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In The Know

Team Hill promotions announced

The following individuals were recently selected for promotion. 

Senior master sergeant: Master Sgt. Joshua Schulze, 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, and Master Sgt. Joshua Weneck, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

Colonel: Lt. Col. George Sebren, 75th Air Base Wing; Lt. Col. Patricia Tate, 75th Medical Group; Lt. Col. Robert Brinker, Ogden Air Logistics Complex; and Lt. Col. Christopher Price, 372nd USAF Recruiting Group.

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 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

Aerospace Museum hosts ‘Plane Talk’

Col. Brad Lyons, 388th Fighter Wing commander, will speak at 1 p.m. March 26 at the Hill Aerospace Museum. Colonel Lyons entered the Air Force in 1992, through the Reserve Officer Training Corps and has held various operational F-35, F-16 and A-10 flying positions. 

The “Plane Talk” series features speakers who discuss topics related to the heritage of Hill Air Force Base, the United States Air Force, other military branches, and many other subjects related aerospace and the defense industry. 

For more information, call 801-825-5936 or 801-721-4260.

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.

HAFB Technology Expo set for March 30

A technology expo hosted by the AFCEA Wasatch Chapter will feature more than 35 leading technology companies on March 30 at The Landing. The expo begins at 9 a.m. with guest speaker Richard Takahashi, Secturion Systems CEO. 

A luncheon will also be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will feature guest speaker William Bacci, Director of HPE Data Security for the U.S. Public Sector. 

For more information, call 801-777-7826 or 877-332-3976.

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. 

Fall-prevention video challenge issued

Air Force Occupational Safety invites Airmen to challenge their creativity and participate in a safety video challenge to help promote the prevention of mishaps due to falls.

The videos that best communicate fall prevention will be posted on the Air Force Safety Center website and available for use Air Force wide, and included in occupational safety resources to highlight and promote Fall Protection Weeks, May 2-13.

A few simple rules apply: 

• Videos should involve no dangerous activities 

• No one gets injured in the video process

• Length is no more than 30 seconds. Videos may be produced with the help of local public affairs — if resources are available — or created solely by the Airmen entering the video challenge. 

Submit videos to HQ AFSEC/PA Mailbox, or call 505-846-0468 for submission instructions. Deadline for entries is April 1.

AFSA Golf Tournament May 6

The Air Force Sergeants Association will hold a golf tournament May 6 at Hill AFB’s Hubbard Memorial Golf Course. 

Registration is at 7 a.m. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $65. Preregister by April 22 and save $10. 

The event fee includes greens fee, cart, lunch and prizes. For more information, call 801-777-2536 or 801-777-4316.

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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