Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
September 26, 2013
  "Can you feel hearts are beating pretty fast and pretty hard?" asked Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, to a hangar full of people awaiting the sight of the first F-35 Lightning II. "This truly is the start of something good," he said. Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr., Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, directed the doors to open and the 21-foot jet was... Read more
Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service
September 26, 2013
WASHINGTON — Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has not passed a budget. If Congress does not approve a budget or pass a... Read more
Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 26, 2013
  Base officials are partnering with the Davis County Health Department to make it easier for Hill’s civilians to receive the flu vaccine this year. The health department will offer insurance billed flu vaccinations to Hill’s non-Tricare beneficiary civilian employees during a series of on-base clinics held in October and November. "The best protection from influenza is to get a flu shot... Read more
Kelly Capener, Chief, Business Operations OO-ALC
September 26, 2013
With all the rhetoric in the news lately regarding the lack of a signed federal budget, the continuing resolution (CRA), sequestration, DoD furloughs, and another potential round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), I thought it was important for our readers to hear "the rest of the story." Though all of these subjects are very important and admittedly our nation faces serious fiscal... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
September 26, 2013
On a day packed with excitement, including the ceremony for the F-35 Lightning II’s maintenance program, the base paused long enough to celebrate the Air Force’s 66th anniversary with dinner and a ball. Earlier that day, a special ceremony was held to commemorate the F-35A Lightning II’s arrival on base for maintenance and sustainment. "I am going to start at the very beginning with what I want... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
September 26, 2013
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio — In the MAJCOM portion of the Half Marathon, Hill AFB Airman 1st Class Danny Rangel, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron, of Hill AFB, led Team AFMC to victory with his time of 1:29:44. The winning average time for AFMC team placers was 1:34:57. Capt. Morgan Hall, 416th Supply Chain Management Squadron, also of Hill AFB, ran for Team AFMC and placed third in his... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
September 26, 2013
Team Hill Warrior Run scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27, has been postponed to Friday, Oct. 4. All of Team Hill is welcome to kick off the start of a new fiscal year with what should be a beautiful fall morning flightline run. Please join the group at 6:45 a.m. on the south side of the flight line outside of Hangar 590 (enter through Gate 28V.) Parking is available at the southeast corner of Balmer... Read more
Brian Brackens, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 26, 2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio — On a rainy last day of summer in a sold-out event hosted by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, runners from across the country and from around the world competed in the 2013 U.S. Air Force Marathon, Sept. 21. Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander welcomed runners and spectators to the 17th annual event. "This year we have 15,000... Read more
September 26, 2013
MARATHON MEN’S: Michael McLaughlin, Pleasant View, Utah, 3:28:59 David Davidson, Herriman, Utah, 4:08:54 Keith Bollinger, Syracuse, Utah, 4:49:09 Christopher Ortiz, Layton, Utah, 5:14:14 Danny Ocasio, Hill Air Force Base, 5:20:23   WOMEN’S Stephanie Davidson, Herriman, Utah, 3:14:32 Michelle McEntire, Cottonwood Heights, Utah, 4:41:23 Jamie Eichhorn, Layton, Utah, 5:49:14   HALF... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
September 26, 2013
The AFCEA Wasatch Chapter is sponsoring a Technology and Cyber Security Day at The Landing on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual event will feature live demonstrations, hands-on exhibits, educational cyber sessions worth Continuing Professional Education credit. Participants can learn about the latest in: cyber security, cross domain solutions, virtualization cloud, simulation... Read more