Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
March 27, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force has a plan to clean up three contaminated military weapons sites on Hill Air Force Base.The Air Force is currently accepting public comment on a plan to clean up three “Military Munitions Response Program” sites that are now inactive at Hill. The sites include an outdoor small arms firing range, a munitions dump and a powder burning pit.The firing range... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
 WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced additional civilian workforce shaping initiatives March 26 in compliance with mandatory funding targets and continuing civilian workforce rebalance to meet skill demands for fiscal 2014 and beyond. The programs will run in parallel with military programs, said Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and... Read more
Capt. Erika Yepsen, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
 WASHINGTON — By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts.This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air Force spends annually... Read more
Amaani Lyle, American Forces Press Service
March 27, 2014
  WASHINGTON — With warmer weather comes peak moving season, so when orders are in hand, people should plan ahead to ensure the most hassle-free relocation, a senior official who oversees personal property moves for military families said in a recent interview.Navy Capt. Aaron Stanley, the personal property program director for U.S. Transportation Command’s Military Surface Deployment... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
  HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force released the list March 20 of 999 master sergeants selected for promotion to senior master sergeant. Seventeen of those selected are assigned to Hill Air Force Base.“They have achieved this extraordinary milestone based on their record of performance and potential to serve in the next higher grade,” said Col. Kathryn Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing and... Read more
Air Force Material Command Wellness Support Center
March 27, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — During April and May, Hill Air Force Base will promote a Spring Into Shape wellness challenge.Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative on how to safely lose weight and be physically active. Participants will receive a free copy of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss DVD at the official weigh-in. For Hill Air Force Base employees, the Civilian... Read more
Steve Salles, Standard-Examiner movie critic
March 27, 2014
 I feel like I should start this review with “Previously on ‘The Hobbit’ …” since we’re picking up where Peter Jackson decided to leave us last year.The action begins almost immediately with Bilbo (Martin Freeman) scurrying across the landscape with his dwarf pals about as quickly as their furry little feet can carry them, with those lovely orc dudes in hot pursuit (btw, they need a better... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 20, 2014
 EDEN — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody spoke to family members at a retreat they attended last weekend where Cody reminded them of the need to focus on what is most important in their lives — their families. “When we focus on the strengths we gain from each other in our families by coming here to have fun and create those memories together that will last a lifetime, we can... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 20, 2014
 On Friday, March 14th, 2014, the Team Hill Annual Awards Breakfast 2014 was held in the Hill AFB Aerospace Museum. Honorary guests enjoyed a buffet breakfast and a speech given by the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, James Cody.According to event coordinator 1st Lt Ainslie Vizcarra, the breakfast was held “to properly recognize the outstanding performers across Team Hill … Not only... Read more
Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
March 20, 2014
  HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody shared his insights about enlisted evaluation system reform, force management programs and other important issues during a visit March 14-15 to Hill AFB. Cody toured the base with his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, and spoke at an annual awards ceremony and an all-call event held in a 388th... Read more

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