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South Gate delays expected June 19

The traffic signals at South Gate Drive and State Route 193 will be replaced June 19, starting at 8 a.m. The process will take 6 to 8 hours. Utah Highway Patrol will be directing traffic, but drivers should expect major delays. The Southwest Gate will be open during this period to help alleviate traffic problems.

The construction is part of a larger effort by the Utah Department of Transportation to improve the traffic flow at the intersection and make improvements to the road surface of SR 193 from Hill Field Road west to the intersection of State Street in Clearfield.

When that work is complete, SR 193 will feature two dedicated lefthand turn lanes into base, from both eastbound and westbound from 193. The westbound merge lane onto 193 from South Gate drive is also being lengthened and widened to allow more traffic to flow off base during peak hours.

In addition to the traffic signals being upgraded, pedestrian ramps will be installed to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act as part of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of June. 

EES/WAPS briefing team visits Hill AFB

Personnel from Headquarters Air Force and the Air Force Personnel Center will visit Hill Air Force Base June 26 to share information about Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes. 

During the briefing, EES/WAPS subject matter experts will speak about changes that have already been implemented, those slated for implementation in the months ahead, and the reasons and philosophy behind the changes. 

“This is one of the most significant changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion system in a generation. So, we feel it’s important to bring this information directly to Commanders and Airmen and allow them to ask questions and get immediate answers from the experts,” said Maj. Gen. Peggy Poore, AFPC commander.

For more information about EES/WAPS changes, go to the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil, select “enlisted” under the active duty, Guard or Reserve drop down menus, and then select “evaluations” in the lefthand column.

Base officials said the team will hold its briefing at the base theater. Contact your unit’s leadership team for time and seating availability.

For more information, contact Chief Master Sgt. James Hiatt, 75th Force Support Squadron superintendent, at 801-777-2674.

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.

388th FW gets new commander

A new commander will take charge of the 388th Fighter Wing during a formal change of command ceremony at 9 a.m. June 19 in Hangar 25. Col. David B. Lyons will assume command of the 388th FW from Col. Lance Landrum. 

For more information, call 801-777-2552 or 801-777-3200.

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.

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. 

Diversity Council offers prize for logo

The Team Hill Diversity Council is seeking your help. All councils, including Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Pacific Islander Month, Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, National American Indian Heritage Month, and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, have unified to form one Diversity Council, and are seeking a logo to represent the council. 

Submit a logo design from July 1-Aug. 14. Voting will occur during the Team Hill Diversity Council general meeting scheduled for Aug. 20. Council executive officers may not submit a design. 

The logo must be 2-by-3 inches in size and submitted in a PNG or JPEG format. The winner will receive $100, as well as the pride of having the logo displayed on coins, shirts and banners. For more information or to submit a design, contact 2nd Lt. Abigail Buns at 801-586-9165 or email abigail.buns.1@us.af.mil.

EAP offers free services

The Employee Assistance Program provides assessment, counseling, referral, management consultation and coaching services to government civilian employees and their family members free of cost (some limitations apply). 

The program aims to help employees resolve personal problems that may adversely affect their work performance, conduct, and health and well-being.

Services offered include assessment, counseling and referral; financial; legal; supervisor/manager coaching and consultation; website resources; health and wellness presentations; and orientation presentations. 

Free webinars are also available on the EAP website at http://FOH4You.com. Upcoming webinar topics include: July 8, Coping with Child Anxiety; Aug. 12, Improving Work Habits for a Better Worklife Balance; and Sept. 9, When Someone You Love Has Depression. 

EAP services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 800-222-0364 or visiting http://FOH4You.com.

HAFB/Davis Arts Appreciation Night

The Davis Arts Council will host a Hill AFB Appreciation Night at 8 p.m. on July 17 with a concert featuring Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. Seating prices are $59 for the orchestra area, $45 for reserved seating and $29 ($24 for seniors or children) for general admission. 

Hill AFB employees can buy one ticket and get one free with proof of government ID. Employees must stop by the Davis Arts Building at 445 North Wasatch Drive in Layton to pick up tickets or call 801-546-8575 to order and pay for tickets by phone. 

For more information, visit https://tickets.davisarts.org/.

‘Hero2Hired’ job fair coming Aug. 19

A Hero2Hired job fair will take place Aug. 19 at Provo’s Utah Valley Conference Center, 220 West Center St. 

This free event offers employment opportunities to reservists, guardsmen, veterans and spouses. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features more than 50 employers who recognize the unique skills military members bring to the workplace. 

Additionally, a job fair preparation workshop will be held at the Utah National Guard Headquarters in Draper Aug. 12. 

For more information or to register, call 801-432-4242.

Protect yourself and your identity

Having your identity used to cheat you out of your hard-earned money can be devastating, and recovering financially from it can be an uphill battle. 

Government civilian employees can contact the Employee Assistance Program for assistance. If you think you’ve recently been a victim of identity theft, your EAP can help you take the necessary steps to minimize the damage and protect your credit rating. The EAP can also provide a kit full of information and resources on protecting yourself from identity theft. 

For more information, contact EAP 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 800-222-0364 or visit http://FOH4You.com.

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

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.

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. 

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