Col. Scott J. Zobrist, 388th Fighter Wing commander
On Feb. 1, I attended the funeral of a friend and fellow Airman who was killed in a tragic car accident in Italy, leaving behind a wife and two sons. Family and friends, many Airmen among them, gathered in a small town in New York to pay their respects. A U.S. Air Force Honor Guard was there and the role they played that day forever changed my view of the Honor Guard. You see, I've always... Read more
May 9-15 will be observed as National Police Week, a way to recognize and pay respect to law enforcement officers' role as public community servants -- a role which has required many to give their lives in the line of duty. As military members, the call to duty demands such self-sacrifice. For many officers and families across the nation, this week will serve as a bittersweet reminder of loved... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times Staff
Since January 2009, students from all backgrounds have been gathering at Gerrity Memorial Library here on base to practice and learn how to roll their r's, count and greet each other in Spanish. Though some of the students haven't practiced their Spanish since high school, they still work hard to learn the vocabulary and pronunciations that their teacher, Stephanie Wesely, a human resources... Read more


Who am I?

75th Medical Group
I am a clinical laboratory scientist. I am the one who discovered a pregnancy in the couple who had slim hope of ever bearing a child, but was not there to "high-five" them. I gave closure to thousands of families of the Sept. 11, 2001, disaster by identifying the remains of their loved ones, but was not there to share their tears. I personally discovered a terrorist's weapon of choice, anthrax... Read more
Allan Woods, 75th ABW/SEG Motorcycle Safety Program Manager
Motorcycle rider training should not end with the basic rider or the experienced rider course. The Hill Riders motorcycle club picks up where formal training leaves off and provides on-the-road mentorship. The bike club was founded Sept. 2, 2004, with safety its paramount objective. The club has traveled just more than 310,000 accident and incident-free miles. Currently at about 550 members with... Read more
75 LRS 2Lt Ashley Willis participates in Air Force Volleyball Camp at the Warrior Health and Fitness Center. (Todd Cromar)
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times Staff
When the clock hits 4:30 or 5 p.m., the work day is over for many of us, but not for 2nd Lt. Ashley Willis. In fact, Willis, a vehicle management flight commander for the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron, has spent most of her days these past weeks both working her job with the 75th LRS and training with other members of the 2010 U.S Air Force Women's Volleyball team. As an alternate for the... Read more
A new Qubica scoring system will replace the old one with 42-inch LCD screens. (Mary Lou Gorny)
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
Bowling has changed over the last 30 to 40 years, Mike Lucovitz, the Hill Bowling Center manager acknowledges. The old smoky, dark bowling alleys have given way to clean, well-lit family entertainment, and in keeping with that concept, an interior face-lift and equipment upgrade will be ongoing as the center closes May 2 for the summer. "The contractor has 120 days to finish the project, so we're... Read more
Airman 1st Class Melissa Dearstone, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
The Airmen and civilians of the 75th Air Base Wing are accepting the responsibilities for their own safety and making their workplaces safer each day by instilling the safety minded culture of the Voluntary Protection Program. The 75th ABW is trying to create an atmosphere where employees and management at all levels can spot safety risks and feel comfortable and empowered to bring the safety... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
The 75th Medical Group invites its customers to a Town Hall Meeting on May 10, at 4 p.m., as the medical facility prepares to move into the last lap of its five-year modernization project. The meeting will be conducted in the main lobby in front of the pharmacy area. It will be a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at the planned modifications and improvements. There will be a question and... Read more
The Unit Self Inspection, or USI, is a commander's program with the Installation Inspector General as focal point for the center. Each wing and staff agency has a point of contact in the organization that is responsible for gathering discrepancies discovered during the USI, tracking them to final closure, and reporting to the IG. The most critical part of the USI program is you. The USI is only... Read more

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In the Know Easter services at Hill AFB ChapelThe following are services... more