HILL AFB

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Our Military

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Established in 1940, Hill Air Force Base (AFB) is headquartered 25 miles north of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Range. The base is home to the 75th Air Base Wing and the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, one of three Air Force sustainment complexes nationwide.

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Welcome

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Welcome to Utah! Hill Air Force Base is in northern Utah within Davis County, just south of Weber County. Davis County, known as the Gateway to the Great Salt Lake, is within the heart of Utah. Most of the land in both counties is to the east of the Great Salt Lake, the largest inland body of salt water in the Western Hemisphere. Davis County’s Antelope Island and Weber County’s Fremont Island are surrounded by the lake.

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Getting To & Around

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Utah is the crossroads of the West, with Davis and Weber counties serving as a rail hub and transportation nexus. The area boasts a metro to mountain experience with some of the nation’s newest transportation corridors. Davis County is connected to interstates 15 and 215 and U.S. Route 89, while Weber County is connected to interstates 15 and 84 and U.S. Route 89. All western metropolitan areas are within a day’s drive from the counties.

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Housing & Real Estate

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A low cost of living and abundant natural amenities in Davis and Weber counties contribute to a high quality of life not often found in larger metropolitan areas. In 2014, an estimated 329,692 people called Davis County home, while around 240,475 resided in Weber County, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Population density in Davis County was 1,044 people per square mile and 406 in Weber County in 2013, the Census found.

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Employment & Economy

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The Wasatch Front, defined as Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, Weber and Box Elder counties in the north-central part of the state, is Utah’s population and economic center. Thriving industry clusters identified by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development include aerospace and defense, energy and natural resources, software development and information technology, manufacturing, outdoor recreation, finance, life sciences. Many of those industries are in Davis and Weber counties.

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Health Care

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There are many health care services in Davis and Weber counties for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act may change established insurance options. Open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act runs from Nov. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016, for coverage starting in 2016. You can find information about the Utah health insurance exchange for individuals and families online at www.healthcare.gov.

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Family Resources

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Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.

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Education & Academics

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For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Davis and Weber counties, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in both counties as well.

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Living

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There are plenty of entertaining activities in Davis and Weber counties — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a dip in the pool at Lorin Farr Park, for instance, or swoosh down the snowy slopes of Snowbasin Resort. Raise a turkey leg like royalty at the Utah Renaissance Festival & Fantasy Faire, or marvel at the dozens of hot air balloons floating in the Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival. And be sure not to miss the Hill Aerospace Museum.

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