Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, AFMC commander
February 28, 2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio — Team AFMC,As many of you have likely heard or read by now, Secretary of Defense Panetta notified Congress that civilian employee furloughs may occur if budget sequestration takes effect March 1. Civilian employee furloughs, if enacted, would begin late April, following a 30-day notice.I share the Secretary’s concerns. Cuts levied by sequestration will have devastating... Read more
CAPT. ADAM BRADBURY, Chief, Team Hill Safety
February 28, 2013
So there I was … flying into Bagram Airfield at night on NVGs — night vision goggles. A brand new aircraft commander thinking I was a fire breathing Herk-monster in the mighty C-130. The radios were really busy that night and there was obviously quite a bit of traffic in an area circled by 14,000 foot mountains. Multiple helos, UAVs, MC-12s and afterburning Vipers were all in the air and... Read more
STAFF SGT. DAVID SALANITRI, Air Force Public Affairs
February 28, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley addressed more than 500 men and women on the final day of the Air Force Association’s 29th Air Warfare Symposium & Technology Exposition Feb. 22.During his address, Donley spoke about several issues that are on the Air Force’s radar, including budget and planning challenges, and of particular interest, the looming sequestration.“During... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service
February 28, 2013
WASHINGTON — Just before his private swearing-in ceremony as the 24th secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, arrived at the Pentagon on the morning of Feb. 27 and were greeted by Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, military assistant to the secretary of defense.Hagel, delayed more than 30 minutes by Washington traffic, said hello to waiting members of the Pentagon press... Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 28, 2013
It was giggles and excitement as the fourth, fifth, and sixth-graders of Hill Field Elementary School wracked their brains to answer trivia questions during an assembly on Friday Feb 22.In honor of African American History Month the children were brought in to the auditorium to answer questions in hopes of being one of the few lucky ones to win a McDonalds gift card. The trivia contest was set up... Read more
75th Medical Group
February 28, 2013
The 75th Medical Group is excited to begin patient registrations for MiCare, the Military’s online confidential secure messaging service starting at Hill AFB on Tuesday, March 5. This system is already deployed at 28 military treatment facilities (MTFs) throughout the country and has been shown to significantly reduce the number of phone calls between patients and providers, increase patient... Read more
February 28, 2013
The Climb On experience will allow single Airmen to engage in monthly indoor climbing events and quarterly high adventure programs. Outdoor Fitness indoor climbs are in a safe, controlled environment; great for beginners and experts.Climb On will enhance resiliency and morale while building teamwork, and is a great way to engage with your fellow Airman. A specialized trip to Idaho’s City of Rocks... Read more
February 28, 2013
The 75th Air Base Wing celebrated its top performers of the year with an awards ceremony Feb. 20 at The Landing. The best and brightest were nominated in several categories and announced as they entered the event under crossed sabers after receiving their medallions.Maj. Gen. Brent H. Baker Sr., Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, pointed out in his remarks the importance of the 75th ABW to... Read more
staff report, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
February 28, 2013
More than 400 military personnel, family members and community supporters gathered to recognize Utah’s top Air Force Reservists during the 419th Fighter Wing’s annual awards banquet at the Davis Conference Center in Layton on Feb 23.Attendees heard from Brad Barton, a local motivational speaker, author and magician, who performed magic tricks throughout his speech.Barton said his high school... Read more
Nick Simeone, American Forces Press Service
February 28, 2013
WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials have designated this week as “Military Saves Week” to highlight the need for military families to reduce debt and save for the future, something Pentagon officials emphasize is key to force readiness.The event is part of the yearlong Military Saves campaign, an opportunity for leaders to stress the importance of good financial habits to all members of the... Read more

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