Michael McFall, Standard-Examiner staff
June 2, 2011
Kristoffer M. Solesbee died doing what he loved: saving lives.Tech. Sgt. Solesbee, 32, from Hill Air Force Base, died May 26 in the Shorabak district of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Citrus Heights, Calif., native died of wounds he suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.A second man, Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Hamski, 28, of Ottumwa, Iowa, also was killed... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
June 2, 2011
An area on Hill Air Force Base that served as a construction yard for nearly six years is now home to laughing, running children.On May 18 base officials opened Patriot Hills Regional Park, the latest piece of a massive renovation project for Hill's housing area.The park site is where construction equipment was stored and where a double-wide construction trailer was set up during the renovation.... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
June 2, 2011
Memorial Day services honored two World War II service personnel as memories of their contributions and experiences were retold at the Mazer Memorial Chapel and Hill Aerospace Museum.The Utah Aviation Hall of Fame added Lt. Wendell Van Twelves to its roster of distinguished aerial pioneers and heroes. Twelves is the 25th such listing."Only the best of the best is selected each year, for the... Read more
Maj. Michael Radle, 84th RADES Operations Officer
June 2, 2011
As a small, selectively manned Air Combat Command tenant unit at Hill Air Force Base, the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron (84th RADES) is frequently confused with the 84th Combat Sustainment Wing or is thought to be a flight under the 388th or 419th Fighter Wings. Let me clarify that misperception.84th RADES can trace its lineage back to the Army Air Corps' 1940 deployment of the first aircraft... Read more
June 2, 2011
Airman to Airman: Airman 1st Class Michelle Peterson, 75th Force Support SquadronWhere are you from? Green Bay, Wisc. -- Go, Packers!What is your favorite quote or movie quote? "There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded." -- UnknownWhat is your favorite part about being in the Air Force... Read more
June 2, 2011
The goal this month at Civilian Health Promotion Services is to prevent unintentional injury and death by educating and influencing people to adopt and maintain safe and healthy practices in the workplace, on roads and highways, and in homes and communities. According to the National Safety Council, unintentional injuries and deaths in the United States are at unacceptable levels. An estimated... Read more
June 2, 2011
New crosswalk signal delayed because of bad weather -- Wardleigh Road's signal light will blink yellow for 3 to 5 seconds signaling motorists to slow down and prepare to stop. The light will then turn solid yellow and then solid red. In the solid red state motorists are required to stop.At this point pedestrians will be able to begin to cross and will be given a countdown of 15 seconds.Motorists... Read more
Ryan Larsen, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 2, 2011
Most of the state is at or above two hundred percent above of its normal snowpack capacity. As the weather warms, there is likely to be flooding. But don't head for higher ground just yet, simple preparation can avoid costly damages.One of the smartest things people can do to help prepare for a flood is to aware of warnings. In some counties, such as Tooele, warning sirens are used to alert... Read more
Senior Master Sgt. Teri Crispi, Hill Air Force Base Sergeants Association
June 2, 2011
The Hill Air Force Base Sergeants Association and the POW/MIA Awareness Organization of Utah are partnering up to help promote POW/MIA Awareness. The week of June 6-10 is POW/MIA Awareness Week and "A Run to Remember" fun run is scheduled for June 6 at the Hess Fitness Center. In addition there will be a movie showing, June 8, and a dinner on June 10 as part of the week's events.As of May 16,... Read more
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
June 2, 2011
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Mars/Wrigley are partnering to offer "house money" to one U.S. shopper.The "Mars/Wrigley Power of 1 Sweepstakes" gives shoppers at the Hill AFB Exchange the opportunity to win a $50 gift card.Entering automatically also registers patrons into a national chance to win a $10,000 check for rent or mortgage. "The living will definitely be easier for one... Read more