Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
June 16, 2011
Luke Traughber found out firsthand last week what it's like to be an F-16 fighter pilot. But more important, he got a respite from a disease that has been his life for more than a year.The 11-year-old was one of nine Utah children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation who were treated to an interactive tour of the 388th Fighter Wing on June 9 as part of Hill Air Force Base's "Pilot for a Day" program.... Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 16, 2011
Blanching and julienne might seem like foreign terms, but for a group of youth they are words leading them to food independence.A group of 11 Youth Center students, ages 9-15, chopped, browned and baked their way through a week-long summer cooking course at the youth center.The course, CHEF-K, was instructed by Lauri Zerga, developer and teacher of the program. The course was designed to help... Read more
June 16, 2011
Twenty-one technical sergeants from Hill Air Force Base graduated from Vosler Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 26. They are:2nd Combat Camera Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Dennis Henry Jr., Tech. Sgt. Pedro Jimenez372nd U.S. Air Force Recruiting Group: Tech. Sgt. Vincent Green368th U.S. Air Force Recruiting Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Brian Provenzano388th Aircraft... Read more
75th Medical Group
June 16, 2011
The sun is finally out and it's time to take out the grill and cook those mean burger and juicy hot dogs, but keep in mind that there are some food safety hazards that may ruin your summer BBQ. Before you start grilling please read these important safety tips. When shopping for meat and poultry to grill, put them in the shopping cart last, right before checkout in order to guard against cross-... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
June 9, 2011
Kristoffer M. Solesbee gave his own life to save countless others.On June 3, Hill Air Force Base held a memorial service for Solesbee, 32, who died May 26 in the Shorabak district of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.A technical sergeant assigned to the base's 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, Solesbee died of wounds he suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit... Read more
Andrea Houck, Team Hill Public Affairs
June 9, 2011
Residents around Hill Air Force Base may have noticed an increase in aircraft arrivals as well as a diverse group of aircraft flying west to the Utah Test and Training Range April 29-May 13.Four units deployed to Hill AFB and six units traveled directly to the UTTR to drop munitions in realistic combat scenarios for the Combat Hammer weapons system evaluation program. Nearly 120 precision-guided... Read more
Lt. Col. Matthew Mulbarger, 75th Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate
June 9, 2011
How many times have you heard the following phrases? "Take care of your boss," "Take care of your people," "Take care of the mission," or "Take care of your Wingman?" We hear these phrases and we generally know the intent of the speaker but have you actually ever stopped and asked yourself, "What does it mean to really care about something or someone?" We all have a general sense of what we care... Read more
June 9, 2011
Who is your favorite artist that you're listening to right now? I'm really into Lupe Fiasco. He is a really positive hip-hop artist. He doesn't rap about drugs or violence.Where is the farthest you've traveled from home? I traveled all over the world with the Navy. I've lost count of all the places: Bahrain, Tasmania, Australia, Malta and Spain. They're a long way from my hometown of Cathedral... Read more
June 9, 2011
New crosswalk signal delayed because of bad weather -- Wardleigh Road's signal light will blink yellow for 3 to 5 seconds signaling motorists to slow down and prepare to stop. The light will then turn solid yellow and then solid red. In the solid red state motorists are required to stop.At this point pedestrians will be able to begin to cross and will be given a countdown of 15 seconds.Motorists... Read more
Air Force News Service
June 9, 2011
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Enlisted members now have 77 Air Force specialties from which they can receive a selective re-enlistment bonus.Officials said this fiscal year's program retains a heavy emphasis on retaining Airmen with 17 months to six years of service, and made adjustments in the 6 to 10 and 10 to 14 years-of-service zones. There were no adjustments in the 18 to 20 years-of-... Read more