Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
July 11, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — For 26 years, the governor of Utah has awarded the Medal for Science and Technology as a symbol of achievement to those individuals who have provided distinguished service to the state in science and technology. Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah State Advisory Council on Science and Technology are accepting nominations for the twenty sixth anniversary awards to be presented for... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
July 11, 2013
Master Sgt. Martez Banks, 419th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, said he knew he was doing pretty well in the state bowling tournament, but it really registered when things got kind of quiet around him when it was his turn to bowl again. It was the tenth frame in the third game which made it kind of a bittersweet memory. "One shot, definitely would have got me to 800 (in the series), and... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Beth Anschutz, Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs
July 11, 2013
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — For one small aircraft maintenance squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, embracing the principles of continuous improvement has reaped tangible results. The 571st AMXS, Operating Location-Alpha (OL-A), has completed maintenance on their 300th consecutive T-38 on time and on cost and in the sustainment world of the Air Force Materiel Command, this... Read more
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 11, 2013
F-16 pilots assigned here will not fly their traditional routes over local Independence Day celebrations this year due to flying hour program cuts related to sequestration. "It’s always a privilege to participate in these events and it’s disappointing to have to sit it out this year because of fiscal limitations," said Col. Bryan Radliff, 419th Fighter Wing commander. "We place a high value on... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
July 3, 2013
Northern Utah temperatures are reaching the triple digits and the challenge is on to stay hydrated, cool and healthy. While staying indoors during the hottest hours or hitting the pool seems advisable, there are plenty of other things to keep in mind for yourself, your family and even the family pet.   The risks for people The heat may seem fine at first, but it doesn’t take much for the... Read more
Standard-Examiner staff
July 3, 2013
It’s that time of year again when cities light up Independence Day with celebrations and activities, including an all-American pie eating contest in Clearfield, a cowboy show in Kaysville, and a glow-run on independence eve in Syracuse. With fireworks restrictions in place for several cities because of fire hazards, residents can still enjoy many city-sponsored firework shows.  U.S. Air... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
July 3, 2013
“While we may not carry tool boxes, we may not operate some fancy machine that can manufacture anything out of a block of aluminum, nor do we build bombs — we are the stitching that holds the fighter wing tapestry together,” said Maj. Jason Ross, 388th Maintenance Operations Squadron commander, as he praised the efforts of his Airmen. The 388th Maintenance Operations Squadron was formally... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
July 3, 2013
Shade will be an important feature of the Salute to Our Nation’s Defenders Picnic, organizers report. In addition to water-themed bouncy toys, there will be camouflage netting, and refreshing watermelon and cool desserts will be featured.  “We would love to see more of our Airmen and their families,” said Barbara Riddle, chairwoman of the committee. “That would bring a great deal of joy to... Read more
Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
July 3, 2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — To mark the July 4th holiday — our nation’s 237th birthday — many of us will get together for a cookout or to watch fireworks with friends and family. While we certainly look forward to those activities, we should also use the holiday as an opportunity to reflect on exactly why it is we’re able to celebrate. Certainly we owe a great deal to the men who... Read more
Ross E. Marshall, AFSC Executive Director
July 3, 2013
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — As we near the date that furloughs will actually take place, I wanted to share with you the latest information I have. Furloughs are set to begin the week of July 8. The Air Force Sustainment Center and most tenants have selected to observe the furlough day on Fridays and so July 12 is scheduled to be our first furlough day. In order to support our warfighters and... Read more