Chief Master Sgt. Mark Batzer, 388th Fighter Wing command chief
December 29, 2011
It's difficult to be positive when the news is riddled with bleak stories about our economic recession, 15-plus trillion dollar debt, high unemployment and record housing foreclosures. While it can be easy to get beat down and accept failure, this is not the American way. Instead we must stay strong, pull together and aggressively take action to correct the situation. From a holistic standpoint... Read more
December 29, 2011
Where are you from? Eden, UtahWhat is your favorite movie quote? "Hakuna Matata"-- "The Lion King"What is your favorite part about being in the Air Force? The people. The Air Force has an amazing variety of race, culture, and ethnicity. It is interesting to get to know about all the different people you meet.If you were not in the Air Force, what would you want to be? Structural engineer (... Read more
December 29, 2011
Hill lost an Explosive Devise Ordinance technician when Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer M. Solesbee died while in the service of his country in the Shorabak district of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.Enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, and Solesbee and two other services members were killed in the incident.Solesbee was a member of the tight-knit 775th Civil Engineer Squadron... Read more
December 29, 2011
Hill Air Force Base announced the news in December 2011 that the Open House and Air Show would return to the base in May of 2012.An open house and air show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds is planned at the base for May 26-27.The two-day event, which is free and open to the public, will include aerial demonstrations and displays to provide the public a personal look at the Air Force and... Read more
December 29, 2011
Col. Scott Long took command of the 388th Fighter Wing in April. At the ceremony in which he received command, Long highlighted the fighter wing's complex mission results in a high operations tempo with the most aggressive flying hour program in the Air Force."This nation counts on the 388th Fighter Wing's men and women to rise above the fray and devise unique solutions to solve wicked problems... Read more
December 29, 2011
The 649th Munitions Squadron had its Standard Air Munitions Package (STAMP) inspection Oct. 27-29, with the Airmen's performance judged as outstanding with zero safety or explosive incidents.The inspection was designed to test the 649th MUNS ability to conduct a safe and efficient munitions operation.Two flight line inspections at Hill also brought outstanding results. The Air Traffic System... Read more
December 29, 2011
Construction continued on the Northrop Grumman building as part of the Falcon Hill Research Park plans. A new West Gate building is under construction. New signal lights, parking lots and the rerouting of several roads have all meant that the west side near the Building 1200 series has seen several changes in 2011.Popeye's Restaurant and the Shopette adjacent to it, have a new entrance and fence... Read more
December 29, 2011
At the Focus on Defense Symposium held June 15 in the Davis County Events Center, the underlying message was that budget issues were on the minds of leadership."Each department (across the Department of Defense) is trying to figure out how they can help themselves," said Scott Reynolds, who works at the Pentagon as deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Logistics. "Right now, there are... Read more
December 29, 2011
An agreement 25 years in the making was signed June 13 at Hill Air Force Base as University of Utah officials and the Ogden Air Logistics Center Engineering Directorate leadership and staff gathered at a conference room at the base.Angie Tymofichuk, director of the Ogden-ALC Engineering Directorate, took pen in hand and added her signature to an Educational Partnership Agreement alongside the... Read more
December 29, 2011
Three new facilities held ribbon cuttings at Hill in 2011 bringing more efficient processes, increased safety and better access to military housing.A new fuel delivery system was officially turned over to Hill Air Force Base April 22 which changed the way large aircraft refuel at the base. The $30 million Type III Constant Pressure System, with two 450,000 gallon storage tanks and more than two... Read more

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In the Know Wardleigh Road lane closuresConstruction at Wardleigh Road west... more