March 31, 2011
The 2011 Team Hill Holocaust Memorial Ceremony will be held May 4 at the Hill Air Force Base Chapel with guest speakers Daniel Mattis, PhD, and Noemi Mattis, JD, PhD. A video at 9:40 a.m. will precede the 10 a.m. ceremony. The event will honor the selfless heroes of the Holocaust. Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
March 31, 2011
Team Hill's 2010 top performers were honored at a luncheon at Club Hill on March 23. Nominees were selected from the entire base including all tenant organizations.Maj. Gen. Andrew Busch, Ogden Air Logistics Center commander, congratulated the nominees and winners and noted the support the various units, squadrons and organizations provided in order for their nominees to perform at such a high... Read more
Catherine McNally, Airman & Family Readiness Center volunteer coordinator, Hilltop Times Staff, Colette Geiss, Airman & Family Readiness Center volunteer coordinator, Hilltop Times Staff
March 31, 2011
April 10th through 16th is National Volunteer Week, and is the time for us to recognize and celebrate the dedication, time and hard work that more than 62 million volunteers give freely in this country every year. Hill Air Force Base and its surrounding communities are the recipients of many hours of this dedication, donated by our own civilian employees, active duty personnel and their... Read more
Wayne Crenshaw, 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 31, 2011
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- On May 3, 2010, Joie Gates' boss entered her office and abruptly ordered a co-worker she was chatting with to leave with him.Three uniformed Air Force officers then entered the room and Gates knew she was about to get some bad news.They told her that her only child, Airman Austin Gates-Benson, had died in Afghanistan of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. To hear the... Read more
March 31, 2011
Civilian Health Promotion Services presents Stress Awareness Month events including the following:Stress Management class, Tuesday, April 5, noon-1 p.m., Building 533, Warrior Health and Fitness Center, Health and Wellness Center classroom -- It's hard to avoid stress these days with so many competing demands for your time and attention. But with good stress management skills, you can cope with... Read more
Airman 1st Class Melissa Dearstone, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 31, 2011
The month of March usually indicates springtime or March Madness basketball, however in the Air Force world it means Mustache March has finally arrived.Mustache March originated during the Vietnam War in March 1965, when a fighter pilot named Robin Olds grew his what he liked to call "bulletproof and gesture-of-defiance mustache." While in Vietnam, it became a common superstition among Airmen to... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
March 31, 2011
As more Air Force Reservists team up with their active duty counterparts, Hill's consolidated command post has become a model for how joint operations not only succeed, but excel.Working together since 2007, 419th Fighter Wing and 75th Air Base Wing command post personnel, or controllers, have created an environment that recognizes strengths on both sides."The active duty brings in a lot of... Read more
Airman Crystal Charriere, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
March 24, 2011
Airmen leave several things behind when they deploy: their home, belongings and, most importantly their friends and family. The sting of saying farewell can be extremely difficult, but for two 419th Fighter Wing Airmen, it was softened because the person next to them on the plane was their brother.Tech. Sgt. Steven Azevedo and Senior Airman Chris Azevedo, 419th Civil Engineer Squadron, recently... Read more
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ken Crooks, 75th Air Base Wing Chaplain
March 24, 2011
“This is our third retreat, and we love it.” “My spouse is leaving/coming back from their fourth deployment.” These statements are becoming more common with every Air Expeditionary Retreat. Team Hill families are not only experiencing multiple retreats, they are experiencing multiple deployments as well.When the AEF Retreat program was established five years ago... Read more
Karen Ochsner, Commissary store director
March 24, 2011
Change is something all of us face on a daily basis. Leaders need to flex and change with the changes. As you noticed one of the biggest changes at the Commissary was a store reset that was done in July of last year. We made two major changes, we moved the sodas and water to what used to be the Bargain Basement (presently known as the Watering Hole) and moved the case lot specials, club packs and... Read more