Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 16, 2016
For years, the wheel shop here has disassembled, inspected, repaired, built and delivered reliable tires and wheels for F-16 Fighting Falcons. That reliability and 24-hour turnaround service will remain intact as the base’s operational mission transitions to the F-35A Lightning II.The F-35 tire change process has become more efficient, thanks to an innovation devised by the shop’s Airmen, which... Read more
DARRIN MUHR, Exercise Physiologist, Health and Wellness Center
June 16, 2016
In my 18 years working as an exercise physiologist, and now as a health promotion coordinator, I have witnessed many people working out in gyms at multiple bases. For the most part, there are two types: Those who exercise and those who train. Though often used interchangeably, exercise and training are vastly different.Exercise is what happens when you go to the gym and do exactly the same thing... Read more
June 16, 2016
It’s often said in leadership circles: Take care of your people and they will take care of the mission. With that in mind, leaders from Hill and the local union meet regularly to take part in an Installation Partnership Forum.The Hill Installation Partnership Forum collaborates on decisions and issues concerning the workplace outside of the traditional bargaining process. It meets on a... Read more
Allan Woods, 75 ABW Safety
June 16, 2016
We have now entered the critical days of summer, which means during this time frame from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Air Force and the State of Utah experiences a very high number of fatalities. The majority of these fatalities are vehicle-related and could be avoided.We have been seeing more vehicles on the road as the warmer weather moves in. We are also seeing more summer-related... Read more
June 16, 2016
1. The show is completely free. Although attendees may want to bring cash for food and beverages, there is no charge for admission and parking. Hill officials say the air show is a great way to give back to the community and highlight the mission of the U.S. Air Force. 2. Arrive early.The gates at Hill AFB will open at 8 a.m. both days. While the show is scheduled to start around 10 a.m... Read more
June 16, 2016
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are excited to announce the return to the 2016 demonstration schedule, beginning this weekend in Ocean City, MD.The Thunderbirds temporarily stood down for two weekends following an aircraft mishap on June 2nd after performing the 2016 U.S. Air Force Academy graduation flyover in Colorado Springs, Colo. During the stand-down, the Team supported the safety... Read more
PRERANA KORPE, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
June 16, 2016
 As the threat of infected mosquitoes reaching the U.S. climbs, the Air Force continues to closely monitor the emergence of Zika virus infections to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. The World Health Organization declared Feb. 1 that the Zika virus is a public health emergency of international concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all at-... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ERIN BABIS, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs
June 16, 2016
About 350 personnel are supporting 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the 138th Fighter Wing at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, as part of bilateral flying training with the Polish Air Force.The Aviation Detachment 16-3 training is aimed to improve familiarization of operational and logistical processes, to maintain joint readiness and... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 16, 2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter on June 9 announced the next steps in his Force of the Future initiative to modernize the rules and regulations that govern how the Defense Department recruits, develops and retains service members and civilian employees.These are the third and fourth steps he’s announced since a snowy week in February 2015, his first week in office, when he spoke urgently during an... Read more

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