Gate Closure Reminders
South Gate South Gate construction is underway and is anticipated to conclude Oct. 5. During this time, the South Gate is closed completely to include the intersection just inside the gate where Balmer crosses South Gate Avenue. Traffic will divert to the East and Southwest Gates. Throughout the South Gate construction, the East Gate is open from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, the Southwest Gate is open 24/7, the West Gate is open 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed weekends, holidays and on Air Force Materiel Command Family Days), and the Roy Gate is open 24/7. While the South Gate is closed, visitors will still be able to access the South Gate Visitor Center from State Route 193, but will then need to enter another gate to access the base.
West Gate When the South Gate construction concludes on or about Oct. 5, the West Gate will close from Oct. 6-19 for construction. During this period, the South Gate will return to normal 24/7 service, and the East Gate will close. The Southwest Gate will also return to normal hours 5 to 8 a.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m., weekdays only (closed weekends, holidays and on Air Force Materiel Command Family Days).
Roy Gate Following the West Gate construction, the Roy Gate’s construction will be completed in two phases Oct. 20 – Nov. 8, and will operate at a reduced capacity, but will not close entirely. All other gates will return to their normal, operating hours on or about Oct. 20.
For updates and information, visit www.hill.af.mil.
Wheelin’ Wildcats Basketball Game
In observance of National Disability Awareness Month, Team Hill is invited to watch a semi-professional wheelchair basketball team play against some of the installation’s senior leaders at 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Warrior Fitness Center. The Hill AFB Persons with Disabilities Committee, along with the staff of the Warrior Fitness Center, is sponsoring the event to increase awareness of the capabilities of those who have a disability. Installation commanders, vice commanders, directors, deputy directors, chiefs, and first shirts are invited to be part of the base team. Admission is free. For more information, call Tammy Custer at 801-586-2811.
Hispanic American Heritage Luncheon
Team Hill is invited to a Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Landing. The key note speaker is Robert “Archie” Archuleta, President of the Utah Coalition of La Raza. Cost is $11 for club members and $13 for nonmembers. The menu will include pork carnitas, beef enchiladas, flour tortillas, Pica de Gallo, rice, beans, guacamole and sour cream. For more information or tickets, call Carlos Romero at 801-775-4295.
Wardleigh Road/E. Avenue Road Restrictions
The 75 Civil Engineer Group has contracted a utilities project that requires the contractor to install new steam and condensate lines under Wardleigh Road at the junction of E Avenue. This effort is scheduled Oct. 10-20, weather permitting. During construction, the north and south lanes of Wardleigh Road will be closed; however, the middle two lanes will remain open. Also, the two east lanes of E Avenue north of Wardleigh Road will be closed. The sidewalk on the southeast corner of this intersection will be impacted. For more information, call Harold Gulso at 801-777-2089.
Financial Wellness classes
The Wingman Advocate Program and Health and Wellness Center has teamed up with Joshua Stout from Wells Fargo to present a Financial Wellness Series.
Come to one class or the entire series. All you need to do to sign up is contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-586-1046. The class is very popular and limited to the first 50 people so sign up today.
Classes will be held at the HAWC (in the Warrior Fitness Center) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Below are dates and topics of each class:
1. October 17- Taking Advantage of your employers Retirement Plan- TSP and 401k
2. November 3rd- Investing Basics I
3. November 17th- Investing Basics II
4. November 24th- Estate Planning
5. December 1st- Retirement Planning
WSU/HAFB Appreciation Game
Team Hill and their families are invited to the Weber State University Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Football Game at 1 p.m. Oct. 25. WSU is playing the Portland State Vikings at Stewart Stadium in Ogden. Vouchers for free admission to the game can be picked up from the Public Affairs Office in Bldg. 1102, Room 115 and will also be distributed through the chiefs and first sergeants. For more information, call Valerie Burke at 801-777-7400.
