Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 16, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the future, the Air Force’s core missions will probably not change, but the way they are carried out will, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on April 8.Welsh, speaking to the Defense Writers Group, said the Air Force’s missions include air and space superiority, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and... Read more
Senior Airman Hailey Haux, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
April 16, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force Association hosted its monthly Air Force breakfast with Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, as the keyote speaker, April 2 at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.During his speech, Welsh addressed many topics and issues in today’s Air Force, including hitting the “reset button.”“For the last couple of years, what we have essentially... Read more
April 16, 2015
LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Laughlin Air Force Base from March 31 to April 2. During his visit, he met with Airmen to discuss morale, welfare and the future of the Air Force. Before his departure, the 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs office had the opportunity to sit down with... Read more
Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden, 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 16, 2015
CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — Twelve U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs deployed as a 90-day theater security package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to Campia Turzii, Romania, on March 30.As part of the deployment, the U.S. and Romanian air forces will be flying together over the plateaus in the heart of Transylvania for Dacian Thunder 2015.The U.S. Air Force’s 354th Expeditionary Fighter... Read more
KIMBERLY WOODRUFF, Air Force News Service
April 16, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — “You live in the best time ever,” Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force commander and Air Forces Southern commander, told members of the 552nd Air Control Wing recently.The general spoke at an all-call March 30, sharing a positive message for the troops regarding leadership, the four pillars of wellness and the great work the Airmen in the 552nd ACW are doing in... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden, 15th Wing Public Affairs
April 16, 2015
“I was raised in a household where you take responsibility for your own actions and don’t blame others for your downfalls,” said Tech. Sgt. Kathleen Thorburn. “Instead of seeing a crime that had occurred, all I could see were my mistakes. Why did I go to that party? Why did I accept the drink? Why did I laugh at their jokes? Why didn’t I scream?”Thorburn was sexually assaulted by a co-worker she... Read more
April 16, 2015
Staff Sgt. Natacia Flick, 75th Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate Office, was nominated by the Hill AFB first sergeants for their quarterly Diamond Sharp Award. The award highlights the professionalism and can-do attitude of Airmen who emulate and truly appear “Diamond Sharp.”Flick is currently the NCOIC of Military Justice. Her section has been very busy, with five docketed courts,... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 16, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On April 29, the Hill Officers’ Spouses’ Club will host its annual Spring Bazaar in the Club Hill Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.This year’s bazaar will boast 50-plus vendors with a large variety of crafts, goodies, products, services and more available for purchase. Shoppers indulge in treats, search for Mother’s Day gifts, learn about services and products, and splurge on... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Using Hill Air Force Base’s large solar array farm as both a backdrop and an example, President Barack Obama unveiled a new plan April 3 that he says will create jobs and save energy.The president spoke before a crowd of about 75 people, roughly the same size as the media horde gathered to cover the president’s speech, at the base’s photovoltaic array solar panel farm, which... Read more
Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
April 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have made in combating sexual assault. We can cite encouraging numbers in the areas of prevalence, reporting and convictions; however, this serves as only the beginning of an enduring effort. This effort must continue without pause and we must not lose sight of it for a moment.... Read more

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