Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 12, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — 388th Fighter Wing Senior Airman Kamryn Dungy competed with the Air Force Boxing Team this year and recently became the 2015 San Antonio Region Golden Gloves Champion in his weight class (152 pounds). But his journey to success was laden with roadblocks.When the 22-year-old entered basic training in the Air Force four years ago, he announced to his family and friends that... Read more
March 12, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has selected 1,257 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant.The selection rate was 8.75 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 680.90. Selectees’ average time-in-grade was 4.34 years, and time-in-service was 18.79 years. Average enlisted performance report score was 135; average decorations score was 20.67;... Read more
March 12, 2015
The 2015 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is now through April 10. For more information about the campaign, contact your unit representative, 1st Lt. Peter Saunders, at peter.saunders.1@us.af.mil, or Master Sgt. Herman Ray, at ray.herman@us.af.mil.• 75 ABW — Senior Master Sgt. Holly Jensen/ Master Sgt. Joseph Rodriguez, holly.jensen@us.af.mil/ joseph.rodriguez.1@us.af.mil• 84 RADES — Tech. Sgt... Read more
March 12, 2015
ALEX R. LLOYD/ U.S. Air ForceRebecca Nelson, a retired TO manager and double-lung transplant recipient, works hard to stay healthy by participating in five Zumba classes every week. She worked at Hill Air Force Base for 12 years and received her transplant in July 2012. She has faced a long road to recovery, but with the support of her co-workers, family and Zumba classmates, she’s lost 30 pounds... Read more
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s recommendations in a report to Congress on March 4.Of the Commission’s 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs for another 16.“The body of work that came out of the... Read more
March 12, 2015
Q: Sir, a few years ago the base installed a nice new vehicle semi-trailer truck inspection facility at the Roy Gate. When you came in the gate, the lights were on in the facility and it looked nice. Now the structure has been damaged and the cover is being destroyed by the sun and high winds that blow through. Are there any plans to repair or remove this facility? I just wonder what the public... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The military reaches out to assist troubled service members, and helping people with mental health issues “is what we’ve got to do for every single person in our own lives,” first lady Michelle Obama told attendees at a conference March 4.As part of the White House’s Joining Forces initiative, the first lady addressed mental-health professionals at the “Give An Hour” conference... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 12, 2015
LAYTON — Some 40 years after they returned home, Northern Utah Vietnam veterans will finally get the “welcome home” they’ve been waiting for.The first ever “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade” will be at 9 a.m. June 13 in Layton as part of the city’s annual Sounds of Freedom program, which this year will center around Vietnam veterans. The parade is being organized by members of the... Read more
March 12, 2015
Q: Recently, the West Gate has been backed up. Only two lanes have been open and the construction cones have been out choking the lanes down to the opposite two lanes that are open at the gate. This is a dangerous situation and an accident is very likely. My suggestion for a fix would be to ask the gate guards to open all three lanes before it is a necessity and to also ask that the construction... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 12, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — The restructuring of state Veterans Affairs governance would take the governor out of the loop when it comes time to select advisory boards for veterans nursing homes in Utah.House Bill 381 was approved last week by the House Government Operations Committee. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Val Peterson, R-Orem, would make it so advisory board appointments at each of the state’s four... Read more

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In the Know South Gate lane closed till mid-JuneConstruction at South Gate Drive... more