Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — October is the trifecta of events on base with three observances - Drug Prevention Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which has culminated into a Triple Ribbon Month recognition on Hill AFB with events focused on all three observances to include a fun run, information fair, a breast cancer brunch, and two lunch and learn sessions.The... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Aggressive renovation and modification is in full swing at Hill Air Force Base in preparation for the military’s newest multi-role fighter aircraft.Hill’s preparations for the F-35A, total more than $100 million, with 23 projects to be completed between now and July 2015. Thirty-six total projects will be finished once construction concludes in 2019.Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After 12 long years, the Air Force’s explosive ordnance disposal work is officially over in Afghanistan, but it’s a bittersweet milestone for the community of Hill Air Force Base.Pentagon officials announced earlier this month that the Air Force’s EOD mission in Afghanistan is now finished. The last of six EOD flights left Kandahar, Afghanistan on Sept. 11 and later arrived... Read more
Staff Sgt. Amanda Transue, 75th Medical Group Public Health Office
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Fall and winter bring countless joyous occasions. For many, this time of year marks back to school for the kids, an abundance of seasonal parties and marathon holiday shopping.While all of these festive activities are intended to be carefree and fun, a sinister villain waits, lurking on the elevator buttons you press at the mall, on the handrails you grasp when traveling up... Read more
Steve Salles, Hilltop Times Staff
October 2, 2014
When last we visited the Viking island of Berk, young Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) had shown his chieftain father, Stoick (Gerard Butler), and the other doubting villagers that dragons and humans could not only peacefully coexist, but could become trusted allies and friends.So now, all is rainbows and daffodils in the village, except Hiccup and his trusty pal, Toothless, the Night Fury dragon, venture... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Reservists in the 419th Force Support Squadron testing center have stepped in to administer tests to Hill’s active-duty members while the 75th Force Support Squadron testing center undergoes system maintenance.Over the past three months, the 419th FSS has seen a 42 percent increase in testers since the 75th FSS testing center has been closed.“We have over 60 years of... Read more
Air Force News Service
October 2, 2014
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Sept. 23 at 7:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The ICBM’s reentry vehicle, which contained a telemetry package used for operational testing, traveled approximately 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – More often than not, Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Baker sees couples who waited far too long to receive help, resulting in a relationship in turmoil.  It’s not just a problem in Utah, but widespread at bases across the country, prompting the directive for bases to promote the Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships campaign during the month of October. “Based on what I... Read more
Master Sgt. Tammie Moore, Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
October 2, 2014
WASHINGTON — In an operating environment focused on discovering new ways to save time, Airmen and civilian partners gathered at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition to listen to a presentation titled “Achieving the Art of the Possible” Sept. 15.Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, briefed the audience about the “... Read more
Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
October 2, 2014
Hill Air Force Base — The 2nd Combat Camera Squadron held its inactivation ceremony here Sept. 24 and took another step in its transition to Operating Location-H, Air Force Public Affairs Agency.The squadron, which was activated in October 2009, will no longer have the combat camera mission, and will instead focus on producing award winning productions for the Air Force.“We will still have the... Read more