December 27, 2012
Air Force officials released force structure changes and resulting manpower impacts from the new DoD strategic guidance and fiscal 2013 President's Budget on March 6. The fiscal 2013 President's Budget adjusted Air Force military end strength to 501,000, with net reductions of 3,900 active duty, 5,100 Air National Guard and 900 Air Force Reserve billets.The impact of the announcement to Hill Air... Read more
JASEN ASAY, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
December 27, 2012
Before explaining the importance of the base's new F-22 heavy maintenance facility, which was unveiled Jan. 12, Rep. Rob Bishop wondered aloud how long it would take to fill the 96,000-square-foot area with foam.According to Col. Allan Day, 309th Maintenance Wing Commander, the answer is close to 90 seconds."It wouldn't go all the way to the ceiling," Day said of foam that would be dispensed from... Read more
December 27, 2012
A number of new leaders assumed command with strong leadership positions affecting Hill in 2012.Gen. Mark A. Welsh III became Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, in July. As chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States... Read more
Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
December 27, 2012
By Bryon SaxtonStandard-Examiner Davis BureauNo. 8 News Story 2012: New ICBM buildingThe ribbon cutting for the five-story Falcon Hill ICBM building further "cements" the viability of Hill Air Force Base and its future in remaining the state's largest single-site employer, officials said.Dignitaries, along with a crowd of about 150 people, gathered March 12 to officially open the 151,783-square-... Read more
December 27, 2012
No. 9 News Story 2012: Additional projects completeOther construction projects were completed in 2012, some part of Falcon Hill, others just part of the normal business at Hill AFB:The West GateEntry control moved to the new West Gate through a gradual process in March. First, motorists were allowed to drive through the new gate infrastructure after entering the base at the old gate. Then entry... Read more
Andrea Mason, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office
December 20, 2012
For those wanting easy access to a list of upcoming events and organizations at Hill Air Force Base, there is now a smart phone application available to provide just that.The app is called My Military Communities, or MyMC2, and it's the first mobile application in the Air Force that puts a list of every event at your base in the palm of your hand. The app has more than 15,500 users Air Force wide... Read more
December 20, 2012
Just because it is winter doesn't mean that Hill AFB isn't moving forward with construction projects. Darrin Wray, deputy for the 75th Civil Engineer Group, reports that Building 523 is being torn down through an Air Force initiative directing all continental U.S. bases to reduce their installation buildings by 20 percent. The base is also currently demolishing a wooden warehouse in the old 800... Read more
Armed Forces News Service
December 20, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following holiday message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force:The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate the many blessings that we enjoy in our country and spend time with the people who are most important in our lives. As we... Read more
Col. Dane West, 388th Maintenance Group commander
December 20, 2012
We hear about the Non-Commissioned Officer Corps being the backbone of the Air Force, but have you ever stopped to ask why? It's not a tough question, but it can bring about some interesting answers.Throughout the decades, I have concluded three reasons why our NCO corps is the backbone of the Air Force. First, no one works harder. Our youngest NCOs work in the toughest flightline conditions,... Read more
Department of Defense
December 20, 2012
WASHINGTON --- The Department of Defense released on Dec. 17, the 2013 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates, which take effect Jan. 1. Overall rates will increase an average of 3.8 percent this year.For members with dependents, average increases in BAH are approximately $60 per month. A typical E-6 with dependents, for example, will find his/her BAH about $60 per month higher than last year,... Read more

In The Know

In the know Legal office closureThe 75th Air Base Wing Legal Office will be... more
In the know Blended Retirement System Town HallsHill AFB will hold town hall... more