Inspection teams visit 388th/419th Fighter Wings

September 25, 2014

Inspection teams from Air Force Reserve Command and Air Combat Command are visiting the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings for a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Sept. 16-23. 



UTA will alter base service routes during South, West and Roy gate closures

September 25, 2014

Utah Transit Authority will utilize the Southwest Gate to continue service to Hill AFB during the upcoming South and West Gate closures.



388th Fighter Wing maintainer goes above and beyond

September 25, 2014

Hill Air Force Base — Sometimes there are things outside the scope of one’s duties that could, and probably should be addressed, but often times those ancillary items aren’t squared away — rarely though, do those things hold a $125 million price tag. Staff Sgt. Ken Reber, a crew chief with the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, did just that — he identified a missing outer lock ring while inspecting a main landing gear tire on an F-16 Fighting Falcon, an item not specifically called out in his technical data to be inspected. Without the ring, the wheel has the potential to separate. “Staff Sergeant Reber’s attention to detail and technical ability averted potential tire failure on landing, preventing the loss of five combat aircraft valued at $125 million,” said Maj. Jason Moore, commander of the 388th AMXS. After his discovery, Reber immediately inspected all available tires on the tech support section tire rack and discovered four more tires were also missing the outer lock ring.



New eligibility cutoff dates for promotion to tech, master

September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — Implementation of a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced in July by Air Force senior leaders continues with new promotion eligibility cutoff dates for Airmen competing for promotion to technical and master sergeant.



UTA, it works for me

August 14, 2014

While certainly not for everyone, the new Utah Transportation Authority’s bus route on base works for me.



Mass transit needs study in Layton, Clearfield

August 14, 2014

LAYTON – A feasibility study addressing public transit challenges in the Clearfield/Layton area points to the need to increase access to Hill Air Force Base, bridge the gap between a FrontRunner station and the Freeport Center and make it easier for workers to get that last mile between a station and their place of employment.



‘New’ ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ rehashes old plot lines

August 14, 2014

By STEVE SALLES

Standard-Examiner movie critic

Wow! I certainly enjoyed how this Spider-Man begins! He’s gleefully leaping, swinging and somersaulting in mid air, like he’s just landed a gig with Cirque de Soleil — all while corralling bad guys, saving citizens and cracking wise.



Dog bite prevention tips

August 14, 2014

Did you know that each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs? You may be asking yourself “Why are there so many dog bites?” When you consider that an estimated 70 million dogs currently reside in U.S. households, it’s not surprising to hear that so many bites are occurring.



Mr. Allen takes over as the new executive director

August 14, 2014

A career logistician has taken the reins as the top civilian in the Air Force Sustainment Center.



Wounded warriors wrap up Warrior Games training in Colorado

August 14, 2014

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — More than 60 wounded veterans from across the country participated in the final Warrior and Invictus Games training camp here Aug. 3-7 to prepare for the fall games, motivate others and take a healthy step toward recovery.

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