Integrated Training Exercises

February 27, 2014

 

CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Calif. — F-16 aircraft from Hill Air Force Base’s 4th Fighter Squadron in Utah shared the ramp with C-130s from the 146th Airlift Wing for two weeks in January.

The F-16s were participating in a U.S. Marine Corps Integrated Training Exercise near Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. and with the U.S. Navy off the shore, as the local geography and weather climate provide the perfect training environment.



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February 27, 2014

Awards Breakfast

The Team Hill Annual Awards Breakfast 2014 will be at 7 p.m. on March 14 at the Hill Aerospace Museum.

Dress code for the event is Uniform of the day for military and business attire for civilians. Military Participants should wear service dress.

The menu will include scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, bacon, french toast, coffee, tea and orange juice. Admission is $15.

For more information, contact 1st Lt. Melissa McWherter at 801-777-6288.

Special Needs Summit



In the Know

February 27, 2014

Awards Breakfast

The Team Hill Annual Awards Breakfast 2014 will be at 7 p.m. on March 14 at the Hill Aerospace Museum.

Dress code for the event is Uniform of the day for military and business attire for civilians. Military Participants should wear service dress.

The menu will include scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, bacon, french toast, coffee, tea and orange juice. Admission is $15.

For more information, contact 1st Lt. Melissa McWherter at 801-777-6288.

Special Needs Summit



Blasters, lightsabers, imperial march

February 27, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In walked military officials, civilians, and employees for the annual awards banquet for Science, Engineering, and Technical Management on Wednesday, February 19, but to their surprise, it was anything but their usual banquet ceremony.



Korean War veteran fighting for his Purple Heart

February 20, 2014

WILLARD — It took more than 60 years for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to finally recognize the wounds Roy Torgeson suffered during the Korean War, but the 81-year-old Willard resident’s battle isn’t over yet — he’s still fighting for the Purple Heart he says he earned six decades ago.

Although he has lived in Willard for more than 50 years now, Torgeson was born and raised in North Dakota. He joined the Army when he was 17, just as the conflict in Korea was heating up.



CSAF recognizes 2014 Black Engineer of the Year

February 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Both active and retired African-American general officers and members of the senior executive service were recognized during the Ninth Annual Stars and Stripes dinner Feb. 7, here.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented this year’s Black Engineer of the Year award to Air Force recipient Brig. Gen. Cedric D. George, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander at Robins Air Force Base, Ga.



Black Airmen turn racism, bigotry into opportunity

February 20, 2014

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — This year’s National African American History Month observance celebrates 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. But for the Air Force, an important evolution on the road to equality for African Americans can be traced more than two decades earlier with an experiment from senior leaders to train black pilots at the famed Tuskegee Institute.



Training at Tuskegee: Turning dreams into reality

February 20, 2014

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Words from the Air Force’s first African American general catch the attention of visitors to the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, giving them an idea of the pride pilots felt for their flight training here, particularly the first time they took the air alone.

“After the last landing, the instructor took his parachute out of the rear cockpit, and told me to take it up alone,” said Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., then a captain, about his solo flight.



Bus to base

February 20, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Utah Transit Authority is proposing a new bus service from the Clearfield FrontRunner station onto the installation beginning in mid-April. Route 644 would service the west side and Route 655 would service the east side of the base.

Learn more about UTA’s proposal by attending one of the following public comment open houses:

• Tuesday, Feb 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Clearfield City Community Art Center, multi-purpose room, 140 E. Center St, Clearfield.



Utah Air National Guard may come to Hill

February 20, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — State officials will take a look at relocating the Utah Air National Guard to Hill Air Force Base, in a move that already has officials raving about the possibilities.

A $500,000 study of relocation of the state unit is included in Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed $13.3 billion budget for the 2014-2015 year, and could provide the mechanism to relocate the Guard, while opening up prime Salt Lake City real estate at the same time.

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