Commentary: Action Line Q&A 2010 Aug 26

August 26, 2010
QUESTION: For the last two mornings the truck inspection line has been backed up off base and onto 5600 under the freeway at the Roy Gate. The trucks are blocking the right lane and the northbound I-15 entrance. The people wanting to enter the freeway are waiting as the lights change several times and the trucks do not move. It is causing a lot of confusion and may cause accidents as cars are... Read more
August 26, 2010
What type of music do you like? Death metal.How long have you been working at Hill Air Force Base? 5 years.What is your favorite part about your job? Working through complex problems and it’s not the same thing every day.Where are you from? Roy, Utah.What is your favorite thing to do in Utah? Hang out with friends and family.If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? Sir Isaac Newton,... Read more
August 26, 2010
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — In working closely with the Office of the Secretary of Defense staff on a congressional action involving veterans submitting claims for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay, major command and wing-level officials are working to inform veterans who were affected by stop loss. Eligible Airmen include those who served on active duty while their enlistment or... Read more
August 26, 2010
WASHINGTON — The Air Force surgeon general has issued a memo alerting all Airmen about safety concerns regarding electronic cigarettes, a new type of tobacco product.Also known as “e-cigs,” electronic cigarettes are battery operated devices that look like conventional cigarettes. The e-cig contains a cartridge filled with nicotine, which is delivered to the user as a vapor. Water vapor is emitted... Read more
Rich Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Media Representative
August 26, 2010
Golfers are wanted to play in the 11th annual Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament set for Sept. 7 at Hubbard Golf Course. The tournament is sponsored by the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah with proceeds benefiting the Hill Aerospace Museum. “This is a superb opportunity to play golf at one of the premier courses in Utah, take in a clinic with PGA Tour stars of the future, and contribute to... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
August 26, 2010
Instead of in the sky, two airmen from Hill Air Force Base are making names for themselves on the ground. Senior Master Sgt. Rich Barber and 1st Lt. Tiffany Moore will both compete in the upcoming Air Force Marathon — Barber in the full race and Moore in the half. The pair were selected by Air Force officials after competing in previous races. The marathon will be Sept. 18 at the... Read more
Brian Trapp, 309th Software Maintenance Group
August 26, 2010
 The 309th Software Maintenance Group celebrated the kick-off of the Voluntary Protection Program during a group picnic July 28 at Building 1515.  The event celebrated the unveiling of the 309th SMXG director’s safe site pledge and the squadron directors’ signing their pledges, committing the management and employees to creating a safer climate at work and home.The VPP Kick-Off is the... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times correspondent
August 26, 2010
Although the title may indicate a specific wing of Hill Air Force Base, the 388th Spouse’s Round Up has benefited all military and civilians who have used the base’s quality-of-life programs for the past nine years. The Round Up is one of the few large-scale fundraisers at Hill AFB that benefits more than 13 programs which help Hill Airmen and their families, such as Operation Warm Heart, Hearts... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times staff
August 26, 2010
 Aug. 20 marked the end of the very first session of the Ultimate Shred, a fitness and weight loss class led by Weber State University interns Queen Onuoha and Brett Bowler.“It’s been great,” Onuoha said of the Ultimate Shred, which was designed by both herself and Bowler. At the last session the two interns and Michelle Taylor, another WSU intern, honored the top three people who had lost... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times staff
August 26, 2010
They say dogs are man’s best friend. Dogs, cats and pets of all kinds find a spot in our hearts and when we lose them it can almost be as heartbreaking as losing a child.On the morning of Aug. 12, a Roy family felt that heartbreak. They were walking their dog, Zach, to the local groomers when the five-year--old Irish setter got the urge to run and his leash slipped out of his owner’s hand. ... Read more

In The Know

Sports physicals offered on two Saturdays The 75th Medical Group will offer sports physicals 8 a.m.-noon, on... more