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Luncheon set for The Landing

A Sexual Assault Awareness Month Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 9 at The Landing. 

Guest speakers are Staff Sgt. Joshua and Allie Hobson. The menu is pecan-crusted chicken salad, roast turkey sandwich or vegetarian avocado sandwich. 

Tickets are $11.50 for club members, $13.50 for nonmembers.

Glow Run/walk, games set for April 10

A Glow Run event to bring awareness to sexual assault and child abuse prevention will be at 7 p.m. April 10 at Hill AFB’s Centennial Park near the South Gate. 

Festivities will include a DJ, bounce house, face painting, candy and games. The run will begin at 8:15 p.m. Cost is free. 

For more information, call the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office at 801-777-1985/1964.

Relationship expert speaks in Layton

Matt Townsend, one of America’s top speakers on marriage and couple relationships, will make a presentation from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 16 at Northridge High School, 2430 North Hill Field Road in Layton. 

Admission is free.

Southwest Gate closure April 2-3

The Southwest Gate will be closed during the lunchtime hours of 11 a.m.-1 p.m., April 2-3. On April 6, the gate will return to being open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Friday, to accommodate peak traffic during the lunch period while construction continues at the South Gate. 

Reunion weekend for AF Reserve in Oct.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 419th Fighter Wing will honor the Air Force Reserve’s remarkable 60-year legacy at Hill AFB during a reunion weekend here Oct. 2-4.

“The Air Force Reserve has been at Hill Air Force Base since 1955,” said Col. Bryan Radliff, 419th FW commander. “We’ve had different names, flown different aircraft, but one thing that hasn’t changed is Utahns serving their nation.”

The weekend events include a formal gala, golf tournaments, a motorcycle rally, fun runs, and family activities.

The reunion falls on the October UTA weekend and is open to all current and former members of the wing and their families, including those who served in the following AF Reserve units at Hill AFB:

• 313th Fighter Bomber Squadron

• 313th Troop Carrier Squadron

• 733rd Troop Carrier Squadron

• 945th Troop Carrier Group

• 945th Military Airlift Group

• 508th Tactical Fighter Group

• 419th Tactical Fighter Wing

• 419th Fighter Wing

Invitations will be sent to key 419th FW alumni in April, and an e-invitation will be available soon on the wing’s website

Base remembrance for Holocaust

Team Hill is invited to the Holocaust Remembrance Luncheon at 11 a.m. April 13 at the Golf Course Club House. Cost is $17. 

Guest speaker is Eileen Hallet Stone, a local author and oral historian. Civilians are encouraged and approved to attend. This is the first event in a weeklong series to remember the tragedy of the Holocaust. 

Events during the week will also include: April 14, “The Boy in Striped Pajamas” will be shown at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the base theater; April 15, a memorial 5K will begin at 11 a.m. at the Warrior Fitness Center; April 16, a candlelight vigil ceremony will be held at the base chapel from 11:15 a.m. to noon. 

For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Natacia Flick at 801-586-4183 or natacia.flick@us.af.mil; Staff Sgt. Michelle Cheeney at 801-775-2477 or michelle.cheeney@us.af.mil; Mikel Gregory at 801-775-4515 or mikel.gregory.1@us.af.mil; or Dwenda Wilson-Hutter at 801-777-5573 or dwenda.wilson-hutter.1@us.af.mil.

Motorcycle Rodeo addresses safety

A Team Hill Motorcycle Rodeo will be held April 16 at Hill Air Force Base. 

The event, which is hosted by the Green Knights motorcycle club, will include a preseason motorcycle safety briefing at 8 a .m. and 3 p.m. at the base theater. Discussions will include changes to Air Force Instructions and Utah motorcycle laws, a motorcycle safety equipment demonstration, and presentations by Hill’s riding associations. 

Following the briefings, riders are encouraged to visit the main Base Exchange parking lot to visit with area motorcycle vendors, and see an “impaired” riding race and slow ride contest. Food will be available for purchase. 

