Rich Essary, 75th Public Affairs Office
June 30, 2011
LIBERTY -- For Airmen, a deployment can mean up to 12 months away from loved ones, missing precious childhood moments and marriages under stress. That's why the Wolf Creek Foundation is announcing its annual concert series, which is held to support family-focused retreats for Airmen and their families.On June 24, more than 45 families from Hill Air Force Base (AFB) gathered at the Pineview Lodge... Read more
Staff Sgt. Eric Burks, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
June 30, 2011
The Hill 5/6 program held its first Warrior Fitness Challenge on June 17, providing Airmen the opportunity to compete in a unique physical training challenge.Keeping the Wingman concept in mind, each team of two Airmen first performed push-ups and sit-ups, meeting a set standard for age and gender categories. The final leg of the competition was a mile and a half run -- two laps around Hill's... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
June 30, 2011
The Candy Bomber, Col. (Ret.) Gail S. Halvorsen, spoke June 15 at the Ogden City Amphitheater. The Air Force pilot assigned to the Berlin Airlift from July 1948 to January 1949 gained the nickname "Uncle Wiggly Wings" after he noticed some children in West Berlin, pressed up against a barbed wire fence watching the airplanes land and he shared two sticks of gum. When he promised to drop chocolate... Read more
Chris Wilkins, Fire inspector, Hill AFB Fire Prevention Office
June 30, 2011
It is once again that time of year when we gather together with friends and family to celebrate our nation's history. Unfortunately, along with the celebrations come injuries, in 2009 the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that nearly 9,000 people were taken to the emergency room and two died from fireworks-related injuries. Of the injuries, nearly 6,000 happened within 30 days of the... Read more
June 30, 2011
It's Military Appreciation night July 2 at the West Jordan Independence Day PRCA Rodeo.Show your military ID and wear your uniform and get in free.Tickets are available at the West Jordan Chamber, 8000 S. Redwood Road, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or evenings at the West Jordan Arena Box Office, 8035 S. 2200 West, West Jordan. For more information call, 801-569-5100. Read more
June 30, 2011
The Family Child Care office is looking for people who are interested in providing care in their homes for the following:Infants under the age of twoHourly, part-time and substitute careSpecial Needs Care (children with asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy, autism, physical impairments, etc.)There will be a New Provider Orientation on Aug. 16, 17, 18. Applications are due Aug. 9You must attend all... Read more
1st Lt. Christine R. Kemnitz, 75th CPTS, Financial Services Officer
June 30, 2011
The Controlled Spend Account (CSA) has replaced the Government Travel Card. Many of you may have already seen or even used these new bright blue travel cards. Though the CSA is used for the same purposes as the GTC was used for, there are several key differences that you should be familiar with. Below are some tips that will help you better understand how to use the CSA card and how the new card... Read more
Shari Lopatin, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
June 30, 2011
More Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, colon, uterus, ovaries and pancreas -- combined.All together, says the American Cancer Society, that equals 2 million new cases of skin cancer a year, making it more common than any other cancer. The majority of skin cancers are caused from too many UV rays -- which can come from the sun or tanning... Read more
AAFES Public Affairs
June 30, 2011
With a value proposition of "You Save. We Give Back," and a mission to provide military shoppers with quality goods and services at competitively low prices, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has to work double-time to deliver the savings Airmen have come to expect.Military shoppers trying to squeeze the most out of their dollar, of course, have an edge thanks to the tax-free advantage they... Read more
Focus on Defense Symposium, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau , Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau , Pentagon, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
June 23, 2011
LAYTON -- The U.S. Air Force, much like other industries across America, is doing everything it can to save its pennies.That was the message June 15 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, as nearly 500 people attended the Utah Air Force Association's 32nd annual "Focus on Defense Symposium."The symposium featured speakers from across the Air Force who spoke on how the department can continue... Read more