Command Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews command chief master sergeant
May 5, 2011
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- As we maintain an unrivaled defense of America ... it dawned on me that we aren't given second chances to get our mission done right. As American military service members, we have one chance at life and what life holds for us. So, my challenge to you, as well as for myself, is to not function as though our life is a dry run.Those around the world who are waiting for our... Read more
Elaine Sanchez, American Forces Press Service
May 5, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Building resilience and providing long-term support are keys to strengthening military families and better equipping them to weather the frequent, multiple deployments so prevalent in this decade of war, the wife of the nation's top military officer said."We've never asked a generation of families to do what this one has done," said Deborah Mullen, the wife of Chairman of the Joint... Read more
May 5, 2011
Where are you from? Great Falls, S.CWhat is your favorite quote? "Everything works out in the end, if it hasn't worked out then it's not the end." -- UnknownWhat is your favorite part about being in the Air Force? Meeting new people.If you were not in the Air Force, what would you want to be? A drummer or music producer.What is your favorite type of music? Metal.What are your hobbies? Drumming... Read more
May 5, 2011
Closed permanently -- Gum Lane is closed at "M" Street to allow for work on utilities along the north side of the new gate road. Traffic will be able to use Fir Lane to detour around the closure at Alabama Drive.Through June 11 -- 174 spaces will close in the parking lot south of Buildings 1219, 1229 and 1239. The closed area will shift to the east in the early part of May opening parking in the... Read more
Airman 1st Class Melissa Dearstone, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 5, 2011
The Team Hill Junior Force Council hosted its 2011 Speaker Series at the Base Theater on April 27.Darrin Wray, Falcon Hill's Enhanced Use Lease Program Manager, was the keynote speaker and provided valuable information on Falcon Hill."In 2001 Congress provided authority for the Department of Defense to take un-utilized property and lease it out to a developer in exchange for some type of return... Read more
Lt. Col. Todd Osgood, 75th Medical Support Squadron commander
May 5, 2011
The 75th Medical Support Squadron, the 75th Security Forces Squadron, 75th Air Base Wing Wingman Advocate Paul Ashcraft and the Drug Enforcement Agency joined forces to provide Utah families a means for safe disposal of unwanted, unused prescription medications at the commissary on April 30. "Utah families disposed of 82 pounds of drugs, which is about 850 prescriptions' worth," said Capt.... Read more
Capt. Cody Honeycutt, 75th LRS
May 5, 2011
A new fuel delivery system was officially turned over to Hill Air Force Base as Col. Patrick Higby, installation commander, cut the ribbon at a short ceremony April 22 with Airmen from the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron assisting him.The new system changes the way large aircraft will be refueled at the base. The $30 million Type III Constant Pressure System, with two 450,000 gallon storage... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
May 5, 2011
“The unnamed conspirator” may not actually physically enter the courtroom in sexual assault cases, but it influences outcomes there and society at large, said Anne Munch, a former prosecuting attorney and a strong proponent of victims rights at a presentation at the base theater April 28.In a presentation giving surprising details and highlights from court... Read more
Ryan Larsen, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 5, 2011
For Hill's month long Earth Day observance several energy conservation educational presentations were offered. Rocky Mountain Power's Commercial Industrial Program Manager for Energy Efficiency Chris Helmers was invited to speak at a Lunch and Learn session April 25.Helmers began the session with some energy math questions. How much does it cost to run a regular 100 watt lightbulb for ten hours... Read more
Air Force News Service
May 5, 2011
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- TriCare Young Adult (TYA) is now open for enrollment with coverage. Such coverage opened up May 1.Uniformed services dependents under age 26, unmarried, and not eligible for their own employer-sponsored health care coverage may be qualified to purchase TYA, which offers TriCare Standard coverage for monthly premiums of $186.A premium-based TriCare Prime benefit will be... Read more

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Patience requested during gate closures As publicized, the South Gate is closed through Oct. 5 for the... more