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Hill Air Force Base

Hill Air Force Base
Military structure
NameHill Air Force Base
Part ofAir Force Materiel Command (AFMC)
In use1939-Present
Controlled by 
Garrison75th Air Base Wing
388th Fighter Wing

Hill Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation1459.7 m (4789 ft)

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Hill Air Force Base is a major U.S. Air Force Base located in northern Utah, just south of the city of Ogden, and near the towns of Clearfield, Riverdale, Roy, Sunset, and Layton. It is about 30 mi (48.3 km) north of Salt Lake City. The base was named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill of the U.S. Army Air Corps, who died test-flying a prototype of the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. In this decade Hill A.F.B. is still the sixth-largest employer in the state of Utah, and the third-largest one excluding the State Government and Higher Education employers.

Hill A.F.B. is the home of the Air Force Materiel Command's (AFMC) Ogden Air Logistics Center which is the worldwide manager for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles, software, avionics, and accessories components. The commander of the Air Logistics Center is currently Major General Andrew E. Busch. The Ogden Air Logistics Center is one of the three U.S.A.F.'s Air Logistics Center, with the others being the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and the Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins AFB, Georgia.

The host unit at Hill A.F.B. is the Air Force Material Command's 75th Air Base Wing, which provides services and support for the Ogden Air Logistics Center and its subordinate organizations. The Wing and Installation Commander of Hill Air Force Base is presently Colonel Patrick Higby. Additional tenant units at Hill A.F.B. include operational fighter wings of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC).

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