Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
May 7, 2015
Quick thinking and good communication not only saved a $13 million aircraft and its pilot, it also averted a possible tragedy close to Hill Air Force Base.On Jan. 10, 2014, Lt. Col. James “G-Man” Doyle, an Air Force Reserve pilot with the 514th Flight Test Squadron, was taking off on a functional test flight on an A-10C Thunderbolt when he realized something was wrong.“Right as the landing gear... Read more
Col. Scott Nowlin and Norm Leclair, AFSC Workforce Development Team
May 7, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Utah veterans are well-aware of the role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics plays in providing the Department of Defense with the skilled workforce needed to defend our nation. They have seen firsthand how STEM-related systems, training and education has given the U.S. the most awesome military capability the world has ever known, and how it has enabled... Read more
Bryon Saxton, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 7, 2015
SOUTH OGDEN — Ogden pharmacist Alfred Barrack loves flexing some U.S. military might.The father of five does it by collecting and restoring old military vehicles, and then eventually reselling them when he needs to buy another.“It is a symbol of American might,” Barrack said of his infatuation with the vehicles that offer amateur mechanics like himself an opportunity to repair and restore the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 7, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Depending on who the Airmen tells, reporting a sexual assault in the Air Force can have two very different outcomes.As the Air Force doubled its efforts in the month of April to provide tools and resources aimed at preventing sexual assault, officials are tying to educate Airmen about the rules and caveats that accompany their selected method of reporting a sex crime. ... Read more
Senior Master Sgt. Dave DeLauder, Hill AFB First Sergeants Council
May 7, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Do you want to know a secret about quarterly and annual awards? Do you want to know a secret about promotions in today’s Air Force? Do you want to know a secret about how to get a good paying job after the military? It’s actually something very simple to do, it’s not very expensive, and usually doesn’t take too much time. The secret is: Get your Community College of the Air... Read more
Dave Smith, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs
May 7, 2015
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Health, fitness and energy are important considerations for all Airmen, but when does pursuing them result in potential and real problems?Supplements, health foods and energy drinks may be popular and even come with approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but that doesn’t ensure compliance with current Air Force instructions or passing a urinalysis test... Read more
Senior Airman Hailey Haux, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
May 7, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The chief of the Air Force Reserve and the director of the Air National Guard testified April 29 alongside the other services’ Reserve chiefs and Guard directors before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense.With the threat of sequestration-level funding looming, both the Guard director and Reserve chief said they need the support of Congress to be ready... Read more
May 7, 2015
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Air Force Ground Safety is sponsoring Fall Protection Focus weeks May 4-15.This initiative is a partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s campaign “National Safety Stand-Down.”During fiscal years 2010-2014, the Air Force had 7,671 injuries from falls resulting in 44,000 lost work... Read more
May 7, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Meeting and exceeding standards for software development helped the 309th Software Maintenance Group and 516th Software Maintenance Squadron achieve a Capability Maturity Model Integration v1.3, Level 5 rating on March 26.The CMMI v1.3, Level 5 rating is the highest possible rating level designated by the CMMI Institute, which was developed by the Software Engineering... Read more
Kevin Elliott, AFCEC Public Affairs
May 7, 2015
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The president and chief executive officer of American Water, Inc., recently visited Hill Air Force Base to highlight the company’s role in the base’s water and wastewater system privatization.Susan N. Story met with Col. Ronald Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander, and visited the American Water contractors responsible for upgrading, operating and maintaining the... Read more

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