August 27, 2015
Several of Team Hill’s senior airmen were recently selected for the rank of staff sergeant.Across the service, 13,269 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant out of 39,260 considered during the 15E5 cycle, for a 33.8 percent selection rate.The Air Force released its service-wide list Aug. 20, which is posted on mypers.af.mil.This is the first staff sergeant promotion cycle to... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ADARIUS PETTY, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
August 27, 2015
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — Nondestructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.The Q-800 Portable Shearography System equipment or laser shearography is an innovative technology used for NDI of MQ-1... Read more
August 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, the Air Force chief information officer, and Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, the Air Force director of future operations, have partnered to increase awareness of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity to protect the Air Force mission, personnel and their families.“We are thrilled with this new partnership,” Whelan said. “Cybersecurity is such an... Read more
August 27, 2015
RANDOLPHCapt. Robert A Rex, USAFFeb. 17, 1942 - Dec. 8, 196826 years old1115E RICHFIELDSpc. Five Kennard K. Kanosh, USAFeb. 28, 1940 - Sept. 14, 197030 years oldHeavy Vehicle Driver Sgt. Gregg A. Newell, USAMay 4, 1944 - Dec. 14, 196925 years oldInfantryman1 year of service RICHMONDCpl. Gerald S. Ryan, USAAug. 24, 1947 - Oct. 20, 196720 years oldInfantryman ... Read more
TECH. SGT. DANIEL DECOOK, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
August 27, 2015
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va.  — “If you’ve met Chief Binnicker, you’ve met an icon — a hero, a legend,” said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody.Cody said these words as he delivered the eulogy for former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker at the Fort Meyer post chapel in Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 14.As Binnicker’s flag-draped casket lay in front of more... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, U.S. Air Force
August 27, 2015
Utah Civil Air Patrol Cadets visited the Hill Air Force Base’s 388th Fighter Wing Aug. 19 to see the Armament shop, the 34th Fighter Squadron, F-16 maintenance (PHASE) and F-35 engine/egress training. The group also visited the 775th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. Read more
August 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force has initiated the Make Every Dollar Count program, aimed at creating a culture focused on minimizing costs, harnessing efficiencies and redefining Air Force business paradigms. Currently, the MEDC portfolio consists of 13 Headquarters Air Force-level programs and 26 major command-sponsored initiatives that cut across multiple Air Force lines of business including... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 20, 2015
They’re off the assembly line and they’ve been in the air. Now final flight tests are the only hurdle to clear before the Air Force’s first two combat F-35s arrive in Utah.The second of the two jets took its first flight earlier this month at manufacturer Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas aeronautics plant, following the first jet, which took to the skies a few days earlier. Before they’re... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 20, 2015
For John Cole and Jay Wells, properly remembering veterans who fought in a conflict often described as “forgotten” might be painstaking, but it’s absolutely necessary. The Top of Utah duo say they’re on a mission to provide all Utah combat veterans of the Korean War with the Republic of South Korea’s “Ambassador For Peace Medal.” Made from harvested barbed wire taken from Korea’s 38th... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 20, 2015
Developments in Hill’s drug testing program will affect both military and civilian members on base. A change to the testing procedures now allows civilians sent for drug tests to be screened for synthetic opiates like Hydrocodone and Oxycodone. The opiate testing can be completed for “reasonable suspicion” or after accidents and safety mishaps and in conjunction with other tests for... Read more

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