HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Karen Hill, co-owner of Ogden’s Timbermine Steakhouse, has been an active supporter of Hill Air Force Base and its Airmen for more than 25 years. In recognition as a champion of the base, she was recently selected to receive the prestigious Community Wingman Award.
“We appreciate Karen’s love of the base and the support she continually provides,” said Col. Jon Eberlan, 75th Air Base Wing commander. “Karen’s infectious patriotism and sincere enthusiasm for those wearing the uniform are just a few of the reasons she received this award. She has been a gracious and tireless volunteer.”
The honor, which has been presented annually to members of the community since 2007, recognizes those who have made significant service contributions to the installation.
Hill has been an active member of the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee for decades. She has been a volunteer at the annual Salute to Our Nation’s Defenders Picnic, and she continuously supports non-military events like the Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament and the Team Hill Spouses Roundup.
She served as an honorary commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center, as an executive committee member to the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee, and was hand-picked by Utah’s Air Force Association to sit and serve on committees for the Brent Scowcroft Awards, Kevin Sullivan Awards, Commodities Awards, and Focus on Defense.
Hill works behind the scenes and goes out of her way to provide gracious hospitality at her restaurant anytime someone needs a location to hold a military event. Some of these events include receptions for the Air Show and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and retirement ceremonies.
“I am humbled to receive this year’s Community Wingman Award. It’s such a great honor,” Hill said. “I love the men and women of the Air Force, and am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to work with and serve them.”