Scott King, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
June 9, 2011
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- The date, March 11, 2011, will never be forgotten by many people. It was the day that a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit Japan and a day that started the motions for an Air Force family to make a decision to evacuate to Spokane, Wash., or stay and risk their newborn baby's health.The choice for them was relatively easy, they decided to evacuate -- at least partially... Read more
Shari Lopatin, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
June 9, 2011
PHOENIX -- Making the simple switch to electronic statements means military families throughout the country will receive thousands in additional funding to help during a future time of need.Through TriWest Healthcare Alliance's "Go Green & Give" campaign, more than $85,000 was raised to help four national military charities in their mission of supporting military families.All told, more than... Read more
Public Affairs staff 419th Fighter Wing
June 9, 2011
By Public Affairs staff 419th Fighter Wing Employer Appreciation Day registrationThe 419th Fighter Wing will host its annual Employer Appreciation Day Aug. 6. Plans include an F-16 aerial refueling mission aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker, along with various tours and demonstrations. Reservists are encouraged to nominate their civilian employers by the deadline, July 15.EAD serves to thank... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service
June 9, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Officials in charge of the Defense Department's school system for military children are seeking input from parents, students and teachers in creating a 21st century learning environment by 2016.The Department of Defense Education Activity, or DODEA, wants people who use the schools to provide ideas on how to modernize education for the military schools of the future, right down to... Read more
Michael McFall, Standard-Examiner staff
June 2, 2011
Kristoffer M. Solesbee died doing what he loved: saving lives.Tech. Sgt. Solesbee, 32, from Hill Air Force Base, died May 26 in the Shorabak district of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Citrus Heights, Calif., native died of wounds he suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.A second man, Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Hamski, 28, of Ottumwa, Iowa, also was killed... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
June 2, 2011
An area on Hill Air Force Base that served as a construction yard for nearly six years is now home to laughing, running children.On May 18 base officials opened Patriot Hills Regional Park, the latest piece of a massive renovation project for Hill's housing area.The park site is where construction equipment was stored and where a double-wide construction trailer was set up during the renovation.... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
June 2, 2011
Memorial Day services honored two World War II service personnel as memories of their contributions and experiences were retold at the Mazer Memorial Chapel and Hill Aerospace Museum.The Utah Aviation Hall of Fame added Lt. Wendell Van Twelves to its roster of distinguished aerial pioneers and heroes. Twelves is the 25th such listing."Only the best of the best is selected each year, for the... Read more
Maj. Michael Radle, 84th RADES Operations Officer
June 2, 2011
As a small, selectively manned Air Combat Command tenant unit at Hill Air Force Base, the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron (84th RADES) is frequently confused with the 84th Combat Sustainment Wing or is thought to be a flight under the 388th or 419th Fighter Wings. Let me clarify that misperception.84th RADES can trace its lineage back to the Army Air Corps' 1940 deployment of the first aircraft... Read more
June 2, 2011
Airman to Airman: Airman 1st Class Michelle Peterson, 75th Force Support SquadronWhere are you from? Green Bay, Wisc. -- Go, Packers!What is your favorite quote or movie quote? "There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded." -- UnknownWhat is your favorite part about being in the Air Force... Read more
June 2, 2011
The goal this month at Civilian Health Promotion Services is to prevent unintentional injury and death by educating and influencing people to adopt and maintain safe and healthy practices in the workplace, on roads and highways, and in homes and communities. According to the National Safety Council, unintentional injuries and deaths in the United States are at unacceptable levels. An estimated... Read more

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Base Tax Center The base tax center, located in the Poe Conference Center (Building... more