Once again, the holidays have snuck up on us and our people are preparing for the festivals of the season. Whether you are celebrating here in Utah, visiting your family's home out of state or deployed as one of our warriors defending our great Nation in a far off land, we are grateful to be serving beside you.
The 388th Fighter Wing welcomed three civic leaders Jan. 12 as honorary commanders in a change of command ceremony at Club Hill.
Through the honorary commanders program, civic and corporate leaders gain insight into base operations, by working and socializing with Air Force and civilian personnel. As a result, the program binds community relations between Hill Air Force Base and the surrounding communities.
American industry uses 32 percent of the national electricity production, with commercial buildings using an additional 18 percent. Here at Hill Air Force Base, the utility bill is around $22 million dollars a year. Not all of that energy goes to the mission; some is due to waste.
The good news is that the Department of Defense is committed to energy conservation. All new buildings and retrofits must be able meet United States Green Building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating.
Shortly after I sat down in an airport bar the waitress came over, placed a coaster down and then took my order. While I waited for my order, the coaster caught my attention. I forget what beer was advertised; however, its catch phrase was "brewed with passion." I've met many Airmen who are brewed with passion, and they're the ones I'll always respect. They're brewed with Professionalism, Attitude, Style, Service, Inspiration, Opportunities and Nurturing.