Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
April 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have made in combating sexual assault. We can cite encouraging numbers in the areas of prevalence, reporting and convictions; however, this serves as only the beginning of an enduring effort. This effort must continue without pause and we must not lose sight of it for a moment.... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Families gathered for the annual on-base Easter Egg Hunt and festivities on April 4. “The Easter Egg Hunt is a base event put on by the 75th FSS team,” said Cherokee Johnson, an event organizer. “We do these events to help boost morale on the base and to bring the community together.”Eggs were scattered around the baseball diamonds for children to collect. Waves of... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After a hectic, 15-hour stay in Utah, President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One on the Hill Air Force Base flightline April 3, leaving the state almost as quickly as he came. The president arrived at Hill just before 8:30 p.m. on April 2 and jetted out of town by 11:30 a.m. April 3, completing a jam-packed schedule that accompanied his Utah tour.On the first night,... Read more
LT. COL. WILLIAM M. VILLEGAS II, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation chief of safety
April 9, 2015
As days grow longer and it warms up, the children are playing in the neighborhood — riding bikes, skateboarding, or getting about with their motorized scooters.I remember as a young lad jumping ramps with my dirt bike. Back then (in 1979), we did not wear helmets, or elbow and knee pads. We were wearing short pants, and when we fell, skinning our elbows and knees was a daily occurrence. Mom was... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On April 2, the Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a Key Spouse Initial Training, providing an overview of the program, orientation details and information regarding resiliency.Key Spouses are military spouses; there is no rank requirement within the program. Volunteers interview with leadership, and represent their unit for a minimum of 1 year. Three trainings are... Read more
April 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the expiration of a law that allowed service members to carry up to 75 days of leave from one fiscal year to the next, troops should plan to carry no more than 60 days of leave into fiscal year 2016, defense officials recently announced.Service members will automatically lose any accumulated ordinary leave in excess of 60 days on Oct. 1, officials said. Troops covered by... Read more
April 9, 2015
BRIGHAM CITYSpc. Four Greg B. Belew, USAOct. 29, 1946-Feb. 7, 196821 years oldInfantryman1 year of service Seaman Steven L. Bruderer, USNMarch 7, 1947-Dec. 16, 196720 years oldSeaman Staff Sgt. Terrel O. Kimber, USAMay 15, 1945-March 29, 197125 years oldInfantry Operations & Intelligence Specialist Pfc. Euan J. Parker, USAAug. 18, 1946-May 26, 196922 years oldInfantryman ... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
April 9, 2015
The AFSC Way is a standard, repeatable tool set, developed by the Air Force Sustainment Center, to enable improved performance and production. To date, across the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, the AFSC Way has influenced numerous production areas and their ability to make improvements in throughput by implementing the AFSC Way tenets. Recently, the Ogden ALC Commander, Brig. Gen. Carl... Read more
April 9, 2015
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 56th Fighter Wing flew its 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, making it the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department.This is the second historic milestone in a two-week period. Before that, Luke’s first F-35 student sortie was flown marking a significant step forward for the Airmen at Luke in realizing its... Read more
MASTER SGT. BOB BARKO JR., 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office
April 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel based here and working at the nearby Utah Test and Training Range have had a long-time nemesis in their efforts to keep the ground clear of unexploded ordnance.Their persistent enemy is an invasive weed named Halogeton, an unwanted ground covering that can obscure target sites on the bombing range and make locating UXOs difficult and... Read more

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In the Know Blood drive set for April 17 on baseThe next Hill Air Force Base... more