December 29, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — For some, talking about money is worse than eating dirt and only ignites stress, anger, fear or pure boredom. Not for Mitch Marsden, the new MFLC (Military Family Life Counselor) Personal Financial Counselor at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Mitch is a certified financial planning professional from Mountain Green, Utah, and has spent years doing nothing more... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Air Force is nearing completion of a service-wide recertification of all installation 1.5 mile-run and 2.0-kilometer walk courses following the recent discovery of courses that were too long at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas and Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts.Physical fitness assessment (PFA) courses were recertified on 114 bases with 31 bases reporting inaccurate track lengths, of... Read more
STAFF SGT. REGINA EDWARDS, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
 LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — “I’ve come a long way from picking cotton in the fields with my grandfather,” said retired Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, who has lived a life few could probably imagine. He was born on an Arkansas bridge during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927; son of a logger and farmer, Smith grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. His mother, who cared for him and... Read more
December 29, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Twenty-seven future supervisors completed the first step of enlisted professional military education during a graduation ceremony held here Dec. 16.  The Airman Leadership School graduates attended the 24-day/192-hour course focusing on developing leadership abilities, the profession of arms, and building effective communication.Congratulations to the graduates of... Read more
December 29, 2016
Hill Air Force Base will observe New Year’s Day Jan. 2. Many offices and services will be closed or have limited hours. See below for more information. Airman and Family Readiness Center ClosedAirman Leadership School ClosedArts and Crafts ClosedAuto Hobby ClosedBowling ClosedChild Development Center (East & West) ClosedCivilian Education and Training ClosedCivilian Personnel Section... Read more
CHIEF MASTER SGT. MARK BARBER, 315th Airlift Wing command chief
December 29, 2016
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Someone once said that people of genius are admired, people of wealth are envied, people of power are feared, but only people of “character” are trusted. Without character…you cannot be trusted, and if you be cannot be trusted…you cannot lead. The word character comes from the Greek, meaning “to make a mark.” Your character is your mark on the world. Character... Read more
December 29, 2016
FORT LEE, Va. — The Defense Commissary Agency has selected MDV SpartanNash LLC to bring private label products to store shelves.“Our customers have been asking for private label for a long time,” said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA’s director and CEO, citing a DeCA patron survey in which 60 percent of respondents said they would like to see a commissary private label offering.“They are smart, savvy shoppers... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN TARA R. ABRAHAMS, 940th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Every year, thousands of individuals raise their right hand and commit to serve in the military as either enlisted members or officers. While some choose to serve for many years on active duty, others might elect to leave, but that doesn’t mean they can’t continue serving.“When you make a decision as big as joining the military, you don’t know what you’re getting... Read more
LT. GEN. LEE K. LEVY II, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center
December 22, 2016
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Fellow Airmen,As 2016 draws to a close, the holiday season offers us a time for reflection and celebration. As we look back over the last twelve months, you should be enormously proud of your accomplishments. Together, as one team, you helped the Air Force achieve Initial Operational Capability for the F-35, you celebrated 60 years of KC-135 operations, you broke... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 22, 2016
PARK CITY, Utah — Several Hill Air Force Base families were honored during a charitable holiday gala here Dec. 15. Utah Jazz point guard George Hill, Jazz teammates and organization personnel, country singer Dustin Lynch, actor Drew Waters, military leaders, and local dignitaries gathered at Park City Film Studios for the annual G3 Holiday Bash to honor and provide gifts to local military... Read more

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