Mikayla Beyer, Hilltop Times Staff
February 7, 2013
With the recent announcement that women will be allowed to serve in combat positions in the American armed forces for the first time, there has been a renewed interest in the history of women who have served. An upcoming event, “Women of Valor,” will pay tribute to those individuals.Organized by Daniel Hudson, Chairman of the Utah Military Veterans Affairs Committee and a Vietnam veteran himself... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
February 7, 2013
Just two days shy of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the treaty ending the Vietnam War, two former POWs toured an exhibit Jan. 25 at the Hill Aerospace Museum containing a reproduction of a cell from the Hanoi Hilton.Retired Col. Leon “Lee” Ellis and retired Lt. Col. Jay Hess, Air Force pilots shot down over North Vietnam in 1967 and both held for more than 5 years, visited the Hoa Lo... Read more
February 7, 2013
Motorists will be subject to a detour on Feb. 18, President’s Day (a federal holiday) on Wardleigh Road due to a bioenvironmental personnel safety survey for a newly installed F-22 radar system in Building 1515.Roads will be closed to ensure personnel safety during the survey and will include portions of travel on Indigo Lane and Georgia Street.The detour will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.... Read more
EDWARD DROLLETTE, AFCEA Wasatch Chapter, Vice president of Programs and Scholarships
February 7, 2013
Jan. 24 was no ordinary day along the Wasatch Front. Although Utah is known for the “Greatest Snow on Earth,” new ice — sheets of it — blanketed the area. Traffic was snarled as a rare winter rain combined with an inversion creating an icky commute, with Interstate-15 a slow moving crawl from Nephi to Logan.Driving conditions weren’t the only thing on the agenda for a select few Utah universities... Read more
February 7, 2013
The following individuals will receive the rank listed in the month of February:419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron:Senior Airman Aften Garcia419th Civil Engineer Squadron:Master Sgt. Christopher Huff, Tech. Sgt. Ryan Garff, Tech. Sgt. Steven Hyer419th Force Support Squadron:Staff Sgt. Toni Sanford, Staff Sgt. Susana Maria419th Medical Squadron:Staff Sgt. Frederick Danneman, Senior Airman Taylor... Read more
February 7, 2013
Identity theft is a form of fraud, the stealing of another person’s identity in which someone pretends to be another person by assuming that person’s identity. This is typically done in order to access financial resources, obtain credit or access other benefits in that person’s name. Identity theft is one of the faster growing crimes in America. Victims of identity theft can be any age and come... Read more
Capt. Ashley Conner, 477th Fighter Group Public Affairs
February 7, 2013
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska — During a family hike on Mother’s day 1999 Kanya Huling, her husband and three children heard what sounded like helicopters overhead but was actually the mountain shearing off in a landslide that would kill six people and injure more than 30.“After the debris stopped falling I looked over and saw my husband, Scott, hunched over our 2-year old son, Ty,... Read more
Steve Salles, Standard-Examiner movie critic
February 7, 2013
“Seven Psychopaths” is a movie Quentin Tarantino only wishes he could have made.So, if you don’t like Tarantino and think his movies are deeply disturbed, you know what to do, right? As in, you’ll decide not to go see “Seven Psychopaths.”The rest of this review is for those still with me.“Seven Psychopaths” is one of the funniest, most clever, most violent films about a belief in nonviolence I... Read more
Tom Philpott
February 7, 2013
This time last year the Air Force unveiled a plan to cut Air National Guard strength by 5,100 members along with more than 200 Guard aircraft, touting this as a reasonable efficiency, in part because Guard squadrons cost more to operate than active duty squadrons.That argument was dead wrong, says Maj. Gen. Arnold L. Punaro, a retired Marine Corps reservist and chairman of the Reserve... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
January 31, 2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The budgetary uncertainties currently facing the Department of Defense, combined with a projected $1.8 billion shortfall in Air Force funding for overseas contingency operations, require prudent steps to mitigate budget execution risks, according to Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander. “Based on guidance received last week from... Read more

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