February 24, 2011
The Hill 5/6, the junior non-commissioned professional organization, is raising money for the costs of the staff sergeant promotion social in June. The social will celebrates the newest promotees accomplishments and progression from the Airmen tier to the NCO tier.The bowling fundraiser will be March 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hill Bowling Center. The price is $10 per person and includes... Read more
Darrin Wray, EUL Office
February 24, 2011
The Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park was developed under the federal government's Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) program that allows private entities to lease under-utilized military land. While the Air Force still owns the land, the developer will own the facilities it builds. As a part of the agreement, private contractors and firms get access to new buildings near or on the base, and... Read more
Air Force News Service
February 24, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Air Force officials said despite a reduction in the top line request, that combat capabilities and balance will remain focal points in the Air Force's portion of the president's fiscal 2012 budget presented Feb. 14.The total Air Force budget request for FY12 is $166.3 billion, down from $170.8 billion in FY11. The largest portion of the $4.5 billion decrease from FY11 to FY12 is a $... Read more
February 24, 2011
Where are you from? East Liverpool, OhioWhat is your favorite quote or movie quote? Earl Nightingale (U.S. Marine and one of 12 surviving Marines on the USS Arizona during Pearl Harbor): "Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us."What is your favorite part about being in the Air Force? My most favorite part about being in the Air Force is the motivation it gives me to reach... Read more
Maj. Joel Harper, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
February 24, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Air Force officials will soon begin training Airmen in anticipation of the repeal of the law and policy commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."This training will help Airmen understand what is expected in a post-repeal environment, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz."I know our Airmen will approach this issue professionally, and will continue to adhere faithfully... Read more
Mike Joseph, 502nd Air Base Wing OL-A Public Affairs
February 24, 2011
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- There's a commonality that unites the men and women who serve as the 737th Training Group's Military Training Instructors -- "Service Above Self" in transitioning the more than 35,000 civilians a year who enter Air Force Basic Military Training into Airmen.It's an MTI's professionalism and commitment to Air Force "Core Values" in basic military training that... Read more
February 24, 2011
Senior Airman Janey Blum, of the 75th Security Forces Squadron, has been chosen as the latest Team Hill Top 3 Superior Performance Award winner.Blum is the non-commissioned officer in charge of police services for the 75th SFS and in that role worked diligently to promote DUI awareness for Team Hill personnel. She established a DUI booth at Club Hill on New Year's Eve. Blum tested 35 personnel... Read more
February 24, 2011
Construction on a new Child Development Center began in September 2010."The new CDC is being designed to current Air Force specifications for CDCs," said Toni Hansen, Airman and Family Service Flight Chief. "It will better meet the children's growth and developmental needs."The new center will be more than 35,000 square feet with a new capacity of 256 people. The estimated date of completion is... Read more
February 24, 2011
A Baby Sign Language Class for parents is available sponsored by the Airman and Family Readiness Center on March 8 at no cost, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.The class will take place in Building 460, Training Room.The instructor is requesting that only parents sign up for the class.Please RSVP by March 7 to Denise Jenkins (801) 777-0695. Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 24, 2011
 I don’t think he was any more Navy than the man on the moon. But as long as we got the gas, that’s all that counted,” said Randy Roberts as he recalled the risky task of refueling in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. "There was a little strip with no tower and the procedure was to fly down the runway at 200 feet and pull up. Then go back down again at 50... Read more