For more information, email hill.mc.pgm.mgr@us.af.mil. 

OSC spring bazaar set for April 29

The annual Hill Officers’ Spouses’ Club Spring Bazaar will be held  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29 at The Landing. 

More than 50 vendors offer gifts for every occasion, including Mother’s Day, as well as jewelry, baby items, decorations and much more. 

Admission is free and open to people with access to the base. 

Retirement planning sessions coming up

A series of employee financial workshops are available for Team Hill to learn about financial preparation. 

The series will focus on the Thrift Savings Plan, annuities, and retirement and estate planning issues. 

Upcoming courses include: April 7 – Special Retirement Planning (for people retiring within a year); April 14 – Retirement Planning; and May 5 – Estate Planning. 

AFSA holds monthly meetings on base

Air Force Sergeants Association, or AFSA, general membership meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in The Landing. 

Members are encouraged to bring a nonmember with them. 

For more information, search “AFSA 1163” on Facebook or contact Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Marrott at 801-920-2394.

Business advice for military vets

Military veterans are invited to attend the Utah Veteran Business Conference to learn about the keys to a successful veteran-owned business. The conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 7 at the Salt Lake Community College Larry H. Miller Campus Conference Center, located at 9750 S. 300 West in Sandy. 

A mentoring and networking session will also be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This event is open to all current (active, guard, reserve) and former members of the military. The cost to attend is $25; space is limited. 

For more information or to register, visit veterans.utah.gov/business.

Taiko drummers, dancers, at festival

An Asian American/Pacific Islander festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. May 9 at Hill AFB’s Centennial Park near the South Gate. 

Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $12 per ticket or $30 for three tickets. Discount tickets are available if purchased before April 24. 

Entertainment will include Taiko drummers, Filipino dancers, Polynesian dancers and a martial arts demonstration. 

For more information, call Capt. Charles Skrovan at 801-777-1311; Irene Jones at 801-777-9035; or Pamela Jackson at 801-777-3680.

Volunteers needed for May 2 events

The Cultural Resource Management Team is looking for volunteers to assist with Archaeology Day on May 2 at Salt Lake Community College South Campus and Heritage Day on May 9 at Union Station in Ogden. 

Volunteers should be ready to get their hands dirty and have fun helping children use clay to make Fremont figurines and paint pictograph stencils on rock tiles. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Anya Kitterman at 801-586-2464 or anya.kitterman@us.af.mil.

Cross-country racers sought for contest

Hill AFB is hosting a cross-country race competition now through May 27. 

Teams are needed to compete in a total of eight races in either a 5K run or 1-mile walk. Team points are based on overall participation. 

For more information, email Randy Thomas at art5k@live.com.

South Gate lane closed till mid-June

Construction at South Gate Drive and Balmer Road to add an additional lane of traffic to the outbound side of the South Gate will begin March 23 and is anticipated to conclude June 15. The construction will result in intermittent closures to one lane of traffic at the South Gate and South Gate Drive between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. In order to accommodate peak traffic during the lunch period, the Southwest Gate will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southwest Gate will remain closed on federal holidays and AFMC Family days.

For more information, call Sheila Hayes at 801-777- 2966.

AF officials seek award nominees

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.

Base Tax Center open through April 15

The base tax center is open through April 15. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The center is located in the Poe Conference Center located in Building 1295.

This is a free, walk-in service for active-duty, Reserve/Guard on Title 10 orders, dependents, and retirees.  If you have questions, call 801-777-1040. 

Smoking cessation classes offered

Is the reason for smoking today the same as it was in the beginning? Take back control of health and happiness. Smoking cessation classes are available.

For more information, call Health Promotions at 801-777-1215.

649th MUNS limits support in April

The 649th Munitions Squadron will be conducting a 100 percent inventory of its depot stockpile April 1-30. 

During the inventory, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by a group commander or equivalent. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Aaron Raboin at 801-586-2913, Staff Sgt. Heather Hunter at 801-586-8498, or Tech. Sgt. John Williamson at 801-777-6574.