Patience requested during gate closures

Patience requested during gate closures

As publicized, the South Gate is closed through Oct. 5 for the installation of speed tables.

“I am aware of the traffic caused by the closure, and my team and I are doing all we can to help alleviate those delays,” said Col. Ronald Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander.

Colonel Jolly said the base has reached out to the Utah Department of Transportation and local authorities and requested they adjust the timing of traffic lights outside the installation to better assist people in getting on and off base during peak traffic hours from 5-7:30 a.m. and 2:30-5 p.m.

“During peak hours, we encourage the use of the East and Roy Gates to help ease traffic congestion at the Southwest and West Gates as much as possible,” he said. “We highly encourage staggering work shifts if possible to help mitigate delays.

“ We recognize this is an inconvenience for everyone and please know this project will improve base security and allow us to more efficiently move traffic on and off the installation upon completion,” he added. “I appreciate everyone’s continued patience during this construction.”

For project updates and information about the gate closures,  visit Hill Air Force Base’s website at www.hill.af.mil. 

HAFB to host Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Hill Air Force Base will host its Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day event Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Landing. Event officials are expecting more than 800 military beneficiaries to attend. Military Retiree Appreciation Day events include: presentations, exhibits, demonstrations, displays, drawings, and refreshments.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Richard Smith, executive director of Basketball Operations for the Utah Jazz. Other presentations will include speakers from various HAFB organizations, Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tricare, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Commissary, and the area council member of the Air Force Retiree Council.

For further information, contact the Retiree Appreciation Office (RAO) at 801-777-5735.

Medication

Take-Back Sept. 27

The 75th Medical Group plans a Medication Take-Back Event 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 27.

Patients can drop off their unused medications, except for syringes, needles and biohazard items, at the Main Clinic’s “horseshoe” driveway. Both over-the-counter and prescription medications will be accepted so they can be safely destroyed.

Smith’s grocery stores (located in Bountiful, Farmington, Layton, Sunset and Syracuse), Macey’s grocery store (Clinton) and the Woods Cross Police Department are also participating in the medication take-back event.

Outdoor Track closed

The Outdoor Track will be closed Oct. 13-27 for a complete overhaul. Alternate running locations during this time include: the Duck Pond Trail, Warrior Fitness Center and the Bubble.

Wheelchair basketball

game Oct. 8

The 2014 Annual Wheelchair Basketball Game will be 4 p.m., Oct. 8 at the Warrior Fitness Center between the Ogden Wheelin’ Wildcats and Team Hill.

Admission to the event is a non-perishable food item to donate at the door. Food donations will go to the Airman’s Attic.

For more information, call Jean Thomas at 801-586-6669; Paula Godfrey at 801-777-3160; or Tammy Custer at 801-586-2811.

Wardleigh Road Lane Restrictions, C Avenue Road Closure

Lane restrictions on Wardleigh Road and the closure of C Avenue South of Bldg. 15 will occur from Sept. 29 through Oct. 14. The 75th Civil Engineer Group has contracted a utilities project that requires the contractor to trench along Wardleigh Road to install four new communications conduits in the north lane of Wardleigh Road south of Bldg. 15. On or about Sept. 29, the north lane of Wardleigh Road south of Bldg. 15 will be closed to trench between two existing communication manholes to install the new conduits. The trench will cut across C Avenue, which will need to be closed for the contruction.

One lane of traffic going west on Wardleigh Road will be maintained at all times. Motorists that use C Avenue will need to use Southgate Drive , located east of Bldg. 5, to gain access to and egress from their working areas.

Access from Wardleigh Road into parking lot 6, located on the west side of Bldg. 15, will be closed during this time. The exit from parking lot 6 onto Wardleigh Road will remain open. Access to parking lot 6 will remain open from the west via E Avenue. For more information, please contact the project manager, Harold Gulso, at 801-777-2089.

Harvest Fest

Planned Oct. 10

The Annual Harvest Fest will be 4-6 p.m., Oct. 10 at Liberty Heights Park. There will be hayrides and two free pumpkins per family (while supplies last). A display with hay bales and pumpkins will also be available for family photos. 

Hill Community

Off Roaders

Hill Community Off Roaders is a new group open to anyone affiliated with Hill AFB, and who shares a passion for exploring Utah’s back country. It doesn’t matter if you have a stock vehicle and are just getting started or have years of experience with a well-built rock-crawling rig; this is not a club and we do not have any vehicle restrictions such as vehicle type, lift regulations, minimum tire size, etc. As with any activity of this nature, please understand the risks involved, both to the person and vehicle. We have safety and recovery equipment requirements for our trail runs, as well as a plethora of other information related to the group. Please log on to www.hilloffroad.com to get started, or join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/hilloffroad. For more information, contact Capt. Timothy Pulls, at 801-777-3609.

