Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
March 5, 2015
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Since the Air Force’s inception nearly 70 years ago, the image of aircraft overhead and the roar of jet engines may have fostered feelings of patriotism and instilled an indelible sense of security in many Americans.Working behind the scenes to ensure citizens have placed their faith in a steadfast force, Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 2015 AFLCMC Engineering Frederick T. Rall Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award was recently presented to Michael Hackett, A-10 Chief Engineer, A-10 Aircraft Division at Hill Air Force Base.Hackett received the award because of his technical leadership, spanning three decades, spent acquiring and sustaining U.S. Air Force weapon systems to accomplish critical mission... Read more
March 5, 2015
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses). The charitable affiliate organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs or a secure retirement home for widows or... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
March 5, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force’s top two leaders justified their service’s funding proposal in the fiscal year 2016 president’s budget request to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee during an Air Force posture hearing Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C.“Rather than living with sequestration levels, we are coming in with a budget figure for (fiscal) ’16 which is substantially closer to what... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base personnel gathered for the final course of Military Saves Week, a financial management workshop instructed by Audrey Thompson, a retired chief master sergeant now with USAA financial services. The course covered topics ranging from budgeting to saving and investing — all in an engaging and dynamic hourlong course in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.... Read more
Ingrid Bruns, Air Force News Service
March 5, 2015
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — As a longtime military spouse, I have held various jobs — and I know many of you can relate.I served as a military and family life counselor at an Airman and Family Readiness Center and had the privilege of working with fellow military families to create budgets, develop debt-payment plans, manage credit and save toward goals.I remember one military spouse in... Read more
March 5, 2015
The Air Force Sustainment Center announced last week its outstanding performers. Five of Hill Air Force Base’s own Airmen took home honors.Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, AFSC commander, said in an email that was sent centerwide: “The winners’ dedication and commitment to the mission is an example for others to follow. I’m proud of what you do for AFSC and what you do for our nation.”Hill AFB’s... Read more
Madison Lemelle, Hill AFB Wellness & Health Promotion Services
March 5, 2015
Over the past few decades, the health and fitness industries have been booming, although ironically, the obesity epidemic continues to grow year to year. Why do you think that is? With all of the latest and greatest fad diets and hunger suppressant pills on the market, shouldn’t it be easy to maintain a healthy weight? No. This is where so many individuals go wrong. Healthy eating and... Read more
March 5, 2015
Q: The entrance to the Hill AFB Exchange is a safety hazard. Exiting the Exchange is OK, but entry to the Exchange is mainly through the gas station. The Exchange should have another entrance on E Avenue right after the gas station without going through the back of the gas station. My suggestion is to remove the center area just after the gas station to allow the Exchange customers and pharmacy... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Angie Tymofichuk, retired member of the Senior Executive Service and former Director of Engineering and Technical Management for the Air Force Sustainment Center, spoke during Engineer Week last week, saying that — just like Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon during World War II encouraging women to work in factories while men were away at war — women need to step up now... Read more

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