I am often asked where I get my passion from. And I answer, “I remember the warfighters and their families.” I then tell them my experience in life that emphasizes my commitment to doing the job at hand the absolute very best I can.
First, I tell them is that I am a wife of a retired Airman, and that I experienced eight months of separation from my husband when he supported Operation Desert Storm.
The Ogden Air Logistics Center was re-designated a complex and became part of the Air Force Sustainment Center during a ceremony here July 12.
Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, officiated the ceremony.
Just across the parking lot from the Ogden Air Logistics Center headquarters building and looking out of place amongst the old 1200 series buildings is a small tenant squadron making a big impact on our nation's air defense. The 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron, affectionately known as "The RADES," is tasked with evaluating the Air Force's ground-based radar systems, including short-range radars, long-range radars, and command and control (C2) systems.
Air Force Col. Deirdre Mahon assumed command of DLA Aviation at Ogden June 29 during a ceremony held at Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. She relieved Army Col. James Kinkade, who served as the first commander for DLA Aviation at Ogden.
DLA Aviation Commander Brig. Gen. Scott Jansson presided over the ceremony surrounded by aircraft displays, past and present, supported by Ogden Air Logistics Center and DLA Aviation.
"You should be as proud as I am of the great work you do in support or our Air Force customers here at Hill and across the globe," said Jansson.
Air Force officials announced March 20, the president's nomination of Maj. Gen. Andrew E. Busch for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with a new assignment.
Pending Senate confirmation, Busch, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, will become the vice commander of Air Force Materiel Command.
First Term Airman Center at Hill Air Force Base has increased from five days to six. A required Air Force Combat Command training component on resiliency has been added.
"It's an ACC requirement," said Master Sgt. Chi Swanson, Hill AFB Career Assistance advisor. "We host ACC members on this base and so we need to comply with that."
The eight-hour resiliency training is in test mode and Hill is among four sites conducting the Air Force adaptation of a program initially set up through a working partnership between the U.S. Army and the University of Pennsylvania.
As part of a cost savings and efficiency effort by Air Force and Air Materiel Command headquarters the Ogden Air Logistics Center will be changing its structure and will lose 261 manning positions.
Providing greater military capabilities, improving readiness and operating effectively in the current fiscal environment is the purpose of an Air Force Materiel Command-wide restructure announced by Air Force officials Nov. 2.
Hill Air Force Base leaders are focusing on the strengths of many of its components to help build the future as budget needs are under consideration.
The Intermountain CFC, the workplace giving campaign for federal employees throughout Utah, western Colorado, southern Idaho and Wyoming, will launch its 50th anniversary campaign Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Hill Aerospace Museum with a program featuring Emmy-award winning composer Kurt Bestor. The event will be emceed by Salt Lake news anchor Bob Evans, and will feature Bestor, Evans, Ogden Air Logistics Center Executive Director Michael Gill, the Ben Lomond High School Bagpipers and Drumline, and 50 CFC-eligible nonprofit organizations on display.
The new Federal Women's Program manager has identified seven keys to bringing success to women: visualization, education, interpersonal skills, courage, attitude, support systems and tenacity. Linda Larsen, an Ogden Air Logistics Center trainer, will expand recruitment and outreach through monthly lunch and learns as the program follows this year's theme: "Your Life, Your Success."