Upgrades coming for Hill computers

Around 11,000 Hill computers will be upgraded from Oct. 8 to Nov. 9. Computers running the Standard Desktop Configuration 5.3 will be upgraded to SDC 5.5. In addition, Microsoft Office 2013 will be upgraded to Office 2016. The upgrade will take about four hours and will run between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

“You may experience slower installation time or degraded computer performance if you are logged in during the update,” said Mike Neri, 75th Communications and Information Directorate.

The SDC 5.5 offers new enhancements that will address emerging cybersecurity threats. In addition, around 200 of Hill computers running the software “e-Sign” will not be upgrading during this migration period, as e-Sign has yet to be approved for use with SDC 5.5. Neri said he expects the upgrade to run smoothly, but the Help Desk (586-TECH) and the Client Support Team are ready to address any migration issues.

ALS open to civilians

Eligible civilian employees can attend Hill AFB Airman Leadership School on a space available basis from Nov. 8-Dec.13. The course is focused on the military profession and teaches skills to effectively lead and manage teams. Civilian students also gain a better understanding of how to supervise military members. Nomination packages are due to 75fss.fsda@us.af.mil by Oct. 5. Selections will be made by Oct. 15. Contact Senior Master Sgt. Polk at 801-586-8245 or shane.pok@us.af.mil for details.

Veterans Tribute Run

A Tribute Run (5K, 10K or 1-mile walk) will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home in Ogden, 1102 North 1200 West. Cost is $30 for walkers, $40 for runners and $20 for military and veterans with valid ID. Other activities include a chili cook-off, playground, bounce house, silent auction, information booths and activities, and a blood drive. Register for the race at fumcogdenut.org or call 801-644-5155 for more information.

ASMC Golf Scramble

The American Society of Military Comptrollers will host a Golf Scramble at 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at Hubbard Memorial Golf Course. The ASMC is a non-profit educational and professional organization for military and civilians involved military comptrollership. Cost for the Scramble is $60 per person and includes greens fee, cart, and lunch. Call Adam at 801-648-5274 for details and to register.

Winter Hockey League

The Hill Hockey Club is registering players for the upcoming season. The season begins the first week of October. ‘A’ division plays on Sunday evenings and ‘B’ division plays on Friday and Thursday evenings. Email frank.barker@us.af.mil for details.

Fall cross country

Team Hill personnel and their families are invited to participate in the 2018 fall cross country season through Oct. 25. A total of eight races will be held each Thursday during this timeframe. Races begin at 4:20 p.m. on base and are 3.2 miles in length. Walkers and strollers are welcome. Call Randall at 801-586-1909 for more information.

Hill AFB blood drive

A blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Hill Air Force Base Chapel Fellowship Hall. Visit www.redcross.org and enter keyword “HAFB” to schedule an appointment. Blood drives will also be held at the chapel Nov. 9 and Dec. 21.

Lot 14 extension

Construction began the second week in September at parking lot 14 located west of building 9 and south of building 23. The project includes relocating the fence line back onto the flight line, adding four light poles, replacing pavement, and striping the lot.

During the construction period, sections of the parking lot will be shut down, which will impact personnel in buildings 1A, 3, 5, 9, and 23 who use the lot. Additional parking is located at parking lot 1 located south of Wardleigh Rd. and east of E Ave. The project is estimated to take 3 months to complete and will add 114 regular parking stalls and 13 motorcycle stalls to the lot. Call 801-775-3316 for more information.

Hilltop Times submissions

Content submissions are due the Thursday before the issue is printed. The Hilltop Times is printed and delivered to base every Thursday. Please email hilltop.times@us.af.mil with submissions or call 801-777-4081 with questions.

Report suspicious activity

Air Force Security Forces are committed to the security but security is everyone’s business. If you see or hear something suspicious, report it. The Air Force has long had a program called “Eagle Eyes” that enlists the eyes and ears of the Air Force members and the public. Report suspicious activity to the Eagle Eyes hotline at 801-777-3056.

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