HILL AIR FORCE BASE: IN-DEPTH WELCOME CENTER
IntroductionWelcome to your new home connected to the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base! Hill AFB supports the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Force active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings and more than 50 mission partners It’s a great place to live and work as it provides Air Force-wide, depot-level overhaul and repair support, which is essential to ensuring the proper execution of Air Force operations. The base employs more than 27,000 active duty personnel, civilians and contractors, and oversees about 1,000,000 acres and more than 1,700 facilities in northern Utah, just south of Ogden. The military installation traces its roots back to 1934 when the operation of a temporary Air Corps depot in Salt Lake City, in place to support airmail operations, brought attention to senior military and civilian leaders, leading them to believe this area could be a possible site for a permanent air depot. Less than five years later Congress appropriated the funds for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened in November 1940. Continue reading for an in-depth guide to help aid you in your transition to living and working on Hill Air Force Base. 1. Where Is Hill Air Force Base? 2. Google Map View 3. Getting There – Directions to the Base 4. Entering Hill Air Force Base and Amenities
- Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel
- Hill Air Force Base Visitor Center
- Hill Air Force Base DEERS Office
- Hill Air Force Base Gate Hours
- Hill Air Force Base Commissary
- Hill Air Force Base BX
- Hill Air Force Base Barber Shops
- Hill Air Force Base Post Office
- Hill Air Force Base Finance Office
- Hill Air Force Base Legal Office
- Hill Air Force Base Library
- Hill Air Force Base Hotels
Where Is Hill Air Force Base?
Hill Air Force Base Public Affairs Office7981 Georgia St. Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 777-5201
Hill AFB Map
Directions to Hill Air Force Base
Public TransportationThe nearest Amtrak stop to Hill Air Force Base is in Ogden, roughly 6 miles away. This stop will connect you to areas around the state that lead across the country. Alternatively, you could take a Greyhound bus from Ogden and connect to Las Vegas, Boise and most other major cities along the West Coast.
Flights to Hill Force Base, UTThe closest airport to Hill Air Force Base is Salt Lake City International Airport. It’s about 34 miles from the front gates of Hill Air Force Base. The airport is served by nearly all major airlines via daily direct or connecting flights.
Driving Directions to Hill Air Force Base, Utah
- If you drive from the airport, follow the signs for Interstate 80 East.
- Take Exit 117 to merge onto I-215 North toward Ogden.
- After less than 3 miles, merge onto I-15 North.
- Follow US-15 for about 20 miles and follow the signs for Hill AFB.
Hill AFB Transportation Office
Hill Air Force Base Transportation Management Office7437 Sixth St. Bldg. 430 Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 775-6841
Hill Air Force Base Transportation Management Office Hours
Monday through Friday- 0800 to 1700
Entering Hill Air Force Base and AmenitiesIf you don’t yet have a DOD-issued identification, you will be subject to a background check at the Visitor Control Center before you’re allowed to enter Hill Air Force Base. Click here to learn more about where to go.
Check-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelUpon arrival, notify your sponsor immediately and/or report to Military Personnel Flight at Customer Support with your PCS orders. The MPF reception desk is manned during duty hours only. Important documents to hand carry include your orders, lodging confirmation number, sponsor's phone number, commander's phone number, birth certificates, marriage license, Social Security cards, car registration, pet health certificates and vaccination records, school records and immunizations records. If you have not heard from your sponsor, please contact the Hill AFB Relocation Assistance Program at 1 (801) 777-4681.
Hill Air Force Base Military Personnel Flight7437 Sixth St. Bldg. 430 Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 777-1845
Hill Air Force Base Military Personnel Flight Hours
Monday through Friday: 0800 to 1600
Hill Air Force Base Airmen & Family Readiness Center5837 D Ave. Bldg. 150 Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 777-4681
Hill Air Force Base Airmen & Family Readiness Center Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 0730 to 1630
Wednesday: 0730 to 1330
Hill AFB Visitor Center
Hill Air Force Base Visitors CenterBldg. 542 Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 777-8631
Hill Air Force Base Visitors Center Hours
Monday through Friday- 0600 to 1500
Note: Vehicle Search Area is open 24/7.
