Col. Patrick C. Higby, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander
October 28, 2010
You're in charge! Not the words most of you hear every day, but our Inspector General teams start arriving today to put Team Hill through the paces for our Operational Readiness Inspection. Though not actual combat, it is not unlike a major military operation: Colonels and generals develop an elaborate plan, the plan falls apart upon first contact with the enemy, and the battle's outcome is... Read more
David R. Kendziora, Chief, Ogden Air Logistics History Office
October 28, 2010
The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred 48 years ago, and Team Hill participated directly and actively throughout. It was an extremely tense, pressure-packed time as the planet came very close to unprecedented all-out war. As usual, combat readiness was the order of the day, but everything was "real world" -- devoid of simulation.By way of background, although confrontation had not generally worked for... Read more
October 28, 2010
The Ogden Veterans Day parade will start on Nov. 13 at 11:11 a.m. beginning at 18th Street and Washington Boulevard and ending at Lindquist Ballpark. Korean War veterans will be the grand marshals. All veterans from armed conflicts and those who are serving now will be honored. For information about the parade or the patriotic rally after at the park call (801) 393-3461 or (801) 392-5661.... Read more
October 28, 2010
The Persons with Disabilities Annual Award Luncheon on Oct. 21 honored Team Hill members who went out of their way to help someone with a disability. Those awarded include:Amado Garcia, 524th Electronics Maintenance Squadron; Theresa Ravy, Jordan Peart, Kellie Roe, Marion Pugh-Bracey, Casey Gimbel, Sharon Kartchner, Destiny Bates, Virginia Paulson, Andrea Rathbun and Jayson Magaña, all of... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
October 28, 2010
Glori Hoffman was nine months old when her father, assigned to the USS Hoel, died as a result of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Southern Pacific during World War II. The battle, often cited as one of the turning points of the conflict with Japan, was one of the largest naval confrontations during the war.Survivors of the Battle of Samar part of the larger confrontation there, floated in the... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times Staff
October 28, 2010
Beginning Nov. 1, applications will be accepted for the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program. The program is an education initiative by the Air Force Aid Society and will award $2,000 grants for the 2011-2012 school year.The program is open to dependent children and spouses of Air Force members who meet the following criteria:SBltâÇActive duty members, Title 10 Active Guard Reserves/... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 28, 2010
Students from the local school districts here will send 3,500 thank-you cards to present and past U.S. veterans of foreign wars this Veterans Day.For the past four years, the Clearfield High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets sent approximately 1,500 signed thank-you cards to veterans at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake... Read more
Lt. Col. Charles D. Clinton, Commander, 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
October 28, 2010
It is mandatory for all active duty personnel and all Guard and Reserve members of the military to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. This year's vaccine covers common flu viruses and the H1N1 virus. Unless military members have an exemption, they need to come to the medical group and receive their vaccine. As last year's experience with the H1N1 flu taught us, a new strain of the flu can spread... Read more
October 28, 2010
A local team is looking for female hockey players ages 16 and up. Whether you have more than ten years or zero experience, the Utah Ice Vixen want you. Join the exciting sport of women's ice hockey (non-check). If you are new to the sport, they will teach you all that you need to know including skating.Practices are most Thursday nights, 9 p.m.-10:15 pm at South Davis Recreational Center in... Read more
October 28, 2010
Eight day Mexican Riviera Cruise departs San Diego, Calif.Per Person -- $569.04 plus taxes and port fees, based on double occupancy and based on availabilityDates -- Nov. 20 through Nov. 28Ship -- Carnival SpiritItinerary:San Diego, Calif.Fun day at sea,Acapulco,Mexico,Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico,Manzanillo, MexicoNumber of nights -- eightPicture yourself on a gorgeous beach watching the sun... Read more