May 14, 2015
Improvements to State Road 193 and the traffic pattern at the intersection of South Gate Drive will mean construction through June.The Utah Department of Transportation is removing the old road surface and repaving SR 193 from the Hill Field Road/South Gate Drive intersection west to the intersection of State Street in Clearfield. Traffic signals in the area will be upgraded, and pedestrian ramps... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 14, 2015
BOUNTIFUL — Local World War II ace fighter pilot Alden Rigby has died. He was 92.Rigby, a member of the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame and well-known for his flying exploits during the war, died May 3 at his home in Bountiful.He was born in Fairview, Utah, on Jan. 4, 1923, and later went on to attend Brigham Young University. According to a fact sheet provided by Hill Air Force Base, he joined the... Read more
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Flow day reduction and workload updates were discussed when 24 distinguished visitors — including Utah state senators and representatives, mayors, Congressional staff delegates and local civic leaders — visited the Ogden Air Logistics Complex on April 24.Leaders updated the visitors on the F-35 workload, explained the recent F-22 “Road to 30 Percent Depot Flow Day Reduction... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The National Defense Authorization Act, which contains major dollars for Hill Air Force Base, has just two hurdles to pass through before it becomes law and the base becomes $38 million richer.Two weeks ago, the House voted to pass the NDAA, which allows for the funding of a hangar and flight simulators for the F-35A at Hill, as well as money for a set of storage facilities... Read more
1st Lt. Hope Cronin, 33rd Fighter Wing
May 14, 2015
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Fighter Wing Operations Group deputy commander, completed her first training flight in the single-seat fifth-generation fighter following 14 virtual training missions in the Full Mission Simulator at the F-35 Academic Training Center.“It wasn’t until I was taxiing to the runway that it really struck me that I was on my own in the jet,”... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. on May 5 to serve as the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva to serve as the 10th vice chairman.During an announcement in the White House Rose Garden, the president said that among military leaders, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the principal military... Read more
Michael Briggs, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
May 14, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The commander of Air Force Materiel Command officially activated the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center during a ceremony here May 5.Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger appointed Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter as the first AFIMSC commander at the event attended by more than 500 people in the Basic Military Training Pfingston Reception Center auditorium.“Today... Read more
May 14, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force officials announced on May 7 the retirement of Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, commander of Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.The general will retire effective June 5, after 34 years of service.Litchfield entered the Air Force in 1981 as a distinguished graduate from the ROTC program at Norwich... Read more
Senior Airma Holly Mansfield, 81st Training Wing Public Affairs
May 14, 2015
EDITOR’S NOTE: Brig. Gen. Patrick Higby was the 75th Air Base Wing commander at Hill Air Force Base from April 2009 to June 2011.KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss.  — As a self-proclaimed “military brat,” Brig. Gen. Patrick Higby was engulfed in the Air Force culture long before he put on the uniform.From his cradle in a small village in western Germany to the position of the 81st Training Wing... Read more
May 14, 2015
HEBERLance Cpl. Blaine A. Welch,USMCDec. 9, 1947 - Aug. 22, 196820 years oldRifleman1 year of service HELPERPfc. Dee Bergera, USAAug. 31, 1948 - June 15, 197122 years oldInfantryman Sgt. Louis P. Spensko, USMCNov. 20, 1945 - May 13, 196822 years oldRifleman3 years of service HILL AIR FORCE BASECapt. Phillip H. Jacobs, USADec. 30, 1947 - Sept. 27, 197022 years oldRotary Wing... Read more

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