About Hill AFB, UT
Hill Air Force Base began as a Hill Field, after Congress appropriated $8 million for an air mail depot in Utah. During World War II, the site was used for maintenance, supplies, and storage of surplus warplanes. The location was commissioned Hill AFB in 1948.
The base is located 30 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is home to the 75th Air Base Wing, the 84th Combat Sustainment Wing, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, and other maintenance and aerospace support teams. Hill AFB is also home to the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, which oversees information and material management for the maintenance of several USAF weapon systems, including the A-10 Thunderbolt II, the B-2 Spirit, and the Minuteman III. More recently, all maintenance for the F-22 Raptor was consolidated at Hill AFB.
The base employs over 21,000 active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel. It is Utah's largest single-site employer.