Becky Wright, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 19, 2015
OGDEN — Build an unmanned watercraft to send to the bottom of Lake Powell, in search of a plane that went down while researching ruins on the lake bed. Once there, open the plane’s fuselage door to retrieve the black box, deploy oil-absorbing canisters, and collect rock samples from the lake floor.That was the scenario given to teams in the SeaPerch Northern Utah Underwater Competition last week.... Read more
Karen S. Guice, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
March 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Often called one of the “invisible wounds of war,” traumatic brain injury is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI; it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job.During March, the Military Health System is focusing its talent and efforts on the issue of TBI. We will provide tools and... Read more
Master Sgt. Lamont Williams
March 19, 2015
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a Danish tale by Hans Andersen written in 1837. The short version of the story is as follows: A vain Emperor who cared only about wearing the finest clothes was approached by two con men who promised to make him the best suit ever seen. This suit was to be woven from a fabric so spectacular that it would be invisible to the unwise and incompetent. The emperor... Read more
March 19, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape physical activity challenge.Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the AFMC workforce. Participants will receive a free copy of the “Quick Start Walking” DVD at the official check-in. Civilian Health Promotion Services will... Read more
March 19, 2015
Ogden city and Weber State University hosted a college town celebration dinner last month to recognize many local organizations for being outstanding community partners.Hill Air Force Base was one of five community organizations recognized with a bedrock award for its long-standing community partnership with Ogden and WSU.Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander, accepted the award on behalf... Read more
March 19, 2015
Q: I’ve been experiencing a problem with my work phone for the last two months. Intermittently, the distant end transmit becomes garbled, forcing me to hang up and re-establish the call. The problem happens anywhere from one to four times daily on both on-base and off-base calls. This is evidently a base-wide problem and has been very disruptive and annoying. How much longer is it going to take... Read more
March 19, 2015
Courtesy photoCongratulations to the Hill Air Force Base Fire Department for taking first place in last month’s Fight for Air Climb in Salt Lake City. Utah firefighters and community members climbed the 372 steps to the top of the Zions Bank tower on Feb. 28 in support of the American Lung Association’s annual event, which supports people with lung diseases. Pictured are Jeff Griffen, Paul Bond,... Read more
March 19, 2015
Changes to Hill Air Force Base’s Utah Transit Authority bus service will begin April 12. It includes running the buses out of Layton FrontRunner Station instead of the Clearfield FrontRunner Station. For more information, visit www.hill.af.mil or contact Eddy Cumins at dcumins@rideuta.com. Read more
March 19, 2015
Q: I would like to voice a concern regarding random vehicles searches for base entry. I am a resident of Hill AFB and am not a civilian employee or active-duty service member. I truly understand and appreciate the efforts and intent of the procedures; however, I want to know if there is a way to execute the policy without overburdening the same unlucky, random vehicle. This embarrassing,... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Beatrice Brown, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing
March 19, 2015
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION — It’s the minute details of tasks that make what Airmen do so vital to accomplishing their mission. For the Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, these details have a profound impact on flightline operations each day.“We support, maintain and repair aerospace ground equipment,” said Staff Sgt. Nicholas, AGE assistant floor lead. “We support anything (maintainers) need to work... Read more

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In the Know South Gate lane closed till mid-JuneConstruction at South Gate Drive... more