Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
December 18, 2014
The 2014 Airmen Cookie Drive was a huge success. Volunteers worked diligently to gather, bake, bag and deliver thousands of cookies to Airmen at Hill Air Force Base and others in the community. “The club was extremely accommodating and allowed us to bake and bag at the club,” said Karin Landrum, a spouse from the 388th FW who headed up this year’s event. “Through donations of cookies and... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
December 18, 2014
The Hill Air Force Base Gerrity Memorial Library hosted its Holiday Open House for the Hill community on Dec. 5.The staff hopes events like this one bring the community together and that everyone feels appreciated during this holiday season.The library transformed into a winter wonderland for families to explore and enjoy. Children were able to visit with Santa and have their picture taken while... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
December 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed a policy change in paycheck allotments which will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property.The prohibition includes allotments for the purchase or finance of vehicles, such as automobiles, motorcycles and boats; appliances or household goods, such as washers, dryers and furniture; electronics... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
December 18, 2014
LAYTON — It was a typical science fair with projects about Frisbee dynamics, what cleans coins the most effectively, the effects of caffeine on plant growth, or if a cat lover predicts whether or not a person is an introvert. Intermingled amidst the tri-fold project posters at the Legacy Christian Academy science fair on Monday were a host of military members in uniforms and Hill Air Force Base... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
December 18, 2014
The 309th Maintenance Support Group has a long history of building items, ranging from wooden office doors to splash molds that detect aircraft cracks. New technology is adding Rapid Prototyping, often referred to as 3-D printing, to the mix.Part of the group’s Engineering Division and located in the group’s Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Facility, the equipment includes two printers... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ALEXANDER W. RIEDEL, Air Force News Service
December 18, 2014
By Air Force News ServiceFORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — In a special edition of CHIEFchat, the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader and his wife sat down with a group of Airmen and their dependents for a candid conversation about family life in the force. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody joined his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, in the round-table talk, which... Read more
Air Force News Service
December 18, 2014
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more.The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are... Read more
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
December 11, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has selected 652 captains, 260 majors and 85 lieutenant colonels for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.Eligible officers were considered during the calendar year 2014A Colonel (Medical Corps/Dental Corps), Lieutenant Colonel (MC/DC) and Major (MC/DC) selection board, the CY14B... Read more
BILL ADDISON, DLA Troop Support
December 11, 2014
American service members working to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa may be away from home during the holidays, but they will still enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal with all the trimmings thanks to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.More than 2,700 pounds of turkey, along with 375 pounds of cranberry sauce and 700 pies, will be served to military members deployed to Liberia and Senegal,... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.The rollout of the 42-vehicle fleet marks a milestone in the DOD’s demonstration of emerging technology and the vehicles will serve as a resource to the electrical grid when they’re not being... Read more