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In the Know

Air Force conducts Combat Hammer 

The skies over Utah are busy in the coming days.

The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron will conduct the U.S. Air Force air-to-ground weapons evaluation known as Combat Hammer through May 14.

Units deployed here, as well as off-station units, will employ munitions in realistic combat scenarios at the Utah Test and Training Range. 

With support from the 388th Fighter Wing and 75th Air Base Wing, 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron Airmen collect and analyze data on how these precision guided munitions perform along with their suitability for use in combat. Residents around the base may notice increased aircraft noise and traffic during the exercise as Airmen carry out the evaluation and training to sharpen their combat skills.

Hill observes Police Week May 12-16

The 75th Security Forces Squadron and its Defenders Association will host a number of events May 12-16 in honor of National Police Week.

A shooting competition will be held at 7:30 a.m. May 14 at the Hill AFB shooting range. Cost is $20 per person, and four-man teams will compete for top honors. For details, email or 

A retreat ceremony to honor fallen peace officers will be at 4 p.m. May 15 at Building 1102. 

Lastly, a softball tournament will be held at the softball field near the Warrior Fitness Center from 6 p.m. to midnight May 15, and finish on May 16 from 10 a.m. until a tournament winner is determined. For details, contact, or

Armed Forces Day concert May 16

A concert to honor military members from all services will be held from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. May 16 at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main in Salt Lake City. Admission and parking are free. 

Entertainment begins with a performance by Mark Owens and Southbound, followed by the 23rd Army Rock Band. The main performance starts at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a special appearance from The Anthem Choir from Hill AFB. 

For more information, call Sterling Poulson at 801-363-9708.

Benefit concert to honor Vietnam vets

NAM JAM, a benefit concert to honor Vietnam-era veterans will be held from noon to midnight May 16 at the American Legion Post 129 in Huntsville.

This concert is supported by the Hill AFB Vietnam Commemoration Committee in conjunction with the Department of Defense’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. 

Featured musicians will be Scotty Haze, Roby Kap, Hearts of Steel, Shades of Grey, Bill ‘n Diane, Vintage Steel, and local singer/songwriters. Come out and enjoy the music, vendors, and car and bike show. 

Dry camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis. NAM JAM is a festival-style event so bring your own blankets and chairs for the day. 

All proceeds will be used to purchase a permanent replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall to be placed in Layton. 

Tickets are $10 in advance (, search “NAM JAM”), $15 at the door, $5 for kids under 12 years with an adult, and $5 for veterans and military with ID/proof of service. For more information, contact Kooter Knudson at 801-721-8404.

Federal Women’s Lunch & Learn

A Federal Women’s Program Lunch and Learn will be from 11 a.m. to noon May 21 at the Hill AFB chapel. The speaker will be Jared Hoellein from ENABLEUTAH, who will speak about the programs available to help disabled people. 

Bring your own lunch and RSVP to Jana Sheehan at 801-777-4059 or

Wardleigh Road lane closures

Construction at Wardleigh Road west of E Avenue and E Avenue north of Wardleigh Road is scheduled May 26 through June 13 to install new steam and condensate lines on the south side of Building 36. 

Expect lane and sidewalk closures as a result of the project. No parking lots will be affected by this closure. 

For more information, call 801-777-2089.

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

Team Hill Combat Dining-In May 30

The Team Hill 5/6 group is sponsoring a Team Hill Combat Dining-In May 30 at Hill AFB’s Centennial Park near the South Gate. 

Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per ticket. The event is only open to military members. 

For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Amber Capello-Jones at 801-775-5144.

Hill Half Marathon seeks volunteers

The Hill AFB Fitness Center is seeking volunteers for the Hill AFB Half Marathon on May 30.

Volunteers will support registration, event setup, aid stations, water stations and more. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Christy Eschenbacher at 801-777-1893/2762 or email

Top III plans golf tourney

Hill AFB’s Top III organization will hold a golf tournament June 12 at Hubbard Memorial Golf Course. 

Format is a best ball scramble, with prizes issued to the top three teams. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 8 a.m. 

Cost is $60 per person or $240 per team. Register by June 10. 

For more information, call 801-777-0844 or 801-586-3939.

Lost/stolen IDs must be reported

There are new procedures in place for reporting lost or stolen Common Access Cards at Hill Air Force Base.

The cards, used by Team Hill members to enter the base and access computer networks, are controlled documents that contain personal information.

As soon as the discovery is made that a card has been lost or stolen, members must report the issue to the 75th Security Forces Squadron Pass and Identification Office or Emergency Communications Center at 801-777-3056. 

They must then visit the 75th Security Forces Squadron in Building 408 and fill out an Air Force Form 1168, explaining the circumstances surrounding the lost or stolen card. 

The Form 1168 is required before users can have a new card issued by customer service at the Force Support Squadron in Building 430. Two forms of current federal ID are also required to have a new card issued (passport, driver’s license, social security card, etc.).

For more information, contact the 75th Force Support Squadron Customer Support  at 801-777-1845, option 3. 

AF provides free CNA training

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is helping active-duty Air Force spouses complete the Certified Nursing Assistant program for free through the Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville. That includes tuition, fees, textbooks and nursing curriculum.

If students can dedicate 12 hours a week to the course, they can be completed/certified within two months.

The certification is valid anywhere in the United States. The DATC also can assist with local job placement.

Availability for this grant is limited to the first 10 applicants. Other qualified candidates may be able to utilize the CNA training offered by the ACE program.

Class start dates vary throughout the year, so interested spouses can call for start dates, times and availability. Contact Scott Jones or Sam Child at 801-777-4681. 

Looking for special events photos?

Have you wondered where you could go to get photos after you and/or your family attended a special event on Hill AFB? 

The base’s Public Affairs Studio has a “Team Hill Public Affairs (75 ABW/PA)” SharePoint  site set up where people can download photos following an event at

The site can only be accessed from a government computer; however, the studio’s photographers and graphics artists are available to assist you should you be unable to access the site or otherwise need assistance. 

For more information, call 801-777-7615.

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. 

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

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 is occurring now through 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. For more information, call Sheila Hayes at 801-777-2966.

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