Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 8, 2017
WASHINGTON — While the new officers of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 2017 must never stop learning, it’s time to lead, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at graduation ceremonies in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford thanked the 979 graduates for answering the call to duty in a very challenging time.“The world changed when you were about 5 years old, and... Read more
PAUL HOLCOMB, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 1, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Fourteen specialists here have the privileged responsibility of ensuring that approximately 20,000 civilian employees stay focused on the base’s many vital missions.While the job descriptions of these employee wellness specialists—better known as Wingman Advocates—state that they focus on civilians, they will assist anyone to include military personnel, contractors and... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN JOSHUA MASIN, LGBT Pride Month Committee chair
June 1, 2017
From the Stonewall  Riots in New York in 1969 to today’s social revolution for equality, we have seen what progression looks like. We in the LGBT community have seen where we started and what it has taken for us to gain a foothold in the mountainous climb for rights. The climb has been a waiting game that spans over a period of decades, married with protests, political action, court cases,... Read more
June 1, 2017
OGDEN, Utah — Hill Hockey Club’s A and B Division teams recently completed their seasons, which began last October, by winning championship games at the Ice Sheet in Ogden.While the first half of the season proved challenging, both teams finished strong.  On May 21, the A Division Falcons defeated the Outlaws 6-4. The B Division Falcons won their championship game over the Icemen 7-1 in... Read more
Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 1, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Airmen from the 75th Security Forces Squadron organized and held several events during National Police Week, May 14-20. The Defender’s Challenge Softball Tournament took place May 16-17 at the softball park here. The two-day tournament was meant to boost morale and foster camaraderie among the teams, which were made up of Airmen from across the base. An... Read more


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June 1, 2017
Q: Traffic at the West Gate is extremely slow at peak hours due to all three incoming lanes not being open in the morning and the shear mass of vehicles leaving base in the evening. Traffic going off base at peak hours is extremely slow and frustrating. Please open the Southwest Gate during peak hours to address this concern. There is a high level of frustration when you cannot get through the... Read more
AIR FORCE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ERIN MCCLELLAN, 22nd Air Refueling Wing
June 1, 2017
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.,  — During his studies as an environmental science major, an airman here became interested in beekeeping.Tech. Sgt. Garrett Wright, a personnel recovery specialist — survival, evasion, resistance and escape — with the 22nd Operations Support Squadron, obtained his first honeybees last year after attending workshops and doing heavy research on beekeeping.His... Read more
June 1, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — An employee here received recognition during an event May 18 in Salt Lake City for improving the lives of families, women, and children in the community.Brenda Jaramillo, a production management specialist with the 414th Supply Chain Management Squadron, received acknowledgement on behalf of Hill AFB from People Helping People, a Utah employment program, during their... Read more
June 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and drugstore chain Walgreens announced a collaborative agreement May 6, which will help improve mental health care for Veterans through enhanced education, access to resources and outreach.  VA, VFW and Walgreens will work together to reach Veterans in communities across the country with targeted... Read more
June 1, 2017
OverviewThe Air Force is transitioning to the Windows 10 Operating System (OS) in accordance with USCYBERCOM Task Order 16-0043 and Department of Defense direction. New security features in Windows 10 allow the Air Force to install software patches faster as well as deter emerging cyber-intrusions. More specifically, the new OS increases accountability and transparency across DOD networks... Read more