Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service
April 17, 2014
 WASHINGTON — Air Force readiness is critical, especially as the time or place of the next crisis is never certain and is rarely what was expected, the Air Force vice chief of staff told a House panel April 10.The range, speed and agility of the Air Force enables it to respond in hours, not days, when called upon, Gen. Larry O. Spencer told members of the readiness subcommittee of the House... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location-P
April 17, 2014
  WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II will enhance combat capabilities, project U.S. power and deter potential adversaries, Air Force officials told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air and land forces in a hearing on tactical aircraft programs there, April 8.“The F-35 will form the backbone of U.S. air combat superiority for generations to come... Read more
April 17, 2014
  On Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the 4th annual Veteran’s Recognition Day beginning at 10 a.m. at the Morgan County Airport, 5000 Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Mountain Green to recognize and honor all veterans from all branches of service.The Pilot’s Association invites all citizens and veterans... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 17, 2014
 OGDEN — City officials here say a specific employment sector that has already created thousands of jobs in Ogden is set for another spike, but connecting job-seekers to those jobs will take a massive effort.Enter the “Customer Service Career Fair” which will be held later this month by Ogden city and a host of other community organizations.Several local employers — all advertising current... Read more
Jennica Semon, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 17, 2014
 Early Sunday morning, as a brisk breeze flowed through Weber canyon, rifles fired and Taps sounded the empty Hill Air Force Base airfield, in honor of one our nation’s heroes; Lt. Col. Edison Phillips Janney. The commemoration was held to grant Janney’s last wish; for his ashes to be spread across an Air Force runway.A native of Salt Lake City, Janney served 23 years in the military. While... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 17, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The United States is planning to remove 50 missiles from its arsenal to comply with an arms treaty with Russia, but if those missiles ever need to be brought back into service, the Department of Defense will be able to find them at Hill Air Force Base.Earlier this week, the Pentagon announced it would keep its current stash of 450 land-based missiles, but remove 50... Read more
Brian Brackens, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 17, 2014
 WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014.In January 2012, following a series of incidents in which a number of F-22 pilots experienced physiological symptoms in flight, the Air Force... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 17, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen who missed out on retirement after the deadline passed for one of the Air Force’s voluntary separation programs, now have another crack at riding off into the sunset early.The Air Force Personnel Center announced late last week that it will waive some active-duty service commitments, known in military circles as ADSCs, for airmen who are interested in voluntary... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 17, 2014
 HILL AIRFORCE BASE — Hill’s A-10 Division held a dining out event in the Davis Conference Center on April 11. Guests enjoyed a social hour, a professional photographer and the company of their co-workers and friends.Dinner was served to guests and their families, and unlucky victims were called forward to the traditional “grog” by rhyme or limerick. The grog bowl contained a stomach-... Read more
Steve Salles, Standard-Examiner movie critic
April 17, 2014
 If I warned you that Martin Scorsese does for violence in “Good Fellas” what he does for sex and drugs in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” would you be catching my drift?It’s a pretty big drift, so give it some thought.If for some reason that sounds all fuzzy, here’s the bottom line — there’s a ton of sex, language and drugs in this movie!You’ve been forewarned.For you adventurous few, here’s... Read more