News>75th Security Forces Squadron gets new 'digs'
Hill Air Force Base leaders and community representatives prepare to officially open the 75th Security Forces Squadron building at Falcon Hill Jan. 18. (Left to right) they include: 75th SFS acting commander Capt. Thomas Ostby, Rep. Brad Dee (R-Ogden), Sen. Scott Jenkins (R-Weber), 75th Air Base Wing commander Col. Sarah Zabel, Sen. Stuart Adams (R-Davis), Sen. Jerry Stevenson (R-Davis), Woodbury Corp. Vice President of Development Jeff Woodbury and Hunt Senior VP Juan Gonzalez-Garza. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Alex Lloyd)
State and local leaders, along with base and Air Force leadership, use shovels to dig into soil set up for an official groundbreaking for the next building to begin construction in the Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park at Hill Air Force Base Jan. 18. (Left to right) They include: Rep. Lee Perry (R-Perry), Chief of Real Property Management Portfolio Air Force Real Property Agency John Busca, Falcon Hill Enhanced Use Lease Program Manager Darrin Wray, Clearfield Mayor Don Wood, Rep. Brad Dee (R-Ogden), Sen. Scott Jenkins (R-Weber), 75th Air Base Wing commander Col. Sarah Zabel, Sen. Stuart Adams (R-Weber), Sen. Jerry Stevenson (R-Davis), Woodbury Corp. vice president of Developement Jeff Woodbury, Woodbury corporate secretary and VP of Commericial Management Randy Woodbury, Hunt Senior VP Juan Gonzalez-Garza, Rep. Steve Handy (R-Layton) and Rep. Brad Wilson (R-Kaysville). (U.S. Air Force photo by: Alex Lloyd)
Staff Sgt. Eric Magnuson (left) with MWD Liska and Tech. Sgt. Jason Hanisko with MWD Arek, all with the 75th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section, attend the ribbon cutting. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Alex Lloyd)
1/26/2012 - HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Officials from Hill Air Force Base and Sunset Ridge Development Partners LLC hosted a ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 18.
The event celebrated the completion of a brand new building for the 75th Security Forces Squadron and the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new commercial office building that will be built on the base's west side.
"This ribbon cutting and ground breaking event signifies the bright future in store for Hill Air Force Base," said Col. Sarah Zabel, 75th Air Base Wing commander. "The continuation of the Falcon Hill project benefits the base and the communities outside the gate by stimulating growth in northern Utah."
The new 35,000 square-foot security forces building is part of the base's Falcon Hill project, which aims to bring revitalized infrastructure to Hill AFB including new buildings, roads and utilities.
Falcon Hill will also provide modern facilities for nearly six thousand base employees and improve mission effectiveness by bringing organizations together in one facility.
The project is the first major enhanced use lease in Air Force history and also the first to use a purely commercial model. Falcon Hill will bring growth and jobs to Hill AFB and the neighboring communities.
"The Falcon Hill project is the flagship project of the Air Force Enhanced Use Lease program," said Robert Moore, Air Force Real Property Agency director. "It is a great example of the power of the EUL program and the benefits it brings the installation, the community and the Air Force.
"The AFRPA team is exceptionally proud to be a part of this remarkable achievement, and we salute the Hill team for its vision and perseverance in bringing the project to life."