December 2, 2010
Families with special needs members are reminded of the opportunity to have Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 4 at the Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is open to all Department of Defense families, active duty military, Reserve and Guard families. RSVP is requested to 360 Navigators, Eddie Mahurin and Debbie Roach at (801) 586-4735, School Liaison Officer Judy Maughan at (801) 775-5960 or... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Atticus C. Smith, 388th Fighter Wing command chief
December 2, 2010
Sometimes I'm completely amazed at the feedback I receive from Airmen. Without fail, when speaking with Airman Leadership School and Non-Commissioned Officer Academy students there are always several of them who state that their supervisors told them, "It's just a waste of time, you won't learn anything," or "Just play the game then forget what they taught." Why are these comments made? It's... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
December 2, 2010
WASHINGTON --- Striving to remain a leading competitor in the search for talent to carry out the Air Force mission, the service's senior leaders released the Diversity Strategic Roadmap in the nation's capitol Nov 17.In a collaborative effort, members of the Air Force Diversity Operations Division authored the living document's priorities to "institutionalize diversity throughout the Air Force... Read more
Ed Delker, Office of the Inspector General
December 2, 2010
Self inspections are internal audits that identify and document deficiencies for leaders and subject matter experts. Two critical parts to self inspections are identifying the root cause and documentation of the deficiency.Root Cause Analysis, or RCA, is typically accomplished through the use of tools such as "5 Whys," brainstorming or the Fishbone Diagram.One of the most common barriers in... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service
December 2, 2010
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama proposed on Nov. 29 a two-year federal pay freeze to aid in reducing the federal deficit.The proposed freeze would not affect military pay and would require congressional action to become law."(The freeze) would save $2 billion over the rest of this fiscal year and $28 billion in cumulative savings over the next five years," the president said in announcing... Read more
December 2, 2010
The Equal Opportunity Office acts as advisers on behalf of the commander for special ethnic observances and events throughout the year. The EOO is calling for volunteers to assist with the Holocaust Observance. In order to properly plan and commemorate this observance, the EOO is requesting that each organization canvas its staff for volunteers who would like to chair or help with this event.... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times Staff
December 2, 2010
Sexting, or the use of a cell phone or other electronic device to distribute sexually explicit pictures, videos or text messages, is becoming an all too common event in today's world. A 2010 study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that 13 percent of all adults ages 18 to 29 have sent sexts, with 31 percent of that same age group having received them. Another study conducted in... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
December 2, 2010
The Gerrity Public Library will hold a Christmas Party on Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. in connection with its Story Hour program.Christmas stories will be presented and there will be a Christmas Card activity for the kids, but the entire family is invited."Bring your camera and get pictures with Santa," said Moira Tyrell, Gerrity Library manager. She said a few games are also planned.Refreshments will be... Read more
December 2, 2010
Classes and events offered at the Airman and Family Center in December include:Dec. 16, basic budgeting class — without a budget, reaching your financial goals is nearly impossible. Join a group from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and explore budgeting techniques and the necessary steps to establish one for your household.Dec. 7, Heart Link for... Read more
Airman 1st Class Chelsea Goshert, 75th Medical Group, Mental Health Flight
December 2, 2010
One of the main factors distinguishing a military family from other families is the frequent and sometimes prolonged periods of family separation associated with military duty. Spouses who remain at home with their children face challenges similar to those of single parents. While the family at home is confronted with these issues, the deployed service member must focus on the military mission.... Read more