Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel, Air Force News Service
May 30, 2013
FORT MEADE, Md. — Some memories are Kodak moments — the kind you want to recall again and again. Others are more sinister, hanging around unwanted, as a reminder of life’s darker side.   One such ominous memory combines one of my greatest joys and my greatest fear into a valuable life lesson.   On a beautiful, warm summer evening, the alarm bell rang at the fire-station where I... Read more
Grady Forte, OO-ALC/QPQ
May 30, 2013
All military and on-duty civilian employees at the Ogden Air Logistics Center have been given the opportunity (mission requirements permitting) to voluntarily participate Monday, June 10, in an airfield foreign object damage prevention walk, more commonly known as a FOD Walk for Fiscal Year 2013. Historically an estimated two thousand individuals have turned out for this event. The airfield FOD... Read more
Robb S. Alexander Jr., Executive Director, Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah
May 30, 2013
The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah is sponsoring an evening of cowboy music on Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at the Hill Aerospace Museum’s Stewart Lindquist Fighter Gallery. The musical group, “Saddle Strings,” will perform in concert featuring the familiar music of many favorite cowboy artists. The event is free to the public; however donations are appreciated. All proceeds of the evening... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
May 30, 2013
Hill AFB and the United Way joined together for a “Heroes Presentation” at South Weber Elementary School on May 23. More than 23 schools are being visited with the program in Davis and Weber County and Ogden City School Districts. United Way donates the books and Airmen read to the students as the books stay in the respective schools.   “The program has been a huge success,” said Judith... Read more
Senior Airman Jamie Jaggers, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
May 23, 2013
WASHINGTON — More than 8,000 money-saving ideas have cascaded into the Pentagon from across the Air Force this month. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation Challenge May 1, challenging uniformed and civilian Airmen to find places to save money across the service, no matter how big or small. "If there are things we can do better, if there are... Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 23, 2013
      The wind carried the sound of bagpipes and gun fire across the gray sky Friday afternoon as a group gathered to honor law enforcement and security personnel who have fallen. In honor of Police Week the 75th Air Base Wing held a memorial retreat outside its headquarters to honor law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty. Retired Capt. Jack Rickards of the Salt Lake... Read more
Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., American Forces Press Service
May 23, 2013
WASHINGTON — Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s announcement May 14   that most Defense Department civilian employees will experience up to 11 furlough days from early July through September, senior defense officials emphasized their goal to reduce adverse effects on the workforce and the mission.   Speaking to Pentagon reporters on background, two senior defense officials... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
May 23, 2013
  Look no farther than the Hill Aerospace Museum as Utah Medal of Honor recipients are remembered and another Utah aviator is added to the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame in Memorial Day events. A memorial service will be held in Mazer Memorial Chapel at 9:30 a.m., then at 11 a.m., Lt. Com. William Edward Hall, U.S. Navy Reserve (retired and deceased) will become the 27th member to have his... Read more
Trinace Johnson, DLA Aviation Public Affairs
May 23, 2013
RICHMOND Va. — A former director of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Depot Level Repairable Procurement Operations at Hill Air Force Base has been selected for induction into the Aviation Hall of Fame. Pamela Day will be inducted during a ceremony this summer in the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond. This is the first time a former employee from an Aviation... Read more
Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command Commander
May 23, 2013
      WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Throughout my Air Force career, I’ve often reflected on what it means to serve. I’m proud of the work we do and the sacrifices we make every day so all Americans can continue to enjoy our many freedoms. However, each Memorial Day I am sharply reminded of just how great the sacrifice is for some. Since the founding of our country, more... Read more