March 12, 2015
ALEX R. LLOYD/ U.S. Air ForceRebecca Nelson, a retired TO manager and double-lung transplant recipient, works hard to stay healthy by participating in five Zumba classes every week. She worked at Hill Air Force Base for 12 years and received her transplant in July 2012. She has faced a long road to recovery, but with the support of her co-workers, family and Zumba classmates, she’s lost 30 pounds... Read more
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s recommendations in a report to Congress on March 4.Of the Commission’s 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs for another 16.“The body of work that came out of the... Read more
March 12, 2015
Q: Sir, a few years ago the base installed a nice new vehicle semi-trailer truck inspection facility at the Roy Gate. When you came in the gate, the lights were on in the facility and it looked nice. Now the structure has been damaged and the cover is being destroyed by the sun and high winds that blow through. Are there any plans to repair or remove this facility? I just wonder what the public... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The military reaches out to assist troubled service members, and helping people with mental health issues “is what we’ve got to do for every single person in our own lives,” first lady Michelle Obama told attendees at a conference March 4.As part of the White House’s Joining Forces initiative, the first lady addressed mental-health professionals at the “Give An Hour” conference... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 12, 2015
LAYTON — Some 40 years after they returned home, Northern Utah Vietnam veterans will finally get the “welcome home” they’ve been waiting for.The first ever “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade” will be at 9 a.m. June 13 in Layton as part of the city’s annual Sounds of Freedom program, which this year will center around Vietnam veterans. The parade is being organized by members of the... Read more
March 12, 2015
Q: Recently, the West Gate has been backed up. Only two lanes have been open and the construction cones have been out choking the lanes down to the opposite two lanes that are open at the gate. This is a dangerous situation and an accident is very likely. My suggestion for a fix would be to ask the gate guards to open all three lanes before it is a necessity and to also ask that the construction... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 12, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — The restructuring of state Veterans Affairs governance would take the governor out of the loop when it comes time to select advisory boards for veterans nursing homes in Utah.House Bill 381 was approved last week by the House Government Operations Committee. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Val Peterson, R-Orem, would make it so advisory board appointments at each of the state’s four... Read more
LT. COL. WILLIAM M. VILLEGAS II, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation chief of safety
March 12, 2015
As it begins to warm up in beautiful Utah, you are probably preparing to visit the national parks, hike, mountain bike, off-road with ATVs and/or 4-PMVs, rock climb or go canyoneering. You may be planning to skydive, parasail or waterski. You might be saying, “I’m good to go,” and think that a commander/director high-risk activity briefing is not necessary. You are probably rationalizing.... Read more
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thirty-four officer and enlisted Airmen were selected to participate in the Air Force’s Career Intermission Program, which offers from one to three years of partially paid time out of uniform to focus on personal and professional pursuits. Two of those selected have since voluntarily withdrawn their applications and will remain on active duty.The 32 program participants embody... Read more
Wayne Amann, 25th Air Force Public Affairs
March 12, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND, Texas — This year marks the 40th anniversary of Red Flag — the United States Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise.For the last four decades, it’s evolved and today it continues to hone the skills of its participants to meet current and future real-world adversarial challenges.That evolution ramped up in 2013 when the Air Force introduced real-... Read more

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