Airman Crystal Charriere, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
March 24, 2011
Airmen leave several things behind when they deploy: their home, belongings and, most importantly their friends and family. The sting of saying farewell can be extremely difficult, but for two 419th Fighter Wing Airmen, it was softened because the person next to them on the plane was their brother.Tech. Sgt. Steven Azevedo and Senior Airman Chris Azevedo, 419th Civil Engineer Squadron, recently... Read more
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ken Crooks, 75th Air Base Wing Chaplain
March 24, 2011
“This is our third retreat, and we love it.” “My spouse is leaving/coming back from their fourth deployment.” These statements are becoming more common with every Air Expeditionary Retreat. Team Hill families are not only experiencing multiple retreats, they are experiencing multiple deployments as well.When the AEF Retreat program was established five years ago... Read more
Karen Ochsner, Commissary store director
March 24, 2011
Change is something all of us face on a daily basis. Leaders need to flex and change with the changes. As you noticed one of the biggest changes at the Commissary was a store reset that was done in July of last year. We made two major changes, we moved the sodas and water to what used to be the Bargain Basement (presently known as the Watering Hole) and moved the case lot specials, club packs and... Read more
March 24, 2011
If you had to come up with another core value what would it be? We already have "Integrity First," but I think something else like "honor-bound" would be a great core value. We have such a great history and it's important to honor the memories of those who came before us.Why did you join the Air Force Reserve? I joined for the educational benefits, but I also wanted to serve my country. Starting... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
March 24, 2011
Beginning April 1, the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office in Colorado (JPPSO-COS) will implement a minimum three week notice for all shipments.This will affect local moves, non-temporary storage pick-ups and releases, and Direct Procurement Moves. Personally Procured Moves (PPM), or better known as "DITY," are not affected under this notice.Therefore, the Hill Air Force Base Traffic... Read more
March 24, 2011
If you are anticipating orders please do everything possible to make sure you have done your part in working with the military personnel flight (MPF) so your orders can be processed in a timely manner.Get your orders and see the Traffic Management Office first thing.Be as flexible with your dates as you can -- be prepared to provide alternate dates for the TMO/JPPSO-COS personnel.Remember that... Read more
March 24, 2011
During non-peak traffic hours watch for heavier truck traffic on "M" Street while they haul additional fill dirt to the south Parking Lots of 1248 and 1258. This effort is to level the ground in preparation for the new gate entrance road and for sewer installation. These events will continue through March.Be aware of parking and traffic impacts at Popeye's Restaurant while grading the ground... Read more
March 24, 2011
All "Official E-Mail" must be digitally signed. Ask your IT staff for assistance if you don't know how to digitally sign. For IT questions call the Communication Focal Point (Help Desk) (801) 586-8324. Read more
Kim Taylor, Airman & Family Readiness Center, Community Readiness Consultant
March 24, 2011
According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the unemployment rate in Utah is 7.6 percent, making the complications of a job search a reality for many. Fortunately, free resources and services exist at the Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) for job seekers. Services are designed to help customers achieve employment, educational and career goals. These services are available... Read more
Staff Sgt. Vanessa Young, Defense Media Activity
March 24, 2011
SAN DIEGO -- An Air Force pioneer, who is now serving as the top-ranked woman in the Air Force, shared lessons learned during her 34-year career with more than 170 Airmen at the Joint Women's Leadership Symposium at San Diego on March 16.The two-day symposium allowed women from each service branch to speak with their leaders and peers on past and present issues facing women in the military.... Read more

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Patience requested during gate closures As publicized, the South Gate is closed through Oct. 5 for the... more