Jim Garmone, American Forces Press Service
October 24, 2013
  WASHINGTON — The government shutdown is over, but it will take a while for the effects to fade, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said at a news conference Oct 17. At the shutdown’s height, more than 400,000 Defense Department civilian employees were furloughed because of the lapse of appropriations for the new fiscal year, which began Oct. 1. The Pay Our Military Act allowed the department... Read more
Richard Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 24, 2013
The 729th Air Control Squadron is exercising its wartime mission Oct. 21-Oct. 25 by providing communications and controlling airspace in a simulated bare base, hostile environment. "It is important we take every opportunity to ensure our unit is combat ready," said Lt. Col. Darin Humiston, 729th ACS commander. "I decided to conduct the training on a rural area of the base rather than convoy and... Read more
Air Force News Service
October 24, 2013
WASHINGTON — (UPDATED: Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. ET) Below are frequently asked questions about the government shutdown / reopening. If you don’t find the answer to a question you have about this topic, post your question as a comment below; we will research it and try to find the answer for you. Websites / points of contact • Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/... Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 24, 2013
  Early detection was the focus during the annual Cancer Awareness Seminar held at the Base Theater on Tuesday. "Cancer is a word, not a sentence, "said Roger Hansen, a Radiation Oncologist for Gamma West Cancer Services in Ogden. Hansen spoke about what individuals can do to protect against cancer, about getting tested, and thirdly about treatment options available once a cancer diagnosis... Read more
Capt. Tiffany Brakefield, 4th Medical Operations Squadron
October 24, 2013
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — Some battle scars are not easily observed. Physical injuries are obvious but those associated with emotional pain and suffering can often stay hidden to the casual observer until it’s too late. Risk factors associated with suicide include increased alcohol and substance use, a recent loss (relationship, job, death of a loved one), access to weapons, feeling... Read more
Air Force News Service
October 24, 2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force Materiel Command commander announced the full operational capability of the command’s 5-center construct Oct. 22, a major milestone in AFMC history. "The 80,000-plus men and women of AFMC have repeatedly raised their own bar for success," said Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger. "This world-class workforce continues to display the dedication and... Read more
Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
October 24, 2013
  OGDEN — Fifty-one years ago on Monday, President John F. Kennedy was six days into the Cuban Missile Crisis, conferring with a general who could not guarantee a military air strike would destroy all the missiles the Soviet Union had secretly hidden on Cuba, which is only 90 miles off the Florida coast. Two days later, Kennedy would sign a proclamation ordering a naval blockade of the... Read more
Senior Airman Janie Gutierrez, 75th Security Forces Squadron
October 24, 2013
Everyone needs to take extra precautions on Halloween, Oct. 31, when excited children in costumes are out in force. Motorists need to be extra careful during trick or treat hours, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., and parents should review safety rules with their children. The 75th Security Forces Squadron members will be walking around the housing area and examine candy for all Hill trick or treaters as part of... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
October 24, 2013
Plenty of choices to pick from are available for spooks of all ages, both on base and around the area. On base Halloween 5K and Kids 1 Mile, Oct. 29: Dress in your Halloween costume and join the rest of the spectres for a fun family run starting at 4 p.m. Sign up to participate or volunteer at the Warrior Fitness Center. Haunting the Hill, Oct. 25: Trunk or Treat at the Landing, 5:30 p.m. to 8... Read more
Capt. Peter Sting Rey, 388 OSS/AOPT
October 24, 2013
Welcome back to another article from your 388th OSS Aerospace and Operational Physiologists. We are kicking off a 5-part series on attention management threats so that you, the reader, have a good understanding of how these issues might affect your performance and safety. These threats are taken from the DoD’s Human Factors Analysis and Classification System or HFACS, and have all been cited as... Read more