UPDATE: Air Force Deems Hill Safe
The Air Force Secretary has produced supplemental findings after conducting a study to determine the bases most at risk of weather impacts. The “Top 10” list is comprised of Air Force bases deemed “susceptible to the consequences of severe weather events.” As Utah’s sole representation on an Armed Services committee, Rep. Rob Bishop UT-01 received a background paper detailing the list seen below.
After receiving this background paper from the Secretary of the Air Force, Rep. Bishop issued the following statement:
“It is always heartening to get a reminder that Utah’s Hill Air Force Base is strong. We have always known that Hill’s active duty and civilian workforce is strong. Now we can take comfort knowing the Air Force acknowledges the resiliency and strength of the base itself. When compared to other bases around the world, Hill shines.”
BACKGROUND: In January of 2019, a preliminary study seemed to place HAFB high on a list of vulnerable military installations. That study omitted from consideration over 80% of US Air Force Bases. This most recent study released by the Secretary of the Air Force evaluates a more complete listing of Air Force installations. Additional service-specific evaluations have been requested and are expected.