Thomas Badman, Airman and Family Readiness Center director
January 27, 2011
Relocating and adjusting to a new base as a military spouse can bring on many challenges. Knowing where to go and what resources are available can be difficult to locate. The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts the program, Heart Link to help ease this process.The program, sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), is available at Air Force bases around the world. The AFAS supports the... Read more
January 27, 2011
Entries sought for online absentee voter poster and slogan contestFor the first time ever, the Federal Voting Assistance Program is opening its biennial voting poster and slogan contests to all U.S. citizens worldwide using Challenge.gov to facilitate the process.The FVAP Slogan Contest challenge asks for slogan ideas that inspire members of the military, their families and U.S. citizens residing... Read more
2nd Lt. Stacy Glaus, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 27, 2011
Has your office been making bets on what that big silver thing over Wardleigh Road is? If so, it's time to pay up.That "big silver thing" is actually a conveyor belt to assist with the construction process and mitigate traffic disruption during the construction of the Falcon Hill Northrop Grumman facility.The new construction on the west side of Hill Aill Air Force Base marks the start of the 50... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Michael Voss, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
January 27, 2011
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz visited the Airmen of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram on Jan. 18 and 19 during a trip to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.The Air Force's 19th chief of staff also took time to present Purple Hearts to Capt. Gil Wyche and Senior Airman Brandon Cullen Towle, and to address more than 300 Airmen... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
January 27, 2011
The Hilltop Times recently said good-bye to a behind-the-scenes worker, Marilyn Barber, to retirement after more than 45 years of contributions under the guise of different job titles and different company owners.Bill Orndorff, former editor of the Hilltop Times and now 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs officer, said of Barber: "From the days when the Hilltop Times was produced in that small shop... Read more
January 27, 2011
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --- Air Force officials are extending the application period for nonrated line officers in overmanned Air Force specialties to voluntarily apply for cross flow into undermanned career fields until Feb. 4, as part of a newly formalized program announced in January.Air Force leaders announced the implementation of a competitive officer cross-flow program as an... Read more
2nd Lt. Stacy Glaus, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 27, 2011
What do an elementary student, Legos and bio-engineering have in common? Talk to a Hill Field Elementary student and they'll tell you it's a robotics competition using Legos to solve bio-engineering problems.Saturday, Jan. 15, was the FIRST Lego League Robotics Competition scrimmage enabling more than a dozen students to dive into the basics of engineering and teambuilding.The competition was... Read more
January 27, 2011
Half Marathon Walking Training Circuit -- Jan. 31-May 21; Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, at 9 a.m., Friday at 6 a.m. at the Warrior Health and Fitness Center. Train with fitness center staff in preparation for the Hill Air Force Base Half Marathon on May 21. Participants are invited to attend all four days or when they can sign up.To sign up or for more information, please contact the Warrior... Read more
Ann Skarban, 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
January 27, 2011
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- At first glance, Bill McPherson appears to be a simple, outgoing, southern Colorado community leader with a deep appreciation for local military members.But it's only after you get to know this highly-decorated Army veteran who retired as a colonel after 30 years of service and his story of being shot down in Vietnam that you learn just how close he is to the... Read more
Mike Walbert, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
January 27, 2011
Enrolling into the TriCare West Region now has the feel and ease of signing a credit card transaction at the market or department store.TriWest Healthcare Alliance, the Department of Defense contractor that manages TriCare for the 21-state West Region, has rolled out electronic signature pads to nearly all of its TriCare Service Centers (TSC) at West Region offices, bringing convenience to... Read more