U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs
June 26, 2014
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — U.S. Air Forces Central Command officials released the command’s revised leave policy June 6, which affects Airmen serving 12-month tours in Southwest Asia.In its recent recertification of the Imminent Danger Pay program, the Department of Defense determined that, effective June 1, personnel serving in nine countries throughout the AFCENT area of responsibility would no... Read more
Pascual Flores, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs
June 26, 2014
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — Base leaders, families and service members gathered here June 13 to welcome the spring 2014 graduates of the Community College of the Air Force.Officials awarded selected students with the Pitsenbarger Award Scholarship, the John and Kathy Hood Military Scholarship and made a special presentation to Senior Airman Kevin Duran, of the 421st Combat Training... Read more
Manda Perkins, Hilltop Times Staff
June 26, 2014
LAYTON — The roar of jets soaring overhead, the voices of politicians speaking from the Capitol, and the marching of citizens gathered to express an opinion. For LT Weese, former 388th Fighter Wing honorary commander, these are the sounds of freedom. That is why, for the past 12 years, Weese has worked with several organizations to host Sounds of Freedom, an event to honor the men and women... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 26, 2014
Professional football players and cheerleaders joined the children of Hill Air Force Base airmen for the Pigskin Patriots Football and Cheer Camp on June 21. Chad Hall, NFL player and Air Force Academy graduate hosted the event, bringing along numerous other NFL players and cheerleaders including: Matthew Stafford, Michael Wilhoite, Collin Mooney, Frankie Hammond, Trent Steelman, Josh McNary... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 26, 2014
Mayor Mark Shepherd and his fellow Clearfield City residents almost daily see and hear F-16s taking off and then later landing back at Hill Air Force Base.“We never see what happens in between,” he said.June 16 that changed, when Shepherd and other Team Hill Honorary Commanders and Citizen Partners joined with their Team Hill sponsors to tour the Utah Test and Training Range located in Utah’s... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 26, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — As one of the first military installations in the country to honor June as Pride Month, under the direction of a recent policy from the Department of Defense, Hill Air Force Base invited 20-year veteran Kristin Beck, a transgender woman, to speak to Hill leaders, servicemen, and community members this week. Beck commended Hill for hosting the pride event. “This is what... Read more
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 26, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Senior Airman Jessica Kopecko is a customer support journeyman in the 419th Force Support Squadron. She makes ID cards, helps people update their marriage information, and assists with an array of personnel actions. She joined the Air Force Reserve after three years on active duty so she could pursue a career caring for horses while still serving in the military. Public... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 26, 2014
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday to recognize the construction completion of a new Satellite Pharmacy that will be located in the Base Exchange here.The new pharmacy will open for business July 21 and will dispense all refills and process all off-base prescriptions including those faxed in from off base doctors. Refills called in by 5 p.m. will be ready for pick-up the following business... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 26, 2014
As Col. Kathryn L. Kolbe relinquishes command of the 75th Air Base Wing to her successor, Col. Ronald E. Jolly, Sr., on July 2 she will also end a 24-year Air Force career that has taken her from her hometown in Pennsylvania to Kansas to Texas and to Washington D.C. and overseas to Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany and Iraq.Her final stop here at Hill AFB ended up being her longest stay in one place,... Read more
Bryon Saxton, Hilltop Times Staff
June 26, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Like the late Ed Sullivan, the Hill team is expecting a really big show next week, with half a million visitors expected to attend the two-day air show and open house.Air Force Maj. Kris Long, coordinator of the 2014 “Warriors Over the Wasatch: Power of Airmen” open house and air show set for June 28-29, on Wednesday provided the Davis Council of Governments a short briefing... Read more