WESLEY FARNSWORTH, 88th Air Base Wing
July 2, 2015
BUTLERVILLE, Ind. — More than 25 Airmen assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory Command, from four Air Force Bases, gathered at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Butlerville, Indiana, June 15 to 19 to demonstrate their new innovative ways to deal with an active shooter scenario as part of the 2015 AFRL Commanders Challenge.Each team made up of enlisted, officers and civilians from Wright-... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For the third year in a row, reservists in the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron took first place in the “Fit to Fight” event during the Port Dawg Challenge at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, in mid-June.The PDC brought together 26 aerial port squadrons from across the Air Force Reserve to compete in 12 events designed to test their proficiency in various tasks. Events... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
The Senate has passed its defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 — and it includes several measures that affect Hill Air Force Base, including two late-passing amendments from a Utah lawmaker that address government waste.The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 passed the Senate in Washington in mid-June with a 71-25 vote. The bill includes an amendment introduced by... Read more
July 2, 2015
The director of the Defense Logistics Agency, Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, visited Hill AFB on June 18, where he laid out the agency’s priorities during a town hall meeting with employees at the base theater. Busch is a former commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex and said he loved being able to come back to Hill and plans on settling here when his Air Force life is over. DLA has more... Read more
TECH. SGT. JOHN GORDINIER, Alaskan Command Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Aboard an Alaska National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk, the team breaks through the clouds and acquires the first glimpse of the beauty Alaskan glaciers offer. For many miles, all that is seen is ice 50 to 100 feet high with crevasses highlighted in a light bluish color. Upon landing on the glacier and exiting the helicopter, it doesn’t take long to... Read more
TECH. SGT. MIKE SLATER, Air Force Space Command Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  — On July 17, 1995, the Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved full operational capability. A total of 24 satellites were on orbit, providing global 24-hour coverage, and in the two decades since, GPS has been woven into nearly every aspect of human activity, from military operations to sports.At the time full operational capability was... Read more
Randy Roughton, Airman Magazine
July 2, 2015
The buckskin quarter horse’s brown coat glistened in the California sunshine as Reserve Staff Sgt. Lauren Daniels brushed it outside his stall.“You’re such a good boy, Duke,” the 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation law enforcement patrolman told the horse before she heard a loud snort behind her. “You’re coming, too, Patton,” Daniels then reassured the white palomino who was named... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
After a thorough safety, security and manpower analysis, it is leadership’s intent to permanently close Hill’s Southwest Gate (near the Elementary School), which was already operating under limited hours, beginning July 7.The Southwest Gate is being closed to enhance installation security, improve pedestrian safety for children walking to and from school, and to maximize security forces manpower... Read more
LT. GEN. LEE K. LEVY II, AFSC commander
June 25, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Airmen of the Air Force Sustainment Center, on June 18, while visiting Hill AFB and the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, I was able to witness the first-ever takeoff of a USMC F-35B STOVL (i.e. Short Take-Off, Vertical Landing) after undergoing depot-level modifications at an Air Force depot. The jet was taking off for a functional check flight.This was a great moment... Read more
June 25, 2015
Airmen and civilian employees from Hill Air Force Base participated in the Top of Utah Military Affairs/Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Night on June 19 with the Ogden Raptors at Lindquist Field in Ogden. The team is an advanced rookie affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and wore brown and tan camouflage uniforms in honor of our nation’s service members. The Raptors lost to the Orem Owls, 6-4. Read more

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In the Know Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... more