Ellie Fessler, Health Promotion Specialist
July 10, 2014
Did you know that skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It happens when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells trigger mutations that lead the cells to multiply quickly and form malignant tumors.Types of Skin... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Directorate of Manpower, Personnel & Services
July 10, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force Materiel Command has ensured that help is literally just a click away at its installations.Each of the command’s nine bases, including Hill Air Force Base, has developed a Helping Agency desktop or taskbar icon, which provides one-click access to a list of that installation’s helping agencies — to include services offered and contact information.“... Read more
Air Force Force Management news
July 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — Featured in the July 7 force management update are details regarding civilian force management program expansions and ongoing officer early retirement and enlisted retention boards.Civilian force management — Voluntary early retirement authority (VERA) /voluntary separation incentive pay (VSIP)The Air Force Personnel Center recently concluded the survey period for VERA/VSIP... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 10, 2014
As a way to thank the military at Hill Air Force Base for their service, the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee is hosting the Salute to Our Nation’s Defenders Picnic on July 18 at Centennial Park.The Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee, or TOUMAC, is a joint committee made up of the Davis Chamber of Commerce and the Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce. The two chambers will have help... Read more
Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
July 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Air Force is making major improvements to how it supports and empowers the Airmen who perform the nuclear mission.Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, addressed members of the Air Force Association on how the Force Improvement Program, or FIP, is fostering a culture of empowerment among nuclear enterprise Airmen and helping restore nation’s... Read more
Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service
July 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Some of the manned and unmanned aircraft that the United States is flying over Iraq are armed to protect newly arrived American military advisers on the ground, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said June 27.The aircraft are being flown with the Iraqi government’s permission, the admiral said during a regular Pentagon briefing.“The reason that some of those aircraft... Read more
AFSC Public Affairs
July 3, 2014
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The Air Force Sustainment Center has delivered impressive results during its first two full years of operation. But with the recent unveiling of AFSC 3.0, the center commander expects even greater performance as more of the workforce is empowered by the AFSC Way.  “When we set up AFSC, we wanted to make sure that we evolved into a process-based... Read more
Air Force News Service
July 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Eligible active-duty pilots and combat systems officers have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2014 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said June 25.“As we resize our force with the right balance of skills to meet Air Force mission requirements and continue to focus on retaining high-performing Airmen, ARP is a necessary hedge against external factors that... Read more
Staff Sgt. Kelly Goonan, 439th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
July 3, 2014
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — There is no distinction among Airmen within the Air Force components when it comes to how they perform their jobs, how they live up to standards and how they embrace the service’s core values, said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody during a visit here June 24-25.“Robins (AFB) is a great example of our Air Force,” he said during an enlisted call. “I’m... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
July 3, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active-duty Airmen interested in unique developmental opportunities may be eligible for the Olmsted Scholar, White House Fellows, and Mansfield Fellowship Exchange programs.The programs offer unique developmental experience for Air Force leaders, according to Tech. Sgt. Jason Franklin, the Air Force Personnel Center officer developmental education.... Read more

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