Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 27, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C., recently joined Colorado in legalizing the possession and use of marijuana. Apart from Oregon, each area has large Air Force populations. Leaders say it’s important for military and civilian Airmen to remember that while American voters’ attitudes are shifting toward loosening restrictions on marijuana, its use is strictly... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
November 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.The president said Hagel has agreed to remain in his position until a successor is nominated and confirmed. For that, Obama said, he is “extraordinarily lucky and grateful.”“When I asked Chuck to serve as secretary of defense, we... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 27, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It’s out with the old and in with the new at Hill AFB Dec. 1 as officials cut the ribbon on a new Falcon Hill office building and begin demolition of a World War II-era building.Both are results of the ongoing Enhanced Use Lease Program at Hill AFB, one of the largest projects in the DOD.The Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park developer, Sunset Ridge Development... Read more
Air Force Space Command Public Affairs
November 27, 2014
As the Air Force Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) goes virtual, Team Hill will see a new application on their computer allowing them to immediately tackle and fix their minor IT issues.   The Virtual Enterprise Service Desk (vESD) is an application that allows the user to solve common issues and self-initiate trouble tickets for e-mail, desktop, laptop, and mobile devices and will... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 27, 2014
CLEARFIELD — There are two things in Shirley Ball’s life that remain constant — every morning he eats breakfast at the Star Café in Clearfield, and every year his birthday rolls around, this year reaching 101.Ball’s memory is still sharp, according to the café waitresses who serve him every morning, as evidenced by Ball’s recounting of several life stories before even getting to the birthday cake... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 27, 2014
Fourteen Team Hill senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to the rank of chief master sergeant last week.Air Force officials said they achieved this extraordinary milestone based on their record of performance and potential to serve in the next higher grade.  In today’s competitive, high-quality Air Force, this is a significant feat.  Senior master sergeants selected for... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 27, 2014
LAYTON – A long-time tradition from back east is making its way into the west, including Top of Utah. Every December, the nonprofit organization Wreaths Across America decorates thousands of gravestones with a simple balsam remembrance wreath as a symbol to thank American veterans. Several people in Top of Utah are working to ensure veterans in local cemeteries are not forgotten this holiday... Read more
Corrosion Control Flight, 309th Aircraft Sustainment Group
November 27, 2014
Red, white and blue screamed through the sky at this year’s Warriors Over the Wasatch Open House and Air Show as the Air Force Thunderbirds’ performance took center stage. This tight team of pilots and maintainers put on a premier show for the 550,000 guests, but it’s the members in the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group Corrosion Control Flight that continue to deliver the Thunderbirds’... Read more
Air Force News Service
November 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate.Line of the Air Force captains in year groups 2006... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
November 27, 2014
Hill Air Force Base — According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, gift cards will be the most requested gift this year with 62 percent preferring a gift card over any other item. For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, their gift card of choice is the one that can be redeemed at military exchanges from Okinawa to Oklahoma. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making... Read more