Jet Fabara, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
November 27, 2014
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Since the rise in demand for commercial spectrum and faster data transfer rates for commercial wireless use, flight testers throughout the country have been working towards solutions to be able to function in line with this compatible growth.On Nov. 13, the Federal Communications Commission conducted an Advanced Wireless Systems auction, specifically referred to... Read more
Cathy Hopkins, DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office
November 27, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. — Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is ensuring equipment needed to live in austere conditions is available for the health and safety of service members deploying to help contain the Ebola virus in West Africa.The troops supporting Operation United Assistance, the Defense Department operation supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development-led effort, are living in tents,... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 20, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – The top performers from the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, 748th Supply Chain Management Group, and the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base were honored last week at the 21st annual Kevin J. Sullivan Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Air Force Association, Ute-Rocky Mountain Chapter. The Sullivan Awards Banquet began in 1994 as a way to recognize top air force performers... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 20, 2014
Hill Air Force Base units received high marks after a unit effectiveness inspection wrapped up earlier this month.The Air Force Materiel Command Inspector General team assessed missions across the base from Oct. 27 through Nov. 10, inspecting the 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Life Cycle Management Center, Supply Chain Management Group, Nuclear Warfare Center and other Team Hill... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
November 20, 2014
The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) hosted its second Spouse Deployment Training class of the season on Nov. 14. The first was held Nov. 10. These courses are typically offered twice a month at the A&FRC, but Team Hill units can also request individual opportunities as needed for upcoming deployments.This course was offered to “better inform and prepare spouses and families on... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 20, 2014
Running is standard practice in the military, but one man has taken it to new heights, having raced numerous times in the Air Force Marathon and spending time teaching others to enjoy the skill. Tech. Sgt. Donnie Gray has spent 18 years in the military, so running is certainly nothing new to him, but each time he races, Gray encounters new challenges and opportunities. Recently Gray was... Read more
By 419th Fighter Wing staff
November 20, 2014
Air Force Reserve Command’s top leaders visited the 419th Fighter Wing here last week to learn more about the unit’s Total Force partnership with the active duty 388th FW and for an update on the F-35 program, which will be fully online following the delivery of the first aircraft in late 2015. Lt. Gen. James “JJ” Jackson, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command... Read more
75th Communications and Information Directorate
November 20, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force is converting aging telephone infrastructure to new internet-based technology.Known as unified communications, Voice over Internet Protocol or “VoIP,”  the new technology merges telephone, with video and data communications.More than 9,000 Team Hill personnel have VoIP phones. The 75th Communications and Information Directorate has been converting Team... Read more
Deidre Ortiz, Arnold Engineering Development Complex Public Affairs
November 20, 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
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
November 20, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Officials from Hill Air Force Base say they don’t expect any of their Airmen to be sent to Iraq immediately if Congress approves a plan to bolster U.S. military forces there.Last week, President Obama asked Congress for a new $5.6 billion plan to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq and send up to 1,500 more American troops to the war-torn nation.Obama authorized the deployment... Read more