75th Logistics Readiness Squadron
October 9, 2014
On a cool September evening, the home of the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron “Combat Loggies” echoed with laughter and the excited voices of children who worked their way through a simulated deployment line.Instead of getting ready to go the Afghanistan or one of the many other locations the LRS prepares Team Hill’s members to deploy to,  this experience gave the children of military... Read more
Hill AFB Contracting Division
October 9, 2014
Hill Contracting burned the midnight oil, especially on the final day of fiscal year 2014, to support the 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex and nearly 22 of Team Hill’s mission partner units. Every year, Contracting and Finance work in concert until midnight on Sept. 30 to spend every last dollar possible before its Department of Defense Operation and Maintenance (O&M)... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location - P
October 9, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — “We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made, “ - M. Facklam.For centuries, dogs have not only been the constant companions of humans but they have been utilized in day-to-day activities to assist their owners with tasks at hand. Today, many dogs serve in a capacity... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
October 9, 2014
JOINT BASE ANDREWS-NAVAL AIR FACILITY WASHINGTON, Md. — Six Air Force organizations moved under Air Force Materiel Command Oct. 1 in a step toward integrating and forming the foundation of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center when the Center is formally activated in 2015.The Air Force realigned four field operating agencies — the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Air Force... Read more
Steve Salles, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 9, 2014
If you’ve seen the trailer, you know this has a ring of “Groundhog Day” meets the World War II epic “The Longest Day,” only this French shore invasion is aimed at turning the tide against space aliens on the verge of taking over the Earth. So it’s kind of a big deal.Tom Cruise starts out as United States war correspondent Maj. William Cage, but is quickly demoted to private after attempting to... Read more
October 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay for select total force nuclear career fields became effective Oct. 1, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ recent announcement.“The purpose of these special pays is to incentivize Airmen to volunteer for and perform duties in a particular career field, location and/or special assignment where the scope of... Read more
October 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Featured in this force management update are details regarding changes to the reduction in force board eligibility and ongoing civilian force management programs.Military force managementDue to adjustments for operational requirements and additional voluntary separations, judge advocates (51J), operations research analysts (61A) in the 2002 year group, and acquisition managers (63A)... Read more
Matthew Clouse, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 9, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force Uniform Office (AFUO) designers and engineers are currently fit testing a new cold weather aviation system (CWAS) for aircrews flying in cold weather environments. The request is to develop a flame-resistant system that can also keep aircrews warm in temperatures as cold as minus 20, with a 55 mph wind. To withstand the freezing temperatures... Read more
Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 9, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Department of Defense officials announced last week that the Ogden Air Logistics Complex’s 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-22 Raptor Depot Maintenance Team is the winner of the 2014 Robert T. Mason Award, which recognizes excellence in depot maintenance.“This award reflects the outstanding accomplishments of every member of the 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
October 9, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presented one of the 419th Fighter Wing’s top employers with the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon Sept. 26. Zions Bank was one of 15 recipients of the award, which is presented by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office.Senior Airman Alison Putnam, a... Read more