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In The Know

Lent and Holy Week observances

The Hill AFB Chapel Community is holding services in observance of Lent and the Holy Week. The chapel provides spiritual care and free exercise of religion to Hill Air Force Base employees and their families. 

March 18 — Each Friday only, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, noon, Catholic

March 18 — Each Friday only, Stations of the Cross, 5 p.m., Catholic

March 20 — Palm Sunday, 8:45 a.m., Catholic

March 25 — Passion Re-enactment, 1 p.m., Ecumenical

March 25 — Good Friday Liturgy, 3 p.m., Catholic

March 26 — Easter Vigil, 8 p.m., Catholic

March 27 — Easter Sunday, 9 a.m., Catholic

Hero2Hired set for March 23

“Hero2Hired” Job Fair is a career and employment event to be held, March 23 at the Southtowne Exposition Center in Sandy. The job fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free and will feature more than 80 employers for the benefit of un- and under-employed active-duty, National Guard, reserve, veterans and their spouses. 

Attendees must register for the event at www.jointservicessupport.org/Reg/74H416. 

Questions can be directed to Kim Watts, 801-432-4492, or Mark Harrison, 801-432-4536.

Military vs. military charity event

A military vs. military charity event involving the Hill Falcon hockey team will be held March 26 at the Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive in West Valley. 

Event proceeds benefit the The Corps, a nonprofit charity organization that constructs shadow boxes for fallen veterans that are put on display in the high school they attended in Utah. 

The puck drops at 3:30 p.m. and also includes a ticket to the Utah Grizzlies and Tulsa Oilers game later at 7:05 p.m. Discount tickets range from $10 to $17. For more information and tickets, call 801-586-3021.

Depot stockpile set for inventory

The 649th Munitions Squadron will be conducting a 100 percent inventory of the depot stockpile April 1-29.  

All depot customers requiring munitions support during this timeframe must deliver the applicable documentation to the Custody Accounts section no later than March 22. During the inventory, the only transactions that will be supported are emergency requests approved in writing by the group commander or equivalent.  

Direct any questions to Staff Sgt. Ryan Williams at 801-777-5444, Staff Sgt. Dustin Simmons at 801-586-8498, or Master Sgt. Jordan Metz at 801-777-6574. 

Family days for 2016

AFMC has designated the following days as “AFMC Family Days” for 2016:

Friday, May 27 in conjunction with the Memorial Day

Tuesday, July 5 in conjunction with Independence Day

Friday, Sept. 2 in conjunction with Labor Day

Friday, Nov. 25 in conjunction with Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, Dec. 27 in conjunction with Christmas

Nov. 25 will also be an “Energy Shutdown Day” and the West Gate will be closed this day and all holidays. Employees working compressed work schedules will change their regular day off to align with the family Energy Shutdown Day. Supervisors are encouraged to follow liberal leave procedures during the family days.

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.

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. 

Members are encouraged to bring a nonmember with them. 

For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Marrott at 801-920-2394.

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. 

For more information, contact the 75th Force Support Squadron Customer Support  at 801-777-1845, option 3.

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