Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
May 22, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Bryan Radliff, 419th Fighter Wing commander, and Col. Lance Landrum, 388th FW commander, toured Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, Texas, last week for an inside look at production of the F-35A Lightning II. During their visit, the colonels autographed the wing of the first operational F-35A due to arrive here in 2015. Together, the 419th FW and 388th... Read more
Rachel J. Trotter, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 22, 2014
ROY — Students at Roy Elementary got an extra special treat Monday as members of the U. S. Air Force spent the morning reading and sharing stories of their military lives with students.The military personnel were participating in the “Heroes Reading” program where once a month some volunteer to go to elementary schools and read with students. Some also talked about their careers as pilots,... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 22, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On June 12, more than 300 motorcyclists will be hitting the pavement in an effort to be seen by other drivers.The See Me Save Me awareness ride and campaign, now in its fifth year, will begin at 11 a.m. on June 12 at the south gate of the base. Both on and off base riders are encouraged to participate.“This time of year we start to see a lot of people out on their... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
May 22, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — With an elevation of nearly 5,000 feet, Hill Air Force Base’s air is thinner and, apparently, so are the airmen.That’s what a new study released by PLOS ONE concludes after its authors examined the correlation between obesity and altitude among enlisted Air Force and Army personnel. PLOS ONE is an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library... Read more
Melissa Witt, 75th OSS Wives Group
May 22, 2014
The 75th OSS Wives plan a fundraiser garage sale to raise money for the squadron.This will be the group’s third garage sale fundraiser. We have had such success in the past that we decided to try it again this year. Organizers will hold these garage sale fundraisers to help raise money for use in supporting the troops of our squadron and their families. Last year, proceeds went toward... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 15, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base celebrated “Military Spouse Appreciation Day” on May 9.Liesel Woodard, a Community Readiness Consultant at the Hill AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center, organized this year’s event, which “has been an annual event here at Hill for many years. This is a national event held each year in May.” She noted, “we like to take out one day a year to thank... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 15, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Up in the northeast corner of base, somewhat hidden behind a hill overlooking the valley, affectionately referred to as “dirt with a view,” is a 3D archery course set on 13 ½ acres of land.  There is record of the club having been around since the 1950s, but Club President Scott Van Allen has only been involved with the club for the last 15 years, having gotten into the... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 15, 2014
The Team Hill First Sergeant Council recognized one of Hill’s junior enlisted Friday with a Diamond Sharp Award.Airman 1st Class Richard Burgula, Hill Air Force Base Contracting Directorate, was presented a certificate and a First Sergeant Coin as the winner of the award for the first quarter of 2014.“Airman Burgula’s involvement in base activities caught the attention of the first sergeants,”... Read more
Air Force News Service
May 15, 2014
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. — The husband of an Air Education and Training Command major represented the Air Force in the 2014 Military Spouse of the Year awards ceremony, honoring a spouse from each service.Christopher Pape, husband of Maj. Dana Pape, AETC resources section chief, was one of six representing the services to be honored during spouse of the year award ceremony, sponsored... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
May 15, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — More jet noise near Hill Force Base and some rumbling echoes coming from Utah’s west desert this week can be explained with two words: Combat Hammer. That’s the nickname for the the Air Force’s “Weapons System Evaluation Program” which has been ongoing at Hill and the Utah Test and Training Range for much of the past two weeks. The program is used by the Air Force... Read more

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