75th ABW: AF Outstanding Unit Award
The 75th Air Base Wing was awarded the 2015 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.
The AFOUA is awarded to numbered units for exceptionally meritorious service or exceptionally outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above.
The acts or services of the numbered unit must place them above that of other units of similar composition and mission and be of such importance that they cannot be appropriately recognized in any other way.
Hill AFB Tax Center opens Jan. 25
The Hill AFB Tax Center is located in the Poe Conference Center in Building 1295. It will be open Jan. 25-April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This is a free service for active duty, Reserve and Guard on Title 10 orders, dependents and military retirees.
During the first week of operation, Jan 25-29, the center will be reserved for E-4 and below only. Appointments will not be required.
Thereafter, Monday through Thursday will be by appointment only; walk-ins will be welcome on Friday for noncomplicated returns.
Those interested in preparing their own taxes can visit myfreetaxes.com, IRS.gov or militaryonesource.mil. The service is free for those who make less than $62,000 a year; otherwise, there is a small fee.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 801-777-1040. Appointments can be made beginning Jan. 25. No federal endorsements intended.
IRS Form 1095 needed for taxes
Active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015.
Under the Affordable Care Act, U.S. citizens and legal residents are required to obtain and maintain a minimum standard of health-care insurance, called minimum essential coverage.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service will mail the IRS Form 1095 for employment during 2015. The form will also be available electronically through myPay under the taxes section.
Hill AFB Ski Day set for Feb. 12
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.
Registration for pedestrian use
Registration for pedestrian use of the West Gate pedestrian-only turnstile is available. Register from 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays at the West Gate Visitor Center. The turnstile is operational and those already registered can continue to use it when the West Gate is open. For more information, call 801-586-9192.
EO, SAPR, SVC offices relocating
To better serve Airmen, the Equal Opportunity Office, the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office and the Special Victims Counsel will be moving and co-located in Building 460, 5713 E. Ave. (directly north of the Base Chapel.) EO and SAPR offices will move the third week in January and the SVC will move later in January. For more information, please contact EO at 801-777-4856, SAPR at 801-777-1985/1964 or SVC at 801-777-2273.
AFSA holds monthly meetings on base
AFSA, general membership meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in The Landing.
For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Marrott at 801-920-2394.
‘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.
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.
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.