Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Hanson, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
September 16, 2010
"I ... solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic," are words from the enlistment oath that every Airman has sworn to one or more times.As the Air Force marks its 63rd year Saturday, Sept. 18, the Department of Defense commemorates the signing of the Constitution with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on Friday... Read more
Senior Airman Danielle Wolf, 442nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
September 16, 2010
About 70 reservists from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., went to Hill Air Force Base, Aug. 24 through Sept. 2, in order to support A-10 Thunderbolt II live-weapons training.This was the first time the wing has had the opportunity to do live AGM-65 maverick missile and live GBU-38 GPS-guided bomb target practice."From an operational standpoint, this is one of the few chances... Read more
Richard Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 9, 2010
More than 130 golfers gathered for the 11th annual Commander's Cup Golf Tournament at Hill's Hubbard Memorial Golf Course on Tuesday. The tournament, which is sponsored each year by the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah, benefits the Hill Aerospace Museum, and tournament organizers said this year's event was as successful as ever."I think this tournament was as good as it gets," said Tony... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
September 9, 2010
A rare opportunity will present itself to hear directly from a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of that prestigious group, will address those present at the Air Force Ball as keynote speaker.Gen. Cartwright, the nation's second highest ranking military member, will present his remarks in his area of expertise. Among his current assignments Cartwright... Read more
Bill Orndorff, 309th Maintenance Wing Public Affairs
September 9, 2010
As Brig. Gen. John B. Cooper prepares to leave his command of the 309th Maintenance Wing, he takes pride that employees in the organization are focused on accomplishing the mission.The general is leaving Hill to serve as Director of Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The change of leadership ceremony is Sept. 16 at 9 a... Read more
Chief David Nordel, 75th Air Base Wing Command Chief, Ogden Air Logistics Center
September 9, 2010
I was asked last week."Can you do an article for the paper? We don't have one this week." I said, "Sure, it's about time anyway, I've got a pile of suggestions on what I should write about." It was like an open forum meeting. I heard shouts of: "Write something on leadership, teamwork or standards." I took the last three days to sit and think on it.Then, my Blackberry rang and it was the command... Read more
Daryl Mayer, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 9, 2010
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- "Humans today are still more capable than machines, but by 2030 that is absolutely not going to be the case anymore," said Dr. Werner Dahm, Air Force chief scientist, in describing one of the conclusions he reached during the Air Force's first in-depth look at future technology in more than a decade.The man charged with providing independent, objective... Read more
September 9, 2010
Where are you from? Nashville, Tenn.What was your favorite subject in school? Math.What is your favorite thing about your job? Working around aircraft.If you could go anywhere, where would it be and why? Ramstein, because it is near all the countries I would like to visit.When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be in the military.Who is your favorite band?... Read more
Jon Hanson, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
September 9, 2010
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airmen have until Sept. 17 to voluntarily retrain as part of the 2011 NCO Retraining Program before the program's involuntary Phase II begins.Air Force officials identified 1,061 opportunities for Airmen to retrain out of their current career field under NCORP. Airmen can volunteer during Phase I for career fields meeting Air Force specialty code and grade... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
September 9, 2010
By Tech. Sgt. Amaani LyleSecretary of the Air Force Public AffairsAir Force officials urge security vigilanceWASHINGTON -- Fraudsters continue to hijack accounts on social networking sites and spread malicious software, FBI officials said. One technique entices users to download an application or view a video that appears to be sent from users' "friends," giving the perception of being... Read more