Maj. Steven Oliver, 388th Component Maintenance Squadron commander
March 27, 2014
 This article goes out to all my fellow aircraft maintainers, but as you read it, you will find it can apply to any career field. But, I can almost hear it now. “Here we go! Not another article about maintenance malpractice with a tie in to a core competency … blah, blah, blah. Looks like I am going to need my wingman to prop my head up just to finish reading it.” Well, maybe not. Most... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
March 27, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It’s a good-news, bad-news scenario: Although it appears military commissaries aren’t going anywhere, the money used to run them is being slashed and customers will have to make up some of the difference.Late last year, news reports circulated indicating the Department of Defense was planning to close commissaries across the country. Since then, the DoD has said there... Read more
Staff Sgt. Veronica Montes, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
  FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Airmen from different units at Fairchild came together to conduct an all-female refueling mission March 13 in honor of women’s history month and to remember women’s heritage. Female pilots, boom operators and maintainers all played a part in commemorating the 2014 Women’s History Month theme of celebrating women of character, courage and commitment,... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees can apply beginning in March for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials said March 24.According to Maj. Yulanda Bogany, AFPC officer developmental education chief, officer nominations with... Read more
Hill AFB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
March 27, 2014
This year as we head into Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we are being told to “Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault.” This statement implies that we already hold the tools we need in our Air Force Core Values to stop the violence and tragedy of a sexual assault. From day one we were taught our own cultural, familial and societal values. When we joined the Air Force we were... Read more
Senior Airman Adam C. Borgman, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Team Hill’s senior leader spoke to nearly 80 junior enlisted Airmen during the Hill AFB First Four meeting March 19. Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr., Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, spoke on the topic of effective leadership and management.“Everyone is a leader, and you will either influence people in a positive way or influence people in a negative way,” Baker... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
March 27, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Sequestration — it’s a phrase that’s been repeated often and seems like it will never go away.The Air Force announced recently it will resume a program that will reduce its force by thousands of airmen over the next five years, in an attempt to meet budget reduction requirements caused by sequestration.The program calls for voluntary cuts through separation and early... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
March 27, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force has a plan to clean up three contaminated military weapons sites on Hill Air Force Base.The Air Force is currently accepting public comment on a plan to clean up three “Military Munitions Response Program” sites that are now inactive at Hill. The sites include an outdoor small arms firing range, a munitions dump and a powder burning pit.The firing range... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
 WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced additional civilian workforce shaping initiatives March 26 in compliance with mandatory funding targets and continuing civilian workforce rebalance to meet skill demands for fiscal 2014 and beyond. The programs will run in parallel with military programs, said Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and... Read more
Capt. Erika Yepsen, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
 WASHINGTON — By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts.This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air Force spends annually... Read more

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