The Freeze the Gain challenge, which was a command wide initiative designed to help the Air Force Materiel Command work force learn healthy holiday lifestyle habits ended Jan. 13.
Freeze the Gain, which began Nov. 2, had approximately 340 participants at Hill Air Force Base. This program challenged individuals to gain no more than two pounds over the holiday season.
The past year had plenty of events to bookmark progress, challenges and opportunities successfully met by Hill Air Force Base and its personnel. Here is a look back at some of the Top Ten.
In many ways, the stories reach across squadrons, units, wings and directorates -- so other than the top story, all others may be equally worthy to be next in order of importance.
During the holiday season, it is appropriate for us to reflect on the year that has passed and consider our accomplishments. 2011 has been an excellent year for Team Hill and I know you will find satisfaction in what you've achieved. Let's take a moment to recall some of those accomplishments.
On the Fujita Scale (also known as the F-Scale), which measures the severity of tornados, there are typically five ratings from F0 to F5, with residual damage rated as light to incredible. Sometimes, an F6 category, the "inconceivable tornado," is included in the scale. The F6 has never been recorded and is difficult to measure. However, Mr. Fujita never considered using his scale to measure re-organizations within the Air Force.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Materiel Command was announced the winner of the 2011 Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge in early November at Corona Fall.
This was the fifth year for the challenge, which uses a point system to evaluate both participation and performance from each major command.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This year, flu vaccine will be made available to Air Force Materiel Command's civilian work force in addition to active-duty personnel and their family members.
Given the negative impact of the flu on work force health and work place productivity, AFMC Commander Gen. Donald Hoffman approved the purchase of vaccine for use in immunizing the command's civilian work force during the 2011-2012 influenza season.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OHIO -- Air Force Materiel Command officials have announced that voluntary retirement and separation incentives will not be offered to its civilian workforce during the remainder of fiscal year 2011 which ends Sept 30. Instead, the command will continue using Air Force civilian hiring controls to manage the size and make-up of the force, including the filling of only one civilian vacancy for every two that occur.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force announced July 7, the re-assignment of Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger from Air Force Materiel Command vice commander to military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
The Air Force also announced the president's nomination of Maj. Gen. C.D. Moore II, deputy director of the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office in Arlington, Va., for confirmation by the Senate to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as AFMC vice commander.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- We all enjoy a great many freedoms. Over the July 4th weekend, many of us will get together for a cookout or to watch fireworks with friends and family as we celebrate our nation's 235th birthday. While we certainly look forward to those activities, we should also use the holiday as an opportunity to reflect on exactly why it is we're able to celebrate.
The Team Lean Challenge program received a facelift all across the Air Force Materiel Command this month. The Team Pedometer Challenge (TPC) and focuses on taking the necessary steps for permanent healthy lifestyle changes. It begins April 11 and ends May 20.
"The TPC is a program that doesn't focus solely on weight loss, but being more active, and this was our goal," said Antoinette Greene, Health Promotion coordinator for the AFMC Surgeon General's office.