Bill Orndorff, 309th Maintenance Wing
July 14, 2011
The 309th Maintenance Wing received a new commander July 5 when Col. Allan E. Day accepted the wing flag.Held in Building 237, the ceremony included a formation of 45 military and civilian employees from the wing. Day is the fifth leader of the wing since the organization was activated in 2005."This is a pretty humbling experience -- leading a large organization like this," Day said in his... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
July 14, 2011
Listening to organizers gear up for the Our Nation's Defenders' Picnic, July 29, you could get the impression that the effort doesn't involve a lot of time, effort and work. When talking to Barbara Riddle, chairwoman for the committee, and active member of the Top of Utah Military Affairs Executive Committee (MAC), as plans unfold smoothly there still might seem to be that impression. But don't... Read more
Jon Hanson, Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
July 14, 2011
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --- The Air Force selected four winners for the Air Force's productivity and excellence awards recently.The awards recognize individuals or groups that provide resource-saving improvements to the Air Force.The Air Force Exceptional Innovator Award recognizes outstanding Air Force innovators who contributed to continual performance improvement through the Air Force... Read more
Airman and Family Readiness Staff
July 14, 2011
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and members of the uniformed services.It offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans. The TSP is a defined contribution plan, which means that the retirement income you receive from your TSP account will depend on how much... Read more
Anne Morrison, Hilltop Times Staff
July 14, 2011
The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo is honoring our service members with a night dedicated to retired and active duty military members. In addition, an Airman from Hill will be recognized every night at the rodeo. Patriot Night will take place July 21 and all regular rodeo events will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.In the selection process, 13 rodeo queen contestants each picked a military member -- some... Read more
Col. Scott Long, 388th Fighter Wing commander
July 14, 2011
I still believe leadership matters. These are tough times we live in for sure, but I'm concerned about what's going on with many of our Airmen today. I've seen Airmen get into trouble with drugs, child pornography, child abuse, assault and battery, DUIs, drunk and disorderly conduct, sexual assault, obstruction of justice, domestic violence, tech order violations and well-below average customs... Read more
July 14, 2011
Why did you join the Air Force Reserve? I wanted to get some more experience in the field I'm going into as a civilian and to help pay for school.What are some of your hobbies? I love board games, tennis, hiking and being outside.Is there a food that you always have in your kitchen? There's an appliance I use that's my favorite of all. It's called a rocket oven. I learned about it on my mission... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs Report
July 14, 2011
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force announced July 7, the re-assignment of Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger from Air Force Materiel Command vice commander to military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.The Air Force also announced the president's nomination of Maj. Gen. C.D. Moore II, deputy director of the Joint... Read more
Monica D. Morales, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
July 14, 2011
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Materiel Command will face the challenge of maintaining strategic priorities while operating within an environment of reduced or flattened budgets, command officials said at a June 28 meeting between AFMC senior leaders and the military's largest employee union.The annual joint national labor management meeting brought together AFMC Commander Gen... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
July 14, 2011
Hill Air Force Base is known for its cutting-edge work on high-flying jets, but on the west side of the base, work is being done every day on something a little closer to the ground. The U.S. Army Defense Generator and Rail Center at Hill performs complete modification, repair and overhaul on locomotives used by the Department of Defense all over the county to haul everything from ammunition,... Read more