Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 15, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — With ever-shrinking budgets, housing privatization programs ensure that on-base housing is modern, maintained and available to Airmen.Hill Air Force Base currently has 1,084 privatized housing units. Of these, 536 are new homes, built since the privatization agreement in 2005. The majority of the other homes have been completely or partially remodeled.The base boasts a 96... Read more
By Health.mil staff
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON — January is National Blood Donor Month, and the Armed Services Blood Program is encouraging all service members to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015. National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need.“We couldn’t save lives without our donors,” says Army Lt. Col. Jason... Read more
Dave Abbott, 75th Civil Engineer Squadron utility manager
January 15, 2015
Hill recently honored an engineer for his energy saving efforts, an Air Force priority. Trent Tholen, an electrical engineer and senior project manager assigned to the 309th Maintenance Support Squadron, took positive, specific actions to ensure improved working conditions and energy savings could be achieved simultaneously.While working directly with process and facility engineering teams within... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Top Air Force leaders kicked off a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response summit Jan. 12, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, to tackle tough issues and get honest and open dialogue from Airmen.The five-day summit will focus on better ways to combat sexual assault, and take care of victims. About 150 Airmen from all ranks and demographics across the Air Force were in attendance.... Read more
STAFF SGT. RYAN CRANE, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs
January 15, 2015
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Royal Air Force Lakenheath, U.K., was selected as the first U.S. Air Forces in Europe base to host the F-35A Lightning II.Air Force officials and the secretary of Defense chose RAF Lakenheath based on numerous attributes, including the air space, infrastructure and combined training opportunities the U.K. has to offer.“The F-35, a true 5th-generation fighter, gives... Read more
CAPT. SYBIL TAUNTON, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs
January 15, 2015
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The Office of the Secretary of Defense announced the results of the European Infrastructure Consolidation review Jan. 8, which will realign several missions in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa within seven years.Under the EIC, the Defense Department will divest three installations in the U.K., including realigning missions from Royal Air Force... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 15, 2015
LAYTON — When retired Lt. Col Oscar Fitzhenry, former commander of the Scootin’ Thunder, B-24 Liberator in the 72nd Bomb Squadron during World War II, stood up to speak recently during an Air Force Association meeting at MacCool’s Public House restaurant in Layton, he expressed his amazement at the standing-room-only crowd. Retired Col. Don Hickman wasn’t surprised to see so many people turn... Read more
CAPT AMBER BALKEN, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 15, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Airman’s Medal for a heroic act outside a combat situation was awarded to Master Sgt. Gregory Bartel, specialist flight chief for the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, here today.On the morning of June 16, 2013, Bartel and his family were attending worship services at St. James the Just Catholic Parish in Ogden, Utah, when an armed gunman entered and shot a fellow... Read more
STUART BAPTIES, Robins Health and Wellness Center director and 75th Hill AFB Wing
January 15, 2015
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — By using the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, all federal employees and retirees — as  well as their spouses and dependents — have full access to evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments at no out-of-pocket cost.FEHB covers an estimated 8 million people, including 2.2 million active federal employees, 1.9 million retirees and almost 4 million spouses... Read more
Kevin L. Robinson, Defense Commissary Agency
January 15, 2015
FORT LEE, Va. — Seventeen years ago, as an Air Force staff sergeant assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, Stuart Allison knew the value of a dollar, because he and his wife were watching every one of them.Command Chief Master Sgt. Stuart Allison (left), senior enlisted advisor to the DeCA director, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Kazmirski, Europe Area senior enlisted advisor, tour the Fort Lee, Va... Read more

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