DEERS Hill AFBThe Hill Air Force Base DEERS Office is an appointment-based system. Update DEERS due to marriage, divorce, birthday or death. You can also renew or get issued your CAC/ID cards. To schedule an appointment, click here.
Hill Air Force Base DEERS Office7437 Sixth Ave. Bldg. 430 Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 777-1845
Hill Air Force Base DEERS Office Hours
Monday through Friday- 0800 to 1600
Hill AFB Gate HoursThere are three gates that provide access to Hill Air Force Base.
West Gate- Open 24/7.
Roy Gate- Open 0400 to 2000 Monday through Friday.
Roy Gate Commercial Vehicle Access- Inspection takes place 24/7 for drivers with commercial deliveries.
South Gate- Open 24/7.
Hill AFB CommissaryThe Hill Air Force Base Commissary lets you save your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include an ATM, a bakery, a deli, special orders for produce trays and custom cakes, and more.
Hill Air Force Base Commissary7437 Sixth Ave. Bldg. 400 Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (385) 393-3003 ext. 3025
Hill Air Force Base Commissary Hours
Sunday through Saturday- 0900 to 1800
Hill AFB BXThe Hill Air Force Base Exchange offers an assortment of health and beauty care, small appliances, electronics, toys and more. There is also an ATM, DVD rentals and 24-hour gas pumps.
Hill Air Force Base Exchange5845 E Ave. Bldg. 412 Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 773-1207
Hill Air Force Base Exchange Hours
Monday through Friday- 0930 to 1800
Saturday and Sunday- 1000 to 1700
Hill AFB Barber ShopsThere is one barber shop on base. It is open from 0830 to 1700 Monday through Friday, and 0830 to 1600 on Saturday. Call for more information.
Main Exchange Barber Shop - Bldg. 412
Phone: 1 (801) 773-4602
Hill AFB Post OfficeThe official mail center is located near the base exchange. It is open from 0930 to 1500 Monday through Friday, closed at 1300 for 30 minutes for lunch. It is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays.
Hill Air Force Base Post Office7338 Loncki St. Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 275-8777
Official Mail and Distribution Center Hours
Monday through Friday- 0930 to 1300 and 1330 to 1500
Hill AFB FinanceThe Hill Air Force Base Finance Office has resources available to help you understand and manage your finances, including one-on-one counseling to assist your family with financial readiness, from basic planning to long-term investing.
Hill Air Force Base Finance Office5837 D Ave. Bldg. 150 Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 777-4681
Hill Air Force Base Finance Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 0730 to 1630
Wednesday: 0730 to 1330
Hill AFB Legal OfficeThe Hill AFB Legal Assistance Office provides legal advice and assistance to eligible clients, including active duty, retired, and dependents with a military ID card. The office is where you want to go to get a will prepared or have other legal documents reviewed, including powers of attorney, living wills, bills of sale, simple affidavits, leases, name changes, uncontested divorces, etc. Call for hours or to make an appointment.
Hill Air Force Base Legal Office6026 Cedar Lane Bldg. 1278 Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 777-6626
Hill Air Force Base Legal Office Hours
- To make an appointment with the Legal Assistance Office, call 1 (801) 777-6626.
Hill AFB LibraryThe Gerrity Memorial Library at Hill AFB has print and online resources that support the professional, educational and recreational pursuits of the whole family, including access to a computer lab as well as free Wi-Fi and faxing services.
Hill Air Force Base Library7415 Weiner St. Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 777-2533
Hill AFB HotelsThe Mountain View Inn on base offers temporary lodging for visitors and military personnel who are in-processing or leaving for a new duty station. The hotel offers travelers amenities such as a business center, fitness room, laundry facilities and pet-friendly rooms.
Mountain View Inn7420 W. Miller St. Bldg. 450 Hill AFB, UT 84056
Phone: 1 (801) 777-1844
Mountain View Inn Office Hours
- Open 24/7
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Where Should I Live Near Hill Air Force Base?
