June 23, 2011
The new program PLAYpass gives deployed members with families and returning single Airmen a break from the rigors of deployment through learning, recreation and leisure programs.The 75th Force Support Squadron has plenty of opportunities to break away from the stress of deployment, engage with your children in fun activities, sports or classes and even give you a break when you need it though... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
June 16, 2011
One of Hill Air Force Base's top military leaders will be shipping out at the end of this month.Col. Patrick Higby, commander of the base's 75th Air Base Wing, will be headed to Washington, D.C., on June 30 for a new position with the White House Communications Agency. In his duties as commander, Higby essentially serves as the mayor of the base. The wing provides installation support for the... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny
June 16, 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 OO-ALC Engineering Directorate, took pen in hand and added her signature to an Educational Partnership Agreement alongside the... Read more
June 16, 2011
Wardleigh Road will be closed two lanes at a time near the intersection of Wardleigh Road and "F" Street, June 20-25. Only two lanes of Wardleigh will be closed at a time. Trenching will continue up the alley between Buildings 39 and 58 and to a manhole on Canberra Road, closing Canberra June 27-July 1. Read more
Joseph Moore, Traffic Management Officer
June 16, 2011
Are you making a change in your permanent station from within the continental U.S. this summer? If yes, be aware the peak summer move season is definitely in full swing. Much like last season, the entire Department of Defense is experiencing difficulty obtaining Transportation Service Providers (TSPs) to pack and pick up personal property shipments. DoD attributes this to several factors to... Read more
Airman 1st Class Crystal Charriere, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 16, 2011
It's been one year since I was stranded on the side of the highway with a dead-end job and no money for school or gas. As I sat in my car, waiting for my ride to show up, I realized I wasn't going anywhere, and it wasn't only because my gas tank was empty.I pictured myself as a stronger person when I graduated high school, but I was dependent on my parents, my friends and my job, which was just a... Read more


Commentary: 388th FW displays safety

Ryan Larsen, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 16, 2011
A mangled and disfigured car was recently placed near the South Gate just before Memorial Day as the Air Force's 101 Critical Days of Summer were set to begin. The car was set up next to a banner that declared, "Belt up for a safe summer," as a reminder to motorists to be safe and vigilant during the summer vacation months.The idea to place a wrecked car near the front gate just prior to Memorial... Read more
Anne Morrison, Hilltop Times Staff
June 16, 2011
A team of engineers, inspectors and technicians at Hill Air Force Base are working to create a manual for a Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) testing program to aid in the regeneration of decommissioned F-4 aircraft that are to be modified into drones.This NDI program will help find potentially critical degradations in the aircraft flight surfaces before the modifications are completed.Recently,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
June 16, 2011
Staff Sgt. Benjamin Smith still wears a bracelet in remembrance of the fellow airman he lost in battle.On Jan. 16 in Afghanistan, Smith lost a military partner he'd had for more than three years, his military working dog Beto.Smith is a member of the 75th Security Forces Squadron's Military Working Dog Group at Hill Air Force Base. The group trains and deploys military working dogs to assist... Read more
Anne Morrison, Hilltop Times Staff
June 16, 2011
On June 14, Hill's Wildlife Habitat Biologist Jo Proctor received a call from a gentleman who found eight ducklings in a sewer drain near the South Gate entrance. The man had noticed the hen near the gutter for some time, and went to see what was keeping her there. When he looked in, he saw her eight babies inside, prompting a call to Proctor for help.Proctor arrived with a cardboard box to... Read more