February 4, 2016
Air Force officials selected 27 captains at Hill Air Force Base this week for promotion to major. Across the Air Force, 2,082 captains were selected for promotion. To see the service-wide promotion list, visit https://mypers.af.mil/. Hill AFB’s major-selects are:• 75th Air Base WingWilliam BridgesMark PhillipsWilliam Gebhardt• 388th Fighter WingMichael AndersonJames CollinsJay DoerflerTyler... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, U.S. Air Force
February 4, 2016
Dr. Jeff Smith, PACE Senior Executive Advisor, speaks to Team Hill leaders Jan. 26 at the Base Theater. This seminar, “Professionalism:  Enhancing Human Capital,” focused on a better understanding of how professionalism drives individual member behavior.  It also examined how professionalism is the bridge that connects our Core Values to the overall Air Force mission.  Read more
CRYSTAL YOUNG, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 28, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Hill Air Force Base Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office hosted a breakfast at the base chapel Thursday to raise awareness about the local realities of human trafficking.The event connected members of Team Hill and local community partners.Human trafficking, a worldwide problem, is the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CONNOR J. MARTH, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 28, 2016
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — My legs wobbled as the grueling gusts of wind forced me to take a knee. I looked ahead as tears welled in my eyes from the harsh wind. I was almost there, but my poor planning was starting to affect things.The sun was setting, which meant I was losing light fast. With each step, the shadows became longer. I knew I had to make a decision, turn back now and... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Planning funerals for military veterans and retirees can be overwhelming for their families, and the Defense Department’s director of casualty and mortuary affairs wants family members to familiarize themselves in advance, when possible, to know what to expect with military funeral honors.Deborah S. Skillman said families should learn about military funeral honors eligibility... Read more
1ST LT. AMY BISHOP, Hill AFB Vietnam Commemoration Committee
January 28, 2016
Since March 2015, Hill Air Force Base has honored Utah’s fallen Vietnam War veterans in each issue of the Hilltop Times. The tribute honored men and women from Utah who perished or went missing in the war by displaying their name, hometown, portrait (if available) and other available information regarding the veteran’s career field, years of service, date of birth and date of death. ... Read more


Commentary: The courage to continue

CHAPLAIN (LT. COL.) DWAYNE A. JONES, 99th Air Base Wing Chaplain
January 28, 2016
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — Every Airman has a story, what is your story? Some stories are so compelling and powerful they can change your life. Maybe your story and life experiences can change someone else’s life. On Jan. 21, Nellis Air Force Base sponsored a Storytellers event where real Airmen told real stories. Storytellers is designed to encourage Airmen to be more resilient in... Read more
LT. COL. JULIANNA L. OLSON, 94th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Chief Nurse
January 28, 2016
DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force has a long history when it comes to the national blood donation system. The system dates all the way back to World War II when the Army Air Corps created the capabilities to transport much-needed blood products from the United States into campaign theaters.This capability significantly increased the survival rate of wounded troops demonstrated from... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
January 28, 2016
CLINTON — The Federal Highway Administration has cleared the way for a massive road project to begin in northern Davis County.The Utah Department of Transportation announced earlier this month that the FHA has granted final approval for a plan to build a freeway interchange at 1800 North in Sunset, widen the road through Clinton and build a new railroad bridge across the road.The new interchange... Read more
January 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force needs input from Airmen on issues that directly affect the health, well-being and readiness of military members and families by participating in the Health Related Behaviors Survey that will inform the Defense Department of potential health problems in the military community. “Your participation in the 2015 HRBS is critical to assessing health-related... Read more

In The Know

In The Know Family days for 2016AFMC has designated the following days as “AFMC... more