Tom Cowan, 2nd Combat Camera Director of Operations
March 10, 2011
By Tom Cowan2nd Combat Camera Director of OperationsCommentary: 'Guns, Camera, Action!'You may have heard our morale cheer in the gym or at Team Hill events. We haven't been afraid to shout it: "Guns, Camera, Action!" Now I'd like to introduce you to the people behind the cheer, the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron (2nd CTCS). The 2nd CTCS is an associate unit here at Hill Air Force Base and this is... Read more


Commentary: Airman to Airman:

March 10, 2011
Where are you from? Everywhere. I'm an Army brat. (Born in Deer Lodge, MonT.)What is your favorite quote or movie quote? "Do or do not. There is no try." -- Yoda, "Star Wars" What is your favorite part about being in the Air Force? Traveling to parts of the world I'd never get to see otherwise.If you were not in the Air Force what would you want to be? Still trying to figure this out. A... Read more
March 10, 2011
During nonpeak traffic hours watch for heavier truck traffic on "M" Street while they haul additional fill dirt to the south Parking Lots of 1248 and 1258. This effort is to level the ground in preparation for the new gate entrance road and for sewer installation. These events will continue through March.Be aware of parking and traffic impacts at Popeye's Restaurant while grading the ground prior... Read more
March 10, 2011
There have been reports of a technical glitch being experienced by some AFCAS participants.The Integrated Delivery System and the AFCA Chairman Tom Badman, have received several questions regarding the ability of users to access the survey involving the User ID and Password issues. Badman advises the following:Please be aware that because the user IDs are self-generated, the respondent may... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times Staff
March 10, 2011
Hill's Key Spouses work nonstop to give back to the Hill community, seeking no recognition or rewards other than the feeling of satisfaction that comes from helping someone in need. This year, however, our Key Spouses deserve to be recognized for their contributions by being nominated for the Air Force's Key Spouse of the Year award."(Key Spouses) are an integral part of a commander's role to... Read more
Airman Crystal Charriere, 419th Public Affairs Office
March 10, 2011
By Airman Crystal Charriere419th Public Affairs OfficeUnderdog takes upset prize in local chess tournamentCapt. Richard Brown, an engineer in the ICBM Systems Division and president of the base chess club, was the underdog in the 2011 Utah Game-in-60 Championship chess tournament Feb. 26, but he took the upset prize for being victorious over a player with a higher rating.Brown was rated at 973... Read more
Capt. Emily Young, Psy.D. ESC, 75th MDG Mental Health Clinic
March 10, 2011
Everyone on base should have heard something about "resiliency" by now -- either from a newspaper article, in a roll call or from your unit's Winter Wingman Day. According to the Real Warriors Campaign, resiliency is "the ability to adapt to adversity and overcome barriers" (www.realwarriors.net). Resiliency is comprised of our physical, emotional, social and spiritual fitness which helps us to... Read more
388th EMS
March 10, 2011
Staff Sgt. Terrence J. O'Brien, 388th EMS/MXMWMA, sponsored a senior noncommissioned officer during a permanent change of station this January. According to the nomination packet, O'Brien "set the bar for how the sponsorship program should work" because the senior NCO was not originally supposed to come to the section he ended up in. The nomination packet cited how once the appointment to the... Read more
75th ABW staff
March 10, 2011
The 75th Air Base held its annual banquet at Club Hill to announce its top military and civilian members and one team for superior performance in 2010.Among those honored Feb. 28 were the following:75th Air Base Wing Airman of the Year is Senior Airman Stephen Davis, 75th Security Forces Squadron. As a defender, Davis investigated 46 criminal cases which were closed with a 100 percent solve rate... Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 10, 2011
Being told by a doctor that you could die at age 38 isn't what Chris Castillo, military dependent, wanted to hear at age 19."I went in to the doctor for a simple cold and they told me my blood pressure was 130," Castillo said. "That is the main reason I decided I needed to make a change."And it was those changes that led him to a weight loss of 83 pounds in only 6 months, and earned him the title... Read more