Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 7, 2014
Guests gathered for the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Medallion Ceremony in the ballroom at the Hill Air Force Base Landing  July 25. This formal event was held to recognize the attainment of a major milestone in the careers of 52 Team Hill Members’ promotion to rank of master sergeant and induction into the senior NCO corps.Col. Ron Jolly and Chief Master Sgt. Rhonda Miller, 75th... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 7, 2014
Excited friends and performers gathered at the Hill Air Force Base Landing July 25 for an evening of food, drinks, and karaoke. The Landing hosted karaoke each Friday in July for interested participants to “Rock the Mic” and channel their “inner rock-star.” On this Friday evening, the mic opened up at 5 p.m. and guests joined in on a special “Happy Birthday” performance for one lucky... Read more
Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., DOD News, Defense Media Activity
August 7, 2014
WASHINGTON — Changes to military postal operations will save the Defense Department $4 million annually while providing services comparable to those of any U.S. Postal Service office, a senior Military Postal Service Agency said.James Clark, chief of the agency’s operations division, said the changes will go into effect during October and November 2014.“As it relates to the Internet Change of... Read more
Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton, 501st Combat Support Wing Public Affairs
August 7, 2014
ROYAL AIR FORCE ALCONBURY, United Kingdom — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Royal Air Force Alconbury and RAF Molesworth, England, to learn more about the mission of the 501st Combat Support Wing and to discuss with Airmen the current state of the Air Force. During her visit, James was able to meet with 501st CSW Airmen and see firsthand how their innovation and... Read more
Master Sgt. Christian Michael, Air Reserve Personnel Center Public Affairs
August 7, 2014
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Most Americans are born with a political rattle in their hands and learn to shake it early.While U.S. culture promotes opinions and debate, Airmen should be reminded that, while on active duty — and even for reservists who may be perceived as active military representatives, participating in politics on social media is exactly the same as it is in person: strictly... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
August 7, 2014
WASHINGTON – To balance readiness today and modernization tomorrow, the Air Force’s fiscal year 2015 budget request is shrinking like today’s defense budget thanks to Congress’s own priorities and the approaching threat of sequestration in 2016, Air Force leaders said July 30.Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III briefed the Pentagon... Read more
Maj. Wilson Camelo, Air Combat Command Public Affairs
August 7, 2014
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots. Due to major collaborative improvements at the 43rd Fighter Squadron fighter training unit here, the Combat Air Force, or CAF, is set to... Read more
Air Force News Service
August 7, 2014
WASHINGTON – Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System July 31.The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016. Additional information and in-depth articles will be... Read more
Steve Salles, Hilltop Times Staff
August 7, 2014
As excited as I was to tell moviegoers about 2011’s “The Muppets,” I must admit, this sequel to that extraordinary reboot feels more or less ordinary.What’s missing this time around? Simple. No Jason Segel.He was such a big fan of the original material and made such a significant and clever film the first time around, that there was bound to be a letdown without him.Even the the Muppets... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 7, 2014
Aug. 1, families gathered in the Hill Air Force Base Centennial Park for the annual Hill Family Camp-Out. This was the sixth year for this event, and while the last three years had “western” themes, this year’s theme was “Pirates on the Hill.”“The annual family campout is one of my favorite activities because it encapsulates so many of the things I love about Utah,” said John Cullinane, director... Read more