Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
May 15, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Even though the plane crash and the hundreds of injuries that followed were fake, Top of Utah emergency responders moved with the urgency and intensity of a real-world disaster.More than 500 people, which included personnel from nearly 30 local emergency response agencies and students from the Clearfield Job Corps Center, tested their ability to jointly respond to a mass... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 8, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Employees at Hill Air Force Base turned into Green Machines in April, beautifying everything within their reach.The Green Machine is a base-wide beautification program aimed at getting everyone involved in taking pride in their work areas, said Darrin J. Wray, deputy director of the 75th Civil Engineering Group. “It is designed to have employees take pride in their... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Safety, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 8, 2014
A group of 12 Team Hill Voluntary Protection Plan members toured the Morton Salt factory in Grantsville, recently.The Grantsville plant is a VPP “Star” site — an OSHA-recognized distinction for exemplary achievement in workplace safety, said Maj. Sean Gradney, 75th Air Base Wing Safety chief.“As the members of Team Hill seek VPP Star recognition for their respective organizations, it has become... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
May 8, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active duty officers interested in expanding their horizons by building, sustaining, and expanding international relationships while embedded in another country’s air force have until May 22 to indicate their interest on their Airman Development Plan in time for the next assignment cycle, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 6.The Air Force... Read more
Senior Airman Adam Borgman, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 8, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen from across the base gathered April 30 at the Junior Enlisted Recreation Center for coffee and pancakes and to meet with Hill Air Force Base’s senior leaders.Chief Master Sgt. David McClelland, 75th Air Base Wing interim command chief, was an integral part of obtaining the equipment donated to the JERC, for what is known as “Coffee Talk.” “Communication is key to... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 8, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Golf, pistol shooting, a torch run and a picnic are just a few of the events set for National Police Week at Hill Air Force Base.From May 11 to 17, local law enforcement agencies are invited to join Hill’s 75th Security Forces Squadron to honor national and local fallen law comrades. “This is a week that is very near and dear to our hearts,” said Master Sgt. Sean Hannah... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
May 8, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has implemented the 2014 enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 1.The program accelerates the date of separation for Airmen who declined to acquire retainability for an assignment, training, retraining or professional military education, and who have fewer than 18 years or 20 years... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
May 8, 2014
If sequester-level funding continues beyond 2015, the F-35 program would take quite a hit, according to a new report from the Pentagon.In a recently released report, the Department of Defense in Washington says massive cuts to military forces, modernization and readiness would be required if defense budgets are held at sequester-levels in the years beyond fiscal year 2015.Cuts would be... Read more
Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 8, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Residents around Hill may notice an increase in aircraft arrivals and departures May 5-15 as the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conducts the U.S. Air Force air-to-ground exercise known as Combat Hammer.During the next couple of weeks, three units will deploy to Hill and three units will travel directly to the Utah Test and Training Range to drop munitions in realistic combat... Read more
Senior Airman Crystal Charriere, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
May 8, 2014
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — During their two-week annual training here, reservists from the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron were certified to refuel the F-35A Lightning II in preparation for the jet’s arrival to Hill AFB in fall 2015.“The opportunity to have this sneak peek into the refueling process of an F-35 will reduce or eliminate the learning curve for us when we get this aircraft at... Read more

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