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Rapidly increasing omicron variant cases leads HAFB to tighten protocols

HILL AIR FORCE BASE —U.S. Air Force Col. Jenise M. Carroll, commander of Hill Air Force Base, issued an immediate transition to Health Protection Condition Charlie on Friday evening in response to record numbers of the COVID-19 omicron variant sweeping across the world. Cancelation of ...

Night flying operations for Hill’s fighter wings to launch once again

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Starting Wednesday, the active-duty 388th and reserve 419th fighter wings are conducting night flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II through February. According to a press release, operations are scheduled for most weekdays and are to be completed by 10:30 p.m. ...

Utah Cold War veterans recognized for their service with victory medals

OGDEN — Ten veterans with the Golden Vets group received recognition for their time in service during the Cold War on Wednesday at the Golden Hours Senior Center. Any veteran who served during the period of geographical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, 1945-1991, is ...

Service members set to receive permanent increase in monthly housing payments

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Basic allowance for housing is increasing at an average of 5.1% for U.S. service members starting Jan. 1, 2022. According to the Department of Defense, approximately 1 million service members will receive an increase in monthly BAH payments, totaling an estimated $25.6 ...

Night-flying operations scheduled with the F-35A Lightning II

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Night-flying operations are underway for active duty 388th and Reserve 419th fighter wings with the F-35A Lightning II for the next two weeks. Flying time is scheduled to be completed by 10 p.m. dependent on weather, airspace availability on the Utah Test and Training ...

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 ...