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Reservists invited to Military Salute Picnic Aug. 2

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – All military personnel and their families are invited to the Military Salute Picnic at the base’s Centennial Park Aug. 2.

The annual event is hosted by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee to thank active duty, Guard, and Reserve personnel for their service. This year, the picnic falls on the Friday before the 419th Fighter Wing’s August unit training assembly.

The picnic runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and will be catered by Roosters, Holy Smoke BBQ & Grill, and MacCool’s Public House. Activities include inflatables, face painting, exotic animal petting zoo, a pony carousel, and other live entertainment. There will also be prizes awarded for various competitions taking place throughout the afternoon.

For more information, contact a first sergeant or the following:

Lt. Marissa Kneeland (801) 775-3965
Master Sgt. Paul Amasol (801) 777-7240
Master Sgt. Joshua Blair (801) 586-4162

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