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Hill Air Force Base 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 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 each individual may receive.

The 75th ABW Public Affairs Office asks organizations to appoint someone to pick up tickets for their organization. Tickets are available in Building 1102, Room 115.

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. 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. 

Thompson Square is  husband and wife duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson. To learn more, see their website at www.thompsonsquare.com.

Team Hill Flight Line Run

There will be a Team Hill Flight Line Run on July 25. Parking is available at the corner of Balmer and Foulois Streets, and runners can enter through Gate 28V. 

Warm-up and stretching will begin at 7 a.m. and the run will begin at 7:10 a.m. 

Military members should be in their Air Force PT uniform.

419th Fighter Wing Employer Day

The 419th Fighter Wing will host about 55 civilian employers Saturday for Employer Appreciation Day, an annual event to thank employers for their ongoing support, to educate them about the Air Force Reserve, and offer a glimpse into their employee’s role in national defense.

The event will feature an F-16 aerial refueling mission aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker from the Salt Lake City-based 151st Air Refueling Wing, along with mission briefings, various unit demonstrations and work area tours.

The 419th FW is made up of more than 1,100 personnel. These “Citizen Airmen” serve part time in the military, but are full-time members of the local community.

For more information, call 419th FW Public Affairs at 801-777-2713.

Canines With A Cause

FARMINGTON — The Canines With A Cause program will hold its 2014 golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. on August 25 at Oakridge Country Club, 1492 W. Sheppard Lane, Farmington..

The program connects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and well-trained, specialized service dogs that provide emotional therapy.

Program officials said by rescuing dogs from kill shelters, and using prison inmates as a means to train, the program essentially saves three lives: the veteran, the dog and the inmate.

The tournament begins with a four-person team scramble, shotgun start. 

It offers prizes for first, second and third place for team, gross and net individual hole prizes and other on-course contests.

The tournament also offers a hole-in-one prize opportunity and chance drawing, as well as a silent and live auction.

To register, sponsor or donate, contact Canines With A Cause Director Cathy King at 435-640-9095 or canineswithacause@gmail.com. To sign up online, visit www.canineswithacause.org.

Ogden ALC Car Show

The 8th annual Ogden Air Logistics Complex Car Show will be held July 17 at Centennial Park. 

Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and will include a BBQ pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, chips and a drink. Lunch tickets are $6 and must be purchased no later than July 14. A Commander’s Call will be held at 1 p.m. 

For information, lunch tickets or to enter a vehicle, contact OO-ALC Protocol in Bldg. 849, (Room B04.)

Satellite pharmacy grand opening

A new Satellite Pharmacy located at the Hill AFB Base Exchange will open for business July 21 and dispense all refills and process all off-base prescriptions including those faxed in from off-base doctors.

Refills called in by 5 p.m. will be ready for pick up the following business day at noon. Faxed prescriptions will be ready 24 hours after received at the pharmacy. 

For more information, email Capt. Jason Bingham at jason.bingham.8@us.af.mil or call 801-586-9529.

American Airman Video Contest

 An American Airman Video Contest is running through July 29. 

This is an Air Force initiative to get Guard, Reserve and active-duty Airmen to share their stories/perspectives on the Air Force mission and service. 

To participate, upload a video (30 seconds or less) to a personal YouTube account, and email a link to the Air Force Social Media team at usafvideos@us.af.mil. 

Include your name, rank, base and unit in the email. After review, each major command will select a winner and from Aug. 12 to 22, the 10 finalists’ videos will be will be available on AFBlueTube for public voting. 

Voters can “like” their favorite videos, and the video with the most “likes” will win. The winning video will be shown at the September Air Force Association conference in Washington, D.C., which attracts thousands of visitors annually and receives heavy media attention. 

For more details and complete contest rules, visit http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/contest/.

Blood Drive planned July 25

MountainStar Health will hold a base-wide blood drive 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 25 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. 

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 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.

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.1@us.af.mil. 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.

Fundraising regulations

Hill AFB organizations may conduct two fundraising events each 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 monika.johns@us.af.mil. 

HAFB movie theater reopens

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 evan.henslee@us.af.mil.

Immunizations requirements

The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations.

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.

Protestant service offered

The Hill AFB Chapel is offering a 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.

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.

Fitness center 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.

For more information, call 801-777-2762.

— Hilltop Times staff