Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
July 28, 2016
Recently, a team of archaeologists working on the Utah Test and Training Range under the direction of the Hill Air Force Base cultural resource program discovered a 12,300-year-old hearth — an archaeological “feature” — and artifacts that tell the story of North America’s earliest inhabitants and of a very different landscape from that of today.Traveling through Utah’s West Desert and the Great... Read more
July 28, 2016
State parks and woodlands are favorite places for many people who enjoy outdoor activities. Unfortunately, contact with poisonous plants can make these outings a miserable experience.Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac all contain the plant oil urushiol, which can cause severe skin rash when any part of the leaves, stem or root is touched. Allergic reaction can occur directly by touching the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
July 28, 2016
If you’ve driven along 23rd Street in Ogden, you might have noticed a distinctive white building sitting between Jefferson and Adams avenues.Built in 1912, the Art Deco structure has stood in the same spot for 104 years. But despite its long tenure and recognizable features, Utah’s former Veterans Affairs director Terry Schow says it’s “the best-kept secret in the state.” Marked by a... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 28, 2016
The general in charge of sending fighter jets to war says Hill Air Force Base F-35s could be called on to fight ISIS in the near future.According to the Air Force Times, General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command, told reporters after a congressional hearing earlier this month that F-35s could deploy to Iraq and Syria in support of combat operations against... Read more
July 28, 2016
Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight.When losing weight, more physical activity increases the number of calories your body uses for energy or “burns off.” The burning of calories through physical activity, combined with reducing the number of calories you eat, creates a “calorie... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
July 28, 2016
William Council says there’s a stereotype associated with homeless veterans.It’s a common story that involves a soldier heading to war, seeing and experiencing horrific things during combat, then coming back home unable to adjust. Some combination of post-traumatic stress, mental illness or addiction usually takes hold, rendering the soldier unfit for the civilian world.Council says this widely... Read more
Senior Airman Hailey Haux, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
July 28, 2016
The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium here July 20.During the 70-minute forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered several questions from the crowd and addressed their key concerns.“What I have found over my career is, to have staying power, you have to spend time... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
July 28, 2016
For the better part of four decades, Eugene Morris’ home was in the streets.And while life over the last several years has become considerably better for the 65-year-old Ogden veteran, he says he’s never too far from the edge.To keep from falling over it, Morris says a constant vigilance is required. He says every day he’s “lucky enough to wake up,” and he renews the commitment he made to himself... Read more
TECH. SGT. JULIUS DELOS REYES, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
July 28, 2016
The three-week-long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off July 11. Red Flag is the service’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise and one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and executed through the... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
July 28, 2016
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently conducted change of command and change of leadership ceremonies for two ALC groups.The 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group welcomed Col. Jon A. Eberlan as the new group commander. Eberlan is a recent distinguished graduate with a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, Dwight D. Eisenhower School, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. In his... Read more

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