May 5, 2016
Hill workers can rejoice — the South Gate is scheduled to reopen at 12:01 a.m. May 15.The gate is one of the base’s main traffic arteries and was closed for eight weeks for the installation of new speed tables to help calm traffic flow and wedge barriers that can be deployed to prevent unauthorized vehicle access to the installation.Once the South Gate reopens, the East and Southwest Gates will... Read more
STAFF SGT. MARLEAH MILLER, 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
May 5, 2016
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — The first thing I remember about that day is the large cloud of white smoke from his tires skidding across the pavement, trying to stop on a dime. When I could finally turn around and get to him, he was struggling to breathe, and I could only hear the gurgling from the fluids that had rushed into his lungs.As we tried to keep him conscious, a good Samaritan who happened to... Read more
May 5, 2016
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Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 5, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Officials from the Hill Aerospace Museum are hoping a “hands-on” classroom, which will eventually feature learning space inside a real C-130 Hercules, will turn Top of Utah kids onto STEM.The museum’s new Marc C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education was unveiled April 27, marking the completion of a six-month construction project that provides a permanent space for... Read more
CAROLYN HERRICK, 943rd Rescue Group Public Affairs
May 5, 2016
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — When I was the spouse of a Reservist (which was the better part of my five years of marriage), I didn’t get it. My husband would work his normal work week, then square away his uniform on Friday night for drill on Saturday and Sunday. Come Monday morning, he was back at work, and I had no concept of the toll it took — until I became a Reservist with a... Read more
May 5, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Air Force reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing are teaching Spanish to high school students at an American school near their deployed location in Southwest Asia. Senior Airman Daniel Gomez-Moyado and Senior Airman Manuel Medrano, 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron, volunteer during their off-duty time to tutor the students in Spanish speaking and comprehension skills.“We... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs, Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein
May 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.“I’m extremely humbled by the nomination to serve as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff. If confirmed, I pledge to serve... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS LANE T. PLUMMER
May 5, 2016
By 86th Airlift Wing Public AffairsRAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Azmeralda Poole pushes the chalk down on the ground and draws two dots inside a circle, cracking a grin as she sketches a smiling face. She points to her creation as she looks up at Nicole Flores, her Vogelweh Elementary School counselor.“This is me,” the student says. “I’m happy right now!”The young girl was participating in a... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
May 5, 2016
By DOD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, D.C. — The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges.The F-35 program, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is of vital importance to U.S. security, Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan told... Read more
May 5, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The deadline to sign up for the 2016 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge is May 6.“Last year’s team, SL7, set the bar very high by delivering an innovative, low-cost solution to rapid engagement and mitigation of active-shooter threats by making modifications to existing tech infrastructure,” said Lt. Col. Byron Formwalt, with Hill’s Air Force Sustainment... Read more