Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 10, 2014
 OGDEN — If you’re a veteran and you’re approached with an offer to receive a lump-sum pension advance, run as fast as you can in the opposite direction.That’s what veterans groups like the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the U.S. Veterans Administration are saying as they warn of a new scam that, although technically isn’t illegal, could still cause financial ruin for many... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 10, 2014
 On Thursday, March 20, the American Red Cross Utah Region, held their 2014 Northern Utah Heroes Recognition Event in Ogden. Hill Air Force Base Chaplain (Capt.) Lukas Counterman was honored at this event for his heroic efforts during a car accident last year. While traveling in Atlanta last year, Counterman “encountered an automobile accident … His quick action and response saved the life... Read more
Sande Kellogg, Installation Motorcycle Safety assistant
April 10, 2014
  The 75th Air Base Wing ground safety office’s 2014 Hill AFB Motorcycle Safety Training schedule sign-up website is now open for business and riders can sign-up for training courses.This year’s website has more features allowing more flexibility as training requirements change. Motorcycle riders on Hill AFB can sign-up for courses at https://wbhill06p.hill.af.mil/moto/. The Hill AFB... Read more
Air Force News Service
April 10, 2014
  WASHINGTON — One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims — a reduction of more than 267,000. At the same time officials have improved the accuracy of the decisions being made on veterans’ disability claims.... Read more
Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 3, 2014
  The best in intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), space and command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I) career fields were honored at the Brent Scowcroft Awards banquet March 27.The Northern Utah Chapter 235 of the Air Force Association (AFA) hosted the event at the David Eccles Conference Center to honor individuals in five categories, and teams in two categories,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 3, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The list of dangerous places in the world will soon become considerably smaller — at least according to the Department of Defense.The military announced earlier this month that it is planning to scale back bonus pay for service members who deploy to dangerous parts of the world.Beginning June 1, the DoD plans to discontinue its “imminent danger pay,” or IDP, in... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 3, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In the past, mass transit and Hill Air Force Base have been a little like oil and water — they didn’t quite mix. But this spring, a new service from the Utah Transit Authority aims to change that.UTA announced Wednesday that details have been finalized for a new service that will offer two new bus routes that will connect the base with FrontRunner’s Clearfield Station... Read more
LT. COL. DARIN HUMISTON, 729th Air Control Squadron commander
April 3, 2014
  It’s been a tough year, in the last twelve months we’ve struggled with sequestration, our retirement was reduced by Congress in November, and fourteen force shaping programs continue to evolve to posture our service for the future. To say the last twelve months have been difficult is an understatement, and this stress and uncertainty has affected all of us. We will always have stress... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, USAF Commander, AFSC
April 3, 2014
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The President’s proposed Defense Budget for Fiscal 2015 was released recently, and as predicted, the Air Force Sustainment Center will experience some of the effects. While the budget we’re currently operating under has brought more stability and new workloads to AFSC, the newest budget was forced to make some difficult choices, which will require adjustments to... Read more
Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
April 3, 2014
  WASHINGTON — In a press briefing at the Pentagon March 27, Air Force officials announced the findings from the Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., test compromise investigations, to include accountability actions and a way forward for the ICBM force.In January, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Global Strike Command commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson announced a... Read more

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In the Know Easter services at Hill AFB ChapelThe following are services... more