Loretta Park, Hilltop Times Staff
June 19, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Beneath the thunder of jets zooming across the sky, more than 200 motorcycles roared out of the parking lot onto the street to cruise through Weber and Davis counties to let other motorists know they should share the road. The motorcyclists included civilian employees at Hill Air Force Base,  Air Force personnel, law enforcement officers and two mayors. They were... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
LAYTON — Twelve years later, the sounds of freedom are still being heard in Layton.The Sounds of Freedom event, which will be held this year on June 21 at the Layton Commons Park at 437 N. Wasatch Drive, was originally started in September of 2002 by LT Weese, former 388th Fighter Wing Honorary Commander, in memory of victims of 9/11.The show began with a host of hot rod cars, and is still the... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Hill Air Force Base Warriors Over The Wasatch Open House and Air Show is set for June 28-29, with the largest lineup HAFB has seen in the history of the show.   Across the country, though, air shows are still halted due to sequestration. Thanks to HAFB’s strong support from the community and good track record, top U.S. Air Force officials allowed HAFB to be one... Read more
Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
June 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force spouses are key to maintaining stability on the home front as Airmen maintain focus on the war front, according to the wife of the Air Force’s top officer.The key spouse program is an official unit/family program overseen by commanders designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of unity within the Air Force community. The program was standardized across the Air... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Kathryn Kolbe, Commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base, recently traveled to Washington D.C. where she received the 2014 Military Leader Award from the Association of Defense Communities. The award is set up to recognize leaders in the country who have gone above and beyond setting up innovative partnerships with the surrounding community,... Read more
Steve Salles, Hilltop Times Staff
June 12, 2014
Admittedly, Liam Neeson is making a comfortable living these days snarling at potential suspects, breaking a few heads and pointing a gun at almost everybody — and for some reason, we can’t get enough.This time, the only thing “Taken” is Liam’s desire and propensity to shoot first and ask questions later. After all, he is U.S. Federal Air Marshal Bill Marks, assigned to a trans-Atlantic flight... Read more
Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operation Location - P
June 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — During the past year, Air Force leaders have been shaping a new and more comprehensive Air Force evaluation system for officers and enlisted Airmen.The new system is designed to better meet the needs of the Air Force and Airmen, differentiate more effectively between good and great performers, and value job performance first and foremost, Air Force leaders said.One change Airmen... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — As the sun rose over the Wasatch Mountains, on  June 6, participants gathered on the Hill Air Force Base track for the AFOSI 7th Annual Ruck March in memoriam of a fallen Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent, Special Agent Ryan Balmer.“On 5 June 2007, Balmer was in a convoy returning to Kirkuk Regional Air Base. Approximately two miles south of the base, an... Read more
Lt. Col. Todd Robbins, 4th Fighter Squadron Commander
June 12, 2014
It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!— ABRAHAM LINCOLNIn April of 2013 the U.S. Air Force was forced to stand down many of... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — With the sobering news that suicide is the second leading cause of death in the military, with 35 individuals assigned to Hill Air Force Base who committed suicide in the last five years, officials knew it was time to take action.Col. Kathryn Kolbe, commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base, said hosting the base’s first Suicide Prevention Town Hall on... Read more