NORAD prepares to track Santa’s flight

December 18, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website,, launched Dec. 1, featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more.

Family Dynamics: CMSAF, wife Athena talk about AF life at home

December 18, 2014


Air Force News Service

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — In a special edition of CHIEFchat, the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader and his wife sat down with a group of Airmen and their dependents for a candid conversation about family life in the force. 

309th MSG adds new Rapid Prototyping machine

December 18, 2014

The 309th Maintenance Support Group has a long history of building items, ranging from wooden office doors to splash molds that detect aircraft cracks. New technology is adding Rapid Prototyping, often referred to as 3-D printing, to the mix.

HAFB employees judge science fair

December 18, 2014

LAYTON — It was a typical science fair with projects about Frisbee dynamics, what cleans coins the most effectively, the effects of caffeine on plant growth, or if a cat lover predicts whether or not a person is an introvert. Intermingled amidst the tri-fold project posters at the Legacy Christian Academy science fair on Monday were a host of military members in uniforms and Hill Air Force Base civilians, judging the projects. 

New personal property allotment rule implemented to protect Airmen

December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed a policy change in paycheck allotments which will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property.

Holiday Open House

December 18, 2014

The Hill Air Force Base Gerrity Memorial Library hosted its Holiday Open House for the Hill community on Dec. 5.

Volunteers deliver baked goods to Airmen

December 18, 2014

The 2014 Airmen Cookie Drive was a huge success. Volunteers worked diligently to gather, bake, bag and deliver thousands of cookies to Airmen at Hill Air Force Base and others in the community. 

Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness

December 18, 2014

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as “The Greatest.” I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, “When did you know that you were ‘The Greatest?’” Before Ali could answer, the reporter offered, “Perhaps it was when you knocked out George Foreman in 1974?” 

More than dreidels: What Hanukkah is all about

December 18, 2014

When you think of Hanukkah what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you are an adherent of Judaism, you probably know what Hanukkah represents.

Holidays On The Hill

December 18, 2014

More than 800 people from the Hill Air Force Base community enjoyed the Holidays on the Hill celebration.

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