Policy Tours


Please note that tours must be registered for in advance. Guests are welcome to register for a policy tour- a separate registration must be completed for each individual.


Tours will involve moderate amounts of walking, please wear comfortable close-toed, close-heeled shoes.


All tours will take place Thursday, September 13 at 1:30-5:30p.m.







Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah is the Air Force’s second largest base bypopulation and geographical size, and home to many operational and support missions. The base provides world-class logistics support and program management for the F-35, F-22, F-16, A-10, and C-130 aircraft; and manages and maintains the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).  The 388th Fighter Wing is an active duty wing flying the F-35 Lightning II, the Air Force’s premier 5th generation fighter, and maintains combat readiness to deploy, employ, and fight in any conflict. The Utah Test and Training Range, a Department of Defense major range and test facility, is also managed by Hill Air Force Base.


Highlights include:

  • Mission brief of the 388FW Fighter Wing

  • F-35 Lighting II (single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters)

  • Software Facility

  • ICBM launch control facility (SMIC and MM Silo)


Registration for the Hill Air Force Base policy tour is now closed; please contact host state staff at csgutah@le.utah.gov with any questions.


Restrictions: U.S. citizens only. Participants must bring a valid U.S. driver’s license or passport.


Estimated travel time each direction: 1 hour






Tourism, Sports, and Recreation

The state of Utah has developed a brand as distinctive as its landscapes and people. Working in conjunction with federal and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private corporations the state supports a tourism industry that brought $8.4 billion in visitor spending and $1.23 billion in tax revenue in 2016 alone. From international sporting events to one of the world’s great film festivals, from award-winning performances under the stars to prized hunting and fishing, Utah has developed a tourism industry that celebrates the state’s strengths through strategic branding and investment.


This policy tour will take place at a venue that played a starring role in the largest event Utah has ever hosted: the 2002 Winter Olympics. Sixteen years later, Utah Olympic Park is now a dynamic multi-use facility focused on developing and growing participation in winter sports in the state of Utah and is an official United States Olympic Committee Training Site.


Highlights include:

  • State and community leaders will share how Utah’s investment in sporting events, outdoor recreation, arts organizations, and other events bring tourism to the state.
  • A discussion of the return on investment for the state and how Utah’s brand has been shaped to help drive the tourism industry.
  • A tour of the Utah Olympic Park facilities


Estimated travel time each direction: 50 minutes









Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), founded in 1995, is owned by the state of Utah and designated by the legislature as the official cancer center of Utah. They host more than 125,000 patient visits annually; operating several clinics that focus on patients with a family history of breast, colon, melanoma, pancreas, and prostate cancers; and operate the only Phase I clinical research program in the region with more than 200 clinical trials are open for enrollment at any given time. HCI researchers have identified more cancer-causing genes than any other cancer center in the world and have helped educate more than 1 million people from all 50 states and every continent except Antarctica.


Highlights include:

  • A tour of state-of-the-art clinics in radiation oncology and advanced therapeutics

  • Top cancer genetics researcher’s laboratory to learn about biology of cancer

  • Private inpatient area

  • Award-winning Cancer Learning Center

  • Award-winning Wellness Center


Estimated travel time each direction: 40 minutes






Partnering to Help Refugees and the Homeless

Working in conjunction with local government, charitable organizations, and private companies, the state of Utah seeks to connect refugees and those experiencing homelessness with employment, housing, English acquisition, and other support services. Utah’s partnering approach uses both public and private organizations to lay the groundwork for self-sufficiency with the overarching goal of offering a hand up.


Highlights include:



Estimated travel time each direction: 40 minutes







For questions or additional information on policy tours please email csgutah@le.utah.gov