Richard Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 13, 2013
After more than 7 months of planning, base and local officials signed the first of what could become a series of community agreements aimed at creating efficiencies and cost-savings through mutually supportive partnerships.Hill is one of more than a dozen agencies across the Air Force participating in an inaugural program — the Air Force Community Partnership Initiative — to explore... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
June 13, 2013
The consensus of Airmen who have attended Air Expeditionary Force Retreats is that the time away to renew relationships with family and spouse was invaluable. The AEF retreats are sponsored by the Hill AFB Chapel and the next retreat is open for registration and will be held June 28-30. Early registration is encouraged.First Lt. Braden Reynolds, 729th Air Control Squadron, found the time away... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
June 13, 2013
Amember of the Hill Officers’ Spouses’ Club received an emotional surprise recently while attending a taping of the “Ellen Degeneres Show.” On May 20 while in the audience, Vania Ferreira was surprised to hear the host talking about a Skype she sent in requesting a shipment of Ellen underwear for her deployed husband and his unit because they don’t have access to... Read more
Krista Starker, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 13, 2013
The sound of World War II planes filled the air over Layton last Saturday to remind everyone the price paid for freedom.A large crowd gathered last Saturday to celebrate the second Sounds of Freedom event held at Layton Commons Park. The highlight of the event, the Commemorative Air Force flew over the park to not only show off the planes, but to remind everyone of the sacrifices made by men and... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
June 13, 2013
Results from the Hill AFB Half Marathon held June 1 are as follows:   Men’s top three   1st, Matt Sandstrom, 1:23:32; 2nd, Jonathon Ryan, 1:26:08; 3rd, Mel Graff, 1:26:41   Women’s top three   1st, Kate Papenberg, 1:23:57; 2nd, Jamie Davis, 1:41:19; 3rd, Karren Whitney, 1:46:28   Men’s division     Matt Sandstrom, 1:23:32   Jonathon Ryan, 1:26:08... Read more
88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 6, 2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio — The Air Force announced May 29, that it is consolidating depot maintenance for the F-22 Raptor at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB.The depot maintenance work is currently split between the Ogden ALC and the Lockheed facility in Palmdale, Calif.“We look forward to working with our Palmdale partners as we anticipate a smooth transition.... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
June 6, 2013
OGDEN — The Brent Scowcroft Awards Banquet honored the best in Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, Space and Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) at the David Eccles Conference Center on May 24.   The award, named after Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, who led the Scowcroft Commission to map the future of ICBMs was originally set to honor the top performers in the ICBM arena... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
June 6, 2013
New entry categories will be included in the seventh annual car show, now sponsored by the Ogden Air Logistics Complex.   The show is June 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Centennial Park.   Entry categories for cars are 1949 and older, 1950-59, 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-89, 1990-99, and 2000 to the present. Truck categories are 1959 and older, and 1960 and newer. Motorcycles are judged as best... Read more
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
June 6, 2013
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — I had never met him. I had never seen him. I didn’t even know his name before that day.   But then I stood on the flightline, staring at a black coffin draped in the Stars and Stripes. It didn’t matter whether or not I knew this Marine, because I could feel his impact.   Members of the base and local community showed up in force for this dignified... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 6, 2013
Last month, the 419th Fighter Wing welcomed its new command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Carmen Madia. I recently sat down with the chief to learn more about him and talk about his priorities for the wing.     What are your top three priorities as command chief?     MENTORING: I’d like to broaden the scope of our NCOs for leadership and other career opportunities in Air Force... Read more