In The Know

In The Know

Supplemental promotions announced

The following staff sergeants were selected for promotion to technical sergeant through the supplemental promotion process. 

Selected were 75th Air Base Wing – Michael Doss and Jonathan Parry; and 388th Fighter Wing – Dominic Lira, Jesse Rico and Bryan Skalsky.

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

Hill’s first operational F-35 unit to activate

HILL AIR FORCE BASE – The 34th Fighter Squadron will officially reclaim its place in the 388th Fighter Wing at an activation ceremony July 17 at 2:34 p.m.

The re-activation of the squadron will be a historic milestone for the Air Force, as the 34th FS will become the first operational Air Force unit to fly combat-coded F-35s. Being at the tip of the proverbial spear is nothing new to the 34th, since the squadron was the first combat unit to fly one of the Air Force’s most prolific airframes back in 1979 – the F-16. 

The 34th FS furled its flag in 2010 as part of an Air Force restructuring plan aimed at funding a smaller and more capable force. 

Col. David B. Lyons, who assumed command of the 388th Fighter Wing last month, was the 34th FS commander when the unit was inactivated. Fittingly, he’ll preside over the activation of his former unit and will lead the Air Force into a new era of combat air power.

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

EAP offers free services to families

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 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

‘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.

Chief’s golf tourney sign-ups under way

Sign-up is under way for the 18th Annual Hill Chiefs’ Group Golf Tournament planned Aug. 21 at the Hubbard Golf Course.

Proceeds from the tourney go to support various Hill organizations and events, including Operation Warm Heart, the Airman Leadership School and various quarterly and annual award recognition programs.

Cost for the tourney is $60 per person; Hubbard Golf Course punch will be accepted (two punches, plus $40). Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart, lunch and prizes. Format for the event is four-person select shot (scramble).

The tourney is limited to the first 36 teams to pay in full. To sign up, contact Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey B. Morris at 801-820-5759 (ext. 86), cell 385-239-0131,  or Chief Master Sgt. George E. Young at 801-777-3884, 801-586-0060 or

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

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 non-member with them. 

For more information, search “AFSA 1163” on Facebook or contact Tech.

Sgt. Jennifer Marrott at 801-920-2394.

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. 

Feds Feed Families Food Drive

Hill AFB is partnering with the base Commissary for the 2nd Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive. Donations of non-perishable food and hygiene items can be donated through October 2015 to the Layton Family Connection Center off of State Route 193, right outside the base. Donations can be made by leaving items in the donation boxes distributed throughout the base and at the Commissary, as well as by purchasing pre-built donation bags at the Commissary. For more information, call Capt. Daniel Mihalek at 801-777-7701.

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