Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service
January 5, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Despite Walgreens pharmacy chain which will no longer continue as a TriCare provider, beneficiaries have several options for filling prescriptions, Defense Department spokeswoman Eileen M. Lainez said recently.The retail pharmacy contract between Express Scripts Inc. (ESI), and the Walgreens pharmacy chain expired Dec. 31.Since the contract was not renewed, Walgreens will no longer... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
January 5, 2012
“I am honored to be (chosen as) the guest speaker for this year’s celebration,” said Carolyn Smith, Ogden Air Logistics Center Scientist and Engineer Workforce Development Branch chief. “It’s a great opportunity to pay tribute to one of this nation’s greatest heroes.”The event to be held Jan. 11 at The Landing, (formerly known as Club Hill) will... Read more
Anne Morrison, Hilltop Times Staff
January 5, 2012
Tucked away behind the Arts and Crafts Center lies an inconspicuous door next to a row of garages. To most, it could pass as just another base maintenance shop. But behind the little sign on the door that reads, "Auto Hobby Shop," lies a car lover's dream.The shop holds just about every tool and mechanism to get a car into tip-top shape, and with newly installed lifts to boot."They really can do... Read more
David N. Kitchen, MAPA director, Ogden Air Logistics Center
January 5, 2012
Ever notice how some organizations just seem to have it all together, perform at such a high level, and accomplish the extraordinary. How do they do that and what makes them gel so efficiently? I believe there are some key attributes to these organizations that make them high performing teams.First, they share a common mission that reminds people of the larger idea of which they're part. When... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Kevin L. Call, Electronic Systems Center Command Chief
January 5, 2012
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- When goals are mentioned at this time of year, most people think of hockey or football games, or maybe even dreaming up a New Year's resolution. So why do we even need goals? Why should we write them down? Goals are things you want to accomplish sometime in the future. Goals are great -- they motivate you toward accomplishing a dream or an achievement, but... Read more
Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, National Guard Bureau
January 5, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The chief of the National Guard Bureau is a statutory member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.With the stroke of a pen, the same month the nation's oldest military institution celebrated its 375th birthday, President Barack Obama signed legislation that included a provision adding the CNGB to the Joint Chiefs on Dec. 31.The provision -- part of the fiscal year 2012 National Defense... Read more
Karen Parrish, American Forces Press Service
January 5, 2012
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama today signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act on Dec. 31, which increases active-duty and Reserve pay by 1.6 percent and governs Defense Department activities, from procurement to military personnel policy.Several provisions in this year's act will potentially affect active-duty and retired service members and their families.Section 347 requires DoD... Read more
American Forces Press Service
January 5, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense has implemented a temporary moratorium on the sales of products containing DMAA within military facilities.The moratorium will remain in effect pending further review of relevant scientific evidence and reported events, officials said.Recent reports show that two Soldier deaths and additional adverse health effects in other service members may be related to... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
January 5, 2012
Col. Scott Long, 388th Fighter Wing commander, received the latest on the Junior Enlisted Recreation Center (JERC) Dec. 29 as he toured the facility with other representatives from the 75th Air Base Wing and 388th FW.Airman 1st Class Jacob Wilson, president of the First Four at Hill Air Force Base, introduced other Airmen leaders involved in enhancing and revitalizing the recreation center to the... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Larlee, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
January 5, 2012
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The physical stress on an aircraft and its components in flight can be quite substantial. The different forces can cause the aircraft to break in many different ways, and sometimes, the breakage cannot be easily seen by the naked eye.This is where nondestructive inspection technicians come into play. NDI is a form of analysis or techniques used to evaluate the properties of... Read more

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