Halloween hours and safety tips
Think safety on Halloween, Oct. 31, when excited children in costumes are out in force.
Motorists need to be extra careful during Hill AFB’s trick-or-treat hours, 6-9 p.m., and parents should review safety rules with their children.
Remember: Turn back your clocks
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, which means before you go to bed Saturday night, Oct. 31, you’ll want to set back your clocks one hour.
For many, it means an extra hour of sleep as we “fall back” into Daylight Standard Time.
Read “Daylight saving time comes to an end Nov. 1” on page 10 in this edition of the Hilltop Times.
Hero2Hired’ job fair
A Hero2Hired job fair will take place Nov. 5 at the South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State Street in Sandy. 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 140 employers who recognize the unique skills military members bring to the workplace. For more information or to register, call 801-432-4536.
Pro bowler visits Hill Air Force Base
The No. 1 ranked bowler in the world, Jason Belmonte, will visit the Hill AFB Bowling Center from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 10. The event will include a photo and autograph session, trick shot bowling clinic, and a Beat Belmonte Bowl-off , where three lucky winners will have the unique opportunity to bowl one game against the pro bowler. The Bowling Center will also have limited edition Air Force/Jason Belmonte jerseys, fully licensed by Jason Belmonte and Storm Bowling, available in limited quantities for purchase. For more information, call 801-777-6565.
Reminder: Visitor center closed
The South Gate Visitor Center is closed for remodeling and is scheduled to open again on Nov. 2.
During this time, base passes and other visitor center services will be processed at the West Gate Visitors Center, which can be accessed from 650 North in Clearfield.
The West Gate Visitor Center and West Gate will be open 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The South Gate and Roy Gate will remain open 24/7.
Base personnel and visitors are reminded that the West Gate Visitor Center has limited parking. Additional parking is located near the Starbucks coffee shop located just west of the West Gate Visitors Center. Patrons should not park on the roadway. The West Gate Visitor Center can be reached at 801-777-6614.
Veterinary facility changes hours
The Hill AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility is changing its hours due to a temporary manning shortage.
Pet registration will be available on Mon. and Wed. and clinic appointments on Tues. and Thurs. Hours on those days are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The VTF is closed on Fridays.
Hours will be extended when manning returns to normal. Callers are asked to leave a message and the VTF staff will return calls quickly. For more information or to make an appointment, call 801-777-2611.
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.
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.
EAP services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 800-222-0364 or visiting http://FOH4You.com.
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, contact Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Marrott at 801-920-2394.