Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times Staff
February 17, 2011
It's been two years since the Hill "Warriors" basketball team was created in 2009, but despite still being a relative newcomer, the team boasts many years of experience, not to mention heart and determination."We started with nothing," said Airman 1st Class George Covington, a member of the 75th Force Support Squadron and forward for the team. "We had no team, no coach and no uniforms," he... Read more
February 17, 2011
A Winter Wingman Day has been requested for enhancing resiliency for Team Hill members.Supervisors and leaders will hold respective Winter Wingman Days for their units sometime between Feb. 14 and 25, depending on schedules and workload."This event was well-thought out and tailored to fit the needs of the personnel at Hill," said Rita Roybal, Wingman Advocates director.A Hill Air... Read more
Alma C. Birkel, Director, Equal Opportunity Office
February 17, 2011
The world around us is evolving and today's Air Force faces a spectrum of challenges. Expectations from all Air Force military members and civilians are high and one of the most demanding challenges is the expectation of professionalism. Along with professional behavior we must ensure compliance with Equal Opportunity statutes which promote fairness for all.This article is a periodic reminder... Read more


Commentary: Letter to LOG Team

M.G. Mullen, Admiral, U.S. Navy
February 17, 2011
To the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians of the "LOG Nation:"From Afghanistan to Iraq and in many other places around the world, the U.S. Armed Forces embody and represent our nation's courage, commitment, and resolve. While visiting bases at home and abroad, seeing our service members' successes first hand reminds me that our strength is inexorably linked to the unwavering and... Read more
February 17, 2011
Airman to Airman: Senior Airman David Dearstone, Conventional maintenance crewmember, 388th Equipment Maintenance SquadronWhere are you from? Baileyton, Ten.What is your favorite quote? "If you ain't first, you're last!" - "Talladega Nights: The Balad of Ricky Bobby."What are your hobbies? Playing guitar in my band.Who is your favorite band? Sevendust and Scarred for Six.If you could go anywhere... Read more
February 17, 2011
The Utah Chapter of American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) is hosting the annual Mini Professional Development Institute (PDI) Tuesday, Feb. 22 in Building 430.This all-day event is for financial managers at the base and other military installations. The PDI is a way to get together to network, learn about the latest Defense Department finance issues and self-improvement. Topics at this... Read more
Dr. Marc Ybaben, 75th Medical Group, Occupational Medicine Services
February 17, 2011
Over the past two decades, the prescription use and availability of narcotic or opium-based pain medications has increased dramatically. Much of that increase has been for the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions. Although these medications can be helpful when used appropriately, they can also be habit forming and physically addictive; because of this, there has been a similar... Read more
Daniel P. Elkins, Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
February 17, 2011
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Air Force officials announced Feb. 2 plans to conduct an enlisted date of separation (DOS) rollback as part of its ongoing measures to manage the force and maintain a quality enlisted corps.The DOS rollback affects enlisted members in the grades of senior master sergeant and below with fewer than 14 or more than 20 years of service as of May 31, 2011. The... Read more
February 17, 2011
Feb. 19-20 -- Home game, Warriors vs. Nellis AFB. Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Warrior Fitness Center.Feb. 26-27 -- Home game, Warriors vs. Peterson AFB, Colo. Saturday, at 5 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Warrior Fitness Center.March 12-13 -- Away game, Warriors vs. Vandenberg AFB, Calif.March 19-20 -- Home game, Warriors vs. Vandenberg AFB. Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m... Read more
February 17, 2011
Hill Air Force Base Family Appreciation Night,with the Utah Grizzlies Hockey Club on Feb. 18 and 19 will feature tickets for $10 with upgrades available. The offer is not valid through Ticketmaster or the E-Center box office.The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.Purchase tickets from Jackson Babcock at (801) 988-8026 or jbabcock@utahgrizz.com. Read more