Cities Near Hill Air Force BaseThere are several cities and towns near Hill AFB. Most people stationed at Hill AFB choose to live in Ogden as it offers big-city conveniences and a short commute to work. If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.
Best Places to Live Near Hill Air Force Base
Layton, UTThe most populous city in Davis County, Layton counts more than 77,000 residents within its 22 square miles. It is 25 miles north of Salt Lake City, and less than four miles from Hill AFB’s South Gate. Originally an adjunct to Kaysville, after years of controversy over Kaysville City taxes (and Kaysville limiting dog ownership to two per household), in March 1902 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Layton’s right to cast off its neighbor, and it incorporated in 1920. Today, Layton is a rapidly growing community, and Hill AFB greatly influences that growth. The city has a regional shopping mall, a state-of-the-art hospital and more than 500 acres of open space with 15 parks, trails, playgrounds and athletic fields and courts to entice residents into the great outdoors.
Ogden, UTAs the locals say: You can’t get anywhere without coming to Ogden. The city at the base of the Wasatch Mountains covers a little over 27 square miles between the Ogden and Weber rivers and has about 88,000 residents. The city’s history is rooted to a way station, Fort Buenaventura, established in 1846 by a trapper on the banks of the Weber River near what is now downtown Ogden. Today, Ogden residents enjoy a rare combination of urban and mountain living. In 2016, Forbes ranked Ogden as the second-best city in the U.S. for raising a family based on its low crime, light traffic, vibrant young population and homeownership. A booming outdoor recreational industry gives residents outstanding access to the area’s natural amenities.
Sunset, UTThe residential community of Sunset lies 10 miles south of Ogden at the north end of Davis County. Hill Air Force Base is directly east, Weber County is to the north and Clearfield to the south, with the Union Pacific Railroad running along the city’s western margin. Originally pasturage for Mormon pioneers to graze their animals, Sunset incorporated in 1935 and refocused as a residential community in the 1940s as the U.S. government was developing Hill Air Force Base. At just 1.31 square miles, Sunset is nearly fully developed with just over 5,300 residents.
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Hill AFB SchoolsUtah has some of the best public and private schools in the country. Many of them regularly score 10/10 or 9/10 for academic performance and equity. If you’re living on base, your children will attend schools in the Davis School District. There are no schools on base. Wherever they attend, rest assured that they’ll have access to the finest education possible. And if your child requires extra help, there are a number of programs available. Hill AFB’s School Support Services provide school-aged children resources and information to help achieve academic success. The on-base school liaison officer is also available to help make the tough transition to a new school easier. Find more local school information at The Best Hill Air Force Base Schools: Daycare – High School.
Hill Air Force Base WeatherYou’ll enjoy sunshine, low humidity, and all four seasons at Hill Air Force Base. The area just north of Salt Lake City gets just over 24 inches of rain and about 41 inches of snow annually. Spring is beautiful and generally clear. In the summer, temperatures can soar to the high 80s, but the low humidity keeps the heat tolerable. With autumn comes rainfall, although there are pleasant days sprinkled throughout the season. In the winter, the weather is still relatively mild, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s. Snow falls regularly in the winter months with some accumulation, and there is a slight chance of rain throughout the year.
Things to Do Near Hill Air Force BaseThere are tons of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with fishing, hiking, boating, and recreation at nearby parks and nature reserves. There are also fun annual events held locally like the Ogden Music Festival, the Utah Youth Rodeo and the Utah Air Show. Fantastic restaurants, live music, and special events can also be found less than an hour away in Salt Lake City. Not to mention the recreation and entertainment options available on base thanks to Hill Air Force Base 75th Force Support Squadron.
Suggested Reads: 23 Of the Best Things to Do Near Hill AFB and 23 of the Best Hill AFB Restaurants
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ConclusionHill Air Force Base has more to offer than meets the eye. The area is bustling with things to do and there’s more to offer just a short drive away in Salt Lake City. While stationed at Hill Air Force Base you’ll have the opportunity to train at the second-largest Air Force Base in the country while the central location provides the chance to experience everything the beehive state has to offer. Moving to a new place has its challenges but you’ll be glad to be here.
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