576th Flight Test Squadron
November 14, 2013
  On Sept. 26 at 3:31 a.m. (PST), a scheduled unarmed operational test launch of a LGM-30G Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile occurred at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., from Launch Facility 9. Glory Trip 208 carried one unarmed test Reentry Vehicle to a pre-determined target near the Kwajalein Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands, approximately 4,500 miles away. This was a... Read more
November 14, 2013
  The 75th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kathryn Kolbe will finish this year’s Team Hill-Junior Force Council (TH-JFC) Speaker Series with a public address to the junior workforce. The event is Thursday, Nov. 21 at the base theater, Building 441, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This edition of the TH-JFC speaker series is entitled, "Recognizing Leadership Opportunities." She will speak about... Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 14, 2013
There is a small table in a place of honor set for one. It symbolizes that members of our armed forces are missing. Remember. The table is small; it symbolizes the frailty of one prisoner going against their oppressors. Remember. The tablecloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their intentions to respond to their country’s call to arms. Remember. A single red rose in a vase symbolizes the... Read more
Capt. Michael A. Carter, 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron
November 14, 2013
On the afternoon of Nov. 8, the men and women of the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron gathered to reflect on the generations of veterans who paved the way for our country. The 75th LRS wanted to pay special tribute to the nine members of the Air Force Logistics Readiness family who have died in the line of duty during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The squadron formed up in front... Read more
Desiree N. Palacios, Air Force News Service
November 14, 2013
  WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force hosted the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ final toast to their fallen comrades during an invitation-only ceremony Nov. 9 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. "Tonight is a night of conflicting emotions: pride in our Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, sorrow at the end of a mission and a myriad of other emotions," Maj. (Ret.) Lloyd... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
November 14, 2013
  Have a busy schedule? You work odd hours and the regular times for fitness classes at the Warrior Fitness Center don’t work for you? A new fitness initiative makes available a video kiosk at the Warrior Fitness Center for patrons with these kinds of challenges. The kiosk is part of a program instituted by the Air Force at 66 bases, a $2 million fitness initiative. The kiosk allows many... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Eric Burks, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
November 14, 2013
  SALT LAKE CITY — This Veterans Day, Jacob Bridgman had a "last supper" of sorts with his family, including retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Bridgman, his father. The next day, the torch of military service passed from father to son as Jacob recited his own oath of enlistment and left for Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. "I’m both excited and nervous,"... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
November 14, 2013
 LAYTON — Nov. 8, a group of 20 gathered at a local Layton restaurant to mark the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps by Team Hill members. The event started in 2007 by Brad Baggiano, a retired Marine and current DLA Aviation DLR contract negotiator, with four other Marines. The celebration has grown in size since then. Retired and former Marines took the opportunity to gather, chat and... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 14, 2013
Who can help me with my job hunt when I arrive? How can I help my family better adjust to their new surroundings? Where can I get information about volunteer opportunities? These questions were just a few of the topics discussed at the Heart Link event, held Nov. 7, in the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The event took place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and included a light-lunch. Event... Read more
Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
November 14, 2013
WASHINGTON — For peak performance, people should eat healthy and exercise regularly. But in their quest to gain an edge, many resort to dietary supplements. Enter Operation Supplement Safety, or OPSS. This Defense Department educational campaign, accessible at www.hprc-online.org/opss, is targeted at service members and healthcare providers, but is available to anyone looking for useful... Read more