DoD News
October 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Operation Homefront is seeking nominations for the 2015 Military Child of the Year awards.Officials of the nonprofit organization, which provides aid to service members and their families, said they understand what military children go through in supporting their service members and want to recognize their contributions. Parents, grandparents, Scout leaders, teachers, counselors... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force, Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced a new policy requiring the inclusion and command review of information on sex-related offenses in personnel service records Sept. 30.The change was directed in the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, requiring the services to document this information in service member personnel records.“Sexual harassment and sexual assault are not... Read more
Air Force Personnel Center, Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen around the world are asked to respond to many surveys, some of which are official and legitimate. Others, however, are not official and Airmen should not respond to them.According to Renee Tealer of the Air Force Survey Office, Air Force Personnel Center, Airmen typically get three types of surveys.Local surveys of unit members on topics that are... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
October 9, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The F-22 made its big combat debut in Syria last month and continues missions in the region now, but military officials say the aircraft’s launch has had little impact at Hill Air Force Base. In late September, U.S. military forces executed a series of strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other terrorist targets in Syria. The first day of strikes came... Read more
By Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center
October 9, 2014
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE - Okla. — Fall is here and it’s time for the Combined Federal Campaign.CFC raises millions of dollars each year to support family, friends, neighbors and communities who are in need.   This campaign has been in place since the 1960s and gives federal employees the ability to donate to their favorite charities through payroll donations with very low overhead — meaning... Read more
Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
October 9, 2014
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — “You have cancer.” The three words no one, no matter their age, wants to hear. I happened to receive these words at the age of 29.Though I knew from the moment I found the lump in my breast it was cancer, I was in no way prepared to hear those words Oct. 4, 2013, — the day that forever changed my life.Breast cancer runs in my family. Both my mother and her... Read more
75th Logistics Readiness Squadron
October 9, 2014
On a cool September evening, the home of the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron “Combat Loggies” echoed with laughter and the excited voices of children who worked their way through a simulated deployment line.Instead of getting ready to go the Afghanistan or one of the many other locations the LRS prepares Team Hill’s members to deploy to,  this experience gave the children of military... Read more
Hill AFB Contracting Division
October 9, 2014
Hill Contracting burned the midnight oil, especially on the final day of fiscal year 2014, to support the 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex and nearly 22 of Team Hill’s mission partner units. Every year, Contracting and Finance work in concert until midnight on Sept. 30 to spend every last dollar possible before its Department of Defense Operation and Maintenance (O&M)... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location - P
October 9, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — “We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made, “ - M. Facklam.For centuries, dogs have not only been the constant companions of humans but they have been utilized in day-to-day activities to assist their owners with tasks at hand. Today, many dogs serve in a capacity... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
October 9, 2014
JOINT BASE ANDREWS-NAVAL AIR FACILITY WASHINGTON, Md. — Six Air Force organizations moved under Air Force Materiel Command Oct. 1 in a step toward integrating and forming the foundation of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center when the Center is formally activated in 2015.The Air Force realigned four field operating agencies — the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Air Force... Read more