Linda East Brady, Standard-Examiner staff
March 14, 2013
Richard Essary, Hill AFB media specialist, was one of two men from Ogden who were invited to “Come on down!” on the CBS game show “The Price Is Right” in January. The first episode, with Isaac Eaves, was broadcast March 8, and the second, with Essary, played March 12. Eaves left with $20,000 in cash, as well as a dirt bike, a computer and other prizes. As for Essary, he won more than $26,000 in... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex Public Affairs Office
March 14, 2013
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently selected team and individual award winners for Special Programs. They will go on to compete at the Air Force Sustainment Center level.Team AwardsCommunication and Information Technology Team of the Year: 309th Software Maintenance Group/OBNC. Team members are Brian Elkins, Kim Hanken, Lauri Brynjulson, Joanna Wolf, John Pierce, Roy Hale, George Manning,... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
March 7, 2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — As a result of sequestration taking effect on March 1, the Air Force is expected to absorb more than $12 billion in reductions this fiscal year while simultaneously working to mitigate an overseas contingency operations funding shortfall and operating under a highly restrictive continuing resolution.Air Force Materiel Command convened a task force this week... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS KYLE RUSSELL, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
March 7, 2013
A quick piercing blow from the referee’s whistle and, in an instant, smack — the sound of skin slapping the wrestling mat echoed over the rambunctious spectators and parents in the gym of Syracuse High School, Jan. 14, in Syracuse, Utah.“Stand up!” shouted Senior Airman Garrett Weston to one of his wrestlers. After a little more verbal motivation, the junior high wrestler gained control and... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
March 7, 2013
“I am very proud of the Airmen that worked for me. They were brand new from tech school and they just did everything they could because they saw how hard I was working (in order) to help me out. I think they will be the next superstars,” said Senior Airman Brittany Hayden, 75th Medical Support Squadron.Hayden, one of two Air Force-level winners recently announced in the 75th Medical Group,... Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 7, 2013
Women’s History Month kicked off with a panel discussion lunch and learn held in the chapel annex on Friday, March 1.The panel, made up of five people, discussed women’s experiences with the military, with their diverse backgrounds shedding new light on the subject.“I wanted to have people with various backgrounds to make it more interesting,” said Tech. Sgt. Tammy Butler, hostess of the lunch... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center
March 7, 2013
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta notified Congress recently that should sequestration occur, the Department of Defense will initiate furlough for its 800,000-plus civilian employees. Congressional notification is required at least 45 days from a planned furlough, with implementation anticipated for late April, Air Force officials said. “The potential... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, AFSC commander
February 28, 2013
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — We’re starting to get more information regarding the impacts of sequestration, specifically some of the details regarding the possibility of civilian furloughs. DoD has officially notified Congress that furloughs will occur if sequestration goes into effect on March 1. We’re still hoping for a resolution to the issues and elimination of sequestration, but if it... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
February 28, 2013
“People think we just arrest people and give out tickets all the time and that’s not the case,” said Investigator Gage Franz. “We’re the front line defense. Without security forces protecting an installation, there is no installation. We’re in charge of protecting our perimeter along with all assets and personnel.”Franz was recently selected as the Air Force Security Forces Staff Airman of the... Read more
Mikayla Beyer, Hilltop Times Staff
February 28, 2013
The February Warrior Call took place during the month of love, and it fittingly featured a speaker whose message advocated the caring of others.Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ken Crooks, who served as wing chaplain most recently in Afghanistan, told the assembled audience of his love for his profession, and why he finds it so fulfilling even amid the difficulties of serving overseas in a high-stress... Read more

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