Andrea V. Houck, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
October 27, 2011
Residents of two small, outlying communities, who dwell under the Utah Test and Training Range, had an opportunity to talk and visit with range members Oct. 18.The 388th Range Squadron sponsored the annual community outreach tour to explain their mission to the residents of Callao, Utah, and Ely, Nev.For the past 10 years, longtime Callao resident Cecil Garland has welcomed the group and looks... Read more
Bill Orndorff, 309th Maintenance Wing
October 27, 2011
Paying $20 for a single cookie seems pretty pricey. But those who know Mike Sakashita voluntarily paid that much and more at a recent bake sale to benefit their friend and co-worker.Sakashita, a planner in the 582nd Missile Maintenance Squadron Cable Shop, has Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. It is the most common type of lung cancer and spreads slowly to other areas."In January, I was taking... Read more
Air Force Material Command
October 27, 2011
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Looking for a way to maintain your weight and heart health during the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season? Then don't miss the opportunity to enroll in the Air Force Materiel Command Freeze the Gain Holiday Challenge. Online enrollment at www.afmcwellness.com is open through Nov. 11.Freeze the Gain (FTG) is a holiday weight maintenance program... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
October 27, 2011
As part of Energy Awareness Month, the 748th Supply Chain Management Group is highlighting the success it has made through its efforts to drastically reduce the number of printers used by the group. Greg New, Operations Branch chief, explained, "We went from 700 down to less than 100 across the entire Air Force Global Supply Logistics Chain here at Hill Air Force Base."The tenant unit at Hill has... Read more
Mitch Gettle, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
October 20, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Changes are coming to the Air Force and officials are working with the Department of Defense to prioritize current and future resources as part of a national priority to reduce spending.In the spring of 2010 the Defense Department began a comprehensive effort to increase efficiencies, reduce overhead costs and eliminate redundant functions in order to improve the effectiveness of... Read more
October 20, 2011
Four students from Hill Field Elementary got the ride of a lifetime this past Friday morning. Instead of going to school with all the other kids, these lucky four were picked up from their homes by a firetruck and taken to the Hill AFB Fire Station to be firefighters for the day.Sophie Morris, 11, Andreea Wallace, 10, Chloe Rudd, 11, and Stephen Hullender, 11, were winners of an essay writing... Read more
Master Sgt. Clint Holm, 388th Fighter Wing
October 20, 2011
American industry uses 32 percent of the national electricity production, with commercial buildings using an additional 18 percent. Here at Hill Air Force Base, the utility bill is around $22 million dollars a year. Not all of that energy goes to the mission; some is due to waste.The good news is that the Department of Defense is committed to energy conservation. All new buildings and retrofits... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
October 20, 2011
The program was led by Bestor, musician and composer, as he presented: "Everything I Learned I Learned on the Piano Bench." He went on to explain how his mother's approach to getting him to play had taken him from someone who hated to practice to someone who willingly spent his free time composing music.Bestor asked the audience for three or four patriotic songs and once warmed up, his fingers... Read more
Paul Kube, Aerospace Sustainment Directorate, Deputy Director
October 20, 2011
I am a senior civilian Air Force leader who is approaching the end of his civil service career.There, I've said it! Several years ago, I could not even think of an end to a long, albeit choppy, career of working for the Department of Defense. My uniform time was spent as a Hawk Missile technician in the Army and upon discharge I had no idea I would work for the DoD again.However, things change... Read more
October 20, 2011
Where are you from? Niceville, Fla.What is your favorite quote? "Clouds come floating by into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." -- Rabindranath TagoreWhat is your favorite part about being in the Air Force? Seeing the work I do matter.If you were not in the Air Force, what would you want to be? A commercial airline pilot.What is your favorite... Read more

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In the Know Wardleigh Road lane closuresConstruction at Wardleigh Road west... more