Federal Woman’s Lunch & Learn
Participate in the Hill AFB Federal Woman’s Program Lunch & Learn from 11 a.m. to noon today (Jan. 15) at the Hill AFB Chapel.
Discussion will include tips and behavior modifications to stay rational when dealing with difficult people in the workplace. Linda Larsen, Hill AFB leadership trainer, will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be provided for a $5 donation. Register at https://cs.eis.afmc.af.mil/sites/1149/Hill/FWP/Lists/Jan%20LL%20Reservation/AllItems.aspx.
For more information, contact Jana Sheehan at 801-777-4059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wardleigh Road Construction
There will be a one lane road closure on Wardleigh Rd. near Bldg. 50 Jan. 14-19 The closure will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily to allow flow of traffic during peak hours. The closure is necessary to connect the new water line on Canberra for utility upgrades at that location. For more information, call 75th Civil Engineer Squadron customer service at 801-777-1856.
Free WSU Women’s Basketball Game
Team Hill is invited to a Weber State women’s basketball Military Appreciation Game at 7 p.m. Jan 15 at the WSU Dee Events Center in Ogden. The Wildcats will face Northern Arizona.
Four free tickets can be picked up at the event center box office with a valid government ID. Game vouchers can also be picked up at Public Affairs in Bldg. 1102, Rm. 115. For more ticket information, call 801-626-8500.
Single Airman Ski Day
Join Outdoor Recreation for a fun filled Snowbasin ski day.All day ski pass, rental, and transportation for single Airmen is $5 on Jan. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
If the trip is not filled by Single Airmen it will be opened to all other authorized users. Cost is $60 for a lift ticket, and $5 for transportation. Rental packages start at $15 at Outdoor Recreation (boots, skis, & poles). For more information, call 801-777-9666.
Museum announces January speakers
LAYTON — The Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill AFB will host a series of featured speakers related to the base’s history in January. They are part of the museum’s Plane Talk series.
Scheduled for January are:
Jan. 17—Col. Charles Thomas Vono, KC-135 refueling aircraft and Minuteman ICBM
Jan. 24—Richard Collings, Band of Brothers Tour
Jan. 31—Jim Malrock, Load Master for numerous aircraft
Looking ahead, on Feb. 14, Jon S. Beesley an F-117 test pilot, will speak.
Plane Talk began at the museum more than 20 years ago. The speaker series has featured hundreds of notable military personnel, including former Utah Sen. Jake Garn and former Vietnam prisoner of war Col. Jay Hess.
Veterans 4 Veterans Comedy Showcase
A comedy showcase will be held at The Landing with an outstanding comedic line up on Jan. 24.
Show starts at 8 p.m. Doors open by 6 p.m., so come early to secure your seat.
Must be 18 to attend as the show will contain adult humor.
A community health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Jan. 24 at the Clearfield Community Church, 525 E. 200 South in Clearfield. The event is free and will include blood pressure screenings, CPR demonstrations, free health information, door prizes every hour, free massages, first-aid kits, lip balm, ink pens, penlights and giveaways. Local medical facilities will be represented. For more information, call 801-825-1115.
Get away from the city and breathe some fresh air in the Uintah National Forest from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Trip-goers will depart from Weber State University’s Outdoor Program (Annex 9) and stay in the Air Force’s Carter Creek Cabins. The trip will include snowshoeing the forest’s snow-covered slopes and a moonlight snowshoe tour. Cost of the trip is $85 and includes transportation, snowshoes, meals and trip guides. The trip is recommended for people with a high fitness level. Single Airman pricing is available. A pretrip meeting is at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Building 805. For more information, call 801-777-9666.
Third TEDxHillAFB Event
A TEDxHillAFB event will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at The Landing’s Heritage Room. The event will include up to eight speakers (most live and a couple of pre-recorded sessions). Seating is limited; registration is required. The event is open to all Team Hill personnel, retired military, and their families. Additionally, TEDxHillAFB is interested in finding speakers within the Hill AFB community who have ideas that are important or interesting to share. For more information, call 801-777-9954.
419th FW Awards Banquet Feb. 7
The 419th Fighter Wing will honor its top performers at the annual awards banquet Feb. 7 at Layton’s Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West in Layton. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner and formal program begin at 6:30 p.m. This year’s guest speaker is Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey, Command Chief for Air Force Reserve Command. Dinner options are chicken picatta, Dutch oven pot roast or Atlantic salmon rosette. A vegetarian option is also available. All dinner choices include a side salad, rolls, dessert, and coffee or tea. Military attire is mess dress or service dress. Civilians should wear best dress. Cost is $28 per person. To purchase tickets, members may write a check payable to the 419th FW and give it to their chief, first sergeant, the command chief or the wing secretary by Feb. 1.
Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program
Concerned about the soaring cost of higher education for your children? Maybe the Air Force Aid Society can help. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is an AFAS program that has $2,000 awards available for selected applicants. Applications are available now through March 13. The program is open to dependent children of active-duty or retired military members, Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired reservists with 20-plus qualifying years of service, and of deceased Air Force members. Spouses of active-duty and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty, as well as surviving spouses of deceased members, are also eligible candidates. AFAS selects more than 60 percent of all applicants. For more information on eligibility criteria and to access the online application, visit the AFAS website at www.afas.org/education-grants or contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 801-777-4681.
AF seeks enlisted nurse applicants
The Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants. Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27 to apply. For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1qWw5JC.
Give Parents a Break
The next session is Saturday, February 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Give Parents a Break is a free child care service offered to active duty families that have a family member deployed. A referral from the Airman and Family Readiness Center is required along with required hourly-care documents. The Child Development Center cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age, and the Youth Center cares for children Kindergarten to 12 years of age. If space is available, GPAB will accommodate individuals without a referral. The fee without a referral is $15 along with completed hourly care documents. This program rotates monthly between daytime hours 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and evening hours 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Warrior, Hess Fitness centers extend hours
The Warrior Fitness Center and Hess Fitness Center will extend weekday hours of operation beginning Jan. 5. New hours are:
Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holidays/Family Days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call the Warrior Fitness Center at 801-777-2762.
After-hours fitness for active-duty military
As of Dec. 23, active-duty military personnel are eligible for after-hours access to the Hess Fitness Center (Bldg. 520). To gain access, members must visit the Hess Fitness Center with their Common Access Card, or CAC, identification on one of the following days and times:
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 7-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Monday or Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Note: All holidays are excluded. A statement of understanding must be signed and on file with the Fitness Center. For more information, visit www.75fss.com.
Estate claim announcement
It is with deep regret that the Commander of the 75th Air Base Wing announces the death of Staff Sgt. Derek F. Ramos. Any person having claims for or against the estate of Ramos, please contact Capt. John N. Delehanty, 75th ABW Summary Court Officer at 801-777-3609.
Starting next year, the Hill Aerospace Museum’s operating schedule will change.
Currently, the Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday; however, starting Jan. 5, it will be open Monday through Saturday.
The Museum will still follow its regularly scheduled hours of 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, call 801-777-6818.
Be vigilant of surroundings
Hill’s Antiterrorism Office reminds you to remain vigilant and cognizant of your surroundings.
If you or your family observes suspicious activity, report it immediately through the Air Force Eagle Eyes Program by contacting Security Forces at 801-777-3056/3057/3058.
Hill AFB officials said Force Protection is everyone’s business. Everyone is a sensor. If you see something, say something.
A historic year
The Air Force’s senior enlisted Airman released the latest installment of Roll Call, reflecting on the last year and urging Airmen to celebrate their accomplishments.
“As we close another chapter in our Air Force history, we should take pride in all our Airmen, Air Force, and families have accomplished,” said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody. “The year has seen many achievements and just as many challenges…you have consistently met them with honor, humility and resilience.”
In 2014, the Air Force provided aid to Afghan partners, took significant actions to invigorate the nuclear enterprise, launched programs to effectively turn ideas into cost savings, and much more, writes Cody.
The Roll Call honors those accomplishments and encourages Airmen to consider the impact they’ve made, “individually and as a teammate in the world’s greatest Air Force.”
To view this month’s Roll Call, visit www.af.mil.
— Hilltop Times staff
Hill Heroes Volunteers
The Hill Heroes group is looking for volunteers to assist with creating deployment dolls and pillowcases for deserving families around Hill Air Force Base. Volunteers gather the third Friday of each month at 9 a.m., to cut, iron, sew, stuff, and create “stuffed mommies and daddies.” Leader, Cindy Schmierer, and her co-leader, Tammy Allen, work diligently each month to meet their designated orders from the Airman & Family Readiness Center who collect orders during deployment briefings.
Anyone interested in helping with the efforts should contact Tammy Allen at email@example.com for more information, or to be added to the monthly meeting notification list.
Enhanced Official Mail Center hours
To accommodate dorm residents working alternate shifts, the Official Mail Center has extended its hours of operation.
These new hours will allow more time for dorm residents to retrieve packages.
Customer service hours are as follows:
Monday 1-5 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for lunch
Additionally, under U.S. Postal Service regulations, dorm residents can authorize other individuals to retrieve packages and mail.
The authorization must come via written consent from the addressee for each occurrence of mail retrieval by someone other than themselves.
The written consent can be in the form of a digitally-signed email sent to the OMC’s organizational mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org. This will require dorm managers to send a monthly listing of residents to the OMC staff.
Dorm residents will retain a mailbox inside the lobby of the OMC and will continue to have 24/7 access to the lobby.
In addition, residents will continue to utilize the USPS next door to ship personal postal items. USPS hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and closed daily from 1-2:30 p.m. for lunch.
Smoking Cessation Classes Offered
Is the reason for smoking today the same as it was in the beginning? Dig deep, think, and imagine craving a cigarette and lighting up… what’s the reason? Take back control of health and happiness. Smoking cessation classes are available. For more information, call Health Promotions at 801-777-1215.
Hill Motorcycle Training (dont run til spring)
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 email@example.com 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/.