388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 31, 2013
The Air Force announced Jan. 23 that the president nominated 35 colonels to the Senate for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.Among the nominees is 388th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Scott C. Long.“It is an honor to be nominated for promotion to brigadier general,” Long said.“I have been extremely fortunate throughout my career to serve with some outstanding leaders, Airmen and civilians... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
January 31, 2013
In 1952 President Dwight D. Eisenhower and members of Congress established the Presidential Prayer Breakfast. On Feb. 14, Hill AFB will hold a National Prayer Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., in keeping with the long established tradition under the new name change which occurred in 1970 to better reflect the character of the event.The National Prayer Breakfast is an interfaith endeavor which... Read more
Maj. Frank T. Skrypak, 65th Comptroller Flight commander
January 31, 2013
LAJES FIELD, Azores — It has been said that no one can accurately predict where the U.S. military will need to respond next: The workload and requirements are uncertain. Nearly as unpredictable is the future of the nation’s finances. With much talk of the fiscal cliff in the news recently, how quickly can the U.S. economy recover, and what will happen to the global economy?After Social Security,... Read more
STAFF SGT. DAVID SALANITRI, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
January 31, 2013
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — The Air Force appointed its 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force during a transition and retirement ceremony Jan. 24.In his last official act before retiring, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy relinquished the duties and responsibilities of the Air Force’s highest enlisted leader to Chief Master Sgt. James Cody.Looking across the airplane hangar, Cody... Read more
Andrea V. Mason, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 31, 2013
Community members and business leaders were appointed as 388th Fighter Wing Honorary Commanders during a special change of command ceremony at Hill AFB on Jan. 25. Through the honorary commander program, civic and corporate leaders gain insight into base operations by working and socializing with Air Force and civilian personnel. As a result, the... Read more
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
January 31, 2013
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen with more than 60 days of leave at the beginning of next fiscal year may be able to carry it into the next fiscal year thanks to a provision in the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision extends the maximum leave carryover of 75 days through Sept. 30, 2015, according to Senior Master Sgt. Kreig Cressione, Air Force Personnel... Read more
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
January 31, 2013
As part of GameStop’s plan to close 200 stores, its Hill AFB facility will permanently cease operations on Jan. 31.“While this was a GameStop decision, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service regularly reviews offerings to ensure they are in sync with the community’s needs,” said the Hill AFB Exchange’s General Manager Russ Hinrichs. “As a result, the process of identifying and ultimately... Read more
75th Medical Group
January 31, 2013
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. is experiencing a much higher number of flu-like cases this year than in previous years. Influenza activity remains widespread across the nation with Utah among the highest states reporting flu-like illness.According to this nationwide surveillance, the number of people seeking medical care for influenza-like-illness (ILI)... Read more
Air Force News Service
January 31, 2013
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey announced Jan. 24 the rescission of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule for women and that the Department of Defense plans to remove gender-based barriers to service.  “Women have shown great courage and sacrifice on and off the battlefield, contributed in... Read more
Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
January 31, 2013
TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE CORPS BASE, Calif. — The 421st Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base is participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Integrated Training Exercise Jan. 21-Feb. 2.The 421st FS participation enables Joint Tactical Air Controllers to experience controlling different aircraft rather than just the standard Marine Corps’ aircraft. Integrated Training Exercise ITX 13-1 is the... Read more

In The Know

In the know Legal office closureThe 75th Air Base Wing Legal Office will be... more
In the know Blended Retirement System Town HallsHill AFB will hold town hall... more