February 28, 2013
The Climb On experience will allow single Airmen to engage in monthly indoor climbing events and quarterly high adventure programs. Outdoor Fitness indoor climbs are in a safe, controlled environment; great for beginners and experts.Climb On will enhance resiliency and morale while building teamwork, and is a great way to engage with your fellow Airman. A specialized trip to Idaho’s City of Rocks... Read more
February 28, 2013
The 75th Air Base Wing celebrated its top performers of the year with an awards ceremony Feb. 20 at The Landing. The best and brightest were nominated in several categories and announced as they entered the event under crossed sabers after receiving their medallions.Maj. Gen. Brent H. Baker Sr., Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, pointed out in his remarks the importance of the 75th ABW to... Read more
staff report, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
February 28, 2013
More than 400 military personnel, family members and community supporters gathered to recognize Utah’s top Air Force Reservists during the 419th Fighter Wing’s annual awards banquet at the Davis Conference Center in Layton on Feb 23.Attendees heard from Brad Barton, a local motivational speaker, author and magician, who performed magic tricks throughout his speech.Barton said his high school... Read more
Nick Simeone, American Forces Press Service
February 28, 2013
WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials have designated this week as “Military Saves Week” to highlight the need for military families to reduce debt and save for the future, something Pentagon officials emphasize is key to force readiness.The event is part of the yearlong Military Saves campaign, an opportunity for leaders to stress the importance of good financial habits to all members of the... Read more
February 28, 2013
The following will receive military promotions in the month of March, including the rank they will receive and their squadran or unit:U.S. Air Force 348th Recruiting Squadron:Tech. Sgt. Stephan Shinholt367th Training Support Squadron:Master Sgt. David Merrick, Master Sgt. Lakisha Thomas, Tech. Sgt. Robert SweeneyU.S. Air Force 368th Recruiting Squadron:Tech. Sgt. Jacob Kobielusz372nd Training... Read more
February 28, 2013
OGDEN — Amatuer competitors from around Utah will converge in Junction City for the USA Boxing State Tournament to fight for a chance to go to nationals.Foley’s Mixed Martial Arts Training Center will host the event, which takes place over two days, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 11 and younger. Tickets... Read more
STAFF SGT. DAVID SALANITRI, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
February 28, 2013
WASHINGTON — Air Force senior leaders recently released Air Force policy on the Pay and Allowance Continuation program for Airmen who become wounded or ill while supporting a combat contingency.With the release of the Air Force PAC program policy, AFGM 34-02, Airmen will now officially have their own policy, tailored specifically for the Air Force.PAC, which replaced the Combat-Related Injury... Read more
Capt. Addie Randolph, Defense Video and Imagery System
February 28, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — Effective Feb. 1, the United States Army Reserve Joint and Special Troops Support Command headquartered at Fort Douglas, has been redesignated as the 76th United States Army Reserve Operational Response Command.USARJSTC was activated back in June 2009 and was initially commanded by Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder, who has since retired after more than 30 years in service.The 76th USARORC... Read more
AAFES Corporate Communications
February 28, 2013
Whether service members are here at Hill, on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide.The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally.“While price differentiations can occur with items purchased locally overseas, per Department... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
February 21, 2013
“Without them, and without the value of a team that we had, there is no way I would be sitting here, talking about winning an Air Force-level award — much less, coming back from Afghanistan and accomplishing everything I’ve been able to do so far,” said Master Sgt. Terry Gilbert, 75th Security Forces Squadron, in a brief interview on Feb. 15.The Air Force Security Forces Flight SNCO of the Year... Read more

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