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In the know

Air Force Ball held Sept. 23

The Air Force Ball will be held Sept. 23 at the Eccles Center in Ogden; social hour begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. The event is open to all DOD employees, military members, retirees, and their guests. For ticket information contact Capt. Michelle Chiaravalle at 801-586-2339 or Master Sgt. Matthew Sadler at 801-777-2279.

Wheelchair basketball game

A wheelchair basketball game will be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Warrior Fitness Center between the Ogden Wheelin’ Wildcats and Team Hill leadership. The annual event is in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Admission is free; however, guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate at the door. Additionally, units demonstrating the most spirit at the game will win a signature basketball for their trophy display. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Brandon Colby at 801-586-2253, Tech. Sgt. Daniel Smith at 801-586-4930 or Staff Sgt. Samantha Buxton at 801-586-6135.

Veterinary facility notice of closure

The Hill AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility will be closed due to staffing Sept. 25-Oct. 6 and will reopen Oct. 9. For prescriptions, please call in and pick up refills prior to Sept. 25. As a reminder, the Hill AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Pets can be registered on Mondays and Wednesdays and appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The facility is closed Fridays, all federal holidays, and the last business day of every month for inventory. For questions, please call 801-777-2611.

Bodybuilding competition

The 2017 NGA Natural Northern States Pro Qualifier is scheduled for Sept. 30 at the Perry Egyptian Theater in Ogden. Prejudge is at 9 a.m. and the night show is at 6 p.m. For tickets and information contact James or Bianca Purtell at 801-499-3633.

Events to benefit veterans

The 10th Annual George E. Wahlen Veterans Tribute Run and Chili Cook-off will be held Saturday, Oct. 14. There will be 5K and 10K runs and a 1-mile walk followed by a chili cook-off. Proceeds will be donated to the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home in Ogden. The event begins at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home (1102 N. 1200 W., Ogden) at 10 a.m. and ends at the First United Methodist Church (1339 W. 400 N. in Marriott-Slaterville). The chili cook-off starts at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church. For registration information, visit these sites: or Men’s conference Men of Vision Utah will host a one-day conference event for men on Sept. 30 at Abundant Life Church, 410 North Main Street, North Salt Lake. The purpose of this conference is to connect men together, equipping them to face the challenges of today’s world. The conference begins at 8:30 and will conclude at 5:15 p.m. Tickets can be obtained by calling 801-292-8617 or by going to the Men of Vision website at

ALS civilian school Nov. 8-Dec. 14

Are you interested in learning how to be an effective supervisor and leader in your work center? All eligible Team Hill civilian employees are now able to attend the Hill Airman Leadership School (ALS). This enlisted professional military education course is a voluntary opportunity to broaden knowledge of the military profession while learning leadership skills and how to lead and manage teams. The knowledge gained through this course not only will provide a background on how to supervise military but it also enhances skills for supervising civilian employees. All completed nomination packages are due to the ALS org box by Sept. 27 with interviews the week of Oct. 2. For more information, to include future class timelines, visit the ALS SharePoint at POC is Senior Master Sgt. Lana Pray, 801-586-8245 or

AFMC Family Days observed in 2017

Hill AFB will observe the following AFMC Family Days in 2017: Nov. 24, in conjunction with Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 23; and Dec. 26, in conjunction with Christmas on Dec. 25. The Hill AFB Roy 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).

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