The Raptors will play the Helena Brewers.
This is an annual event that is sponsored by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee, or MAC, and the Ogden Raptors organization to show support for all the members of Team Hill and their families. This is a family event, and there is no limit on the number of tickets per individual.
The 75th ABW PA Office asks organizations to appointment someone to pick up tickets for the organization. Tickets are available in the 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 1102 (Room 115).
on Wardleigh Road
The 75th Civil Engineer Group has contracted a utilities project for Canberra Street that requires the contractor to trench across Wardleigh Road to make connection into the existing sanitary sewer on the south side of Wardleigh Road.
This effort is scheduled through July 12, weather permitting. Wardleigh Road north of Bldg. 849, starting at east end of Bldg. 55, will be partially closed during this project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each way. Accessibility will be maintained as deemed safe around construction equipment.
For more information, contact the project manager for the work, Harold Gulso, at 801-777-2089.
Davis Arts Council recognizes Hill
The Davis Arts Council plans a Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Concert featuring Thompson Square Aug. 21 at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m., and Team Hill employees can purchase 2-for-1 tickets for $34. The tickets are normally $34 each. The limit is two 2-for-1 tickets. The tickets can be purchased at the Davis Arts Council Office at 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. The event is sponsored by Boeing.
Thompson Square is a husband and wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson. To learn more, see their website at www.thompsonsquare.com.
Air National Guard Band to perform
BRIGHAM CITY — The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast will perform at 7:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on July 4th at Rees Pioneer Park, 800 West & Forest Street in Brigham City.
Brigham City’s fireworks display will follow the performances after dark.
Organizers said only limited bleacher seating is available for the concerts and the fireworks and recommends that visitors bring a blanket or chair to ensure their comfort.
The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast supports the global Air Force, including Air National Guard missions, by fostering patriotism and providing musical services for the military community as well as the general public. The band’s primary mission is to serve communities throughout California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Recent deployments include Peru, Guyana, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries throughout the Middle East.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A memorial fund for stabbing victim Kaylynn Spackman has been set up in her name at local America First Credit Unions.
Money for the account will go toward funeral expenses and other financial obligations.
Spackman was the 75th Air Base Wing and installation Director of Information Protection.
She leaves behind three children.
Joe Joseph Castillo was arrested earlier this week for stabbing his estranged wife.
MountainStar Health will hold a base-wide blood drive 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday in Bldg. 568 (Medical Training).
Those wishing to donate can make an appointment by going to the following link: http://vols.pt/KE&Bx3. Volunteers can choose from 15 minute time-blocks throughout the day. Donors should plan 60 minutes for the entire process.
Base-wide blood drives are held each month and are sponsored by either the American Red Cross or MountainStar. The drives for the rest of the year will occur on the following Fridays: July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.
Group gives away $50 dinner cards
As a patriotic gesture to support the military and first responders, several Bountiful/Salt Lake City/Tooele area dealerships of the Performance Automotive Group, are giving away $50 dinner cards just for stopping by to say hello. The cards can be used at more than 18,000 participating restaurants nationwide.
The dealerships are doing this in conjunction with Thanks-A-Bunch for Keeping Us Safe, a non-profit 501c3 charity (www.thanksabunch.org ). The giveaway began Friday and will last through Monday. The offer applies to active or retired military, or a police officer, firefighter or paramedic.
The following care dealers are participating: Toyota Bountiful, 2380 S. Main St., Bountiful; Performance Honda Bountiful, 2215 S. 500 W, Bountiful; Performance Ford Lincoln, 1800 S. Main St., Bountiful; and, Performance Auto Mall Tooele, 1041 N. Main St., Tooele.
State recognizes military heroes
SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert signed HCR-1-S-01 “Call Your Military Hero Day” sponsored by Rep. Janice Fisher.
The resolution designates July 3 as a day where people across the state are encouraged to reach out and take a personal interest in the lives of veterans and active duty military personnel.
“This is a way for us to continue saying thank you to those people who risk their lives for our freedom,” Fisher said. “For all veterans — men and women, young and old, in all branches of the military — the weight of war stays with you for life, and the weight of our gratitude should too. You never know what a small message of love and thanks can do for someone’s life.”
Commemoration needs volunteers
The Hill AFB Vietnam War Commemoration Committee is soliciting for additional personnel, military or civilian, to be a part of a committee responsible for organizing and executing events honoring Vietnam Veterans.
