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
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times Staff
January 20, 2011
During the month of February we celebrate, as a nation, African American History Month. There are many great leaders, activists and educators associated with African American history, but out of them all Martin Luther King Jr. is perhaps the most well known, and for good reason.To start off the celebration of African American history, a Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon was held Feb. 13. Students... Read more
Airman Crystal Charriere, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 20, 2011
Five members of the 419th Fighter Wing's 67th Aerial Port Squadron showed what it means to be wingmen as they joined their comrades in Joint Base Balad, Iraq for a four-month deployment. The group will be united with 23 other squadron personnel who departed last week.While there, the group will load and unload aircraft in support of airport operations.The Airmen departed from the Salt Lake... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
January 20, 2011
The 388th Tactical Fighter Wing Desert Shield/Storm F-16 pilots came to Hill Air Force Base on Jan. 15 for their 20 year reunion. The group was comprised of the 4th TFS, 421st TFS, and the 69th TFS from Moody AFB, Ga. They toured the base Jan. 10 and held an informal dinner the following day.SDLqThere's people (here) I haven't seen in 20 years, and it's like nothing's changed except the gray... Read more
Armed Forces News Service
January 20, 2011
SAN ANTONIO -- Invitations to take the 2011 Air Force Community Assessment will be sent out Jan. 25.The assessment is designed to assist chaplains and people working in installation-level Airman and family readiness centers, family advocacy programs, health and wellness centers, mental health clinics and child and youth programs to better meet the needs of service members and their families."This... Read more
LT. COL. MARK ANARUMO, 8th Security Forces Squadron commander
January 20, 2011
KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The "backbone of the Air Force." This overused but still very relevant phrase is familiar to most of us in uniform, usually in the context of describing the enlisted force, or more specifically, the non-commissioned officer corps. But what does it mean? And why is it still so important?The term "backbone," of course, refers to the most important piece of the... Read more