Kevin L. Robinson, Defense Commissary Agency
January 15, 2015
FORT LEE, Va. — Seventeen years ago, as an Air Force staff sergeant assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, Stuart Allison knew the value of a dollar, because he and his wife were watching every one of them.Command Chief Master Sgt. Stuart Allison (left), senior enlisted advisor to the DeCA director, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Kazmirski, Europe Area senior enlisted advisor, tour the Fort Lee, Va... Read more
TECH. SGT. NATALIE STANLEY, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force members now have access to HOMES.mil, a new official Defense Department website designed to modernize the way all service members search for housing when relocating. Effective Dec. 29, 2014, HOMES.mil was launched for public access to provide service members seeking housing at their assigned location, and to landlords, owners and property managers to access for... Read more
TRICARE.mil staff
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON — The start of a new year brings fresh starts, new opportunities, new goals and new dreams. This year, TRICARE, in support of Operation Live Well, encourages you to make a determined approach to becoming a better you than you were last year.While you may not set New Year’s resolutions, you can set new goals for yourself. Whether you need to quit smoking, lose weight or learn a new... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 15, 2015
In an effort to improve health and lives on Hill Air Force Base, the Civilian Health Promotion Services office has been, and will continue, offering courses in its new program “New Year, New You.”CHPS is committed to the well-being of Air Force civilians. The “New Year, New You” series offers classes including Personal Goal Setting for a Healthy Lifestyle; Fad Diets: The Good, the Fad, and the... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 — Defense Department awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues is paying off significantly because of mandatory employee training, the program manager for DoD’s Combating Trafficking in Persons program has reported.As DoD observes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Sam Yousef noted how annual training for DoD’s military, civilian,... Read more
Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson, 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
December 18, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Training and Simulation Association selected the F-35 Lightning II Training System for the 2014 Modeling & Simulation Award, here.The award recognizes the U.S. Air Force’s 33rd Fighter Wing, the F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin for delivering an effective, immersive training experience for F-35 pilots and maintainers. The F-35 team is one of six... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
December 18, 2014
The Hill Officers’ Spouses’ Club worked diligently on Dec. 1, to decorate The Landing for the holiday season. Around 10 volunteers gathered to complete this annual tradition of decorating. The Landing provided the decorations and Hill Officers’ Spouses’ Club volunteers put up trees, hung lights, draped garland, tied bows, put out seasonal plants, and hung ornaments. The Landing also provided... Read more
Defense Media Activity
December 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Air Force continues the phased implementation of its Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) changes with the convening of a master sergeant evaluation board scheduled for May 2015.Evaluation and promotion system changes, scheduled for implementation over the next 16 months for active-duty Airmen, are focused on ensuring job performance is the most... Read more
Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
December 18, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Internal Revenue Service has announced increased limits for 2015 Thrift Savings Plan contributions.“The maximum contribution amount for traditional and/or Roth TSP will be $18,000; this is an increase from the elective deferral limits of 2013 and 2014, which was $17,500,” said Erica Cathro, an AFPC Human Resources Specialist. “Additionally, the maximum... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
December 18, 2014
More than 800 people from the Hill Air Force Base community enjoyed the Holidays on the Hill celebration.The Arts & Crafts building parking lot was filled with fun activities, treats, guests and more.Cheers of excitement rippled through the crowd as Santa and Mrs. Claus rode in on an Air Force fire truck to help Col. Ronald Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander, and children flip on the lights... Read more