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This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 11:29 AM by smaeser. -->              1     





Sponsor: David L. Thomas


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             8      General Description:
             9          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor supports Hill Air Force
             10      Base.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This resolution:
             13          .    expresses support and gratitude for the contributions made by Hill Air Force Base
             14      and those who serve there to the nation's safety, the state's economy, and its nearby
             15      communities; and
             16          .    expresses support for the continued use, operation functions, and expansion of Hill
             17      Air Force Base in the future.
             18      Special Clauses:
             19          None

             21      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
             22          WHEREAS, for over 60 years, Hill Air Force Base has played a vital role as a critical
             23      support to the defense of the nation;
             24          WHEREAS, the Ogden Air Logistics Center and its vast and unique industrial
             25      capability provides life cycle and combat support for fighter aircraft, the U.S. silo-based
             26      intercontinental ballistic missile force, C-130 transport aircraft, landing gear, wheels, and
             27      brakes for all air force air craft, advanced cruise missiles, and munitions management and

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             29          WHEREAS, its unique capabilities include one-of-a-kind Department of Defense
             30      capability in Computed Tomography, Strategic Missile Integration Facility, worldwide
             31      visibility of munitions storage, Advanced Composite manufacture and repair, a software
             32      technology support center, the Little Mountain Survivability and Vulnerability Integration
             33      Center, and the Oasis remote test and distribution site;
             34          WHEREAS, the Utah Test and Training Range is the nation's largest Department of
             35      Defense controlled airspace with 17,000 square miles for test and training operations;
             36          WHEREAS, the Utah Test and Training Range is the only test range for cruise missile
             37      flight testing, is invaluable to the development of this critical technology, and provides for
             38      overland training of aircrews from all over the Air Force that cannot be achieved at any other
             39      continental United States location;
             40          WHEREAS, the 388th Fighter Wing of the Air Combat Command and the 419th
             41      Fighter Wing of the Air Force Reserve are both located at Hill Air Force Base and benefit from
             42      the Utah Test and Training Range;
             43          WHEREAS, the men and women of these two organizations employ the latest
             44      technology in their F-16 Fighters when called to support U.S. interests anywhere in the world
             45      and are currently involved with providing combat capability in the Middle East;
             46          WHEREAS, the 388th Fighter Wing forms the 1st Air Expeditionary Force and the
             47      419th Fighter Wing provides air power for the 7th Air Expeditionary Force;
             48          WHEREAS, Hill Air Force Base and the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings were involved
             49      in the war with Iraq as they were with Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring
             50      Freedom;
             51          WHEREAS, during Operation Desert Storm, Hill Air Force Base deployed over 1,300
             52      personnel and over three million pounds of equipment to provide combat capability for the
             53      United States, which included personnel for medical support, security, civil engineers,
             54      communications, combat logistics support, services, and explosive ordinance disposal, besides
             55      aircrew and aircraft;
             56          WHEREAS, the depot surged components for all aircraft involved in the conflict,
             57      delivered six aircraft early from depot maintenance to be involved in the fight, and thousands
             58      of refurbished items;

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Senate 2nd Reading Amendments 1-21-2004 sm/jlw
         WHEREAS, as the ammunition control point, Hill Air Force Base managed the
             60      movement of over 71 million pounds of munitions worldwide, creating what was called an
             61      "iron bridge" from Hill Air Force Base to Saudi Arabia;
             62          WHEREAS, the same "around-the-clock" operation will be required for a future
             63      conflict;
             64          WHEREAS, Hill Air Force Base supports the community as well as the national
             65      defense mission as hundreds are helped yearly through its Sub-for-Santa operations;
             66          WHEREAS, Hill Air Force Base employees donate time to tutor students and support
             67      scouting, youth sports programs, and community church projects;
             68          WHEREAS, Hill Air Force Base employees are also involved in local city government
             69      and other volunteer organizations and annually contribute almost a million dollars to charities;
             70          WHEREAS, for fiscal year 2002, the Ogden Air Logistics Center was the only center to
             71      finish operations on budget with the best efficiency and lowest operating costs in the Air Force
             72      Material Command;
             73          WHEREAS, Hill Air Force Base provides jobs for over 22,000 people and has an
             74      impact of over $2.1 billion on the area economy;
             75          WHEREAS, Hill Air Force Base and the men and women that make it produce are an
             76      invaluable part of the nation's defense posture, good neighbors in their communities, and an
             77      essential part of the state's economy; and
             78          WHEREAS, the state of Utah has spent over $12 million to secure and protect the air
             79      space around Hill Air Force Base S AND ANOTHER $2 MILLION FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING
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             80          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
             81      Governor concurring therein, express support and gratitude for the contributions that Hill Air
             82      Force Base, and those who serve there, have made and continue to make to the nation's
             83      defense, the state's economy, and the communities in which they live.
             84          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor express support
             85      for the continued use, operation functions, and expansion of Hill Air Force Base in the future.
             86          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to Hill Air Force
             87      Base, the Ogden Air Logistics Center, the Utah Test and Training Range, the 388th Fighter
             88      Wing, the Air Combat Command, the 419th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve.

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Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-22-03 11:28 AM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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