general-levy-uammiLieutenant General Lee K. Levy II is the Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He made a visit to the Utah Senate today to seek continued support for Hill Air Force Base and ancillary aerospace programs.

The 3-star general oversees all Air Force logistic centers in the United States, including Hill Air Force Base in Utah.  He was joined by Brigadier General Stacey Hawkins, Commander of the Ogden Air Logistical Complex and Sr. Mission Commander at HAFB, Colonel Jen Hammerstead, Commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at HAFB, and Chief Master Sergeant Rodney Koonce, Chief Master Sergeant of the 75th Air Base Wing at HAFB.

During Lt. General Levy’s remarks to the Utah Senate, he expressed his thanks for support of Hill Air Force Base and associated aerospace programs.  He particularly praised the senators for their support of the STEM program, the new USTAR Innovation Lab near HAFB, and the creation UAMMI, stating, “What a great contribution the state has made to our collective defense through these programs.”

After highlighting successes, Lt. General Levy also asked for continued support of Hill Air Force Base and the 22,000 people it employs within the state.

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Founded in 2014, and initially funded by the state of Utah, the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) brings together public, private, community, industry and education partners to assure growth and sustainability of Utah’s advanced materials and manufacturing industry and maintain Utah’s leadership in this key global industry.

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