June 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — TRICARE’s Breast Pump policy was recently updated to include coverage of breast pumps and supplies and breastfeeding counseling. These supplies and services will be retroactively covered as of Dec. 19, 2014.To get full details about this important benefit change, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, TRICARE will host a Facebook Town Hall on June 22. Bobbie Matthews, the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
Republican Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee have joined the fight to keep the greater sage grouse from being protected under the Endangered Species Act.During the first week of June, Lee and Hatch joined a handful of other Republican senators in Washington to introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that they say will protect the ability of the Army, Navy and Air Force... Read more
KIM BOWDEN, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
June 11, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski assumed the top position of the major command responsible for installation support and the technology, acquisition, test and sustainment of the Air Force’s current and future weapon systems during ceremonies here June 8.Pawlikowski took the reins of Air Force Materiel Command from Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger during a change of command... Read more
GINGER HASSEN AND MARTI RIBEIRO, Air Force News Service
June 11, 2015
EDITORS NOTE: Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, AFSC commander, relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II on June 5 during a change of command ceremony.TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — “How do you know you’ve had a good day?”At some point, when working for Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, the commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, everyone is asked that exact question.He would pose this question and... Read more
STAFF SGT. DEBBIE LOCKHART, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
June 11, 2015
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — For some it’s about competition, for others it’s an adrenaline rush, but for Derek Hamby, bicycling is about passion.Hamby, an avid bicyclist and manpower and organization chief at Schriever Air Force Base, has been riding for close to 20 years and competed in multiple bike races, including a 100-mile trail race last year.“I will never be that person winning the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 11, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Congress seems dead set on keeping the A-10 in the air and a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) plans to make that happen includes shelving an entire fighter squadron and 24 F-16s at Hill Air Force Base.The committee last week released a nearly 600-page report on its markup of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The committee’s version of the NDAA... Read more
LT. COL. SEAN MARTIN, 3rd Flying Training Squadron commander
June 11, 2015
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Leaving the military is not as simple as staying home the day after your service commitment is up.Almost 23 years ago, after a summer vacation that lasted less than 48 hours, I showed up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with about 1,000 of my new closest friends.Fast forward to the present, and it is now time for me to plan an exit strategy from the only job I’ve ever... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
June 11, 2015
The front entrance to the Hill AFB Youth Center is safer now, thanks to the efforts of 30 Air Force Reservists and Air National Guardsmen who repaired and refurbished the area as part of a community outreach project.The Guardsman and Reservists are temporarily working for the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group and did the work on recently as a team-building project.“They spent a half-day working... Read more
June 11, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Lieutenant Gen. Lee Levy II succeeded Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield as commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center during a change of command ceremony June 5 at Tinker AFB.Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided over the change of command and Litchfield’s formal retirement ceremony. Levy previously served as the Vice Director... Read more
June 11, 2015
Q: My daughter is doing a service project for the Miss West Point contest. She is collecting things to send to our service men and women who are deployed from Hill AFB. She would like to know who she can get in contact with to make sure these items get sent to the members of Team Hill.A: First, we’d like to thank your daughter for remembering our men and women stationed overseas. Unfortunately,... Read more

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