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Fighter wings have night flying missions

The 388th and 419th Fighter Wing pilots will conduct night flying missions during a “surge” exercise June 8-13. Local residents may hear F-16s flying during the night hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying skills. 

The active-duty 388th FW and the Reserve 419th FW share a fleet of Block 40 F-16s, and are required to train at night to maintain their readiness and all weather capabilities. A surge exercise also provides a valuable opportunity to evaluate aircraft maintenance resiliency and operational agility. 

The wings limit their night operations to what is required to remain proficient in night-flying training. When on a surge schedule, the wings will increase their normal day-to-day workload and conduct missions from 8 a.m. until shortly after midnight.

Reading program launches June 12

The Hill AFB Library will hold a summer reading program kickoff party and barbecue, “Read to the Rhythm,” on the June 12.

Children will be able to sign up for the program to earn prizes for reading throughout the summer.

The party will be at Centennial Park from 3 to 6 p.m. and will include dancers, food, bouncy castles, face tattoos, rocket making and soccer bubbles. For more information, call 801-777-2533.

2K/5K Run, Walk, Roll

The Sounds of Freedom, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Team Hill Vietnam Commemoration Committee are holding a 2K/5K Run, Walk, Roll Fun Run event June 13 at Layton Commons Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and both the 2K and 5K begin at 8 a.m. All proceeds for the event go toward the purchase of a permanent replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall to be placed in Layton Commons Park, which will pay tribute those that were killed in the Vietnam War as well as honor all others that survived or are still missing. The 5K is $15 and includes a T-shirt. The 2K is free. This event is open to disabled/wheelchair bound with volunteers available to give participants a push. For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Amy Polaneczky at amy.polaneczky.1@us.af.mil or 801-777-7584.

Vietnam Veterans ‘Welcome’ Parade

A parade will be held at 11 a.m. June 13 in Layton to give Vietnam veterans the “welcome home” they never received. The parade route begins on Fort Lane, heads west on Gentile St., turns north on Wasatch and finishes heading south back on Fort Lane. Vietnam veterans and their family members are welcome to participate.   Also, anyone who wants to honor another Vietnam vet or who wants to honor veterans of other past/current wars can participate. Feel free to walk with a picture of your veteran, with their name on a piece of paper, or just on your own. For more information, contact Dennis Howland at dennishowland@msn.com or 801-389-1893.

SR 193 paving starts June 15 for 3 nights

Work is moving forward on the repaving of State Road 193, the Bernard Fisher Highway in Layton, from State Street (SR 126) to U.S. 89. Crews are paving side streets and completing work at the intersection with South Gate Drive.

Starting June 15, final paving will be conducted over a three-night period.

For more information, call 801-896-9789 or email sr193improved@utah.gov

Ogden Raptors Hill Appreciation Night

Team Hill is invited to the Top of Utah Military Affairs /Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors on June 19 at 7 p.m.

The Raptors will be playing the Orem Owlz. Free tickets are available at Public Affairs in Building 1102, Room 115, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

For more information, call 801-777-7400 or 801-777-5201. 

Real Men Can Cook event on June 20

The annual Real Men Can Cook event, a  buffet to raise funds for Your Community Connection of Ogden/Northern Utah, will be from noon to 5 p.m. June 20 at Ogden Pioneer Station at 668 17th St. in Ogden. 

This year’s event will include world-famous barbecue, live bands and kids activities. 

Amateur cooks, professional cooks and restaurants are invited to participate by preparing food. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Half-price tickets will be offered to military families with valid military ID. 

For tickets or information, contact Kelsey Askea at 801-689-1706 or specialevents@yccogden.org. YCC is a nonprofit organization offering services and programs to families dealing with domestic violence, homelessness, rape or sexual assault.

LGBT Month Luncheon coming up

A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month Observance Luncheon is scheduled 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 23 at the Landing Ballroom.  

The keynote speaker is Jackson Carter, a Utah resident and the the first openly gay contestant on the TV reality show “The Biggest Loser.”

Cost for the luncheon is $13 for club members and $15 for nonmembers. An e-invite reservation was sent out to Hill Air Force Base employees for the purpose of reserving tickets. 

For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Sarah Sanchez at 801- 777-9878 or sarah.sanchez.2@us.af.mil.

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 https://cs.eis.afmc.af.mil/sites/Hill/Event%20Images/Forms/AllItems.aspx.

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.

Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4

A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk will be held at 7 a.m. July 4 at the Clearfield City municipal building, 55 S. State Street in Clearfield. 

The preregistration race fee for ages 13 and older is $20 for those registering by June 26; the fee is $25 thereafter and on race day. For children age 12 and younger, the race fee is just $10. Registration for all ages includes a T-shirt and a chance for door prizes. 

For more information and to register, visit www.reconline.org or call 801-525-2641. 

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. 

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.

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

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