The commemoration is a 13-year Congressional initiative developed to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the U.S. and to thank and honor the families of these veterans. This is a long term commitment extending into 2015 and beyond.
Personnel wishing to be involved as a committee member or a volunteer for future events need to contact Master Sgt. Kevin Hammer at 801-777-4139 or by email (preferred) at Kevin.Hammer@us.af.mil and/or 2nd Lieutenant Amy Polaneczky at 801-777-5684 or by email (preferred) at Amy.Polaneczky.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a short narrative about yourself and how you would like to be involved for all email inquiries.
Additional information can be found at www.VietnamWar50th.com.
Junior enlisted coffee talk events
A new coffee bar is now open from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Junior Enlisted Recreation Center (Bldg. 524) and coincides with a “coffee talk” event, held for junior enlisted Airmen to voice questions and concerns with installation leaders.
Hill AFB organizations may conduct two fundraising events per quarter, but the events must be approved via staff summary sheet, in accordance with AFI 34-223-AFI 36-3101.
The 75 FSS/CL is the approving authority for all booster clubs or private organizations.
Requests should be routed at least 10-15 days prior to the event.
For more information, contact Monika Johns at 801-775-6793 or email@example.com.
The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations.
The requirement for a hepatitis B vaccination began appearing on service members’ individual medical readiness lists on March 28.
Members have 365 days to complete the three-shot series before they are flagged for non-compliance.
The hepatitis B vaccine is given in three doses.
• Dose 1 is given.
• Dose 2 must be given at least 30 days after dose 1.
• Dose 3 must be given at least 60 days after dose 2, and at least 120 days after dose 1.
Commanders should ensure their Unit Health Monitors notify members of this requirement. Immediate action is recommended because it takes at least four months to complete the series. Service members can check their IMR status online by visiting the Air Force Surgeon Generals website at https://imr.afms.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx.
The Hill AFB Chapel is offering a new Protestant Community Worship Service at 7 p.m. on Saturdays.
A Children’s Club will be available during the service.
For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Lukus Counterman at 801-775-4170.
Training days designated
The 75th Air Base Wing has designated the second Wednesday of each month as a “Training Day.”
The training days schedule is July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. During these training days, the 75th Medical Group, including the base pharmacy, will be closed.
The only Medical Group exception is the Occupational Medicine Services (civilian) Clinic, Bldg. 249.
No changes will be made to the appointment process.
Other ABW Organizations will be open, but with minimal staff.
Customers are recommended to conduct business on other days of each month.
The Landing gets new hours
The Landing (Bldg. 450) has new hours.
The new hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays.
A pasta buffet will be offered every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7. Club members save an additional $1.
Drug testing location moves
Drug testing is now at 5835 D Avenue, Bldg. 152, just south of the Mountain View Inn. It will no longer be across from the Hill AFB clinic.
This move has been under way for nearly three years.
Not only will the staff have the resources they need to conduct their mission, the building will provide customers with a more central location, decreasing time away from work for testing.
Drug Demand Reduction is a critical program to ensure the health and wellness of a fit and ready fighting force.
Walk-in service ends at Tricare
The 75th Medical Group TRICARE Service Center closed April 1.
Walk-in service is no longer be provided CONUS impacting 200 TRICARE Service Centers stateside.
This change is an effort by the Department of Defense to manage costs and is estimated to save $254 million over the next five years.
Military members, their family members and all other TRICARE eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to utilize United Healthcare Military and Veterans toll free number at 877-988-9378 or their website at www.uhcmilitarywest.com for all TRICARE related issues and questions.
Beneficiaries can perform all administrative tasks online or by phone.
Hill’s Tricare office was run in concert with the base’s 75th Medical Group. The office was at 7321 Balmer St. Bldg. 570.
Beneficiaries can get more information and sign up for updates at www.tricare.mil/tsc or call 1-877-988-WEST.
The Base Theater shows newly released movies for free.
Three movies are shown every Saturday at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
There is a snack bar that helps support initiatives of the base’s First Four organization.
Snacks are available for reasonable prices.
For more information, contact Evan A. Henslee, A1C at 770-508-8549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitness centers change in hours
Hours at the Warrior and Hess Fitness Centers are Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and holidays/family days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Warrior Fitness Center offers a weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a climbing wall and indoor running/walking track.
The Hess fitness center offers an indoor pool, a basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, a family fitness area, a martial art room and an indoor tennis court.
Call 801-777-2762 for more information.
—Hilltop Times staff