Rich Lamance, Joint Hometown News Service
September 9, 2010
SAN ANTONIO -- Before candy gets stocked in supermarkets for the upcoming Halloween season, teams already will be busy taping at overseas locations throughout the world for special greetings to be aired during the holiday season.Three separate broadcast teams from the Joint Hometown News Service in San Antonio are boarding planes this week to begin taping video holiday greetings of service... Read more
Diana Call, 416 Supply Chain Management Squadron, Program Support Specialist
September 9, 2010
Hill Air Force Base is a diverse base. There are numerous organizations all functioning on Hill Air Force Base to include Air Force, Defense Distribution, DLA Aviation, Army, Air Force Logistics Agency, Air Force Reserves, Air Force Global Logistics Support Center (AFGLSC), and Depot Maintenance Wing. When you have an issue it can feel like an alphabet soup of acronyms and phone numbers to wade... Read more
Josh Aycock, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 9, 2010
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force chief of staff is putting himself on the starting line during Air Force Marathon events here, joining thousands of others ready to show their dedication to physical fitness.Gen. Norton Schwartz plans to return to the Air Force Marathon for the second year in a row, this time running the 10K race with his wife, Suzie during the 14th annual... Read more
Air Force News Service
September 9, 2010
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- For the first time, members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60, the so-called "gray area" retirees, can purchase TriCare health coverage for themselves and their eligible family members with the Sept. 1 launch of TriCare Retired Reserve."This new program offers a health coverage opportunity for 'gray area' guardsmen and reservists who served America honorably,... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times staff
September 2, 2010
Hill Aerospace Museum will be welcoming back their Food for Life Day and Wings and Wheels car show events this Sept. 18. The events, which will take place alongside the AFA Chili Cook-off, will start at 9 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m.The events, which boasted about 4,500 participants last year, will feature the car show, music from J.C. Hackett and the Ogden Concert Band and displays by the Hill... Read more
Katie Russell, Human Resources Specialist, HAFB Civilian Personnel Office
September 2, 2010
This is the second in a series of articles on the VERA/VSIP developments.Ogden Air Logistics Center employees were notified Aug. 6 that a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Program would be offered starting Aug. 16.Hill’s civilian personnel officials said the window of opportunity for employees to apply to be considered for VERA/VSIP runs from Aug. 16 to Sept... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
September 2, 2010
With a healthy crowd at the 5K on Sept. 1, the Combined Federal Campaign staff raised funds towards the administrative costs of running the CFC campaign later this fall with the 5K Fun Run/Walk. Col. Patrick Higby, 75th Air Base Wing commander, welcomed those assembled for the successful fundraising event. As leader of the air base wing his role had been to approve the new addition to the... Read more
Dave Abbott, Base Utility Manager, Energy Management Office
September 2, 2010
How much electrical energy does Hill Air Force Base use on a day when few are working? History tells us that our facilities typically use about 22-24 megawatts of electricity during a holiday or enough electricity to supply 575 homes for a month. Most of the energy consumed during these periods is essential and is used to keep our work spaces safe, secure, heated, ventilated and conditioned for... Read more
Airman 1st Class Lyndsey Mixon, 633rd Air Base Wing Judge Advocate
September 2, 2010
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. —Confucius said that our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Everyone has made mistakes and bad decisions that resulted in difficult consequences.Regardless of whether or not something was intentional or whether it was truly out of our control, Confucius made a good point. We can learn from the past, but why let it define us?At... Read more
September 2, 2010
Question: First of all, thank you for providing military families with a wonderful spray park for the kids …very well done. However, last Saturday when my family and I visited, the area near the covered patio was absolutely littered with trash — looked like someone had a pizza and fast food party the night before.I secured a trash bag and cleaned it up myself, but am wondering who is responsible... Read more