Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
Beginning July 7, the Southwest Gate, which has been operational under limited hours, will close permanently.The gate is being closed to enhance installation security, improve pedestrian safety for children walking to and from school, and to maximize security forces manpower and resources. The closure of the Southwest Gate will have no impact on the hours at the pedestrian school gate that leads... Read more
GEN. ELLEN PAWLIKOWSKI, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
July 2, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as “the most memorable epoch in the history of America” and saying he was “apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Service to one’s country was on the minds of more than 200 youth as they sweated in the warm June afternoon sun at the Hill Aerospace Museum, washing planes, planting flowers, filling areas with fresh gravel, and adding mulch to garden beds. As part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Layton Kays Creek Stake’s Youth Conference, a gathering for teens age... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — During the federally recognized Pride month of June, Hill Air Force Base hosted its second annual luncheon event to recognize the LGBT community, at which reality TV contestant Jackson Carter talked about how he overcame obstacles in his life involving obesity, sexual orientation — even entertaining thoughts of suicide at age 8. It started when he began school in... Read more
MASTER SGT. LAZARUS P. PANZARELLA, 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron first sergeant
July 2, 2015
An old phrase tells us that “For the love of money is the root of all evil.” Although it’s a commonly held opinion that greed can lead to a path of corruption and harmful behavior, I’m not here to share my viewpoint on moral standards. Instead, I want to tell you why money is your friend and not your foe or evil at all. Because a lot of people understandably feel that it’s no one else’s... Read more
KAELYNN STUDEBAKER, Health Promotion Coordinator
July 2, 2015
Have you participated in Civilian Health Promotion Services, or CHPS, screenings before? Do you know your numbers?If you have not ever participated or it has been more than a year, the Hill Air Force Base CHPS team would like to invite you to check it out. Screenings offered include blood glucose, cholesterol, body fat percentage and blood pressure, which can be done in less than 15 minutes.... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Just over five years ago at Hill Air Force Base, budget cuts killed one of the Air Force’s most historic fighter squadrons.But the commander who presided over that temporary demise is bringing back the “Rude Rams.”In a ceremony at Hill in mid-June, Col. David Lyons became the new commander of Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing. Lyons took the reins from Col. Lance Landrum, who... Read more
July 2, 2015
MYTONPfc. Otis L. Nick, USAOct. 28, 1944 - Feb. 29, 196823 years old Infantryman NEPHIPfc. Blair C. Wilkey, USAAug. 20, 1944 - June 1, 196924 years old Medical Corpsman NORTH DELTALance Cpl. David J. BohnMarch 24, 1947 - Oct. 5, 196619 years old Machine Gunner OGDENCpl. Lilo E. Aldous, USADec. 30, 1942 - Sept. 15, 196825 years oldIndirect Fire Infantryman 1st Lt. Lawrence F. Bond,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While the F-35 represents the future at Hill Air Force Base, the future of the F-35 is one with seemingly endless and previously unthinkable possibilities.For example: controlling a fleet of drones from the cockpit of the next-generation fighter jet. No, it’s not part of a fantastical plot from a new science fiction movie, but an actual possibility in an Air Force future... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 2, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Questioners didn’t pull any punches during the Facebook town hall conducted by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on June 24.In his fifth social media town hall, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was asked if proposed changes to the pay and compensation package were a betrayal of those who have served faithfully and their families.“Our profession runs on trust, and keeping... Read more

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In the Know Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... more