Hill Air Force Base traces its origins back to the ill-fated U.S. Army’s Air Mail “experiment” of 1934, when the idea originated for a permanent air depot in the Salt Lake City area. In the following years, the U.S. Army Air Corps surveyed the region for a suitable location for the permanent western terminus of the air mail. Several sites in Utah were considered, and the present site near Ogden emerged as the clear favorite and was established in 1940.
In this decade Hill AFB is still the sixth-largest employer in the state of Utah, and the third-largest one excluding the State Government and Higher Education employers.
Hill AFB is the home of the Air Force Materiel Command’s (AFMC) Ogden Air Logistics Complex which is the worldwide manager for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles, software, avionics, and accessories components. The commander of the Air Logistics Complex is Brigadier General H. Brent Baker Sr. The Ogden Air Logistics Complex is part of the Air Force Sustainment Center.
The nearest major airport to Hill Air Force Base is the Salt Lake City International Airport, located about 34 miles away. Taxi service is available from the airport as well as rental car agencies.
Newly assigned civilian personnel should report to Building 1244 in the employment office. For more information about specific in-processing procedures, contact the Military Personnel Flight Customer Service Element at 801-777-1845.
More than 20,000 military and civilian personnel.