Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 27, 2014
LAYTON – A long-time tradition from back east is making its way into the west, including Top of Utah. Every December, the nonprofit organization Wreaths Across America decorates thousands of gravestones with a simple balsam remembrance wreath as a symbol to thank American veterans. Several people in Top of Utah are working to ensure veterans in local cemeteries are not forgotten this holiday... Read more
Corrosion Control Flight, 309th Aircraft Sustainment Group
November 27, 2014
Red, white and blue screamed through the sky at this year’s Warriors Over the Wasatch Open House and Air Show as the Air Force Thunderbirds’ performance took center stage. This tight team of pilots and maintainers put on a premier show for the 550,000 guests, but it’s the members in the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group Corrosion Control Flight that continue to deliver the Thunderbirds’... Read more
Air Force News Service
November 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate.Line of the Air Force captains in year groups 2006... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
November 27, 2014
Hill Air Force Base — According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, gift cards will be the most requested gift this year with 62 percent preferring a gift card over any other item. For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, their gift card of choice is the one that can be redeemed at military exchanges from Okinawa to Oklahoma. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making... Read more
Col. Ron Jolly, Sr., 75th Air Base Wing commander
November 27, 2014
Team Hill, as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I am grateful for your service to our great nation. Each of you are a valuable member of Team Hill.  The mission of the 75th Air Base Wing, as well as those of our 60 mission partners, could not be accomplished without you.This Thanksgiving I will reflect on the many things I am fortunate to have as I am very thankful for everyone in my life... Read more
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Department of Defense
November 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — To the men and women of the Department of Defense,I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that this morning, President Obama accepted my letter of resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve as Secretary of Defense until my successor is confirmed by the United States Senate.You should know I did not make this decision lightly. But after much discussion, the President... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Don W. Stroud, 388th Fighter Wing
November 27, 2014
Is there a special recipe for leadership? In today’s Air Force, we struggle trying to find that special recipe to get our teams to perform at their top levels of efficiency. As technology catapults us into the future and new leadership philosophies develop through the halls of universities worldwide, we still rely on the one thing that cannot be imitated by computers or taught in class – personal... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
November 27, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force announced Nov. 17 the nomination of Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch for re-assignment from Air Force Materiel Command vice commander to director of the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va. He will be replaced by Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker, Sr., currently director of logistics at Headquarters AFMC.If confirmed for the position by the Senate, as... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
November 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced today Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, as candidate bases to potentially host the headquarters (HQ) for the new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC). The Air Force evaluated ten installations against the approved criteria before... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Legal Office
November 27, 2014
Each year the Hill Air Force Base Tax Center offers tax preparation services for military members, retirees, and their dependents. These services can save hundreds of dollars per client in tax return preparation costs. Over the past few years, the Tax Center has saved military and retiree families over $1 million in tax return preparation costs. The Tax Center is seeking volunteers to help in... Read more