Brandice J. O'Brien, Tinker Take Off staff writer
July 3, 2013
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Air Force Sustainment Center personnel are on a mission to make the center more integrated, innovative and efficient for the future. But, it’s not a simple task. To achieve the end result, personnel are working a strategic plan with five goals and 18 objectives. The first goal is “Continue to strengthen sustainment processes and accountability for the nuclear... Read more
Claudette Roule, American Forces Press Service
July 3, 2013
WASHINGTON — In its mission to defend the nation, the Defense Department must stay ahead of the ongoing technological revolution and its attendant rise in “anywhere, any time” cyber threats, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said June 27. “As the defense community begins to focus inward on the implications of changing resources and this thing called sequestration, I think it’s important... Read more
Kari Tilton, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 3, 2013
  Air Force Reserve F-16 pilot Lt. Col. Paul "Buster" Delmonte flies several types of aircraft as part of his full-time civilian job, but instead of dropping bombs he delivers an entirely different kind of weapon. Delmonte, the 466th Fighter Squadron commander, is an aerial firefighter and aviation safety manager with the U.S. Forest Service. Between May and October each year, he flies... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
July 3, 2013
The following military personnel will be promoted to the accompanying rank within the month of July. They are as follows: 2nd Combat Camera Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Timothy Chacon 348th U.S. Air Force Recruiting Squadron: Master Sgt. Leonardo Cepero Febres, Master Sgt. Jose Escorza, Master Sgt. Patrick Kelly, Tech. Sgt. Steven Dillman, 367th Training Support Squadron: Master Sgt. Joshua Parker... Read more
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
July 3, 2013
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 5,000 staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant, Air Force officials said on June 25. The 5,654 selected represent 15.03 percent of the 37,608 eligible. The list of selectees were released to the public June 27. The average score for those selected was 340.17. Selectees’ average time in grade is 5.52 years and time... Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 3, 2013
Large crowds gathered Wednesday June 26 to enjoy the seventh annual Ogden ALC Car Show. The event was held at Centennial Park and featured a variety of cars from 1929 to the present and featured great music, Visa gift card drawings, and a delicious barbecue by Holy Smoke BBQ. “We had 102 entries this year, that’s up 15 perent than the previous year, we had over 1500 people,” said Julie Lehr,... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
July 3, 2013
LIBERTY — Military families took a break to experience some summer recreational opportunities, get to know one another a little better, and improve and build on resiliency at the Air Expeditionary Force Retreat at Wolf Creek June 28-30. Approximately 34 families who had military members deploying or just returning from a deployment enjoyed a beach party, Hawaiian-themed dinner and participated... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
July 3, 2013
Kids and mud. The words seem to go together. At the Child Development Centers East and West, teachers intentionally brought the two together on Friday. Children made mud pies, waded, tip toed or pranced in mud pits. They played in sprinklers and put their hands in the gooey muck. Even the smallest of tots played with beach balls and other toys and put their hands in water sensory tables. Some... Read more
Civilian Health Personnel Services
July 3, 2013
The potential impacts of sequestration have many living under stress. The best thing to do at this time is to prepare for possible outcomes that may arise. With good stress management skills, you can learn to manage your stress level and increase your ability to cope with life’s challenges. Stress management isn’t a first-aid kit you pull out only in emergencies. Rather, it’s a set of tools you... Read more
George Jozens, Director, 75th ABW Public Affairs
June 27, 2013
Click here for more details.  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department’s civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July. Hagel has directed that most Defense Department employees will be required to take 11 furlough days beginning July 8, one per week, through the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30.   A furlough places an employee... Read more