Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 14, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Ken Reid has been in a wheelchair for 26 years, ever since a car accident in his 20s. After mourning the loss of the life he envisioned for himself, he discovered joy helping others in the same situation. Reid is now an assistive technology professional, adapting technology for people with special needs. One of his more popular products is an automated toy car, modified... Read more
April 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs.Air Force officials chose Eielson AFB after a lengthy analysis of the location’s operational considerations, installation attributes, environmental factors and cost.“Alaska combines a strategically important location with a world-class training... Read more
COL. JEANNINE RYDER, 72nd Medical Group Commander
April 14, 2016
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Wingman —it’s a title used over and over again throughout the Air Force.After a little research, I found the Air Force has 27 posters depicting messages on the Wingman concept. Most communicate that an individual’s responsibility is to find a Wingman and keep them informed of their current life situation.I have another theory — each of us should be proactive and... Read more
April 14, 2016
BOSTON — What do measuring earthquakes, creating lightning and applying space-like pressure to marshmallows all have in common? They each were demonstrations of science and technology used to intrigue the next generation of engineers on the Air Force’s capabilities and opportunities during the National Society of Black Engineers annual convention March 26 in Boston. During the convention,... Read more
April 14, 2016
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, in concert with Headquarters Air Force Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorate, has directed a review of the 13N career field.The goal is to create a self-sustaining career field that places a premium on experience and expertise at the wing level, while developing officers for future leadership... Read more
April 14, 2016
The Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Breakfast took place on April 4 at the Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base.  Read more
April 14, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. David Castaneda, 419th Fighter Wing pilot, took his final flight in the F-16 Fighting Falcon here April 2. Family and co-workers gathered on Hill’s flightline to congratulate Castaneda on his achievement during the wing’s drill weekend.The newly promoted colonel leaves this month to learn to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II. Castaneda will... Read more
April 14, 2016
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — President Barack Obama nominated Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller for a third star and assignment as chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, replacing Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson.Miller currently serves as deputy chief of the Air Force Reserve. She assists the Reserve chief who acts as the principal adviser on Reserve matters to the secretary... Read more
EDITH DAVIS, Team Hill SAPR Program Manager/SARC
April 14, 2016
In November 2014 the Department of Defense released preliminary results of the RAND Military Workplace Study as part of a report to the president. The preliminary release of the RMWS highlighted the problem of retaliation against those who reported sexual assault. On Dec. 3, 2014, the Secretary of Defense directed the services to provide training to first-line supervisors to reduce incidents... Read more
PAUL HIBBELN, 388 FW Historian
April 14, 2016
In an AAFES parking lot at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, rests a plaque dedicated to former POWs from the Vietnam war, including some from the 388th Fighter Wing. It’s easy to walk past plaques, but this one is worth stopping to consider. For nearly a decade before it moved to Hill Air Force Base, the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing waged its share of the Vietnam War from its home at Korat Royal Thai Air... Read more

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In the know SAPR ‘Glow Run’ set for April 29The Sexual Assault Awareness and... more