December 29, 2010
Tech. Sgt. Dustin Ballingham, line recruiter for the 419th Fighter Wing, participated as a member of the Air Force Rugby Team after being successfully selected at camp in March."It's pretty exciting," Ballingham said when he heard he had been selected. The news came in July that he had been selected to play at the flanker position for the team. He reported to camp Oct. 29. Air Force defeated all... Read more
December 29, 2010
Hill Air Force Base had two runners in the Air Force Material Command team to participate in the military's official marathon.Senior Master Sgt. Rich Barber and 1st Lt. Tiffany Moore were both assigned to Hill AFB when they were informed of their selection for the team. The maration was held Sept. 18.Moore ran the half marathon and Barber went the full distance. They were both relatively... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
December 23, 2010
 All the right ingredients to deliver a “taste of home” were assembled Dec. 17 as more than 40 volunteers took fresh baked cookies and candy canes and put them in bags decorated with holiday cheer at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The cookie drive for the dormitories and Hill Airmen brought out Christmas elves of all kinds as active... Read more
December 23, 2010
Due to manning constraints, the Monday, Dec. 27 — 5 p.m., Turbo Kick. group exercise class will be cancelled at the Warrior Fitness Center. All fitness classes will be cancelled Dec. 24-25 and 31. For more information please contact the Warrior Fitness Center at (801) 777-2762. Read more
December 22, 2010
Article reprinted with permission from the American Psychological Association.Given our country's economic woes, the holidays have the potential to create additional challenges this year. Few people seem to have extra resources to spend on gifts, parties and extravagances. Families are cutting back, employees are worrying about job security, and seniors are concerned about their retirement. In an... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
December 22, 2010
Personnel from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings contributed their personal time, vehicles, gasoline and efforts Dec. 15 in making sure gifts made it in time for Christmas to 310 foster children in Northern Utah. Approximately 75 Airmen delivered holiday gifts from the Idaho border to Draper and west to Tooele in coordination with the Utah Foster Care Foundation.At the home of Kathy Torres,... Read more


Commentary: ESOH compliance essential

Gen. Donald Hoffman, Commander
December 22, 2010
AFMC Warriors,Earlier this year, the Secretary and Chief urged us to understand the environmental, safety and occupational health (ESOH) aspects of our jobs and take action to minimize ESOH risks. All Air Force Materiel Command Airmen must understand and support the Air Force's ESOH priorities: comply with the legal obligations, reduce risks, and establish a culture of continuous improvement.... Read more
James A. Roy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
December 22, 2010
The Air Force Core Values guide us in all of our decisions as we rise to meet any challenge presented. These enduring values anchor and bind Airmen together each and every day. Any compromise diminishes the character of our service.With input from each of the military services, Congress is now considering changes to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. As military men and women, the American... Read more
Col. Joe Wercinski, OO-ALC Chief, Space & C3I Division
December 22, 2010
"Thank you" ..."you're appreciated." Although sometimes it may seem during these very busy periods of the year that the only thing that seems to be a constant in our Air Force is "change," the Christian Science Monitor reported in an Oct. 27 article that the Air Force ranked first in a recent survey as the most "blissful" place to work within the Department of Defense. According to the article,... Read more
December 22, 2010
A special invitation is being issued to Team Hill to participate in nominations for the Utah Red Cross Military Hero Award an annual award which goes to a military individual or military family member, who while off-duty performed an extraordinary act of heroism in saving a life or helping others in the community.The act or acts of heroism must have taken place this year between Jan. 1 and Dec.... Read more

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