Senior Airman Tong Duong, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
October 14, 2010
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- October is nationally recognized as energy awareness month.The Federal Government is the nation's largest energy consumer, and we can all do our part to make the Air Force more energy efficient.Here are some energy saving tips: Get in the habit of turning off lights when leaving a room. Turn off computer monitors, printers, copiers and fax machines at... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 14, 2010
The fourth through sixth grade students at Hill Field Elementary School have taken LEGO building and the board game "Operation" to futuristic levels through their newest science project.The students are building functional robots from LEGO kits, programming the robots via computer software, and building two obstacle fields that represent parts of the human body through which the robots will... Read more
October 14, 2010
4-H is looking for volunteer youth leadersHill's Military 4-H Club is currently looking for volunteers to act as leaders for their Outdoor Recreation/Shooting Sports, Garden and Afterschool clubs.Outdoor Recreation/Shooting Sports Club -- It is preferred that the Outdoor Rec/Shooting Sports club leader have experience with shooting sports, hunting or outdoor activities. A passion for teaching... Read more
October 14, 2010
Thursday, 18 November is the day to kick "butt." Cigarette butt, that is. Are you thinking about quitting smoking but not sure you're ready to take the plunge?We would like to encourage you to join in the American Cancer Society's annual Great American SMOKE OUT (GASO)--a nationally recognized day for people to put down their cigarettes, cigars, spit tobacco, and other tobacco products. This is a... Read more
Lt. Col. Mike Brillo Brill, Chief, 419th FW Safety
October 13, 2010
What you are about to read may sound like a history lesson. But after reading various accounts of the Revolutionary War, I've found it is amazingly applicable to the next two months as the 419th Fighter Wing and its Team Hill counterparts prepare for the upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection.It's a common misperception that the colonists won the Revolutionary War by using "Indian tactics,"... Read more
Daniel P. Elkins, Air Force Personnel, Service and Manpower Public Affairs
October 7, 2010
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Eligible Airmen, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until Dec. 3 to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay following an extension in a continuing resolution signed by the president Sept. 30.The new Dec. 3 deadline extends the original Oct. 21 cutoff for applications and allows eligible recipients more time to apply for the benefit.Airmen eligible for... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 7, 2010
Starting Saturday, one lane of the South Gate's outbound traffic lanes will be closed on weekends through Oct. 31, to allow Hill environmental engineers to install groundwater monitoring devices and collect water samples.The lane closed will be the outbound, left-most turn lane. The closure is necessary to allow a drill rig and a crew to work in the street.Work will also be done on weekends in... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
October 7, 2010
So an Operational Readiness Inspection team member hands a card to someone in your building that indicates a "Protect in Place" need due to some kind of hazardous materials incident. You're a civilian employee or contractor who works in that building and you see this happening, or overhear them talking about it -- what do you do? Do you then laugh and joke your way through a saunter down the hall... Read more
October 7, 2010
Team Hill, as we get ready for our upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection it is important to remember that we all, everyone working here, have a part in preparing our wartime readiness. We will be evaluated on antiterorism/force protect -- maybe requiring you to evacuate a building, take shelter or simulate 911 calls. Any of you could get the inspectors' input (card) ... any of you can affect... Read more
October 7, 2010
All those not working at Hill Air Force Base are being asked to avoid accessing the base, Nov. 1-6, if at all possible during the Operational Readiness Inspection. Interruptions in service normally expected during an ORI are predicted to be especially frequent during that period.During the ORI, scheduled Oct. 28 through Nov. 8,the gate and certain base services may experience periodic delays or... Read more