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A lifetime of service: 50 years and more at HAFB
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DONALD DOUGLAS has spent more than 50 years working at Hill AFB.		 Courtesy photo
DONALD DOUGLAS has spent more than 50 years working at Hill AFB. Courtesy photo
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LAYTON —  Donald Douglas recently was awarded a pin recognizing 50 years of service as a civilian employee at Hill AFB.

The Layton man has actually worked at the base 55 years, but finally accepted a 50-year pin and certificate, according to information from the base.

“Awesome job,” said Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr., commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. “Keep up the good work.”

The pin was in recognition of 21 years of military service and 29 years of federal civilian employment. Douglas’ wife, Mary, was also in attendance.

“That’s amazing when you stop and think about it,” Baker said. “You have an individual who served in the Air Force for 20-some odd years and has been off doing civil service ever since.”

Douglas recounted how his family has a heritage of service to the nation. His dad was in Word War II, deployed in Europe. There of his brothers were in the military, and his two sons served in the Air Force. A son-in-law was injured in Iraq by an improvised explosive device during Army service.

Douglas entered the Air Force in 1954 and retired in 1975. During that time he was stationed in Michigan, Vermont, Germany, England and Japan. 

While in the Air Force, he attended Ballistic Missile Early Warning Squadron School. He came to Hill AFB in Air Force service from 1973 to 1975 and served in the 4754th Radar Evaluation Squadron. He was reassigned to the Air Force in 1994 as a materiels expediter.

“I’m proud of (my service),” Douglas said. “You’re always proud to serve your country.” 

editor@utahislander.com

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