Author misidentified in Ployer Hill profile
The Hilltop Times incorrectly listed Aaron Clark, Hill AFB historian, as the author of last week’s page 2 article on Hill Air Force Base’s namesake, Ployer “Pete” Hill.
The author was Dr. Lia Winfield, the Hill Aerospace Museum’s exhibit research and design chief. Her commentary can be found with the correct byline at www.hill.af.mil.
Base tax center
The base tax center, located in the Poe Conference Center (Building 1295), will be open Jan 26-April 17. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve and Guard members on Title 10 orders, military family members and military retirees. For more information, call 801-777-1040.
75th ABW Annual Awards Ceremony
Tickets for the 75th Air Base Wing Annual Awards Ceremony are available for leadership and nominees through Jan. 30. Other attendees should purchase their tickets by Feb. 4.
Ticket pricing is as follows: $47 (off-base guest/O-4 and above/E-9/GS-13 and above/WS-14 and above); $42 (O-1 to O-3/E-7 to E-8/GS-10 to GS-12/WT-15); $32 (E-6/GS-7 to GS-9/ WS-8 to WS-11/WL-8 to WL-14/WG-12 to WG-15); and $22 (E-5 and below/GS-6 and below/WS-7 and below/WL-5 and below/WG-11 and below).
Cash or check can be submitted to: 75th MSG, 2nd Lt. Amy Polaneczky, Bldg. 180, 801-777-7584; 75th CEG, Tech. Sgt. Wesley Kory, Bldg. 1781, 801-777-5501; Wing Staff Agencies, Master Sgt. Parkinson, Bldg. 1, 801-777-3519; 75th MDG, 1st Lt. James Caviness, Bldg. 570, 801-586-0987; and 75th SC, Master Sgt. Charles Brezial, Bldg. 850, 801-586-1111.
For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Patrick Gallagher at 801-777-5567.
Team Hill Ski Day Feb. 13 at Snowbasin
A Team Hill Ski Day will be held at Snowbasin on Feb. 13.
Stop by Outdoor Recreation to purchase ticket reservations for $56 per ticket. Ticket reservations are available for purchase now through 4 p.m. Feb. 12. Tickets will be issued at Earl’s Lodge starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 13.
A number of ski packages that include skis, boots and poles are also available. Costs vary and supplies are limited, so reserve early.
For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at
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 on Feb. 4
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.
AF seeks enlisted nurse applicants
The Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioni ng 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.
AF officials seek award nominees
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award. The award is presented annually to six service members who distinguish themselves through superior conduct in the war on terrorism.
Air Force enlisted nominees must be senior master sergeants or below, and officer nominees must be captains or below. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM, COCOM, FOA and DRU may nominate one person.
Nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 28.
For more information about Air Force recognition program, go to myPers. Air Force retirees who do not have a myPers account can request one at www.retirees.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120510-068.pdf.
Museum announces upcoming 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.
Jan. 31—Jim Malrock, Load Master for numerous aircraft
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.
Give Parents a Break
The next session is Feb. 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.
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.
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.