Airman 1st Class Rachel Hammes, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs
October 9, 2014
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III arrived at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, Sept. 29, as part of a week-long stay.Welsh wanted to take some time to thank Academy Airmen for the part they play here and in the Air Force. He addressed the legacy of the Academy, the changing future and the need for new priorities.“I’m really only here for one... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
October 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1.Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, or AF COOL, will take the place of the military tuition assistance, or MilTA, certification program for enlisted and total-force Airmen seeking certifications.... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
October 9, 2014
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan — One Airman is confirmed deceased and two more are missing after they were washed out to sea from the northwest coast of Okinawa at about 3:45 p.m. Oct. 5.An Airman that was found by the Japanese Coast Guard and pulled from the sea was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.HH-60G Pave Hawks from Kadena Air Base, Japan and Japanese Coast Guard are continuing to search... Read more
Senior Airman Jette Carr, Air Force News Service
October 9, 2014
NELLIS Air Force Base, Nev. — The internet is a battleground, and information is the prize. News reports of a shopping retailer losing control of customers’ digital data and an internet browser being compromised are some of the recent evidence of the constant cyber-threat present in the World Wide Web.The digital war over information is one Air Force cyber specialists fight on a daily basis. To... Read more
Senior Airman Kayla Newman, 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 2, 2014
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, partnered with representatives from the U.S. Public Health Service Sept. 26, to deliver a modular medical treatment center, as part of a government-wide effort to support humanitarian relief operations in Ebola-stricken African nations.Airmen from the 633rd Medical Group accompanied the Expeditionary Medical Support... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 2, 2014
EDEN – What began as a simple idea by a chaplain at the Ogden’s Rescue mission eight years ago has turned into an immense undertaking for Hill AFB families who attend the Air Expeditionary Force, or AEF, Family Resiliency Retreat held twice a year at Wolf Creek Resort in Eden. The recent retreat held at the end of September was no small feat, but thanks to local volunteers from the community... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — October is the trifecta of events on base with three observances - Drug Prevention Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which has culminated into a Triple Ribbon Month recognition on Hill AFB with events focused on all three observances to include a fun run, information fair, a breast cancer brunch, and two lunch and learn sessions.The... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Aggressive renovation and modification is in full swing at Hill Air Force Base in preparation for the military’s newest multi-role fighter aircraft.Hill’s preparations for the F-35A, total more than $100 million, with 23 projects to be completed between now and July 2015. Thirty-six total projects will be finished once construction concludes in 2019.Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After 12 long years, the Air Force’s explosive ordnance disposal work is officially over in Afghanistan, but it’s a bittersweet milestone for the community of Hill Air Force Base.Pentagon officials announced earlier this month that the Air Force’s EOD mission in Afghanistan is now finished. The last of six EOD flights left Kandahar, Afghanistan on Sept. 11 and later arrived... Read more
Staff Sgt. Amanda Transue, 75th Medical Group Public Health Office
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Fall and winter bring countless joyous occasions. For many, this time of year marks back to school for the kids, an abundance of seasonal parties and marathon holiday shopping.While all of these festive activities are intended to be carefree and fun, a sinister villain waits, lurking on the elevator buttons you press at the mall, on the handrails you grasp when traveling up... Read more