November 7, 2013
The following military personnel will receive the rank indicated during November: 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group: Staff Sgt. Joseph Gallegos 367th Training Support Squadron: Master Sgt. Timothy Maycock, Tech. Sgt. Audrey Baldwin 368th U.S. Air Force Recruiting Squadron: Staff Sgt. Kenneth Thomas, Staff Sgt. FranceMichell Hare 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron: Maj. Christopher Seamans, Master... Read more
Nick Simeone, American Forces Press Service
November 7, 2013
WASHINGTON — Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Nov. 5 assured military and civilian employees at Hill Air Force Base that despite the changing posture of the military, the Hill will continue to play a significant role in the nation’s security. Carter traveled to Hill to remind those working for Utah’s largest single-site employer that the base is set to host the military’s newest... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 7, 2013
  The Raptor Avionics Integration Laboratory (RaIL) here, completed a seamless conversion of avionics sustainment from contractor to an organic operation, eight days ahead of schedule, the first ever transition of such a complex operation. The Air Force RaIL has been organically performing the critical avionics sustainment function for the F-22 Raptor here since April 10. The RaIL is... Read more
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
November 7, 2013
  F-16 pilots from Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wings will conduct night flying missions through Nov. 21. Local residents can expect an increase in noise during the evening hours as pilots sharpen their nighttime combat flying skills. The wings will conduct these missions Monday through Friday until about midnight. The active duty 388th FW and the Reserve 419th FW limit night flying... Read more
Team Hill Wing Commander editorial
November 7, 2013
  Sexual assault has no place in our Air Force. A single sexual assault inhibits our ability to accomplish our mission, undermines our core values and abuses the trust our country has placed upon us to serve honorably and protect each other. The Air Force is aggressively engaging in prevention strategies, supporting victims and holding accountable those who commit sexual assault. Our goal... Read more
Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
November 7, 2013
      WASHINGTON — When I was a young Airman, during the heat of an intense intramural flag football game, a fellow Airman, who was frustrated that he could not stop me from advancing the ball, yelled the "N" word out loud. I was shocked and confused. Having been raised in Southeast Washington, D.C., I was certainly no stranger to harsh language or "trash talk." However, this was... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service
November 7, 2013
  WASHINGTON — In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the department’s longer-term budget and strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Nov. 5. In the keynote address before the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Security Forum, Hagel said a needed... Read more
Micah Garbarino, Air Force Sustainment Center Public Affairs
November 7, 2013
  TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The Air Force Sustainment Center and Boeing have reached an enterprise-level, public-private partnership agreement which allows the two organizations to more efficiently take on sustainment workload for the warfighter. The agreement, signed Oct. 9 by AFSC Commander Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield is the first center-wide partnership agreement implemented since... Read more
Airman 1st Class Timothy Young, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 7, 2013
  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen receive training throughout their career to help them perform during stressful situations and to focus on the mission. That’s exactly what Lt. Col. Ryan Messer, 17th Weapons Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Edward Casey, 388th Operations Support Squadron commander, at Hill AFB, did during a weekend vacation Oct. 13. Messer and Casey were vacationing... Read more
Tricare Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
November 7, 2013
  Give yourself the chance to quit for good. Lock it up. Throw it away. Give it to a friend. Do whatever it takes. Distance yourself from tobacco and its harmful effects for just 24 hours during this year’s Great American Smokeout (GASO) on Nov. 21. GASO is a perfect time to quit because you won’t be doing it alone — others will be quitting along with you. Quitting is never easy. But don’t... Read more