FWP offers

lunch & learn

The Federal Women’s Program plans a monthly lunch & learn event in October. 

The Lunch & Learn will be Marketing Yourself, presented by Carol Merrill with Weber State University’s Women’s Center, on Oct. 16, at the Base Chapel Fellowship Hall, 11 a.m.-noon.

For more information about the FWP, contact Jana Sheehan at 777-4059 or Deb Finn-Nokes at 586-6577. The FWP is open to all employees (civilian and military of any rank or grade) at no cost.

Committee seeking volunteers

The Equal Opportunity Office is looking for volunteers to assist with the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday and African American/Black History Month Observances in January and February.

Observance committees are open to all base personnel, their family members, retirees and civilians. Volunteers do not have to be associated with a particular group to participate. Those who would like to participate do not have to attend every committee meeting, but it is highly recommended.

For more information, contact the committee advisor, Staff Sgt. Sarah Sanchez at 801-777-9878.

-Hilltop Times staff

Splash pad

closes for season

The Splash Pad at Centennial Park has closed for the season. Normal operating period for the splash pad is Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

Annual Women Empowered Conference Sept. 30

The Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee will present its 11th Annual Women Empowered Conference: A Leadership Journey on Sept. 30 in the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University.

The conference includes keynote presentations and workshops by professional presenters for all women seeking to improve leadership and relationship skills. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including breakfast, lunch, and extensive networking opportunities. 

The opening keynote presenter is Leta Greene, author and image consultant, speaking on looking and feeling your best from the inside out. Wendy Fox Kirk, Weber State University business administration instructor and management consultant, will be the afternoon keynote speaker discussing the continued low representation of women in top leadership positions, and what individuals and organizations can do to improve future opportunities for women. 

Rene Johnson, author and inspirational speaker, will provide a workshop titled, “Plug Your Power Leaks,” to guide participants through the six most draining “power leaks” to take back control and achieve your big goals professionally and personally. Janette VanLeer, energy practitioner and transformational energy coach, will present a workshop on matching gifts and talents to your passion and purpose for a more fulfilling life. 

For information on the conference and to register, visit OgdenWeberChamber.com/WIB or call (801) 621-8300.

Class offered on Adult immunizations

The Civilian Health and Promotions Service (CHPS) is offering an immunization class for adults to learn what vaccines they may need and why it is important to receive the flu shot each year. 

A recent national survey showed that most adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives to protect against diseases like shingles, pertussis, and hepatitis.

For more information or to register for a class, call CHPS at 801-586-9584 or go to http://www.hill.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140804-074.pdf to see the CHPS and Health & Wellness Center’s August calendar.

September Happenings

Fall is in the air, but summer is still hanging around, so take advantage of this beautiful month and enjoy something fun – indoors or out! Here’s a brief look:

· Climbing 101 is back on Thursday evenings from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Warrior Fitness Center.

· The ’80s are back at The Landing on Sept. 26. You can sing the night away with the best karaoke around.

· The holidays are knocking. Start work on a gift for someone special at Arts & Crafts, Scrapbooking and the Crafty Side of Wood classes. Instruction begins Oct. 8 and there’s a free class Oct. 1.

Find an array of information at 75FSS.com or call us at 775-2084!

Munitions inventory conducted through Sept. 30

The 649th Munitions Squadron will conduct a 100 percent inventory of the Base (FV2027), Test (FV2171), and STAMP (FV2304) stockpiles from Sept. 1-30. 

During the inventories, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by the group commander or equivalent.

For more information, call Staff Sgt. Heather Hunter at 586-2913, Staff Sgt. Todd Fuhrmeister at 586-8498, or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at 777-6574.

Coffee talk

held monthly

Coffee Talk will be held at the Airmen Recreation Center (Bldg. 524) 6:30-7:30 a.m., on the second Wednesday of the each month. The event is held for junior enlisted Airmen to voice questions and concerns with installation leaders. The next Coffee Talk will be Oct. 8.

Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance

BETHESDA, Md. — TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii can now access the Nurse Advice Line to receive health care guidance and advice.

The Nurse Advice Line is manned by a team of registered nurses — available 24/7 — prepared to answer questions about a variety of acute health care concerns. A nurse will help beneficiaries decide whether self-care or seeing a health care provider is the better option, officials said.

Beneficiaries are routed to the appropriate nurse, who will follow up when necessary or requested. Same-day appointments with a primary care manager are available for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries who are enrolled at military treatment facilities.

If a same-day appointment is not available, the Nurse Help Line will redirect the beneficiary to the closest urgent care center without any point-of-service copayment, officials said.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to TRICARE beneficiaries using TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Remote for active-duty family members, TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Young Adult and TRICARE For Life.

To contact the Nurse Advice Line, call 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273) and select Option 1 for help with urgent care questions and needs.

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