Lt. Col. Todd Robbins, 4th Fighter Squadron Commander
June 12, 2014
It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!— ABRAHAM LINCOLNIn April of 2013 the U.S. Air Force was forced to stand down many of... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — With the sobering news that suicide is the second leading cause of death in the military, with 35 individuals assigned to Hill Air Force Base who committed suicide in the last five years, officials knew it was time to take action.Col. Kathryn Kolbe, commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base, said hosting the base’s first Suicide Prevention Town Hall on... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
LAYTON — Tops in Blue, the Air Force’s expeditionary entertainment unit, will be in town on Friday, June 13 to perform at the Davis Conference Center in Layton. This year’s troupe includes 37 active-duty members of the air force. Tops in Blue is considered one of the oldest and most widely traveled entertainment groups of its kind, having been around for 60 years. More than 2,000... Read more
Senior Airman William Blankenship, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Community College of the Air Force serves as a lighthouse for enlisted Airmen searching for a path to receive college credits for their military service while on the road to getting their associate degrees.Established April 1, 1972, the CCAF is the world’s only degree granting institution for enlisted personnel and is regionally accredited through Air University... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In a recent message to Airmen, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III announced plans to begin implementing a more comprehensive Air Force evaluation system for officers and enlisted members. The first step in the process will be the July 1 implementation of the Airman Comprehensive Assessment Worksheet... Read more
Airman 1st Class Joseph Raatz, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — Several Air Force Global Strike Command B-52H Stratofortresses and B-2 Spirits recently participated in an Air Combat Command evaluation involving the use of live cruise missiles and precision guided munitions.“The Air-to-Ground Weapon System Evaluation Program, also known as ‘Combat Hammer,’ allows ACC to confirm the accuracy and capability of our conventional... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
Hill Air Force Base’s water supply received high marks in the 2013 Consumer Confidence Report, a yearly “report card” that discusses the quality of the base’s drinking water system.The 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight published the Confidence Report for Hill AFB May 28. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires all drinking water system managers to... Read more
Tech Sgt. Richard Gonzales, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — More than three dozen spouses and significant others visited here Saturday for the 419th Fighter Wing’s Spouse and Significant Others Day. Guests learned about veteran benefits, base support agencies, and heard thanks from wing leaders for their roles in supporting the wing’s mission. They capped off the day with an F-16 tour. “Looking around the jet was a lot of fun,”... Read more
Staff Sgt. Steve Stanley, Headquarters Air Combat Command Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — What will it take? What sort of cost? A monetary or personal property loss? Personal harm to yourself or someone you love? Will it take a loss of life?We’ve heard it over and over again, “have a plan” before drinking alcohol. The messages are given repeatedly at commander’s calls, mandatory training sessions, and in one-on-one discussions with supervisors; however,... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 5, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Two pilots are preparing to fly together at the Warriors Over The Wasatch Air Show at Hill Air Force Base on June 28 and 29, but the planes they are planning to fly are decades apart. A long-standing tradition at air shows across the country involves the Heritage Flight with a P51 and F-16 flying side-by-side, something Major Mark “Juice” Whisler, who will be flying the... Read more

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Inspection teams visit 388th/419th Fighter Wings Inspection teams from Air Force Reserve Command and Air Combat... more