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Hill’s top cops enter digital age with virtual reality training simulations

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Three-dimensional training systems are helping personnel with the 75th Security Forces Squadron on Hill Air Force Base act out real-world scenarios. The recently implemented training, Street Smarts Virtual Reality, simulates a range of situations including domestic ...

Hill officials: ‘Security incident’ on base was unfounded

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A "security incident" occurred around 4 p.m. Monday on Hill Air Force Base, but the incident was investigated and determined to be unfounded, according to base officials. The event caused traffic delays to incoming and outgoing traffic, but all gates were reopened after ...

Veterans honored at North Layton Junior High

LAYTON — North Layton Junior High School honored veterans in the community with a free breakfast, a special program with a choir and an address from retired Army Col. Gary Stephens. Family and friends of students who served in the armed forces joined them, as well as other veterans looking ...

Veteran-owned nonprofit combats PTSD with VR technology

According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, suicide rates are up among veterans but Utah-based veteran-owned Forge Forward Project is developing virtual reality technology that they hope could end veteran suicide altogether. In a partnership with 2B3D, a virtual ...

Remembering 9/11: Ogden exhibit gives students detailed glimpse of tragedy

OGDEN — The 9/11 attacks may be seared in the memories of those alive at the time. Those born later are also well aware of what happened. "They've always had teachers that talk about it. They hold a moment of silence," said Kylie White, a history teacher at Bonneville High School in ...

Gov. Cox, local leaders gather to kick off Weber County 9/11 exhibit

OGDEN — Nearly 20 years ago, the twin towers in New York City fell, downed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the country wept and came together. Ryan Arbon, the Weber County sheriff, was a marshal for the state of Missouri at the time and recalls he was helping with security at a trial. ...

Ogden pie maker seeking jump from farmers markets to big time

OGDEN — James Edwards' pie-making career started with his U.S. Air Force buddies at Hill Air Force Base. The positive feedback for his sweet potato pies got him thinking. "I thought, 'I better make this a business,'" he said. So in 2018, his full-time career in the U.S. Air Force winding ...

Weber County 9/11 event coming together, expected to draw big crowds

OGDEN — Hundreds of volunteers are pooling their efforts to pull together planned commemorative activities to mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Organizers, in the meantime, say they are aware of no other initiative in Utah to mark the day to the scale of ...