Professional football players and cheerleaders joined the children of Hill Air Force Base airmen for the Pigskin Patriots Football and Cheer Camp on June 21.
Chad Hall, NFL player and Air Force Academy graduate hosted the event, bringing along numerous other NFL players and cheerleaders including: Matthew Stafford, Michael Wilhoite, Collin Mooney, Frankie Hammond, Trent Steelman, Josh McNary, Brandon Hughes, Shaun Chapas, and also Chad Hall’s sister Kelly, as the leader over the cheerleading program. There were also collegiate and ex-collegiate.
U.S. Air Force Airmen conduct a foreign-object and debris walk on the flightline at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 8. FOD can cause damage to the engines and other systems within an aircraft if not kept off the flightline. The FOD walk was done in preparation for the reopening of the main runway at Bagram. (Senior Airman Kayla Newman/U.S. Air Force)
Col. Kathryn Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing commander, awards Lt. Col. William M. Villegas II, a Bronze Star on Dec. 18. Villegas distinguished himself by exceptional meritorious service as a senior logistics advisor, mobile training team, Deputy Command-Support Operations, during Operation Enduring Freedom. He led 300 convoys and 178 missions to implement five logistics trainer courses on Afghan Ministerial Logistics Decrees resulting in nearly a thousand trained Afghan logisticians. (Alex R. Lloyd/U.S. Air Force)
While snow fell after a minor ice storm on Dec. 19, accumulations continued into the following days. A record amount of snow was recorded in nearby Salt Lake City for that date at the international airport there. Snow removal crews at Hill AFB worked to clear runways and roads at the base and the scenery around Hill took a turn for the white.
Maj. Eileen Frock, an aircraft maintenance officer in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, took home first place for her age and weight division at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters Competition in November.
“I didn’t think I’d get to achieve this goal because it’s the World Competition, but my teammates and trainers motivated me,” Frock said. “I couldn’t have done this on my own.”
She benched 127 pounds and deadlifted 276.68 pounds, breaking a five-year state record.
“To break the state record that’s been there since 2008 was incredible,” Frock said. “I was pretty excited.”
Frock also started a training regimen to compete in her first bodybuilding competition in April. (Senior Airman/Crystal Charriere/U.S. Air Force)
Excited children watch as Santa pulls up at the entrance to the museum. A large crowd gathered as more than 50 waited in line for the young at heart to get a chance to speak to jolley old Saint Nicholas.
Now Tech. Sgt. Donovan Fredericksen, Explosive Ordnance Disposal craftsman, receives congratulations as Col. Kathryn Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, 75th ABW command chief, surprise him with a promotion under the Stripes for Exceptional Performance program on Dec. 18.