Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON – The Defense Department has joined more than 35 other federal and state government agencies and nonprofit organizations to highlight free consumer protection resources for military members, the assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said July 16.Holly Petraeus noted in a blog post that July 16 was Military Consumer Protection Day and that efforts are underway... Read more
1st Lt. Christopher J. Mesnard, Air Force Global Strike Public Affairs
July 31, 2014
Barksdale Air Force Base, La. — The first B-2 Spirit to “slip the surly bonds of earth” celebrated its 25th anniversary of flight July 17, providing the Airmen and civilians who work with the airframe a chance to reflect on the strategic impact 20 aircraft can have in the entire Defense Department arsenal.The image, first envisioned by World War II pilot and poet John Gillespie in his poem High... Read more
Air Force News Service
July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23.According to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, “these operational and experimental systems will enhance the nation’s ability to monitor and assess events regarding our military and commercial systems. In essence, they will create a space... Read more
Staff Sgt. Patrick Harrower, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
July 31, 2014
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody visited Travis Air Force Base, Calif. to meet Airmen and thank them for their service, July 9 to 11.During the visit, Cody toured the base and hosted an Airmen’s Call to discuss the future of the Air Force and force management challenges.“We have to make some tough decisions and we are going to get smaller,” Cody... Read more
Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner, 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
July 31, 2014
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Twenty-five B-24 Liberators were lost during his last mission during World War II. His airplane had been among those that went down when his crew had to ditch their plane over the North Sea. Luckily, he was rescued from the waters by an English air-sea rescue ship.Dale VanBlair sat and told me about his experiences during the war and beyond in a busy restaurant... Read more
Senior Airman Allen Stokes, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 31, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Tech. Sgt. Camille Hurst is not busy with her role as a mother of four, she’s a full-time Weber County Sheriff’s Deputy, an entrepreneur, and an Air Force reservist. Hurst is second-in-charge as a combat arms instructor for the 419th Security Forces Squadron.Why did you join the Air Force Reserve?I was active duty Air Force from 1991-1995, but I got out because my... Read more
75th Medical Group Resource Management Office
July 31, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – The 75th Medical Group Clinic needs our patients’ help.Under the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1986, all military medical treatment facilities are mandated to bill health insurance carriers for the cost of medical care provided to active duty family members, retirees and family members who are covered by other health insurance. The 75th Medical Group Clinic must... Read more
Steve Salles, Hilltop Times Staff
July 31, 2014
A twist on the jilted wife scenario seemed like a fun idea, but like cracks in a sidewalk, it soon became apparent that something was wrong. But rather than finding a quick exit and accept minimal damage, the filmmakers kept going, searching for something, and short of the Hindenburg disaster, they found it, but oh, the humanity!So, after 109 minutes of “huh?” I’m leaving the theater a bit... Read more
Ogden Air Logistics Complex staff
July 31, 2014
Food, music and cars drew approximately 2,000 people to Centennial Park July 17 for the eighth annual Ogden Air Logistics Complex car show.Before the parade of the winning vehicles in each of the various categories, Ogden ALC commander Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr. held a short commander’s call to thank ALC employees for their hard work during the last few months and to also thank those who... Read more
Michael J Kinnan, SrA, Public Health Entomology
July 31, 2014
If you see any strange looking devices hanging from trees on base, it may just be a mosquito trap set up by the Public Health Office. Public Health routinely traps mosquitos during the summer months to monitor populations and test for diseases they may carry. The trap you’ll most communally see is the CO2 trap. CO2 traps contain dry ice that slowly releases CO2 gas, mimicking normal respiration... Read more