Hill Air Force Base, Utah is situated just south of the City of Ogden in northern Utah; the Great Salt Lake is west of the base. There are military communities of varying sizes in nearby towns including Layton, Sunset, and Ogden.
Salt Lake City is close by, and the entire area is well-known for its’ outdoor activities and picturesque winters. World-class skiing and snowboarding brings many to the area once the season begins, and the Great Salt Lake area is full of resort hotels and getaway weekend opportunities.
Find information about Hill Air Force Base, Utah including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PSCing personnel, and inprocessing.
Hill Air Force Base, Utah Mission & Units
Hill AFB is known for the aircraft maintenance and repair work of the Ogden Air Logistics Center. The 75th Air Base Wing provides base operating support for center, and Hill has 25 tenant units in addition to the 75th, plus the missions of the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing.
Important units at Hill AFB include:
- 309th Maintenance Support Group
- 34th Fighter Squadron
- 367th Training Support Squadron (TRSS)
- 368th Recruiting Squadron (RCS)
- 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
- 388th Fighter Wing
- 388th Maintenance Group
- 388th Maintenance Squadron (MXS)
- 388th Operations Group
- 388th Operations Support Squadron
- 419th Fighter Wing (Air Force Reserve)
- 649th Munitions Squadron
- 729th Air Control Squadron (ACS)
- 748 Supply Chain Management Group (SCMG)
- 75th Air Base Wing
- 75th Civil Engineering
- 75th Communications Directorate
- 75th Force Support Squadron
- 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron
- 75th Medical Group
- 75th Operations Support Squadron
- 75th Security Forces
- 84 Radar Evaluation Squadron (RADES)
Hill Air Force Base, Utah History
What we know as Hill Air Force Base today began as Hill Field; in 1939 $8 million was earmarked for the construction of the Ogden Air Depot, the area would be designated Hill Field in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, who died in the crash of an experimental aircraft by Boeing; the Model 299 which was a B-17 Flying Fortress prototype.
During World War Two, Hill would be an important part of the military’s air maintenance operations. Air depot crews would maintain a variety of warplanes including the A-26, B-17, B-24, B-29, and aircraft such as the P-40, P-47, P-61, etc. Hill would also be used during the war for long-term storage and preservation of aircraft and equipment.
The 1950s were a time of important change for Hill AFB with the advent of Air Force jet fighters. Hill’s service to jet airframes included the F-84F Thunderstreak, F-84G Thunderjet, RF-84J Thunderflash, F-89 Scorpion, F/RF-101 Voodoo, F-102 Delta Dagger, B-47 Stratojet, and B-57 Night Intruder. The Air Logistics Depot also began ballistic missile support around this time.
In the 1970s, Hill AFB became a crucial part of the Air Force’s F-16 Fighting Falcon operations plus the M-X Missile System, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. The Air Logistics Center was responsible for maintenance for a wide geographic area including Alaska, western Canada, Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and elsewhere.
A decade later, Hill AFB could claim the “busiest single runway of any airfield in the free world” according to the Air Force official site. How busy was this runway? Approximately 145,000 or more takeoffs and landings are recorded for 1980 alone.
In present times, Hill Air Force Base has the distinction of being the largest source of jobs in Utah, and the base is valued upward of $4 billion.
Hill Air Force Base, Utah Contacts
Main Address And Telephone Numbers
Hill Air Force Base
5837 D Avenue Bldg 150
Hill AFB, UT 84056-5720
- Phone 801-777-4681
- Phone (DSN) 312-777-4681
Important Hill AFB Contact Numbers
- Barracks/Single Service Member Housing 801-777-3029 (DSN) 312-777-3029
- Casualty Assistance Representative 801-777-4681 (DSN) 312-777-4681
- Child Development Centers (CDC East / CDC West) 801-777-6321 (CDC East) / 777-6223 (CDC West)
- Child and Youth Registration 801-777-2419 (DSN) 312-777-2419
- Civilian Personnel Office 801-775-3329 (DSN) 312-775-3329
- Dental Clinic 801-777-7011 / 801-728-2600 after hours emergency (DSN) 312-777-7011
- Airman & Family Readiness Center – EFMP Family Support 801-777-4681 (DSN) 312-777-4681
- Air Force Aid Society 801-777-4681 (DSN) 312-777-4681
- Family Advocacy Program 801-777-3497 (DSN) 312-777-3497
- Airman & Family Readiness Center 801-777-4681 (DSN) 312-777-4681
- Family Child Care (FCC) 801-777-0695 (DSN) 312-777-0695
- Clinic – Central Appointments 1-800-453-2388 (DSN) 312-777-6205
- Inbound Personal Property 801-775-2849 / 801-430-2563 (for after hours emergencies only) (DSN) 312-775-2849
- Housing Referral Office 801-777-1840 / 801-777-0709 (DSN) 312-777-1840/312-777-0709
