Cadet 2nd Class Steven Luna, U.S. Air Force Academy
October 2, 2014
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY. Colo. — America is great for a vast number of reasons and although we can point out many reasons why our country is so remarkable, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and cultures within our nation. This history of diversity has cast adaptability within our nation while forging the strength our country bears today. The Defense Department,... Read more
Master Sgt. Jamie Hamilton
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A former reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing is set to compete in the 2014 Warrior Games competition Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Tech. Sgt. Andrew Evans served in the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron for 10 years before being medically retired in June. Evans suffered spinal injuries during a hiking accident while on annual tour in Alaska in 2013 and is... Read more
Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location
October 2, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As the fog rises over the track and the mist hovers above the pool, a special group of American Airmen are set to compete for athletic glory, service bragging rights and the opportunity to represent the U.S. Air Force at the 5th-Annual Warrior Games.The games began Sept. 28, and for seven days, 40 Air Force veteran athletes will compete head-to-head within various... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After serving three years as director of contracting for the Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Material Command at Hill AFB, Nancy K. Andrews is now the AFSC director of contracting located at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.  Andrews is now responsible for all AFSC Contracting activities at three locations: Tinker AFB, Hill AFB and Robins Air Force, Ga.Andrews, a... Read more
U.S. Central Command Public Affairs
October 2, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria last week, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles to conduct 14 strikes against ISIL targets.U.S.... Read more


Commentary: Challenge accepted

Lt. Col. Brooke Rinehart, 75th Comptroller Squadron commander
October 2, 2014
Mr. Jason Yaley, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Special Assistant, was recently quoted, “It’s time to become the Air Force we need to be, not the Air Force we used to be.”As a comptroller, I take this to heart.  For over a decade, we have heard that fiscal constraints will be our future, next year is certain to be worse than the last, reductions in Overseas Contingency Operations will... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Utah Transit Authority’s ballyhooed bus service to Hill Air Force Base will continue to be altered by anti-terrorism work for the next few weeks.The base’s 75th Civil Engineer Group began a project Sept. 22 to install “speed tables” at the South, West and Roy gates of the base. The three gates are heavily used each day by the more than 20,000 employees who work on base.... Read more
Air Force Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — Implementation of a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced in July by Air Force senior leaders continues with new promotion eligibility cutoff dates for Airmen competing for promotion to technical and master sergeant.The Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes will be implemented in stages during the next 18 months... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
Hill Air Force Base — Sometimes there are things outside the scope of one’s duties that could, and probably should be addressed, but often times those ancillary items aren’t squared away — rarely though, do those things hold a $125 million price tag. Staff Sgt. Ken Reber, a crew chief with the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, did just that — he identified a missing outer lock ring while... Read more
Utah Transit Authority
September 25, 2014
Utah Transit Authority will utilize the Southwest Gate to continue service to Hill AFB during the upcoming South and West Gate closures.The alternate service is needed because beginning Sept. 22, the 75th Civil Engineer Group will install speed tables at the South, West and Roy Gates.Hill AFB will construct speed tables in order to comply with Department of Defense antiterrorism standards. Speed... Read more