Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times Correspondent
Members of Team Hill and the local Jewish community convened at the Hill Air Force Base Chapel Annex April 14 to memorialize the millions of Holocaust victims and pay tribute to the U.S. and Allied soldiers who helped defeat Nazi Germany and liberate the Holocaust survivors more than 65 years ago.
The inaugural Days of Remembrance event at Hill AFB was held in the middle of the week designated by...
Dave Abbot, Base Utility Manager, Energy Management Office
An employee awareness program can be an effective and inexpensive way for Hill Air Force Base to achieve significant energy savings. Although sometimes difficult to quantify, it is estimated that employee awareness programs can decrease energy use by as much as 2 percent to 4 percent. There are three main reasons why these programs work.
• People will usually "do the right thing."
"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."
-- New England proverb
Perhaps because I grew up in a large family, the proverb above became an ingrained practice. Some people today may think this attitude is dated, as if it were pulled from a Depression-era Farmer's Almanac. For me though, this proverb expresses a value that is more important than ever. It taps into national security,...
Amy Kemp Butler, Ogden Air Logistics Center History Office
On April 21, 1953, Operation Little Switch began as a merciful means to release sick and wounded prisoners of the Korean War, which continued until May 3, 1953. Operation Little Switch named the agreement drawn up during truce talks on April 11, 1953, which provided the terms and conditions for the mutual exchange of prisoners. The agreement was made between the Commander in Chief of the United...
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times Staff
Hill's Wingman Advocates have teamed up with the SARC to produce a Wingman Sexual Assault Awareness Luncheon, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. on April 30 at Club Hill.
The luncheon will feature guest speaker Jodi Carlson, sister to Judge Advocate Lt. Col. Craig Burton. Carlson was raised in South Ogden and, as a survivor of sexual abuse, has spoken to many groups throughout Utah, including the...
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times Staff
The 22nd day of April marks "Earth Day" each year. While this day is important in reminding us of our responsibility to keep our Earth clean and healthy, it is important to remember that our actions impact the Earth on every other day of the year, too.
This constant impact is why Hill Air Force Base seeks out projects and partnerships with the local community to ensure that the home of our Airmen...
Karen Weaver-Cox, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As the aviation community looks to a future of independence from nonrenewable energy sources, the Air Force is making historic strides in alternative fuels that will bring about positive economic and environmental outcomes.
Three Air Force Materiel Command fuels experts at Wright-Patt were on hand recently for a Department of Defense Live Bloggers...
Sometimes the best way to start a story is with the old stand-by, "Once upon a time ..."
It's also a good way to start a Hill Air Force Base environmental story today -- the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
Hill's environmental story has heroes (base workers), villains (smog-causing chemicals), aircraft paint and even buttons.
The story begins in the 1940s with Hill AFB becoming an active military...
Senior Airman Mindy Bloem, 506th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs
KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq --- For two vehicle maintainers attached to Kirkuk Regional Air Base, their job responsibilities extend beyond the base. They work at Forward Operating Base Diamondback in Mosul, Iraq, as maintainers for three aircraft cargo loaders.
Tech. Sgt. Greg Marchand and Airman 1st Class Chris Kuczynski, both members of the 506th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron,...
Janaee Stone, Installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Bystander Intervention Training, or SARBIT, is the latest and greatest in sexual assault prevention. The Air Force has established itself worldwide as a leader in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and the training is the next strategy for prevention. It's brand new, like nothing else you've been through, and we're really excited about it. The primary...