Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 14, 2016
OGDEN — Tom Montez says he was still a kid when he left to fight for the Army in Vietnam.But a horror he witnessed just 13 days into his first stint in the jungle turned him into a man overnight.It was February 1969, in the A Shau Valley — an area west of the coastal city Huế, near the Laotian border. The valley was one of the the main entry points into South Vietnam and tactically significant... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 14, 2016
By SARAH STOLLHilltop Times correspondentAccording to 2015 statistics, four children die from abuse each day in the U.S., the Hill AFB audience at last week’s Prevent Child Abuse Utah event learned.  The base Family Advocacy Program invited Prevent Child Abuse Utah to present information on April 8 about abuse and child safety. The event recognized April as Child Abuse Prevention Month... Read more
PAUL HOLCOMB, U.S. Air Force
April 14, 2016
75th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Ron Jolly signs a Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation April 4 at Hill Air Force Base. The 75th Medical Group’s Family Advocacy Program staff attended the signing. Read more
TECH. SGT. JOSHUA DEMOTTS, Secretary of the Air Force Command Information
April 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The military’s ability to accomplish its missions — whether executing today’s fight or training for future ones — is dependent on electricity that powers installations. The Army and Air Force have identified energy resilience as a critical objective, advancing the capability for their systems, installations and personnel to respond to and recover from unexpected disruptions.The... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 7, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — War isn’t a video game, but the digital battle space often resembles one and a Hill Air Force Base unit is helping to sustain and improve a key training component for Air Force and Navy pilots maneuvering in that space.The P5 Tactical Combat Training System is a missile-shaped pod that attaches to the weapons rack on a variety of aircraft. The sustainment of the system falls... Read more
David Perry, U.S. Air Force
April 7, 2016
While the South Gate is closed for construction through May 15, the East Gate and Southwest Gate are open for traffic during the day and the Roy Gate and West Gate remain open 24/7. However, April 8-May 15, the intersection of Balmer Avenue and South Gate Avenue will be completely closed. Traffic entering the base from the East Gate will not be able to move through the intersection to access... Read more
MASTER SGT. MARC SELLERS, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
April 7, 2016
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Many years ago, I was just starting out as a young flight chief and senior NCO. I had traveled back East to attend the Maintenance Production Superintendent Course and was headed back home. After I dropped off my rental car, I hopped on the bus that would take me back to the terminal. It is this exact moment in time that the way I viewed our Airmen changed forever.As... Read more
April 7, 2016
The 75th Force Support Squadron’s Airman and Family Readiness Center has compiled a list of available summer activities and camps in the local area. The Air Force does not give official endorsement to programs, organizations or service providers.Hill AFB Youth ProgramsVisit the Facebook page or go to http://75FSS.com; under “Menus” search Youth Programs to see what is available for the summer.... Read more


Commentary: You failed ... or did you?

COL. RYAN SAMUELSON, 379th Expeditionary Operations Group
April 7, 2016
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — “We have an issue. I’ll call him in and figure out why he failed to …” said the supervisor who walked into my office that sunny day. “Stop,” I said, “find out the facts, let me see the outcome of the mistake, and let me see if I own it before you say he failed.”  A puzzled look from the supervisor ensued. The details of the individual and the failure are... Read more
April 7, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Jay W. Fiebig, Engineering and Technical Management, Air Force Sustainment Center director, hosted the 13th Annual Team Hill Science, Technology, and Technical Management Awards Ceremony recently at the Hill Aerospace Museum. The ceremony recognized winners of Science, Technology, Engineering, Technical Management, and other science-related awards across the mission... Read more

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