Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay (VSP) program Oct. 31.Based on inconsistent issuance and confusion with transitional medical benefits for Airmen separating under the VSP program, the Air Force requested clarification from the Office of the Secretary of Defense General Counsel. A review... Read more
Kate Blais, Air Force Global Strike Command
November 13, 2014
BOSSIER CITY, La. — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal (NDOSM) for the first time to 25 Airmen during Air Force Global Strike Command’s 2014 Global Strike Challenge, Nov. 5.James approved the award in May with the intent of recognizing Airmen for their contributions to the nation’s strategic objectives in nuclear deterrence. She... Read more
Deidre Ortiz, Arnold Engineering Development Complex Public Affairs
November 13, 2014
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. — A highly successful accelerated mission test of Pratt & Whitney’s F135 conventional take-off and landing/carrier variant engine was recently completed in the Sea Level 3 test cell (SL-3) at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex here.A Total Accumulated Cycle count of 2,600, with record TAC accumulation of 80-90 per day, was accomplished during the AMT of... Read more
Air Force News Service
November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON —The Air Force Aid Society is accepting applications for education grants and scholarships. The single online application opens the door to three education programs.General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant – the centerpiece and gateway to all of the AFAS education programs. It offers need-based grants of at least $2,000 to dependent children of active, retired and deceased Air Force... Read more
Air Force News Service
November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion.The current WAPS enlisted performance report calculation model for technical sergeant and... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden ALC Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
Even before he was assigned to command the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Brig. Gen. Carl Buhler was impressed with the aircraft maintenance performed here.As director of Logistics for Headquarters Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Buhler saw maintainers installing F-16 wings that had been repaired at the Ogden ALC.“I can tell you without question we couldn’t survive in... Read more
Hill AFB First Sergeants Council, Hilltop Times Staff
November 6, 2014
Airman Taylor Fillman, 388th Maintenance Group staff, was recognized by the Hill Air Force Base First Sergeants Council for her work as a Maintenance Scheduler in the documentation section of Plans, Scheduling and Documentation.  Fillman has been in the Air Force for nine months and made a tremendous impact in the development of the sections training program. Fillman is part of one of the... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 6, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For 20 years, Cacey Dyson has kept her story hidden, hoping to escape the trauma of her past, but has learned there is no escaping the lifelong effects of domestic violence. Dyson knows the statistics — a woman is battered every 15 seconds and one in four women are victims of domestic abuse. Dyson knows these in part because she is the Director of the Safe Harbor Crisis... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 6, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Being resilient not only helps improve health and well being, it also helps you face stress and changes in life.This year’s Community Outreach/Resiliency Expo will have more than 90 vendors dedicated to helping the physical and mental wellness of event-goers. “This year’s event is bigger and better than ever before,” said LaRue “Soup” Campbell, who along with Paula... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
The most effective weapon in the flu fight is an annual vaccination and they are now available.Hill Air Force Base is partnering with the Davis County Health Department to make it easier for the base’s civilian employees to receive the flu vaccine during a series of on-base clinics from now until mid-November.This year’s clinics will also cover Tricare beneficiaries such military retirees and... Read more