TECH. SGT. RYAN CRANE, U.S. European Command Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
PARIS — Defense Department representatives and aircraft were on hand at the 51st International Paris Air Show, the largest aerospace event in the world, at Le Bourget Airport, France, June 15-21.Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James; Heidi Grant, the deputy under secretary of Air Force, international affairs; Dr. William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force acquisition; and Gen.... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 25, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It was a mild 65 degrees the morning of June 12 at Hill Air Force Base — but then, seemingly out of nowhere, a burst of bright orange flame turned things up a few thousand degrees.Base firefighters honed their skills during a large-scale training exercise that included extinguishing a massive fire in a full-size aircraft mockup. The firefighters used what is known as an... Read more
BRIAN BRACKENS and GINA GIARDINA, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody held an All-Call at the Air Force Institute of Technology here earlier this month, and spoke about the importance of the work being accomplished by the people in the room and across Air Force Materiel Command.During the All-Call, Welsh highlighted the... Read more
KIM BOWDEN, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Across Air Force Materiel Command, Airmen continue to embrace the command’s culture of respect and resiliency. This is especially evident in their behavior as wingmen.“Accountability is at the core of the culture we emphasize, and it’s at the core of the wingman concept,” said Jennifer Treat, AFMC Community Support Coordinator. “A good wingman stays alert... Read more
June 25, 2015
MONTEZUMA CREEKCpl. David H. Benallie, USADec. 14, 1945 - October 10, 196923 years oldArmor Reconnaissance Specialist Cpl. Robert J. Brock, USAAug. 21, 1949 - May 24, 197020 years oldInfantryman(Drafted while living in Utah,grew up in Odessa, TX) MOUNT PLEASANTSpc. Four Brent H. McArthur, USAJuly 21, 1946 - Nov. 20, 196923 years oldInfantryman MURRAYPfc. Douglas E. Atwood, USASept... Read more
Jesus Lopez Jr., Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
LAYTON — Spectators held signs that read, “We love our veterans” and “Thank you,” in an attempt to provide an overdue welcome home to Vietnam veterans.The spectators waited patiently along Wasatch Drive leading up to Layton Commons Park on the bright Saturday morning for the Sounds of Freedom parade to begin.Dennis Kramer served in Vietnam in 1968-69 in the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade. He... Read more
LT. GEN. LEE K. LEVY II, Air Force Sustainment Center
June 18, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — To the amazing Airmen of the Air Force Sustainment Center,First, let me begin by congratulating Lt. Gen. Bruce and Linda Litchfield on their retirement after 34 years of phenomenal service to our nation. They left an indelible mark on our Air Force, and I join with the men and women of AFSC in wishing them the very best as they embark on the next chapter. They will... Read more
Bryon Saxton, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
As part of the Sounds of Freedom event June 13 in Layton, Yvonne Bauder, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, presented Farmington’s Jay Hess with a silver-toned Vietnam War POW bracelet she wore as a youth — while Hess was being held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi after his plane was shot down in 1967.The inscription on the bracelet reads “Maj. Jay Hess” and the date he was shot down, 8-24-67. Upon Hess’... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Tech. Sgt. Danielle Minor found herself with a pair of scissors in the bathroom late one night, ready to use them to end her life because she had reached a depth of emotional turmoil she thought was irreversible — it was a moment she will never forget.“It was so quick. One night I just thought, ‘What is the point of my being here because I’m not a good mother. My kids... Read more
Aja Trotter, Military spouse
June 18, 2015
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Around the world, LGBT pride is often celebrated with parties, parades, fun and festivities. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies come together in support of equality, freedom and the movement for civil rights. Nowadays, pride events are largely fun-filled, colorful, recreational functions, but what some don’t know is that the first... Read more

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In the Know Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... more