On the morning of April 19 Team Hill members and leaders gathered at Club Hill to recognize the efforts and dedication of Hill's volunteers at the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast.
Five nominees were recognized for their outstanding service:
Edna Berg, Ogden Air Logistics Center, for her work at the tax center; William Dewey, 75th Force Support Squadron, for his work with the Outdoor Adventure Program; Diane Jaeger, 500th Combat Sustainment Squadron, for her Quilts of Valor project; Carol Mooney, Hill Aerospace Museum volunteer, for her work there, and Joshua Wehner, 509th ICBM Systems Squadron, for his work with the Woods Cross High School and Layton City Youth Corp.
After the nominees had received their certificates, the winner of the Air Force Volunteer Excellence Award was announced. With a look of surprise and excitement on her face, Mooney headed up to the stage to accept the award from Col. Patrick Higby, 75th ABW commander.
"Carol has donated over 6,800 hours of time over the course of nearly 23 years of service -- 253 hours in 2009 alone. She has put on a smile and welcomed over 200,000 visitors to the Hill Aerospace Museum," Colette Geiss, Hill's volunteer coordinator, said.
Of course, every Team Hill volunteer is a winner, and Higby expressed his gratitude on behalf of all of Hill Air Force Base.
"What have you done this year? You have provided nearly 100,000 hours in invaluable service in more than 20 locations all over this installation," he said. "We couldn't do it without you. Thank you for your exceptional service and whole-hearted commitment to better all of our lives here at Hill. You truly are the heart of the Team Hill community."