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Hill receives weapons safety award

Logo for 75th Air Base Wing Safety.

Logo for 75th Air Base Wing Safety. (U.S. Air Force graphic by David Perry)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah The 75th Air Base Wing Weapons Safety Office received the 2020 Air Force Chief of Safety Weapons Safety Award.

The safety awards program recognizes outstanding feats in safety, accomplishments, and sustained performance by organizations, teams, and individuals within the Air and Space Forces.

Two accomplishments that led to the safety award was establishing the DoD’s first F-35 Alert Combat Aircraft Alert Parking Area that supports Air Force North and NORAD and aligning vertical danger zone requirements with surface danger requirements when using frangible ammunition at the Combat Arms Training Range.

75th ABW Chief of Safety Greg Hoffman, said the award was achieved because of great people working hard to do great things every day while maintaining safe working relationships and practices.

“Everyone on base, from security forces to those in our munitions storage areas, to include Oasis and our mission partners, was the driving force behind this award,” he said.

In announcing this year’s award recipients, Air Force Chief of Safety Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr. said nominees accelerated change through barriers imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and optimized safety practices across the Air and Space Forces.

“These awards are a testament to the commitment and tenacity of our service professionals as they remain focused on executing their mission safely,” he said.