By AIRMAN 1ST CLASS SERGIO A. GAMBOA, 325th FIghter Wing Public Affairs
July 16, 2015
A Tyndall Airman re-enlisted in a unique way recently, diving approximately 70 feet underwater to swear in for another 3 1/2 years of service.Technical Sgt. Robert Barnes, 325th Communications Squadron quality assurance NCO in charge, wanted his re-enlistment to be one he will always remember. He knew it was time for him to re-enlist once again, but didn’t know how he was going to do it.When he... Read more
July 16, 2015
American military commissaries, the “supermarkets to the military” across the globe, reached their 148th anniversary on July 1. On that day in 1867, Congress authorized the Army to begin selling, at cost, food items — called “commissary goods” to soldiers of all ranks. This landmark event began the modern era of retail food sales taking place on military installations.Military commissaries... Read more
July 16, 2015
Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017.Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years, with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training Command websites. “Air Education and... Read more
By SENIOR AIRMAN MICHAEL DAVIS, 78th Comptroller Squadron
July 16, 2015
“Have Bad Credit? Need Cash fast?”We’ve all seen the advertisements about payday loans. They claim they can give you up to $1,000 in less than 24 hours — regardless of bad credit. That might sound good to someone in a pinch with a family emergency, but do you really know what you’re getting yourself into?A payday loan is also referred to as a check advance loan, a cash advance loan, a... Read more
By CRYSTAL MAYNARD, Army Medicine
July 16, 2015
A new handheld medical device for analyzing brain injuries has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In May 2015, the Ahead 200 was cleared by the FDA to help clinicians assess mildly presenting head trauma patients.The device, which was developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Combat Casualty Care Research Program, and the BrainScope Company, Inc., uses... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While the 34th Fighter Squadron activation is next week, many of the Airmen who will maintain the 388th Fighter Wing’s F-35s are working behind the scenes preparing for one of the Air Force’s most historic milestones.The initial cadre of experienced F-35 maintainers has been on site for two months, building Hill’s first F-35 aircraft maintenance unit from scratch. These hand... Read more
COL. RONALD E. JOLLY SR., 75th Air Base Wing commander
July 9, 2015
As you all know, it is our intent to close the Southwest Gate. Due to the construction at the intersection of South Gate Drive and State Road 193, we postponed the closure from June to July 7. Construction has been delayed again and the Southwest Gate will remain open until construction is completed, or our experts feel the work will no longer cause further complications with our gate transition... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It’s easy for chaplains to focus on spiritual matters since it’s their career, but chaplains at Hill Air Force Base are taking things to another level by incorporating physical workouts into their focus each week — and in the process, they’re discovering far-reaching benefits. Chaplain Steve Cuneio said the group was originally started so they could develop a sense of... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — There are only nine members in an elite group of Airmen who conduct specialized training nearly every day on a small field near the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base.They are the world’s best at patrol, drug and explosives detection and other specialized missions that only they can perform. Their knife-sharp precision and skill has been honed after hours and hours of... Read more
CHIEF MASTER SGT. RHONDA MILLER, Hill Air Force Base
July 9, 2015
I cannot believe it has been nearly 27 years since the start of this journey. While it has not always been smooth traveling, it has never been boring. Throughout these past years I have had many mentors, critics, bosses, friends and family hold my hand, listen to me rant and rave, and give me honest feedback. Sometimes I took their advice, sometimes they took mine, but through it all, we did... Read more

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