Veterans Day is a day for gratitude

November 6, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Every generation hopes that the next will never have to go to war. Yet, as our United States Air Force approaches its 25th year of sustained combat operations, willing men and women from throughout our country continue to answer their nation’s call to protect our freedoms.

Fry scholarship expanding to surviving spouses

November 6, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it will begin accepting applications by mail Nov. 3, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”).

FDA approves rapid Ebola test by Utah company

November 6, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah company has received emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for two new tests that detect the Ebola virus in about one hour.

First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

November 6, 2014

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —Three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10.

Decaying USS Utah hulk gets 3D sonar mapping

November 6, 2014

HONOLULU — Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island.

The target and training ship took two torpedoes on Dec. 7, 1941, capsized and was only partially righted using cables that are still apparent on the rusting hull, the National Park Service said.

Skyward: Hill cafe gets new management

November 6, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Crosswinds has a new name, a new look and a new menu.

On Oct. 27, the restaurant at Building 230 on Hill Air Force Base is the Skyward Cafe.

AF seeks 2015 First Sergeant of the Year Award nominees

November 6, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 First Sergeant of the Year award.

Fire Prevention: Housekeeping is important

November 6, 2014

Effective housekeeping on the job can eliminate some workplace hazards and help get a job done safely and properly. 

Flu vaccinations still being offered to Team Hill

November 6, 2014

The most effective weapon in the flu fight is an annual vaccination and they are now available.

Hill Air Force Base is partnering with the Davis County Health Department to make it easier for the base’s civilian employees to receive the flu vaccine during a series of on-base clinics from now until mid-November.

Resiliency Expo ‘bigger and better than ever’

November 6, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Being resilient not only helps improve health and well being, it also helps you face stress and changes in life.

This year’s Community Outreach/Resiliency Expo will have more than 90 vendors dedicated to helping the physical and mental wellness of event-goers. 

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