Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Lower than expected ridership numbers will cause some notable changes to the Utah Transit Authority’s bus service at Hill Air Force Base next month.Beginning April 12, the service will originate out of the Layton FrontRunner Station, 150 S. Main St., instead of the FrontRunner Station in Clearfield, which has been home for the service since it began last year.Eddy Cumins,... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 26, 2015
LAYTON — U.S. Air Force’s Rapid Strike full-motion flight simulator made a visit to Layton High School recently for the school’s annual Legion Day, which was fitting since planes from Hill Air Force Base cruised over the school while students waited in line for the ride. The six-minute-long experience was similar to Disneyland’s Star Tours ride, set in a large box attached to hydraulics... Read more
KIM BOWDEN, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
March 26, 2015
Air Force Materiel Command Public AffairsWRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — A civilian from Hill Air Force Base brought home top honors at the Air Force Materiel Command Annual Excellence Awards event on March 10 and 11.Travis Adams, Air Force Sustainment Center, was the Civilian Category I winner. During 2014, Adams used his technical expertise as an Equipment Specialist for the F-15... Read more
March 26, 2015
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 56th Fighter Wing officially began training new F-35 Lightning II pilots when the first student, Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, the commander of the 56th Fighter Wing, flew the wing’s first training sortie March 18.Luke has a long and storied history of training fighter pilots. Advanced flight training in the AT-6 began at Luke in 1941, and by 1944, pilots at Luke had... Read more
March 26, 2015
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Jeanne M. Holm was the first woman in the armed forces to be promoted to the rank of major general in 1973, and is credited as the single driving force in achieving parity for military women and making them a viable part of the mainstream military.Holm was born in 1921, in Portland, Oregon, and enlisted in the Army in July 1942, soon after the Women’s Army Auxiliary... Read more
March 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 448th Supply Chain Management Wing recently announced its annual award winners.The wing is headquartered at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and is made up of 2,800 personnel at four geographically separated locations, including the 748th Supply Chain Management Group at Hill AFB, the 638th SCMG at Robins AFB, Georgia, the 848th SCMG at Tinker AFB and the 948th SCMG, which has a... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Federal Women’s Program at Hill Air Force Base has been running strong for the last several years because of the efforts of its program manager, Deb Finn-Nokes, who will be retiring from the position soon. Finn-Nokes’ first experience with the program was nearly 30 years ago, as a single mom when she began working as a civilian for Hill Air Force Base. “This... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
March 26, 2015
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Large-scale exercises like Red Flag hone the skills of even the most experienced fliers and maintenance professionals in the United States Air Force, but from a young lieutenant’s perspective, there’s more to it than skill sharpening.This is the first time 1st Lt. Nathan Stroupe, officer in charge of the 421st Fighter Squadron’s Aircraft Maintenance Unit, has... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 19, 2015
For the tall, quiet Airman, speaking up about his injuries is difficult. His wounds aren’t visible, but they’re very real.After two deployments and six bomb blasts, Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Wasnuk, of Hill’s 775th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight, is receiving a Purple Heart for traumatic brain injuries he received in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.Wasnuk deployed to Iraq in 2006, after the Air Force... Read more
March 19, 2015
Since 1942, the Air Force Aid Society has helped Airmen and their families in times of need.It may be for an everyday expense like a utility bill, something far more unexpected like the need to fly home for a family funeral, or a request for a special piece of medical equipment to improve the quality of life for a disabled child. Whether your emergency is big or small, AFAS is here to help — just... Read more

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