Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield
February 20, 2014
Team Sustainment,We are just six weeks into the new calendar year, but the pathway to success is already much clearer than it was for most of 2013. The budget has passed and we pretty much know what to expect. The Air Force Sustainment Center, like other organizations across the defense department, is transitioning from more than a decade of war to a peacetime readiness stance as we draw down our... Read more
Lt. Col. Lonnie Hammack, 21st Mission Support Group
February 20, 2014
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As I contemplated this article and the fact that it would be published during February, which is African American History Month, I thought at first that perhaps I’m not the best candidate to write this.After all, I’m not African-American or any other ethnic minority.Upon further reflection, I decided that some of the experiences I had growing up may be applicable... Read more
Randy Roughton, Air Force News Service
February 20, 2014
TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Words from the Air Force’s first African American general catch the attention of visitors to the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, giving them an idea of the pride pilots felt for their flight training here, particularly the first time they took the air alone. “After the last landing, the instructor took his parachute out of the rear cockpit, and told me to take it up alone... Read more
Randy Roughton, Air Force News Service
February 20, 2014
TUSKEGEE, Ala. — This year’s National African American History Month observance celebrates 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. But for the Air Force, an important evolution on the road to equality for African Americans can be traced more than two decades earlier with an experiment from senior leaders to train black pilots at the famed Tuskegee... Read more
Air Force Public Affairs Agency
February 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — Both active and retired African-American general officers and members of the senior executive service were recognized during the Ninth Annual Stars and Stripes dinner Feb. 7, here.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented this year’s Black Engineer of the Year award to Air Force recipient Brig. Gen. Cedric D. George, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
February 20, 2014
WILLARD — It took more than 60 years for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to finally recognize the wounds Roy Torgeson suffered during the Korean War, but the 81-year-old Willard resident’s battle isn’t over yet — he’s still fighting for the Purple Heart he says he earned six decades ago.Although he has lived in Willard for more than 50 years now, Torgeson was born and raised in North... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
February 13, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Next month, you might want to make arrangements to get to work a little early if you drive along Southgate Drive at Hill Air Force Base.On March 3, Hill’s 75th Civil Engineering Squadron will begin a road construction project on South gate Drive from Wardleigh Avenue to roughly Hangar 1 on the flightline.A total of nine buildings will be affected by the project, including... Read more
February 13, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 419th Fighter Wing celebrated Utah’s remarkable Air Force reservists at an Annual Awards Banquet Saturday. Nearly 400 people, including military members, families and community supporters, gathered to honor the wing’s best performers from throughout the year.Guest speaker Maj. Gen. Richard Shook, mobilization assistant to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, spoke about... Read more
George F. Jozens and Senior Airman Adam Borgman, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
February 13, 2014
The 729th Air Control Squadron did more than monitor the skies Feb. 6 — they also provided the Roy High School automotive technologies class an up-close and personal look at disassembled military vehicles.The high school’s automotive technologies teacher, Clay Bushell, has been working with the squadron known as the “Angry Warriors” to bring his automotive class to the base to see Air Force... Read more
Capt. Jeffrey Geddes, 75th Medical Operations Squadron
February 13, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Our relationships with our family and significant others help to keep us balanced and bring meaning to our lives. Maintaining a healthy relationship requires effort and does not always come easily.Healthy relationships allow both partners to feel supported and connected, but still feel independent. Below are some signs and keys to a healthy relationship:• Treat each other... Read more

In The Know

In the know Legal office closureThe 75th Air Base Wing Legal Office will be... more
In the know Blended Retirement System Town HallsHill AFB will hold town hall... more