The 419th Fighter Wing's Outstanding Airman of the Year awards banquet will be Feb. 6 at the Ogden Eccles Center. The awards banquet is one avenue to thank and recognize some of the wing's top performers. This year's guest speaker will be Maj. Gen. Martin Mazick, Vice Commander of the Air Force Reserve Command.
Airmen may contact their first sergeant to sign up to attend. Some donated tickets are...
Armed Forces News Service
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Six interceptions powered the Air Force Academy to a 47-20 win over the University of Houston Cougars in the Armed Forces Bowl, on Dec. 31.
The 2009 Armed Forces Bowl was Air Force's third trip to the bowl game in as many years, and turned out to be a rematch for the Falcons and Cougars, and pitted Air Force's No. 1-ranked passing defense against Houston's No. 1-ranked...
The following are 419th Fighter Wing personnel who were promoted Dec. 1 to the rank so indicated:
67th Aerial Port Squadron
Master Sgt. Brent Baker, Master Sgt. Riley McFarland, Tech. Sgt. Justin Adams, Tech. Sgt. Cody De Los Reyes, Tech. Sgt. Andrew Evans, Tech. Sgt. Jacob Venable, Staff Sgt. Ruby Contreras, Staff Sgt. Chris McNichols
419th Civil Engineer Squadron
Master Sgt. Benjamin Neff,...
After more than 200 workers from the Air Force's 709th Maintenance Support Squadron and 309th Maintenance Wing became part of the Defense Logistics Agency Ogden organization in July 2008, the DLA brought forward momentum to inventory accuracy and speedier issuing of necessary supplies.
Process changes were implemented and new systems added as parts supply processes were evaluated and addressed.
The largest photovoltaic array solar panel farm in Utah was commissioned at its location off of Wardleigh Road at Hill Air Force Base in a ceremony June 25. The farm consists of 22 arrays, with each array consisting of 48 solar panels, and the base plans to expand the array in the near future. The panels are tied into the base's electrical grid system to offset its energy used by Rocky Mountain...
2009: A look back (6) Building 1515 addition officially opens
The addition to Building 1515 officially opened at Hill Air Force Base on Aug. 24, nearly doubling the space available there for 309th Software Maintenance Group operations within its walls.
Sen. Orrin Hatch attended, along with Hill AFB top leadership, for the red ribbon cutting.
The senator announced that the addition would help make...
Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Horton, 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, was named an Air Force Airman of the Year, one of 12 selected at the Air Force level for their accomplishments. Previous to this honor, he advanced after being selected as Air Force Materiel Command Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.
"Tech. Sgt. Horton is a tremendous warrior and American, emblematic of every Airman wearing the uniform...
People 2009: A look back -- (4) Strong choices for 'Little D' bring rewarding results
Connie Delamater, 75th Force Support Squadron, was at church with her husband, Dan, and heard a request for help in the case of a young Air Force staff sergeant who would soon deploy and needed someone to help her with her special needs child. They approached the chaplain following the service, took a course...
The National Day of Prayer Ceremony at Hill Air Force Base featured a motivational speaker, Nick Vujicic, who talked about how he made his own way with the use of prayer after being born without limbs. "When I was a kid, I would go to school and say, 'Why did God let me have no arms or legs?'Ã¢Ã¢" he said. "All I saw was unfairness."
After trying to drown himself at age 8, and struggling for some...
Kim Peek, a mega-savant who was considered a genius in 15 different subjects and inspired the character Dustin Hoffman played in the 1988 movie "Rain Man," joined his father, Fran, to be the guest speakers of the 2009 Disabilities Awards Luncheon held at Club Hill on Oct. 22.
After spending time with Kim to research his character, Hoffman asked Fran to promise that he'd take Kim out into the...