Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
January 22, 2015
Editor’s note: The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign at Hill Air Force Base will begin March 2.JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced on Jan 12.The campaign, in its 42nd year, will be conducted for six-week periods through May 1, said Bill D’... Read more
Amaani Lyle, DoD News, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 22, 2015
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — Efforts to eliminate the baneful issue of sexual assault “must be personal,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in closing remarks at the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit last week.Hagel said the military community is unique in its raised standards and the expectation that service members will commit to each other both on and off the battlefield.“... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 22, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base has a full-time veterinary clinic equipped to treat your four-legged furry friends.The Veterinary Treatment Facility is open to all DOD eligible CAC holders, active, retired, guard and reserve, living on or off base. The clinic is staffed by Army Veterinary Corps personnel, including chief veterinarian Dr. Melanie Swartz, staff veterinarian Dr. Lisa... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 22, 2015
OGDEN — Last week, a room full of veterans at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home in Ogden, many with American flags hooked to their wheelchairs, gathered to hear captain Tim “Check” Six, a pilot in the 4th Fighter Squadron, and Capt. Brad “Scooby” Hunt, pilot in the 421st Fighter Squadron, each in the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, speak about the process of becoming trained to fly F-... Read more
STAFF SGT. CRYSTAL CHARRIERE, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 22, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — LeeAnn Gossett has spent the last 17 years preparing for her role as the 419th Fighter Wing’s director of psychological health, a new position created to ensure the well-being of wing members.Before joining the 419th in November 2014, Gossett gained experience in the mental health career field in several different environments, from jails to hospitals. With every job, she... Read more
KIMBERLY WOODRUFF, Tinker AFB Public Affairs
January 22, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — With high demands on maturing aircraft, the Air Force is finding creative ways to save money on an aging fleet. With the chance of manufacturing a new B-52 out of the question — because production ceased in the 1960s — the Air Force is finding it more cost-effective to regenerate it rather than repair it.Calling on the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and... Read more
CHRIS MCCANN, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs
January 22, 2015
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska  — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around from Florida, to Okinawa, then to Oklahoma.“My parents were strict,” said Lane Wyatt, a former airman first class and client-systems technician stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. His father, a retired Air Force major, started off as an enlisted Airman before commissioning.... Read more
Claudette Roulo, DoD News, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON -The Defense Department last week released a breakdown of the numbers of DoD personnel involved in the battle to stop the spread of Ebola.The efforts, led by the U.S. Agency for International Development, involve 2,367 DoD personnel, said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. Most of those personnel — 2,174 — are based in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city. The remaining 193... Read more
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
January 15, 2015
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force — and one is still too young to accept an adult beverage.Let’s be honest: As children do, they totally cut into my “me time.”In all seriousness, though, these... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN JUSTYN FREEMAN, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
January 15, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — “Brothers in arms” is a common expression among military members, but rarely do actual siblings directly complement each other’s contributions to the mission. At the 388th Fighter Wing, 1st Lt. Sean Rush, a pilot in the 421st Fighter Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Brandon Rush, from the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, are doing exactly that.When it comes to the... Read more

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Federal Woman’s Lunch & Learn Federal Woman’s Lunch & LearnParticipate in the Hill AFB Federal... more
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