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Gate changes

The Hill AFB West Gate will become a 24/7 access entry control point starting April 17. When the change occurs, the Roy Gate’s new hours will be 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and it will be closed on weekends and federal holidays. The Roy Gate will be open on AFMC Family Days. All commercial vehicle access/inspection will still take place at the Roy Gate. Drivers with commercial deliveries outside of Roy Gate’s hours of operation will need to contact the Law Enforcement Desk at 801 777-3058 to request a vehicle inspection. There will be a sign and a telephone posted at the commercial inspection area instructing drivers of this change. Opening the West Gate 24/7 will allow for more convenient access to the installation at night and on the weekends. The South Gate hours will remain unchanged. For more information, call 801-775-2627.

Green Machine

The Installation Commander is activating the ‘Green Machine Program’ Thursday, April 20, designating it a base-wide clean-up day. All base employees and residents are asked to clean their respective areas in conjunction with Section 3.7 of the Facility Manager’s Handbook. Please pay particular attention to items stored outside of your buildings such as pallets and furniture; these need to be disposed of or turned in as appropriate. Do not place bulk items in facility dumpsters. The goal is to complete this task within 24 hours of notification.

Emergency response exercises

Hill AFB will conduct a series of emergency response exercises April 24-28. During exercises, residents on and around the installation might notice an increase in emergency response activities including movement of emergency vehicles and testing of the base’s “Giant Voice” public address system. Exercises test the ability of base personnel to respond to natural disasters and other emergency-related events. Questions about the exercises can be directed to Hill AFB’s Public Affairs Office at 801-777-5201 or email 75abw.pa@us.af.mil.

Holocaust service

Team Hill will recognize Holocaust Remembrance Month with a Remembrance Day Service Tuesday, April 25, from 9:30-11 a.m., at the Hill Aerospace Museum, Nate Mazer Chapel. Keynote speakers include: Holocaust survivor decedent and Jewish educator, Dr. Karen Hirsch; Holocaust survivor and friend of Ann Frank, Ms. Liesel Shineberg; and Holocaust survivor, Israeli Army and U.S. Special Forces veteran, Mr. Jerry Meents. Come join us in listening to their accounts and giving honor to the victims lost and those still with us today. For more information, please contact Tech. Sgt. Nathan Genteman, nathan.genteman@us.af.mil, 777-3139 or Irene Jones, irene.jones.1@us.af.mil, 777-9035. 

SR 193 construction

Utah Department of Transportation will begin road repairs on SR 193 from the Hill AFB South Gate east to Highway 89  beginning on April 17 through July 4.  Work will be done at night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  This could impact morning traffic going westbound on SR 193 from Highway 89 to the Southgate.

Base tax center

The base tax center is open until Tuesday, Apr. 18. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The new location is 5837 D Avenue, Building 152. Tax return preparation is a free service for active duty, reservists on orders, dependents and retirees. Monday-Thursday will be by appointment 9 a.m.-noon and walk-ins accepted noon-3 p.m. Friday will be walk-ins 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. (non-complicated returns).

May 5, AFSA golf tournament

The Air Force Sergeants Association is holding its 5th annual golf tournament at the Hubbard Golf Course, Hill Air Force Base, on Friday, May 5, at 8 a.m. This tournament is the primary fundraiser for the local AFSA chapter and proceeds will be used to advance the chapter’s interests and support various community outreach programs. Cost is $65 per person or $260 per team. The price includes fees, carts and lunch. The first 20 full teams to register and pay by April 14 will receive a goodie bag which includes extra putting string, two mulligans, a toss and four drawing tickets. Our AFSA is looking forward to seeing you Cinco De Mayo at 8 a.m. If interested, please contact Master Sgt. James Ochoa at 801-586-2404, Tech. Sgt. Gevoyd Little at 801-777-5501 or Staff Sgt. Michael Gryder at 801-777-3028. 

AFMC Family Days observed in 2017

Hill AFB will observe the following AFMC Family Days in 2017: May 26, in conjunction with Memorial Day on May 29; July 3, in conjunction with Independence Day on July 4; Sept. 1, in conjunction with Labor Day on Sept. 4; Nov. 24, in conjunction with Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 23; and Dec. 26, in conjunction with Christmas on Dec. 25. The Hill AFB West Gate will be closed on all holidays including the Nov. 24 AFMC Family Day. Supervisors are encouraged to follow liberal leave procedures for Family Days and may approve annual leave, compensatory time, time-off award, credit hours, or leave without pay for their employees. For more information, call 801-777-1396 (military) or 801-775-3329 (civilian).