November 21, 2013
F-16 pilots from Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are conducting about 70 percent more training flights this week as part of a “surge” exercise designed to prepare Airmen for increased tempo during combat. Local residents can expect an increase in noise from dawn until about midnight when the surge ends. For pilots and maintenance personnel, a surge offers a chance to exceed standard... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
November 21, 2013
Max Gosselin, son of Master Sgt. James Gosselin, 729th Air Control Squadron, performed the honors at the CFC Pinewood Derby Fundraiser on Nov. 15 at the starting gate.Approximately 30 pinewood vehicles were weighed to be sure they qualified at under 5 ounces and then placed on display as competitors signed up and graphite applied to bearings. Vehicle models varied in design, from those not far... Read more
November 21, 2013
Rank/First & Last Name: Senior Airman Amanda FawsonDeployed Unit: 386th Expeditionary Medical GroupDuty Title: Medical TechnicianHome unit/station: 75th Medical Group, Hill Air Force BaseFamily’s military heritage: Father, Air Force firefighter/ One-year tour in IraqWhat is your mission here? To provide effective and efficient medical care 24/7 for my fellow military members. As an Airman in... Read more
George F. Jozens, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 21, 2013
Great news for two members of Team Hill on Nov. 14, one from 75th Operations Support Squadron and the other from the 388th Maintenance Group, earned the right to be in the top one percent of the enlisted force and to be called “Chief.” Senior Master Sgts. Stanley Leigh, 75th Operations Support Squadron, and Gail Kemeliotis, 388th Maintenance Group, are the newest noncommissioned officers on Hill... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
November 21, 2013
The Hill Air Force Base Fire Department selected Shirley Ball as an honorary fire chief, the first to be so honored, on Nov. 13, on his 100th birthday. The ceremony reflected many of the changes over the years, the lifelong Kaysville resident has seen. Hill AFB Fire Chief Paul Erickson presented him with a signed fire chief’s helmet with “Ball” emblazoned on the front of it. He also received a... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
November 21, 2013
The Junior Leadership Council, a professional organization with its roots in the 748th Supply Chain Management Group, is partnering with Operation HomeFront to deliver toys to be distributed during a visit by Santa on Dec. 11.“A lot of people were really happy to step up to help out (last year),” said 2nd Lt. Roger Anderson, JLC historian, as he talked about efforts in 2012 that generated 8,000... Read more
775th FES
November 21, 2013
“The 775th CEF Fire and Emergency Services flight (FES) has taken delivery of a new piece of firefighting equipment,” reported the base fire chief, Paul J. Erickson. Being replaced is the now 21-year-old “mini-pumper” Engine 21, which was systematically stripped of all its equipment on Oct. 29, then started and driven out of the fire house for the very last time. Then, in front of a small crowd... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
November 14, 2013
      BRIGHAM CITY — In a crowded gathering, Nov. 10, in the historic Brigham City Tabernacle, Col. Ronald Jolly Sr., deputy commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, thanked veterans and their families for their sacrifices in the service of their country. In a ceremony marked with song, bagpipe and Taps, the colonel also participated in a presentation of medals and recognition... Read more
Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
November 14, 2013
  LAYTON — A host of military hats, uniforms and awards — representing each individual’s time of service in various branches of the military — was on display Nov. 11 in a crowded Central Davis Junior High School gym for the Layton City Veterans Day Commemoration event. Having lived in Utah for only the past year, Col. Bryan Radliff, commander of the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force... Read more
JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
November 14, 2013
  OGDEN — The arrival of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Ogden on Veterans Day seemed a fitting tribute, as those who commemorated the day outlined the important gifts veterans have given to the county. Excited members of the crowd chased the truck carrying the tree as it moved into place alongside The Junction on Monday afternoon. Many posed for pictures next to the truck. "I really... Read more