A Parenting with a Purpose class will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Health and Wellness Center. The class will offer an overview of neurodevelopmental and disruptive disorders and how to recognize common manifestations in children. The main focus of the class will be on developing parental awareness of effective strategies and interventions. This class will be taught by Jennifer R. Cardinal, Ph.D., a doctoral level psychologist with areas of specialization in neuropsychology, school psychology, and autism. For more information, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681.
Your Life 5k
The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee invites Team Hill to their 5k run/walk on Oct. 15 at the Fitness Center in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Participants are invited to dress up in their best “Dia de los Muertos” costume. Judging begins at 2:30 p.m. and the run begins at 3 p.m. Prizes will awarded for best group and individual costumes. Cost is $15 and includes a t-shirt. For more information or to register, call Carlos Romero at 801-775-4295.
Technology & Cyber Security Day
The Wasatch Chapter of the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) will hold a Tech and Cyber Expo from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8 at The Landing. The event will include more than 30 exhibitors and feature live demos, hands-on exhibits, educational cyber sessions worth CPE credit, samples and solutions. The event is free and complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the event. Pre-registration is available at www.fedpage.com. For more information, call Ed Drollette at 801-361-4537 or email email@example.com.
Instagram photos for Veterans Day
SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee announced that he is collecting pictures through Instagram to display in his offices in honor of Veterans Day.
“Utah is home to over 150,000 veterans. While each veteran has their own unique experience in serving our country, our appreciation for their service is universal. As we approach Veterans Day on Nov. 11, I am creating a photo gallery display in my Senate office memorializing the service of Utah’s veterans,” Lee said.
Veterans and their family and friends are invited to share a photograph on Instagram that captures their commitment to country and their willingness to sacrifice, Lee said.
Photos may be historical from their period of active duty or a present day picture. Utahns are asked to share their photos on Instagram using the hashtag #HonorUtahVeterans. Full details on how to participate can be found on lee.senate.gov/UTVETMIL.
Pictures will be collected until Nov. 7. Those who submit photos can also visit lee.senate.gov/UTVETMIL to share the stories behind their photos, and Lee will include these stories in the copy of the first Congressional Record that is published after Congress returns to session following Veterans Day.
George E. Wahlen 5k run/1-mile walk & chili cook-off
The 7th Annual George E. Wahlen Veterans Home 5k run/1-mile walk and chili cook-off will be held Oct. 11. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home in Ogden. The run/walk starts at the veterans home clock tower at 10 a.m., and ends at the First United Methodist Church at 1339 W. 400 N. in Marriott-Slaterville. The chili cook-off begins at 11 a.m. Several commercial restaurants and community members will be serving their chili. There will be drawings for prizes, a children’s bounce house, and horse rides. For more information including registration, call PJ Woodbury, George E. Wahlen Veterans Home recreation manager, at 801-334-4314 or the First United Methodist Church office at 801-393-5662.
Hill Motorcycle Training
All motorcycle safety courses are provided free of charge to military and civilian personnel assigned to Hill AFB. Military training requirements are clarified in (AFI 91-207) Table 4.1. Once a military rider completes the Basic RiderCourse (BRC), which is designed for new beginner riders, they are required to complete a Basic RiderCourse2 (BRC2), ideally within 60 days, but no later than 1 year. Thereafter, every 5 years, riders should complete either the BRC2 or an Advanced RiderCourse – SportBike Techniques (ARC-ST). All military sport bike riders are required to complete a sport bike course. Completing the Military SportBike RiderCourse (MSRC) or the ARC-ST satisfies the Sportbike training requirement. Then every 5 years, riders may complete any Motorcycle Safety Foundation refresher course to satisfy the refresher requirement (i.e., BRC2, MSRC, ARC-ST or any AFSEC approved course). more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Hill AFB Motorcycle Training website, which can only be accessed from a Hill government computer, at https://wbhill06p.hill.af.mil/moto/.
-Hilltop Times staff