Daniel P. Elkins, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
August 26, 2010
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting application packages through Sept. 13 for officers interested in participating in the Language Enabled Airman Program, which offers an opportunity to develop a foreign language skill throughout an Airman’s career.Launched earlier this year by Air Force Culture and Language Center officials, LEAP is the first career-long program... Read more
August 26, 2010
A military deployment in any circumstance can be tough, but when spouses’ deployments overlap and a young child is involved, it’s a different story completely. That was the case for Hill Air Force Base couple Staff Sgt. Sung Young Kim and Senior Airman Guadalupe Quinonez earlier this year.  The young couple has a 2-yearold daughter, Guadalupe, and each served separate deployments... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times staff
August 19, 2010
 The honor to officially serve in the United States military rests on the shoulders of a few, but the pride and honor of each service member’s sacrifices affects us all.Events like the Nation’s Defenders Picnic, which takes place Friday, Aug. 20from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Park, are ways in which the community can give back to our Airmen and other service members.The event is open to... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times staff
August 19, 2010
 Base facilities and services are looking to customers to speak up and tell them what’s working well and what might need some fixing up. Aside from directly speaking with a facility manager or submitting an Action Line, customers are also able to submit feedback via the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE), which can be found on the 75th Force Support Squadron’s Web page.“Customer... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Atticus C. Smith, 388th Fighter Wing Command Chief
August 19, 2010
 Put your hat on! PUT YOUR HAT ON NOW!The senior non-commissioned officer’s voice sent chills through my body.  Without thinking, I checked myself to ensure I was within standards.  This was the start of an inside look into Air Force basic military training, where my good friend, Master Sgt. John Stott, served as a military training instructor. It was day four of training and he... Read more


Commentary: Equality for all

Master Sgt. Jodi Hatfield, Ogden Air Logistics Center Historian Office
August 19, 2010
 This month marks the 45th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It is fitting that we honor the legacy of those who helped make the law possible and exercise the right they fought hard to guarantee. Also, it is instructive to point out that U.S. military services helped to pave the way for such legislation by earlier providing civil rights to its members, especially following the... Read more
Gary Cole, 75th Air Base Wing, Safety Office
August 19, 2010
 Another boring safety article? I hope not. I’ll try my best to deliver some critical safety material in an interesting fashion; a challenge by anyone’s standards. And who knows, this information may help you enjoy a fun, safe and successful Operational Readiness Inspection. (Read that successful ORI as a “Pass.”) “FUN. Whatchu talking about Willis?”Actually, fun, safe and successful... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
August 19, 2010
 A family picnic at Centennial Park this Saturday, Aug. 21, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., will feature fun and games for the entire family including their special needs members. Tammy Custer, Special Needs Navigator with the 75th Force Support Squadron, notes that one of the requests coming from the Special Needs Summit held in March was the desire to have activities that the entire family... Read more
Airman 1st Class Melissa Dearstone, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 19, 2010
 While the Voluntary Protection Program might be new to some organizations at Hill, the 309th Electronics Maintenance Group implemented VPP more than two years ago and has seen positive changes within the group concerning the safety and well being of their employees. The VPP program is different from other safety programs because it is employee driven. It is run off the employee’s... Read more
Bill Orndorff, 309th Maintenance Wing
August 19, 2010
 Ideas by three employees of the 309th Maintenance Wing saved the government nearly $820,000, and in turn brought them cash awards of $10,000 each.The employees — Frank Denn, Reggie Pope and Vergel Palacio — were formally recognized Aug. 9 by Mark Johnson, Ogden Air Logistics Center executive director, for their participation in the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness (IDEA)... Read more

In The Know

Sports physicals offered on two Saturdays The 75th Medical Group will offer sports physicals 8 a.m.-noon, on... more