Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times Correspondent
December 29, 2010
The Viper West team will see several new faces in the new year, including its own officer in charge.Air Combat Command's West Coast F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team, better known as Viper West, which operates here, is one of two single-ship F-16 demonstration teams in ACC. Maj. David "Booster" Graham, the team's demonstration pilot and officer in charge from 2009-2010, will transfer his... Read more
Gen. Donald Hoffman, Commander
December 29, 2010
AFMC Airmen,On Jan. 1, 2011, Air Force Materiel Command will begin our "Year of the Community College of the Air Force" campaign. John Buchan, a 20th century writer and politician, once said, "The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already." Therefore, I challenge each of you to reap the benefits of formal education during the new... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Atticus Smith, 388th Fighter Wing, Command Chief
December 29, 2010
Shortly after I sat down in an airport bar the waitress came over, placed a coaster down and then took my order. While I waited for my order, the coaster caught my attention. I forget what beer was advertised; however, its catch phrase was "brewed with passion." I've met many Airmen who are brewed with passion, and they're the ones I'll always respect. They're brewed with Professionalism,... Read more
December 29, 2010
Where are you from? Las Vegas.What is your favorite movie quote? "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." -- "The Wizard of Oz."What is your favorite band? Thrice.What are your hobbies? Bowling and Rubik's Cube puzzles.What is your favorite thing about being in the Air Force? My job.If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Canada because of the in-depth... Read more
December 29, 2010
Question: I heard a rumor that as of January 2011, the Westside Fitness Center in Building 1277 will be closed. This facility has provided the West area workers an easy-in/easy-out exercise option that we can walk to.Without access to this facility the additional travel time will take an additional 30 minutes per day out of my authorized fitness time. Coupled with dressing and shower, the limited... Read more
Richard Leon, 2011 Mart Luther King/African-American History Month Committee chairman
December 29, 2010
The Martin Luther King Jr. and African-American History Month events in January and February are going to be filled with wonderful activities. The MLK luncheon will take place Jan. 13 at Club Hill. The guest speaker will be Col. Allen Jamerson, Chief of Staff, HQ AFMC. The theme is "The Content of His Character" and tickets are available through AAHM committee representatives. From Jan. 10... Read more
John Litanski, OO-ALC/Office of the Inspector General
December 29, 2010
When economic times get rough, people are tempted to bend the rules and venture down the path of "Fraud, Waste and Abuse."Imagine a government employee picking up an order at the local office supply company. The employee, who has recently had a financial hardship, sees the newest and greatest laptop on the shelf. They imagine the convenience the laptop would give them. The employee purchases the... Read more
December 29, 2010
A special invitation is being issued to Team Hill to participate in nominations for the Utah Red Cross Military Hero Award an annual award which goes to a military individual or military family member, who while off-duty performed an extraordinary act of heroism in saving a life or helping others in the community.The act or acts of heroism must have taken place this year between Jan. 1 and Dec.... Read more
December 29, 2010
Holiday hours: Jan. 1, noon to midnightJan. 17, noon to 9 p.m.Colorama/Casino Night -- Jan. 15, 9 p.m. to midnight, $15 a person includes strike pots and cash prizes. Bowlers must be at least 18 years old.Bowler Appreciation -- every Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Only $1.50 per game.January Family Night Special: Receive a free pizza every Monday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Rent a lane for $30 with up to 6... Read more
December 29, 2010
Deployment Bracelets, Jan. 12, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. -- Make a bracelet to wear while your husband is deployed. This activity is free and open to the first 20 ladies to sign up.Bingo and Bridge, Jan. 25 -- Come and enjoy a game night with other adults. You can bring your children: "Toy Story 3" will be onscreen in the children's room while you play bingo and bridge.Reading the Classics -- Bring the... Read more