Fire Prevention Week signing

Col. Kathryn Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing commander, signs an official declaration for Hill AFB Fire Prevention Week as Hill AFB Fire Chief Paul Erickson observes on Sept. 16. Events begin the first part of October. (Alex R. Lloyd/U.S. Air Force)

The Landing celebrates grand re-opening

August 22, 2013

A crowded ribbon cutting with menu tasting, a live band and drawings at The Landing were all part of the festivities as the facility celebrated its reopening Aug. 20 with leadership represtantives among its honored guests.

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'Courage and patriotism did not come without sacrifices'

July 11, 2013

The Mazer Memorial Chapel bell tower rang out 13 times in conjunction with the Let Freedom Ring national ceremony held simultaneously with others July 4 at 2 p.m. (EDT), thirteen times for the thirteen original colonies.

The Let Freedom Ring National Bell Ringing ceremony was congressionally mandated 50 years ago and signed by then-president John F. Kennedy, and has continued ever since.

Let Freedom Ring ceremony July 4

July 3, 2013


Local participation in the Let Freedom Ring National Bell Ringing will be held at the Hill Aerospace Museum’s Nate Mazer Memorial Chapel on the Fourth of July at 11:30 a.m.



National Prayer Breakfast at Landing Feb. 14

January 31, 2013

In 1952 President Dwight D. Eisenhower and members of Congress established the Presidential Prayer Breakfast. On Feb. 14, Hill AFB will hold a National Prayer Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., in keeping with the long established tradition under the new name change which occurred in 1970 to better reflect the character of the event.

75th Air Base Wing welcomes a new commander

January 17, 2013

Col. Kathryn Kolbe assumed command of the 75th Air Base Wing on Jan. 11 in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, in Hanger 37.

The ceremony followed a historic year of change as the air base wing saw the Air Force Materiel CommandSSRqs reorganization of 12 centers to five amid budget restrictions and other business-as-usual mission requirements, under the command of Col. Sarah Zabel.

Commentary: Every day we made Hill Air Force Base a better place to live and work

January 10, 2013

As I wrap up command of the 75th Air Base Wing, I want to thank the men and women of Team Hill for their incredible teamwork, professionalism and dedication to duty. I have been continually amazed and impressed at what you accomplish every day.

Col. Zabel reflects on the past year

January 10, 2013

The Hilltop Times and the Standard-Examiner sat down with Col. Sarah Zabel, 75th Air Base Wing commander, for a series of questions Jan. 3, before the Change of Command ceremony to be held next week (Jan. 11).

You are moving on?

I am moving on. The change of command is Jan. 11.

Will you be around after that?

Not for long. The timing of this change of command is because I'm going on to a class that all new generals go to. About the time it winds up I'm expecting to move into another job.

Fewer samples of copper in water

January 3, 2013

A memorandum was issued by Col. Sarah Zabel, 75th Air Base Wing commander, dated Dec. 21, that reported only two samples of water showed copper levels similar to those initially collected in July and reported in September. These findings in December, she cautions, do not mean the status has changed because the initial findings came as a result of pipe corrosion. Everyone is urged to follow the same basic recommendations as given initially.

Change in command for 75th ABW on Jan. 11

January 3, 2013

A new commander will take charge of the 75th Air Base Wing (ABW) during a formal change of command ceremony at Hill Air Force Base at 9 a.m. Jan. 11.

Col. Kathryn L. Kolbe will assume command of the 75th ABW from Col. Sarah E. Zabel.

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