Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
February 27, 2014
 SALT LAKE CITY — In less than 2 minutes, Hill Air Force Base firefighter Sergio Alarcon raced up from the first floor of the Zions Bank Building to the 18th floor.Alarcon, dressed in full fire turnout gear with an air pack, was among 250 participants in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb. The Clinton man finished, while listening to AC/DC, at 1 minute and 40 seconds.This is... Read more
Steve Salles
February 27, 2014
 It’s never easy to follow up a surprise hit with an equally agreeable sequel, but Sony Pictures Animation has done just that.No one expected the first “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” to amount to much. I guess $243 million in worldwide grosses suggests otherwise.So now they’re back with “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” with most of the same voice cast intact and a slightly smaller... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
February 20, 2014
LAYTON — Preventing suicide and helping families who have been impacted by it will be the focus of a town hall meeting next week in Layton.According to the Utah Department of health, suicide is the 8th leading cause of death in Utah and is the 2nd leading cause of death among teens. Utah ranks 7th in the nation for suicides with an average of 10 suicides every week. In 2012, 545 Utahns lost their... Read more
Antone Clark, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 20, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — State officials will take a look at relocating the Utah Air National Guard to Hill Air Force Base, in a move that already has officials raving about the possibilities.A $500,000 study of relocation of the state unit is included in Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed $13.3 billion budget for the 2014-2015 year, and could provide the mechanism to relocate the Guard, while opening up prime... Read more
Hilltop Times staff, Hilltop Times Staff
February 20, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Utah Transit Authority is proposing a new bus service from the Clearfield FrontRunner station onto the installation beginning in mid-April. Route 644 would service the west side and Route 655 would service the east side of the base.Learn more about UTA’s proposal by attending one of the following public comment open houses:• Tuesday, Feb 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield
February 20, 2014
Team Sustainment,We are just six weeks into the new calendar year, but the pathway to success is already much clearer than it was for most of 2013. The budget has passed and we pretty much know what to expect. The Air Force Sustainment Center, like other organizations across the defense department, is transitioning from more than a decade of war to a peacetime readiness stance as we draw down our... Read more
Lt. Col. Lonnie Hammack, 21st Mission Support Group
February 20, 2014
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As I contemplated this article and the fact that it would be published during February, which is African American History Month, I thought at first that perhaps I’m not the best candidate to write this.After all, I’m not African-American or any other ethnic minority.Upon further reflection, I decided that some of the experiences I had growing up may be applicable... Read more
Randy Roughton, Air Force News Service
February 20, 2014
TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Words from the Air Force’s first African American general catch the attention of visitors to the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, giving them an idea of the pride pilots felt for their flight training here, particularly the first time they took the air alone. “After the last landing, the instructor took his parachute out of the rear cockpit, and told me to take it up alone... Read more
Randy Roughton, Air Force News Service
February 20, 2014
TUSKEGEE, Ala. — This year’s National African American History Month observance celebrates 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. But for the Air Force, an important evolution on the road to equality for African Americans can be traced more than two decades earlier with an experiment from senior leaders to train black pilots at the famed Tuskegee... Read more
Air Force Public Affairs Agency
February 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — Both active and retired African-American general officers and members of the senior executive service were recognized during the Ninth Annual Stars and Stripes dinner Feb. 7, here.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented this year’s Black Engineer of the Year award to Air Force recipient Brig. Gen. Cedric D. George, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander... Read more