Staff Sgt. Patrice Clarke, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
May 10, 2012
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- It was just eight minutes. I would think about that later. It was just eight short minutes from the time the troop commander called everyone to attention to the time he dismissed us. Just eight short minutes that I will remember for the rest of my life.Eight short minutes in which I watched two fallen military members transferred out the back of a C-17 Globemaster III and onto a... Read more
Valentine Sackmann, President of the Team Hill - Junior Force Council
May 10, 2012
Before I get down to business and shine some light on the direction the Team Hill-Junior Force Council (TH-JFC) will be heading this year, I would like to introduce our newly elected officers for 2012. Each of our very talented officers is driven to improve the working environment at Hill Air Force Base. So, without further ado, the vice president is Jennica Semon, a management analyst in the... Read more
Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service
May 10, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Despite years of concerted effort, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the commandant of the Coast Guard are dissatisfied with progress made in reducing sexual assault in the military, and have released strategic direction to increase the emphasis on combatting the crime. The chiefs released a "32-star" letter to commanders and leaders, titled "Strategic Direction to the Joint Force on... Read more
Bill Orndorff, 309th Maintenance Wing
May 10, 2012
Technology produced by the 309th Software Maintenance Group and installed at weather observatories throughout the world help detect the intense solar flares such as those experienced in late January and early February.The flares, which resulted in the aurora borealis being visible in much of the Northern Hemisphere, are detected by solar radio antennas and solar optical telescopes. The software... Read more
Air Force Center of Engineering and the Environment Public Affairs
May 10, 2012
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced May 1, the Defense Department's environmental awards for fiscal 2012, and Hill Air Force Base, and Vandenberg AFB, Calif., were among nine Department of Defense installations selected for top honors.Each year since 1962, the secretary of defense has honored individuals, teams and installations for their... Read more
May 10, 2012
The most recent class of the Vosler NCA Academy featured some distinguished graduates from Hill AFB as well as the commandant. They include the following graduates, their units and any extra honors or distinctions they earned including:2nd Combat Camera Tech. Sgt. Anika Jones368th U.S. Air Force Recruiting Squadron Tech. Sgt. Jacob Reyes372nd U.S. Air Force Recruiting Group Tech.... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
May 10, 2012
The Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors (NWAOR) and Layton City are sponsoring the "Sounds of Freedom" Appreciation Day for the public to honor and support the military and their families of Hill Air Force Base. The event June 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will begin with a flag ceremony and F-16 flyover.Military members and their families' daily sacrifices ensure the nation's well-being and... Read more
Senior Airman Crystal Charriere, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
May 10, 2012
Public Affairs recently sat down with Col. Bryan Cook, 419th Operations Group commander, to discuss Total Force Enterprise and its impact on mission readiness. What is Total Force Enterprise? TFE is the combination of Air Force Reserve and active duty assets and manpower combined functionally for a common goal: combat airpower for the nation.When we met with Secretary of the Air Force... Read more
Steven W. Duranceau, Air Force Safety Center Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
May 10, 2012
Have you ever wondered why a terrible event, such as a motorcycle mishap, could end well in one situation, but in tragedy in another? Sometimes it's just sheer luck. Most often, what influences the outcome is whether or not the motorcycle rider had the right skills, training and attitude.Personally, I try not to leave things up to luck. If your retirement plan includes winning the lottery, you're... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
May 10, 2012
Falcon Radio Controlled Model Airplane Club members will display models Saturday, May 19, at the Base Exchange, and since it's always much easier to demonstrate why they enjoy their sport than it is to explain it, an open house will be held at the base RC Flying Field, Sunday, May 20, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.The field, located just east and a bit north of the new parking area by the Building... Read more

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