Commentary: Embracing smart change

Col. Craig Rice, 75th Medical Group commander
July 10, 2014
I can’t get some slogans out of my head; slogan’s like Nike’s “Just Do It,” KFC’s “Finger Lickin Good,” and M&M’s “Melts in your mouth not in your hands.” For decades, military services have also employed slogans in their attempt to lure the best young men and women into their ranks. Many slogans, like the “duty, honor, country,” and “It’s Not Just A Job, It’s An Adventure,” were extremely... Read more
Col. David Chiesa, 71st Medical Group
July 10, 2014
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Remember the movie “Captain America?”The main character tried to join the Army under different names and in different cities, yet he was always denied because of his size and perceived notions about his abilities. This comic book hero eventually overcame his lack of physical attributes, and defeated the greatest threat of World War II — Hydra.Our Chief of Staff, Gen... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
July 10, 2014
There are multiple lane restrictions throughout the base because of construction.The 75th Civil Engineer Group has contracted a utilities project for Canberra Street buildings that requires the contractor to trench across Canberra Street at various locations to make connections or replacement for the existing sanitary sewer, steam line, water system and storm sewer.This effort is scheduled... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
July 10, 2014
Questar Gas and National Pipeline began construction of a new high pressure natural gas feeder line serving Hill Air Force Base on July 7.This work is expected to cause minimal impact to traffic flow during normal duty hours. Primary construction work is scheduled to extend through Aug. 17. All construction work will be done after normal duty hours. Construction will be completed by... Read more
Air Force News Service
July 10, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Majors not selected for promotion for a second time during the current year 2014A lieutenant colonel line of the Air Force J central selection board, including those who declined continuation, may be eligible for the temporary early retirement authority program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said July 3.Officers who were not offered continuation... Read more
Steve Salles, Hilltop Times Staff
July 10, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, I expressed some serious disappointment over a Christian-themed film, “God’s Not Dead.” I thought it was a heavy-handed mess that stood on the shoulders of mean and nasty atheists in hopes of elevating its cause. It felt very negative.Well, I’m happy to report that I have had just the opposite feeling about “Heaven is for Real.” It’s an inspiring, well-acted, well-written... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
July 10, 2014
OGDEN — The Junction City Roller Dolls annual military appreciation game begins at 6 p.m. on July 19 at the Golden Spike Events Center, 1000 N. 1200 West in Ogden. Doors open at 5 p.m. All military members and veterans can purchase buy-one, get-one-free tickets with valid military identification. The evening begins with Junction City’s Trainwrecks playing the Durango Derailers. At half time... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
July 10, 2014
 A job fair event will help those who served their country and their families find employment.The Hero2Hired Job Fair is a major educational and employment event that will be held Aug. 14 at the Utah Valley Convention Center, 220 W. Center St., Provo. This free event is for the benefit of unemployed and under-employed Guardsmen, Reservists, veterans and their spouses. A flyer can... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 10, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Need a break? Maybe a date with your spouse or some alone time to run a few errands?Give Parents A Break is a program on base geared to helping parents who, well, need a break. The program is funded by the Air Force Aid Society, said Jan Seachris, Airman and Family Services flight chief. All you need to do is go online to 75thforcesupport.com, go to the menu tab, click on... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 10, 2014
On July 1, the characters of Sesame Street made two appearances at Northridge High School in Layton for military families. This show, the second ever at Hill Air Force Base, was put on by the USO in an attempt to impact military families and especially their children who may have questions, confusion or difficulty with all of the change and moving involved with military life.Children were... Read more

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