HILL air force BASE
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 host unit at Hill AFB is the Air Force Material Command’s 75th Air Base Wing (75 ABW), which provides services and support for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex and its subordinate organizations. The Wing and Installation Commander of Hill Air Force Base is Colonel Ronald Jolly. Additional tenant units at Hill AFB include operational fighter wings of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and the Air Force Reserve Command(AFRC).
More than 20,000 military and civilian personnel are assigned to Hill AFB.
Service members in need of temporary lodging can contact the Mountain View Inn; this is the 24-hour arrival point. Advance reservations can be made by calling 801-777-1844 or DSN 777-1844.
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.
The nearest major airport to Hill Air Force Base is the Salt Lake City International Airport, located about 34 miles southwest of the base. Depending upon traffic, it is about a 30-minute drive. Taxi service and rental car agencies are both available at the airport.
The Ogden-Hinckley Airport (OGD) is just north of Hill AFB and is Utah’s busiest municipal airport for private planes. Allegiant Air offers commercial service from Phoenix/Mesa, AZ to Ogden.
The Salt Lake City area and the area north, where Hill AFB is located, offers several different ground transportation options. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides bus and train service within the Salt Lake City area and also areas north, and has bus stops at Hill AFB.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Utah school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 2 of the upcoming school year. Check with the local school district for requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If you live on base and choose the public school system, your child will attend the following schools:
Tutor.com is a tutoring service available for free to all military personnel and their dependents. This service is available 24/7 and offers tutoring for over 16 different subjects.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Utah Department of Human Services (801) 538-4171
The Department of Human Services seeks to strengthen lives by providing children, youth, families and adults individualized services to thrive in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities.
The Utah Division of Child and Family Services (801) 538-4100
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Salt Lake County Animal Services (385) 468-7387
Weber County Animal Shelter (801) 399-8244
Davis County Animal Services (801) 444-2200
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Department of Public Safety (801) 965-4461
Division of Emergency Management (801) 538-3400 (non-emergency)
Utah Highway Patrol (801) 965-4518
Weber County Library System – Main Library (801) 337-2636
Airman and Family Readiness Center (801) 777-4681
Roy Gate Visitor Center (801) 586-7413
South Gate Visitor Center (801) 777-8631
Chapel Services (801) 777-2106
Chaplain (After Hours) (801) 777-3007
Temporary Lodging/Mountain View Inn (801) 777-1844
Housing Management Office (801) 777-1840
ID/CAC Cards (801) 777-1845 (option 3)
Legal Office (801) 777-6756
Relocation Assistance Program (801) 777-4681
Medical Clinic Appointments (801) 728-2600
Medical Clinic Information (800) 453-2388
Dental Clinic (801) 777-7011
Veterinary Treatment Facility (801) 777-2611
Commissary (801) 777-2300
BX/Exchange (801) 773-1207
Library (801) 777-2533
School Liaison Officer (801) 775-5960
Hill Aerospace Museum (801) 777-6818
Law Enforcement Desk (801) 777-3056
At Hill Air Force Base, military family housing is privatized. Boyer Hill Military Housing (BHMH) owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you now may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with BHMH. To learn more about Hill AFB Housing options, click here. You can also view or download the Housing Management Office’s Guide for housing at Hill AFB.
The Boyer Hill Military Housing (BHMH) office is located at 4114B Charlestown Loop on base. You can contact them directly at (801) 784-5600.
To learn more about the dormitories located at Hill AFB, visit this page.
4.4 miles from base
Located just west of base, this family-friendly area is close to I-15 and offers plenty of shopping nearby.
7.2 miles from base
Kaysville is a popular area to live near the base that offers great schools and plenty of amenities nearby.
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Utah is semiarid, with low humidity and generous sunshine, and its temperate climate allows for outdoor recreation year-round. The area experiences four distinct seasons; the summers are typically hot and dry, but the evenings can be cool and comfortable. The winter months are not as extreme as one might expect considering the elevation is 4,300 feet above sea level. The Rocky Mountains to the east can see snow early in the fall and make for great skiing. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 29.2 ° F; the warmest month is July, with an average temperature of 77 ° F during the day.
Precipitation is typically the highest during the months of March and May, with May averaging about 2.09 inches of rainfall. The first snowfall of the season is usually recorded in October; snow has been recorded in every month of the year in the mountains due to the high elevation. The Salt Lake International Airport records an average snowfall of 61 inches per year. Blizzards are rare in the area because of the lack of strong winds through the valley.
Because Salt Lake County and Weber County are next to the Great Salt Lake, they can be buffeted with deep lake-effect snow in winter. Cold westerly winds move across the lake’s warmer water and pick up water vapor, which freezes and falls as snow on the lands between the lake and the Wasatch Mountains to the east. Ogden gets, on average, just under 32 inches of snow a year; Farmington has more snowman potential with an average of 49 inches.
Hill Air Force Base is a major U.S. Air Force base located in northern Utah, just south of the city of Ogden, and near the towns of Clearfield, Riverdale, Roy, Sunset, and Layton. It is about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City and is located in northern Utah’s Davis County. As of July 2015, Davis County was home to more than 336,000 people and more than 50 Historic places on the National Register. Davis County towns and communities near Hill Air Force Base include Clearfield, Kaysville, Layton, Sunset and Farmington, which is the county seat.
Northern Utah offers a variety of attractions, festivals, recreational opportunities and events throughout the year. Lagoon is a popular amusement park, located in Davis County, just 15 minutes from Hill Air Force Base. Enjoy the thrill rides, the water park and the seasonal activities this fun and family-friendly park has to offer.
Salt Lake City was named after the Great Salt Lake, which is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere. The lake’s size fluctuates substantially throughout the year due to its shallowness. Sometimes called, “America’s Dead Sea”, the Great Salt Lake is not used for swimming or recreation, but is beautiful to visit. The sunsets are especially remarkable! The Willard Bay Reservoir, north of the Great Salt Lake, is a 9,900-acre freshwater reservoir where you can enjoy camping, boating and swimming.
Just 30 minutes south of Hill AFB, the Salt Lake City area, known as the Wasatch Front, offers lots of things to do. Visit Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City and learn more about the history of the Mormon Pioneers and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Utah’s Hogle Zoo, nestled in the Wasatch Mountains at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, offers 42-acres of animal habitats and exhibits that will help you discover and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. The areas along the Wasatch Mountains and north offer a wide range of attractions within easy reach, from downtown shopping, gourmet dining and surprisingly energetic nightlife to rugged outdoor recreation and unbelievably accessible foothills and mountains. No matter the season, there is plenty to do in this beautiful part of the country.
The Hill Aerospace Museum, located at Hill Air Force Base is a popular attraction that draws thousands of visitors each year. This impressive museum houses a large collection of nearly 100 aircraft from around the world. Located in Ogden, the George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, is an exciting collection of prehistoric creatures that will make you feel like you have been sent back in time a million years.
For a more detailed list of all of the great things to do in the area, visit this page.
If you are looking for fun things to do with the kids, this site provides a long list options: Family Days Out.
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