STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
May 19, 2016
Submission entries for the B-21 bomber naming contest concluded May 5.Active, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen, along with their dependents, submitted more than 4,600 entries in response to the contest announced by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in February.“We received an overwhelming number of nominations, which to me is a... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Health & Wellness Team
May 19, 2016
Enhancing the health and well-being of the Air Force Materiel Command workforce was the focus of the Civilian Health Promotion Services coordinators meeting held here in April. As stated in the 2016 AFMC strategic plan, “Our people are AFMC’s most precious resource.” AFMC leadership’s support and funding of the CHPS program has allowed the 66,000-person civilian workforce to have access to... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, U.S. Air Force
May 19, 2016
Non-Destructive Inspection Radiographers Josh Pugeau (red hat) and  John Knisely, 709 Missile Maintenance Squadron, use force and a torque wrench on May 6 to tighten a retaining bolt securing a Peacekeeper first-stage motor to a breakover table after completion of a Computed Tomography scan of the motor. The scans are performed at Hill Air Force Base, using the world’s largest CT system... Read more
Jenny Gordon, 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 19, 2016
In an earnest drive to enhance material supportability on the shop floors across the Air Force Sustainment Center, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Troop Support are teaming with AFSC to improve already successful bench stock management.As part of a move to streamline bench stock items, increase accountability and ensure sustainability, the three air logistics complexes have set forth... Read more
Kari Tilton, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
May 12, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — F-35 pilots here began flying routine four-ship combat training missions at the Utah Test and Training range in the West Desert this week.Active-duty and Reserve pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings will use the jet’s intricate computer network to evade a series of simulated threats. They’ll also work together to detect and jam enemy radar, and identify and destroy... Read more
KENJI THULOWEIT, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
May 12, 2016
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — I can’t remember an election season with so many televised debates and candidates. The drama, the excitement, the language; ouchies.We are in full speed this election season, and once we’re down to two candidates, we’re going to be in maximum overdrive.Although the presidential election is not until Nov. 1, 2016, this might be a good time to review some provisions... Read more
Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross, Air Force News Service
May 12, 2016
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Fear. In one word, Bob Behr used fear to describe how he and most of the Jewish community in Germany lived their lives from 1933 until the mid-1940s. In that time, Behr would suffer persecution, work in forced labor, be arrested and sent to the Theresienstadt “camp-ghetto” with his family, and ultimately, survive the Holocaust. Following his liberation in 1945,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 12, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — They aren’t UFOs and Northern Utah is not being invaded by an enemy military force.If you happened to notice any strange looking aircraft hurtling through the skies the past couple of weeks, it’s highly likely those planes are participating in Hill Air Force Base’s biannual combat training and weapons testing program, Combat Hammer.Until May 14, the 86th Fighter Weapons... Read more
COL. TONY CLAVENNA, 62nd Maintenance Group commander
May 12, 2016
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Every day, I have the privilege of working with Aerial Porter Airmen and Maintainers generating safe and reliable aircraft for the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings. The business of logistics and maintenance are risky and present many hazards, some even life-threatening. In order to mitigate those threats, as the Maintenance Group commander, I demand and rely on... Read more