HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — From the moment you enter the gate at Hill AFB until the moment you depart at the end of your duty day, you are supported and cared for by men and women in the 75th Air Base Wing.
The 75th ABW, comprised of nearly 2,800 professional Airmen, is Hill AFB’s host unit.
The wing supports more than 27,000 military members, civilians and contract employees and their families. And, that doesn’t even account for the thousands of visitors who transit the base for business each day.
The wing also manages nearly 1 million acres and more than 1,700 facilities valued at $4 billion. It also has support responsibility for operation of the Utah Test and Training Range’s 2.3 million acres, the largest block of contiguous special-use airspace in the continental United States.
“Our ABW team is very busy supporting such a diverse and complex mission set,” said Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt, 75th ABW commander. “We take very seriously our wing’s motto, ‘Count on Us,’ and I am proud of the work our team does each and every day to make Hill AFB a great place to live, work and play. It is our privilege to serve and support all 51 mission partners who are part of Team Hill.”
Hill AFB is the Air Force’s second largest base by geographic size and population. It is also the largest-single site employer in Utah with an annual economic impact of more than $3 billion.
The 75th ABW provides installation safety, security, fire protection, housing management, explosive ordnance disposal, energy management, emergency response, recreation services, healthcare, information technology, software development, airfield operations, fuels, finance, legal, information protection, command post, equal opportunity and spiritual support to its mission partners.
“Supporting an installation of this magnitude could certainly be viewed by many as challenging, but from what I’ve witnessed in my short time on the job, the members of the wing welcome that challenge,” said Chief Master Sgt. Rodney Koonce, 75th ABW command chief. “What I have witnessed is a display of true professionalism and dedication in support to Team Hill.”
The units in the 75th ABW are as varied as the missions they perform:
The 75th Civil Engineering Directorate provides infrastructure, facilities, environmental and UTTR support as well as fire protection, housing management, explosive ordnance disposal and energy management for Hill AFB.
The 75th Mission Support Group provides installation security, personnel development, logistics operations, emergency response, recreation services as well as workforce morale and welfare support.
The 75th Communications and Information Directorate provides information technology strategic direction and policy, IT resource management, systems support, software development and infrastructure management.
The 75th Medical Group provides full-spectrum healthcare including primary care, flight medicine, mental health, optometry, dental, occupational medicine and ancillary services to more than 70,000 Total Force personnel and Tricare eligible beneficiaries.
The 75th Air Base Wing Staff Agencies provide airfield operations, comptroller, public affairs, safety, legal, sexual assault prevention and response, information protection, anti-terrorism, finance, plans and resources, command post, equal opportunity, chaplain, history and museum support.