Daughter of missing pilot shares story of loss

September 25, 2014

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — The name, rank and service of Col. Kelly Cook are imprinted on prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action bracelets to this day — he is still missing.

Patience requested during gate closures

October 2, 2014

As publicized, the South Gate is closed through Oct. 5 for the installation of speed tables.

Fly to learn course offered in Hill AFB Gerrity Library

September 25, 2014

Students gathered Sept. 16 in the Hill Air Force Base library computer lab for the first of a 10-week STEM Outreach Program series: Fly to Learn. 

Cryogenics: Helping pilots breathe at 10,000 feet

September 25, 2014

RAMSTIEN AIR BASE, Germany — Breathing is one of the most basic, involuntary and often overlooked human actions. At higher altitudes, breathing can quickly become one of the most conscious thoughts as it becomes harder to do. That’s where a small, but vital team of cryogenics experts from the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron takes over. They help make sure aircrew members can breathe easily at altitudes of 10,000 feet and higher. 

Construction to close Hill AFB main entry points in alternate fashion

September 25, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In a little over a week, the 24,000 people who work at Hill Air Force Base each day will likely face some challenges getting to and from their place of employment.

SecAF announces incentive pay for nuclear career fields

September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay for officers and enlisted members assigned to certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise, Sept. 15.

C-17 treads into new territory

September 25, 2014

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.

Air Force celebrates 67th birthday today

September 25, 2014

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — On Sept. 18, 1947, the United States Air Force was established as a separate service. Since then, it’s grown into the world’s dominant Air Force; able to protect and defend America with global reach, power, and vigilance — in air, space and cyberspace — at a moment’s notice. 

Airmen host shoe drive during Pacific Unity 14-8

September 25, 2014

MOUNT HAGEN, Papua New Guinea —Though the official mission of Pacific Unity 14-8 is to construct two female dormitories for students at Togoba Secondary School in Papua New Guinea, Airmen deployed in support of the operation have found additional ways to give back to the community. 

STEM launches new events at Hill Library

September 25, 2014

Families came out for the Rocking Rockets event Sept. 10 with the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Outreach Program at the Hill Air Force Base Gerrity Memorial Library. Children had the chance to learn about the STEM Program, build their own foam rockets, and then launch their rockets to make observations. 

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