May 21, 2015
KEARNSCpl. Michael D. Brown, USAAug. 18, 1949 - April 27, 197020 years oldInfantryman Pfc. Curtis B. Bugger, USMCOct. 12, 1948 - Jan. 21, 196819 years oldField Radio Operator Lance Cpl. Michael M. Clayton, USMCApril 1, 1946 - April 20, 196822 years oldMachine GunnerLess than 1 year of service Pfc. Bill N. Dalton, USMCSept. 15, 1948 -Feb. 8, 196819 years old Field Artillery... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN JENSEN STIDHAM, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
May 21, 2015
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — As Tech. Sgt. Robert Kurz sits in his newly acquired office after only three days as an assistant first sergeant, his commander walks through the door to congratulate him on a career-changing award.Kurz, the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron assistant first sergeant, received the Air Force level Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award for Outstanding Technician Supervisor... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — There aren’t any Rembrandts or van Goghs, but Hill Air Force Base’s museum is getting some impressive new paintings to add to its collection.Contracted painting crews are in the beginning stages of a nearly month-long process to repaint five large aircraft and two missiles that are displayed prominently just outside the front doors of the Hill Aerospace Museum.A B-52G... Read more
May 14, 2015
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — In 1978, Congress established Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to U.S. history and culture. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush extended the celebration to the entire month.On Oct. 23, 1992, Congress officially designated May of each year as Asian American and Pacific... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th ABW Public Affairs
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Cold weather couldn’t dampen warm hearts Friday as family and friends gathered on the Hill Air Force Base flight line to welcome home Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings.The Airmen were deployed to Afghanistan for six months in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, carrying out the F-16 mission. The pilots, maintenance, and operations support personnel are... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Resilience is a term today’s Airmen hear often. One Hill Air Force Base nurse has lived a life full of resilience and put it to use in a country in great need of the same.Lt. Col. Kristin Carlson, 75th Medical Group chief nurse, recently returned from a short-notice deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan, where she was a team lead and senior medical adviser at New Kabul Compound.... Read more
Steve Serrette, 72nd Air Base Wing Safety Office
May 14, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, OKLA. — The laws of physics are frequently ignored in any given movie story, with someone taking a plunge from a great height being probably the most frequent offender.Writers tend to forget that it’s not the fall that kills you ... it’s the sudden stop at the end. Or to put it another way, your velocity can’t hurt you, until you try to change it.It’s probably happened to... Read more
May 14, 2015
Improvements to State Road 193 and the traffic pattern at the intersection of South Gate Drive will mean construction through June.The Utah Department of Transportation is removing the old road surface and repaving SR 193 from the Hill Field Road/South Gate Drive intersection west to the intersection of State Street in Clearfield. Traffic signals in the area will be upgraded, and pedestrian ramps... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 14, 2015
BOUNTIFUL — Local World War II ace fighter pilot Alden Rigby has died. He was 92.Rigby, a member of the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame and well-known for his flying exploits during the war, died May 3 at his home in Bountiful.He was born in Fairview, Utah, on Jan. 4, 1923, and later went on to attend Brigham Young University. According to a fact sheet provided by Hill Air Force Base, he joined the... Read more
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Flow day reduction and workload updates were discussed when 24 distinguished visitors — including Utah state senators and representatives, mayors, Congressional staff delegates and local civic leaders — visited the Ogden Air Logistics Complex on April 24.Leaders updated the visitors on the F-35 workload, explained the recent F-22 “Road to 30 Percent Depot Flow Day Reduction... Read more

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