Installation Info: Zip Code: 84056, Area Code: 801, DSN: 777
Hill Air Force Base is responsible for the nation's fleet of strategic intercontinental ballistic missiles. Hill, five miles south of Ogden, Utah, provides worldwide logistics and maintenance support, maintaining aircraft such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-4 Phantom II and the C-130 Hercules.
"Hill Field," as the War Department originally named the Ogden Air Depot, honors the late Maj. Ployer P. Hill, who was killed in 1939 at Wright Field, Ohio, while testing the original model of the B-17 Flying Fortress long-range heavy bomber. Children attend local schools in Davis County. The 16-bed Hill Air Force Base Hospital fills medical needs.
Hill, the only active military installation in Utah, is about 35 miles north of Salt Lake City, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Hill prides itself on one of the most complete Services Division and Recreation Services in the Air Force. A variety of leisure activities are available to active-duty military members and family members, in addition to DOD civilians. Base recreation includes: youth center; stables; hobby shops; theater; gym; tennis; golf; rod and gun club; bowling; swimming; boating; camping and skiing.