Team Hill Public Affairs staff, Hilltop Times Staff
June 5, 2014
The Wasatch Chapter of AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) will present Women in IT — Effective Women in Leadership in the Technology Industry, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12 at The Landing.Several Utah women in senior positions will be presenting and topics include lessons they’ve learned over their careers, what they would do differently and where the local IT... Read more
Staff Sgt. Amanda Transue, 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Community Health Section
June 5, 2014
What is MERS? Why does it matter to me? Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a viral respiratory illness that was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Since its onset, countries with lab-confirmed cases include the United Arab or Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Oman, Jordan and Kuwait. Countries affected by travel-associated cases include the United Kingdom (UK), France, Tunisia, Italy, Malaysia and,... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 5, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base has the busiest pharmacy in Utah as well as the busiest pharmacy in the Air Force operating from a single site.The pharmacy processes 310,000 prescriptions each year, or 1.4 thousand each day. With only six windows available to wait on customers, the pharmacy badly needed to expand. On July 21, the new 75 MDG Satellite Pharmacy located in the Base... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 5, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen who separate under voluntary and involuntary force management programs may be eligible for permissive temporary duty.Airmen should check their separation orders to ensure the statement is included in the remarks block. The statement should read “Member separating voluntarily under Force Management program and may be eligible for PTDY according DODI... Read more
Maj. Gen. Charles L. Carr, National Commander Civil Air Patrol
June 5, 2014
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — President Barack Obama today signed into law S. 309, the bill awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to Civil Air Patrol for its service during World War II.The legislation, approved in May 2013 by the Senate and last week by the House, recognizes the volunteer service of more than 120,000 men, women and teenagers who joined CAP immediately before and during the war.... Read more
Chad Myler, CHPS Health Promotion Specialist
June 5, 2014
Have you ever wondered what is truly behind the number you see when you step on a scale? Understanding what one’s body composition is can help with overall health and well-being rather than focusing primarily on that weight number. Healthy body composition is more than just looking and feeling good. Improving one’s health is both an internal (checking regularly cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 29, 2014
The “Battle of the BBQ” event kicks off at The Landing, on Hill Air Force Base on May 31. There will be 16 BBQ teams competing to win the title of “Grill Master."The event opens to the public at 11 a.m. with BBQ plate specials, live music featuring “Honor the Fallen” and “Rusty River Band,” a dunk tank filled by the base’s chiefs and first sergeants, along with a jump castle and games for the... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 29, 2014
Car seat safety, budgeting for birth, and child care options are just a few of the topics covered in the “Bundles for Babies” class that is held on a bi-monthly basis at the Hill Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center. The most recent class was held on May 22 at 1 p.m. This opportunity offered a fun and educational way for expecting parents to gather information about financial... Read more
Rachel J. Trotter, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 29, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Drums banged to a loud beat as service men, women and their families ate, danced and celebrated Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The celebration has been going on at the base for over two decades and this year’s culminating event — an afternoon luau — did not disappoint.This year the event was organized by Kevin Moore, an independent duty medical technician on base.“I’... Read more
Debbie Gildea, American Forces Press Service
May 29, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 4,000 technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials announced May 22. Fifty Team Hill technical sergeants were among those selected.To see the complete Air Force selectee list, go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil and search for the active duty enlisted promotions home page, or to the Air Force... Read more