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Base installs traffic lights at South Gate

Hill Air Force Base will flip the switch on newly installed traffic lights at the intersection of South Gate Boulevard and Balmer Street Dec. 3.

The lights, located just inside the base’s South Gate, are scheduled to be activated at noon. Base officials said the traffic signals were installed to allow better vehicle control for inbound, outbound and left-hand turns.

What motorists need to know:

– Inbound motorists intending to make northbound to westbound turn movements from South Gate Boulevard on to Balmer Street should use the newly established turn “pockets.” Vehicles will not be allowed to turn without using these established turn pockets.

– With the installation of the lights, a dedicated “free right” turn lane still exists for motorists making eastbound to southbound turn movements from Balmer Street onto South Gate Boulevard exiting the base. With the free right turn lane, drivers should yield, but it remains legal to turn right from Balmer Street onto South Gate Boulevard without stopping. This lane should only be used by motorists intending to make southbound to westbound turn movements from South Gate Boulevard on to State Route 193.

Authorities said it will take some time to program the light sequencing with respect to the traffic flow. Drivers are asked to be patient during this adjustment period. For more information, visit www.hill.af.mil.

Hill AFB Chapel holiday services

The Hill AFB Chapel will hold special worship services for the Advent and Christmas season.

Catholic:

Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dec. 14-15, 6-8 p.m., Advent Retreat (Penance Service at 7 p.m. Dec. 15)

Dec. 24, 5 p.m., Chirstmas Eve Mass/Children’s Program

Dec. 24, 10 p.m., Christmas Eve Mass

Dec. 25, 10 a.m., Christmas Day Mass

Dec. 31, 5 p.m., New Years Vigil

Jan. 1, 10 a.m., Mary, Mother of God Mass

Ecumenical:

Dec. 13, 6 p.m., Season of Music & Dessert Social

Protestant:

Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Christmas Candlelight Service

Christmas Carol Sing-Along Dec. 14

A Christmas Carol Sing-Along featuring Joshua Creek and a full 30-piece orchestra will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free to this family-friendly event. 

For more information, call 801-325-2000.

Open-season health fair in December

The 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season Health Insurance Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8-10 at the Warrior Fitness Center, Bldg. 533. Civilian employees will be able to meet face-to-face with health insurance representatives. 

The Open Season Health Insurance Fair affords employees the opportunity to compare health insurance plans and select a plan that best fits the their health care needs. It is recommended that research be conducted prior to meeting with insurance representatives to allow a better understanding of what each plan offers and what plan is best for the employee.

Plan information is available at www.opm.gov/insure/.

Hill AFB Ski Day scheduled for Feb. 12

Mark your calendar now. Hill AFB military, civilians and their families are invited to a ski day at Snowbasin ski resort on Feb. 12. Many base support functions will be closed and liberal leave is encouraged.

Discount tickets will be available at Hill’s Outdoor Recreation Tickets & Travel office. Equipment rentals will also be available. 

For more information, call 801-777-9666.

Legal office closed 2 days in December

Team Hill Legal will be closed Dec. 10  and at noon Dec. 18 for official functions. 

For emergency legal assistance, call 801-777-3007 and ask for the on-call judge advocate.

Chief’s Group Scholarship Deadline

Twice yearly, the Team Hill Chief’s Group sponsors the Bi-Annual Education Scholarship, providing a $750 scholarship to any active-duty Air Force, active Air National Guard or active Air Force Reserve (enlisted member or their spouse), within the Hill AFB area, pursuing any degree.  

Application deadline is Dec. 31. For more information or an application, call 801-586-8182.

‘Man Therapy’ offered to veterans

Man Therapy, a free online mental health resource is launching warrior-specific content for veterans. 

Offering an interactive approach and available 24/7, www.mantherapy.org is where men have a virtual appointment with fictional therapist Dr. Rich Mahogany. By using humor, Man Therapy helps veterans and military personnel tackle the mental health issues they face when transitioning to civilian life. 

Content and resources available include tips on dealing with topics specific to veterans such as disordered sleep, stress and difficult transitions; humorous and heartwarming videos; sports and recreation programs and camps; traumatic brain injury resources; and information for families to support the veterans in their lives.

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