June 16, 2016
The Defense Commissary Agency will host the military resale partnership event, Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival, July 1-31 at commissaries worldwide.This annual event will feature discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment and apparel at exchanges, health screenings at local clinics, and fitness events hosted by the post morale, welfare and recreation... Read more
June 16, 2016
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq last week, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.Officials reported details of the June 8 strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.Strikes in SyriaBomber, fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft  ... Read more
SALLIE CAUTHERS, DeCA marketing and mass media specialist
June 16, 2016
Not just for Flag Day on June 14 or Fathers’ Day on June 19, but for every day in June, commissaries are stocking the products their customers need at special promotional prices. That’s what Tracie Russ, director of sales for the Defense Commissary Agency is saying about the promotional lineup for June. Each month, commissaries collaborate with their industry partners — vendors, suppliers... Read more
DR. PETER D. SKIRBUNT, Defense Commissary Agency historian
June 16, 2016
The U.S. Army marked its 241st anniversary on June 14. On that date in 1775, the Continental Congress established the Army and named George Washington its commanding general. That same year, Congress created the Office of the Commissary General of Stores and Purchases to provide the Army’s daily rations. Officers in charge of subsistence operations were known as chief commissaries, while... Read more
Kari Tilton, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 9, 2016
Eight F-35A aircraft and 160 personnel from Hill Air Force Base will depart this week for rigorous operational testing through June 17 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This marks the first time Hill’s operational F-35s will travel out of state for training.The F-35A pilots and maintainers from Hill’s active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will push the aircraft to... Read more
LT. GEN. JAMES F. JACKSON, Commander, Air Force Reserve Command
June 9, 2016
The ending of any assignment is bittersweet, and the end of this one is no different. As I prepare to transition into the next phase with my family, I am excited but also a bit sad. We have accomplished so much together over the last four years, and it will be hard to leave the incredible people and families in our Air Force Reserve. However, I am leaving our Citizen Airmen in the hands... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
June 9, 2016
For the first time in recent memory, the Ogden Air Logistics Complex opened its doors for a Team Hill spouses’ tour.Brig. Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier, Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, invited all Team Hill spouses to peek behind the doors and gates May 25 to see what really happens on a typical Ogden ALC workday.More than 120 spouses accepted the invitation and were given the opportunity to... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 9, 2016
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilot who safely ejected after his F-16 engine failed during a flyover June 2 at the Air Force Academy commencement in Colorado Springs worked as an F-16 instructor pilot at Hill Air Force Base until last year — and shared his thoughts on being a member of the elite Thunderbird team just a week before the incident.In a May 26 interview ahead of this month’s Warriors... Read more
BARRY L. WILKINSON, Airman & Family Readiness Center
June 9, 2016
Something exceptional happened when two retired first sergeants — one a team leader from the Airman & Family Readiness Center here, and the other a local human resources professional with Mutual of Omaha — joined forces to assist personnel leaving active duty. The result is the Excel With a Mentor program, or EWAM, that pairs a civilian from the local community with a military member... Read more
Katie Lange, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 9, 2016
D-Day. The Invasion of Normandy. Operation Overlord. It goes by various names, but we’ve all heard about it through history class, grandparents, the news or shows like “Band of Brothers.”June 6, 1944, is the day when more than 160,000 Allied forces landed in Nazi-occupied France as part of the biggest air, land and sea invasion ever executed. It ended with heavy casualties — more than 9,000... Read more

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