Tech. Sgt. Richard Gonzales, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
May 2, 2013
Consuming energy drinks can cause blood pressure to skyrocket and an irregular heartbeat, according to a recent study by the American Heart Association. The study, presented last month during an AHA conference, showed a critical interval of the heart’s rhythm extends by drinking energy drinks. When prolonged, the "QT interval" can cause serious irregular heartbeats or even sudden death, the... Read more
Staff Sgt. Renae Saylock, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
May 2, 2013
  Airmen from the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron volunteered to clean up the duck pond running trail at Hill Air Force Base as part of an Earth Day activity April 22. The 15-person team collected 10 bags of trash and multiple large items such as a golf club, a couple of boxes and an old sled. "I wanted to do something for Earth Day that would benefit not only the Earth, but also Hill Air Force... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
May 2, 2013
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — As of Jan. 2,military members who marry another member of the Armed Forces are no longer automatically covered under Family Servicemembers Group Life Insurance, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Under SGLI military members are automatically covered for $400,000 unless they decline coverage or elect a reduced amount of coverage, said Susie Parson... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
May 2, 2013
      James Serabian had a hard time picking out his favorite dinosaur posed on and around his model of a volcano. Various plastic dinosaurs had been placed carefully around his multihued volcano as he explained his model and excited preschoolers awaited a demonstration of approximately a dozen volcanoes April 25 at the East Child Development Center. Israel Arocha described the... Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 26, 2013
There were tears of sadness, hope and love as an Airman accounted her personal experience with sexual assault.A large group, including commanders, victim advocates and community agencies, gathered at a luncheon on April 18 to heighten awareness of sexual assault and the effects it has on the victim as well as those around them. The luncheon was the capstone event for Sexual Assault Awareness... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
April 25, 2013
Among the crowd gathered at Hangar 37, two young girls’ smiles were mirrored on their mom’s face as they walked with their dad, Master Sgt. Adam Schmidt, who kept looking at his family. “The girls all really missed him, we all did,” said Ashley, his wife. Their dad was part of the incoming Fighting Fuujins back from a 6 ½ month assignment in the Pacific.  As the 4th Fighter Squadron... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 25, 2013
Hill Air Force Base received national recognition last week, but not for what one might expect. This recognition came from the Arbor Day Foundation for being “green” and being named as a Tree City USA for the 20th year in a row.   On its 6,600-plus acres, Hill AFB has more than 13,000 trees of 92 different species, valued at approximately $17 million dollars. According to Russ Lawrence, the... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
April 25, 2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio — Air Force Materiel Command leaders are pledging their support for a new money-saving Air Force initiative dubbed Every Dollar Counts. In the wake of sequestration and reduced budgets, the initiative calls on Airmen to submit their money-saving ideas as part of a new culture of savings.  “This is an opportunity to respond to a tough situation with creative,... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
April 25, 2013
The 2013 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament will be held on June 3-7. Sponsored by 2nd Combat Camera Booster Club, events will be 7-on-7 (a minimum of five players on the field, maximum of 12 people per team).   Two 20-minute halves will be held with a 5-minute half-time. Each team is allowed one 2-minute timeout per half.   The event is structured as a double elimination tournament pending... Read more
Mikayla Beyer, Hilltop Times Staff
April 25, 2013
The Governor’s Military and Family Summit hosted a variety of seminars geared toward helping service men and their families cope with the stresses of life in the armed forces and out, and one of the most timely was a workshop on financial management.   With the economy still in a difficult place and the prospect of furloughs for civilian workers, knowing the right ways to stay within a... Read more

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