- Boyer Hill Military Family Housing 801-776-5001
- ID/CAC Card Processing 801-586-5437 / 801-586-8684 / 801-586-5437 (DSN) 312-777-1845
- Law Enforcement 801-777-3056 / 801-777-5058 (DSN) 312-777-3056
- Legal Services/JAG Legal Office and Claims 801-777-6626 Legal Assistance / 801-777-7256 Legal Services/JAG Claims / 801-777-7441
- Legal Services/JAG Military Justice 801-777-7479
- Legal Services/JAG Discharge (DSN) 312-777-6626
- Military Clothing Sales 801-776-6944 (DSN) 312-777-3914
- New Parent Support Program 801-777-0634 / 801-777-3497 (DSN) 312-777-0634
- Military Personnel Flight 801-777-3773 / 801-777-1396 (DSN) 312-777-1845
- Relocation Assistance Program 801-777-4681 / 801-775-6832 (DSN) 312-777-4681
- School Age Programs 801-777-2419 (DSN) 312-777-2419
- School Liaison Officer 801-777-4681 (DSN) 312-777-4681
- Lodging – Mountain View Inn 801-777-1844 (DSN) 312-777-1844
- Transition Assistance Program 801-777-4681 (DSN) 312-777-4681
- Travel Office 801-777-4677 (DSN) 312-777-4677
- Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) 801-777-1964 24-Hour Reporting / 801-777-1985 24-Hour Reporting (DSN) 312-777-1964
- HAFB Mountain View Inn 801-777-1844 (DSN) 312-777-1844
- Youth Activities Center 801-777-2419 (DSN) 312-777-2419
Hill Air Force Base Surrounding Area
The area near the City of Ogden includes the George Eccles Dinosaur Park, the Ogden Nature Center, and Peery’s Egyptian Theater. There is indoor surfing at Flowrider Utah, and history buffs will want to experience the Hill Aerospace Museum.
Ogden features ski resorts, self-guided tours, and a lot of winter activities; those specifically interested in skiing and ski resorts should know that many open for the season at or near Thanksgiving and run through mid-April or as conditions allow.
Salt Lake City is approximately half an hour by car from Hill AFB and there are a wide range of entertainment, sports, and shopping opportunities there as well as a wealth of history.
Hill Air Force Base Inprocessing and Check-In
New arrivals on PCS orders must report to the lodging office, Building 146, and contact the gaining unit, sponsor, commanders, first sergeants, etc. Those coming to Hill AFB via commercial transportation should contact their sponsor or the lodging office at 801-777-0801/1844.
The gaining unit is responsible for scheduling the newcomer briefing for incoming military at the Airman and Family Readiness Center; call the center at 801-777-4681 for your scheduled dates for the briefing. All in-processing must be done in uniform.
Hill Air Force Base Services
The Hill Air Force Base Clinic offers primary care and limited services but does not run an emergency room. All emergencies should be handled via 911 and the nearest hospital emergency room. The following clinical services are available on-base:
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)
- Base Operation Medical Cell (BOMC)
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
- Family Advocacy
- Family Health
- Flight Medicine
- Health Promotions
- Medical Evaluation Board (MEB)
- Medical Management
- Mental Health
- Occupational Medicine
- Optometry Clinic
- Physical Therapy
- Public Health
Medical appointments and clinic information are available by phone at (801) 728-2600. After-hours care is available via the Appointment Line–call and follow the prompts to the after-hours call center. Dental services at Hill AFB are for active duty military only.
Hill Air Force Base child care is provided by the Child Development Center (CDC). Hill’s CDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the center accepts children from six weeks old to five years old.
There is a waiting list for CDC services; parents must complete DD Form 2606, Department of Defense Request for Care Record and email it to the CDC front desk by contacting the CDC at DSN 312-777-6321 or deliver it in person at the CDC.
Drop-in and hourly care are offered on a space-available basis; reservations for hourly care may be made two weeks in advance as long as all registration requirements have been met including immunizations and checkups.
Hill AFB also has a Family Child Care (FCC) option, offered by approved on-base providers in private family housing units. Call 801-777-0695 or DSN 312-777-0695 to learn more about FCC programs including:
- Extended Care
- Training for parents and providers (on safety, health and child development issues)
- USDA approved meals
- Before and after school programs
- Weekend and evening hours
- Hourly “drop in” care
- Infant care
- Part-time, TDY & shift worker schedule care
- Special needs care
Hill AFB offers a special program for child care during a PCS move. “Child Care for PCS”
Is an option for new arrivals to Hill AFB with PCS orders-a copy of those orders can earn parents a voucher for 20 hours of child care for each child.
