SENIOR AIRMAN CIERRA PRESENTADO, 36th Wing Public Affairs
December 17, 2015
With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircrews and support personnel from Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid/disaster relief training by delivering donated goods via C-130 to more than 56 of the Pacific’s most remote and populated... Read more
North American Aerospace Defense Command, PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE
December 10, 2015
The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa’s Yuletide journey.The NORAD Tracks Santa website launched Dec. 1. It features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities and more.The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.Official... Read more
December 10, 2015
The winter holidays provide an opportunity to relax and celebrate with our families and friends. It’s also an opportunity to re-establish a proper work-life balance by enjoying the seasonal festivities and activities.We work diligently all year to reduce mishaps, and we should not ignore those efforts during the much-deserved break. Sadly, last year we lost five Airmen in off-duty mishaps between... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
December 10, 2015
Just before Thanksgiving, the Hill Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted its annual care package event, where family members of deployed troops were invited to put together a holiday care package, at no cost to them, for their loved one. The A&FRC provided all sorts of donated goods from Hill AFB and the surrounding community to fill the boxes — soaps, books, games, snacks, candy,... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 10, 2015
OGDEN — Hill Air Force Base and the Air Force Association hosted a daylong Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Dec. 4 at Weber State University. A Rube Goldberg Machine is a complex invention humorously designed to perform a simple task.“This is pure imagination, putting in many steps to solve a problem,” said Jim Aadland, AFA representative and contest coordinator. “It’s scored on originality. The... Read more
STEVE NUTT, 75th ABW Anti-terrorism Representative
December 10, 2015
The holiday season has always been a wondrous time of year for my family and me. Like many of you, we celebrate by traveling to share the company of loving relatives and friends, attending tree lighting ceremonies and other seasonal venues, and counting the many blessings bestowed upon us as Americans. Unfortunately, even with all the wonderment of the holiday season, I am painfully aware... Read more
December 10, 2015
Caregiving is one of the most important roles anyone can perform. Caring for another person — no matter their age or relationship to you — can be both highly rewarding and quite challenging.If the day-in and day-out expectations and demands become draining, one remedy is to seek outside support. This can come from professional programs like your Employee Assistance Program, or EAP. You can also... Read more
December 10, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced during a press conference Dec. 3 that all occupations in the U.S. military will be open to men and women alike.The announcement came after a thorough review of findings from the last three years of studies, and the subsequent recommendation of service secretaries and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.“This decision means that we... Read more
December 10, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The holiday season is a time of year when people gather with friends, colleagues and family to enjoy time together and celebrate. Often, these social events include alcohol. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages can be dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired driving accidents to happen, but they do.“Every single injury and... Read more
Deidre Ortiz, Arnold Engineering Development Complex Public Affairs
December 10, 2015
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. — Testing in the aerodynamic wind tunnels at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex helped prepare the Navy variant of the F-35 Lightning II for its first external weapons release, officials said.During a flight completed by the F-35 Integrated Task Force in September, four 500-pound Guided Bomb Unit-12 laser-guided inert bombs were successfully released from the... Read more

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