Hilltop Times staff
April 28, 2016
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Hilltop Times staff
April 28, 2016
Are you the spouse of a Team Hill member? Ever wondered what people do at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex? Now is your opportunity to discover what goes on behind the doors and gates. Brigadier Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, invites all Team Hill Spouses (military, civilian and contractor spouses) to attend an Ogden Air Logistics Complex depot... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
April 28, 2016
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex here became the first depot facility to perform modifications on all three F-35 Lightning II variants after it inducted a Navy F-35C carrier version April 15.The F-35C was flown in from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, by Navy Capt. Mark Weisgerber, the 33rd Fighter Wing vice commander.“Hill has the capacity to accomplish the needed modifications, and it is important... Read more
CMSgt STEVE K. MCDONALD, ACC Command Chief
April 28, 2016
In March 1983, I was 16 years old and a senior in high school. I had a sister who was 17 and a brother who just turned 19. Through interesting circumstances, we were all seniors together. On Sunday, March 4, 1983, my brother committed suicide. That was a tough time for our family. I have always wondered how different my life would be if I still had a big brother. This letter is an attempt to... Read more
JEREMY GERLACH, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter.A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. Over the next 3 1/2 years, doctors performed 20 surgeries as they tried to save the limb.O’... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
Some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command personnel have been notified they will transition to the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) pay system on June 12.For those converting to AcqDemo, their current GS performance period will end on June 11, and they will enter into the AcqDemo Contribution-Based Compensation and Appraisal System (CCAS) effective... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ERIN TROWER, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
Only months after recovering from hip dysplasia, Gina, an 8-year-old military working dog at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, was diagnosed with yet another ailment. In February, a cancerous tumor was discovered on her mouth.Gina’s handler, Senior Airman Bryce Bates, a 48th Security Forces Squadron MWD handler, ensured Gina wasn’t alone during her next battle of medical procedures. Bates and Gina had... Read more
April 28, 2016
Team Hill’s annual observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day will be May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Hill Chapel. The base welcomes a speaker who witnessed the actions taken in real time. Jerry Meetz was born in the Netherlands, to a Jewish father and a Christian mother. His father was taken to a concentration camp during his childhood. He has lived in Ogden for close to 60 years and will share his... Read more
STAFF SGT. CHARLES RIVEZZO, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
 A select group of Airmen are tasked with providing close-in security for mobility air forces aircraft transiting airfields where security is unknown or additional security is needed to counter local threats. They are known as Phoenix Ravens.More commonly called “Ravens,” this small community of specialized security forces Airmen are trained to detect, deter and counter threats to Air... Read more
Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs, JOE THOMAS
April 28, 2016
Air Force Global Strike Command participated April 8-17 in Constant Vigilance, an annual exercise that tests its ability to conduct both conventional and nuclear operations.“The primary focus of the exercise is the generation of our bomber and (intercontinental ballistic missile) forces, but it has evolved to increase the participation of the entire AFGSC team,” said Maj. Ryan Graves, the chief... Read more