This is available up to 60 days after arriving at a new Air Force base. Collect your voucher at the Hill AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center.
Track and manage your household goods shipment to Hill Air Force Base using Defense Personal Property System at Move.mil. You can also contact the Hill Air Force Base in-bound Travel Management Office (TMO) at (801) 775-2849.
Household Goods shipments may take several weeks to arrange once the shipments have arrived in the local area due to duty requirements, manpower, and other issues. Ask your Hill AFB TMO rep what the current waiting periods might be based on demand and mission requirements.
Dependent And Retiree ID Card Renewal, Replacement, And New Issue
Those who need dependent ID cards, retiree ID cards, Common Access Card replacement, or related services are directed to schedule appointments via RAPIDS. Walk-in services may be limited or unavailable depending on mission requirements for some needs, but dependent and retiree ID cards are acceptable walk-in services.
All customers age 18 and older are required to present two current and unexpired IDs, one of which must be a state or federal government picture ID card or license. The second ID can be a birth certificate, Social Security card, voter registration, etc.
Hill Air Force Base Schools
Hill Air Force Base military families are served by more than 90 Elementary Schools, plus over 25 Junior High Schools, 15 High Schools, and 5 Alternative Schools.
School age children may attend based on the location of the residence; learn about bus service, meals, before and after school programs, and more at the Davis School System or Weber School District official sites. Immunization requirements may vary depending on school district, but in general children entering kindergarten are expected to have the following immunizations:
- Five doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis;
- Four doses of polio;
- Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella;
- Three doses for hepatitis B;
- Two doses for hepatitis A;
- Two doses for varicella.
For children about to enter middle school (7th Grade), written proof of the shots listed above will be required plus any dosages and booster shots.
Utah’s minimum vaccine requirements for students in grades K-12 may be under revision; visit the Utah Department of Health’s website at www.immunize-utah.org to learn moare about high-school age requirements.
Parents may “claim an exemption to immunization for medical, religious, or personal reasons” according to the Immunize Utah official site, learn more by contacting the Hill AFB School Liaison at 801-775-5960 or DSN 775-5960.
Hill Air Force Base Housing
On-base housing at Hill AFB is privatized and operated by Boyer Hill Military Housing. The Housing Management Office (HMO) can help those with PCS orders to Hill; current policy states those PCSing to the base should contact the HMO as soon as orders are available by calling (801) 777-1840 or (801) 784-5600.
You will be required to submit a completed DD Form 1746. It is best to check in with the HMO as soon as you arrive to Hill AFB, especially if you plan to look for housing off-base. You may be required to check in with HMO prior to entering any legally binding rental or purchase agreement.
There is a waiting list for on-base housing for military families.
Unaccompanied service members PCSing to Hill should know that all E1-through E3 service members with less than three years of military service will be required to live in on-base unaccompanied housing. Those E4 and above with more than three years of military service are required to find housing in the local area.
Hill Air Force Base PCS and TDY Lodging
Temporary lodging (TLF) is available at Hill Air Force Base through the Mountain View Inn. Those coming to Hill on PCS orders (single or with families) may stay in TLF up to 30 days.
There are 140 rooms and most facilities are located within walking distance to services including the commissary, BX, rec center, etc. Space available booking is available year-round up to 30 days in advance depending on demand, PCS season, etc.
Make reservations or get more information from the Mountain View Inn at 801-777-1844 or DSN 777-1844.
Hill Air Force Base Transportation
There is UTA public transportation available offering routes to Hill AFB from locations nearby, learn more at the Utah Department of Transportation official site. Hill AFB has an official-use-only on-base taxi service. Learn more about the Hill AFB Taxi Services or schedule a duty-related pickup at 777-1843.
Hill Air Force Base Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
Hill Air Force Base no longer requires base decals or base-registration. There is a 100% ID check at all gates, and privately owned vehicles must meet all Utah state law including minimum insurance coverage, seat belt use, and other regulations. Visitor passes are available at the South Gate Visitor Control Center.
Those PCSing to Hill AFB are not required to license a privately owned vehicle in Utah as long as the car is properly licensed and registered in another state. Those who do need to register vehicles in Utah will need the following documentation:
- Most recent registration
- Utah safety inspection certificate
- Utah emissions certificate
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN
Vehicles with plates from Guam, Puerto Rico, etc. or U.S. Forces plates from Europe, Korea, Japan or another countries must obtain Utah (or other state license plates) within 60 day of arrival in Utah. For more information, call 801-777-8631.