Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The jets won’t arrive for another few months, but the first F-35 fighter squadron has officially started work at Hill Air Force Base.The 34th Fighter Squadron — affectionately known as the Rude Rams — was reactivated at Hill July 17, marking the beginning of the F-35’s combat era for both the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings. The fighter squadron is a historic one, with a past... Read more
July 23, 2015
Feds Feed Families Food Drive is in full swing at Hill Air Force Base! If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back to the off-base community for the first-class support they provide to Hill, then you’ve found it. The Commissary and Hill AFB Airmen are partnering to provide best-in-Air-Force support by gathering donations base-wide and delivering them to the local food pantry, which is... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 23, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — Two Airmen from Hill Air Force Base have spent the last several months playing with the Falconz Salt Lake Women’s football team and are now headed with their team to the national championships in South Carolina.Twenty-three-year old 2nd Lt. Emmy Raney played football with her high school team as the team kicker, but was never allowed to play other positions, so when she heard... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Eric Eberhard knows there are inherent risks that come with serving his country, especially in his career field.But thoughts of those risks are usually accompanied by a feeling of solace — comfort the 37-year-old Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist says comes from a faith that his country will never leave him behind.Eberhard, a senior master sergeant with Hill Air Force... Read more
July 23, 2015
Q: I am the emergency preparedness coordinator for my church and wondered if Hill AFB could help with a donation/sponsorship request. I’m looking for organizations that can help us obtain some equipment like bags and backpacks of all sizes, military trucks, backhoes, forklifts, radios, computers, cameras, and rescue and safety equipment such as AEDs, first aid kits, trauma kits and personal... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CHRISTIAN CLAUSEN, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
July 23, 2015
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — The clinic buildings themselves aren’t scary; add the words “mental health” and the image of being studied like a frozen caveman, and most people will avoid them like a tiger were on the loose. That’s why the 432d Wing Human Performance Team was stood up — to alieve that stigma, provide help and make those who can help easily available.Some service members have a... Read more
July 23, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio — New mission and vision statements are the foundation of a new command strategy designed to push Air Force Materiel Command to be more agile as it delivers war-winning support to the warfighter. The command’s new mission statement is succinct but declarative: “Deliver and support agile war-winning capabilities.”  The mission statement encompasses the entire... Read more
July 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force announced its promotions results to the rank of master sergeant last week. Several technical sergeants from Team Hill received the good news.Across the service, the Air Force selected 5,301 technical sergeants out of 23,619 eligible for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The following technical sergeants were selected... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, Hilltop Times Staff
July 23, 2015
Col. Chris Gough (center) assumes command of the Utah Test and Training Range and returns the salute from members of his new unit during a ceremony at Hill Air Force Base on July 15. Gough, a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, previously served as director of theater security cooperation for U.S. Air Force Central Command and is a command pilot with more than 2,000 flight hours, 500... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
July 23, 2015
The 309th Electronics Maintenance Group achieved a long-sought goal in early June when it was nominated for Star status in the Voluntary Protection Program.The notification followed a weeklong evaluation of the group’s safety practices by a six-member team led by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The nomination has been forwarded to the Department of Labor for a final evaluation... Read more

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