ABOUT HILL AIR FORCE BASE

Hill Air Force Base is responsible for the nation's fleet of strategic intercontinental ballistic missiles. Hill, five miles south of Ogden, Utah, provides worldwide logistics and maintenance support, maintaining aircraft such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-4 Phantom II and the C-130 Hercules.

"Hill Field," as the War Department originally named the Ogden Air Depot, honors the late Maj. Ployer P. Hill, who was killed in 1939 at Wright Field, Ohio, while testing the original model of the B-17 Flying Fortress long-range heavy bomber.

Major units include the Ogden Air Logistics Center; 75th Air Base Wing; 388th Fighter Wing; 419th Fighter Wing; 729th Air Control Squadron; 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron; and the Area Command Ogden. The base population includes 4,700 active duty and 9,800 civilians. Base housing offers 179 officer-family units and 966 enlisted-family units; off-base housing within reasonable community distance to the base is available. Generally, rental rates are moderate to high. A large commissary with medium-size exchange and specialty shops service personnel. Children attend local schools in Davis County. A childcare center and home care are available with waiting list. The 16-bed Hill Air Force Base Hospital fills medical needs.

Hill, the only active military installation in Utah, is about 35 miles north of Salt Lake City, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Hill prides itself on one of the most complete Services Division and Recreation Services in the Air Force. A variety of leisure activities are available to active-duty military members and family members, in addition to DOD civilians. Base recreation includes: youth center; stables; hobby shops; theater; gym; tennis; golf; rod and gun club; bowling; swimming; boating; camping and skiing.