Mitch Shaw, Special to Hilltop Times
June 23, 2016
If you’re going to Hill Air Force Base’s upcoming air show, security officials have a message for you: pack light and play nice.As the 2016 Warriors Over the Wasatch open house and air show nears, base security personnel say they’re prepared for the worst — whatever form that may come in.Lt. Col. Kristopher Long, commander of Hill’s 75th Operations Support Squadron, said organizers have spent the... Read more
By VOLUNTEER IN THE PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTS AND STANDARDS STUDY, Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs
June 23, 2016
(Editors note-The following is a commentary by a female who completed a Physical Fitness Tests and Standards study at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Airman was a volunteer in the fitness study, which supports the Air Force’s Women in Service Review. The study aims to scientifically establish occupationally-specific, operationally-relevant physical fitness standards for Battlefield... Read more
Amaani Lyle, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 23, 2016
Many athletes participating in the 2016 DoD Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, have been preparing with physical trainers and acupuncturists behind the scenes to stay in optimal condition to compete.Rachel Jordan, Walter Reed Warrior Athlete Reconditioning Program manager for the Marine Corps, said she took on a dual role as athletic trainer and team classifier to... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to Hilltop Times
June 23, 2016
When you’re expecting around 300,000 guests but only have 8,000 available parking spots, creativity is key. And so organizers of the upcoming Warriors Over the Wasatch open house and air show say they’ve developed a “radical plan” to bring the anticipated 600,000 total spectators onto Hill Air Force Base over the two-day air show, set for June 25 and 26. In a move that seems somewhat... Read more
June 23, 2016
Registration is going on now for Clearfield City’s annual community event -- Freedom 5K Run/2 Mile Walk. This untimed free event, which winds through the streets of Clearfield, kicks off the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration.Participants have an option of purchasing a race shirt for $15 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Air Force Association’s Wounded Airman Program.Clearfield... Read more
June 23, 2016
Q:  I would  like to know why, in the wake of the University California, Los Angeles shootings that doors that swing outward have not been looked at as a security issue. Bldg. 238 has some of these doors. The Quality Assurance office is one. Please let me know if this will be looked into. This issue has been brought up to prior supervision but not resolved. Thank You.A: In examining the... Read more
June 23, 2016
The Air Force secretary, while championing change across the service, has made the Make Every Dollar Count campaign one of her top three priorities. At the heart of the campaign is the Airmen Powered by Innovation program. Since 2014, API has received 6,791 ideas from Airmen. Of those submissions, 192 have been approved by Air Force leadership and have accumulated $121.3 million in projected... Read more
June 23, 2016
Reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing completed a “Super UTA” here June 9-12, combining two monthly drill weekends as part of an internal inspection.The 419th Inspector General office oversaw the four-day exercise to ensure the wing meets annual training requirements.“Each squadron is testing their own ability to deploy,” said Senior Master Sgt. J.D. Hill, 419th IG. “That looked different for... Read more
June 23, 2016
With the 2016 general election fast approaching, the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is increasing its outreach during Armed Forces Voters Week, to be held from June 23-30, 2016. The purpose of AF Voters Week is to provide awareness to military members, citizens, and their families abroad on how to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and notify their local election officials... Read more
June 23, 2016
Nearly 200 military and civilian Airmen, community members, and industry leaders attended the Focus on Defense Symposium at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah, June 15. The event was sponsored by the Air Force Association and the theme was “Toward a More Agile Sustainment and Life Cycle Enterprise.”During the event, Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander,... Read more

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