Ernest Isley, Hill AFB Fire Department
November 6, 2014
Effective housekeeping on the job can eliminate some workplace hazards and help get a job done safely and properly. Poor housekeeping can frequently contribute to accidents by hiding hazards that cause injuries. If the sight of paper, debris, clutter, and spills is accepted as normal, then other more serious health and safety hazards may be taken for granted. Housekeeping is not just... Read more
Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 First Sergeant of the Year award.The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field.Nominations must include examples of leadership and job performance in the nominee’s primary duty, significant... Read more
Jesus Lopez Jr., Hilltop Times Staff
November 6, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Crosswinds has a new name, a new look and a new menu.On Oct. 27, the restaurant at Building 230 on Hill Air Force Base is the Skyward Cafe.The changes come as a result of new management.Minnesota-based hospitality management company Lancer Hospitality is now responsible for the day-to-day operations.According to Lancer officials, the company has more than 30 years in the... Read more
William Cole, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
November 6, 2014
HONOLULU — Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island.The target and training ship took two torpedoes on Dec. 7, 1941, capsized and was only partially righted using cables that are still apparent on the rusting hull, the National Park Service said.Fifty-eight crewmen were entombed on the Utah.On Thursday... Read more
Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson, 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —Three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10.Staff Sgt. Zachary Watts, the 58th AMU crew one load crew chief, leveraged his 10 years of experience loading munitions on F-16 Fighting Falcons to lead his crew through the successful load.... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 6, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah company has received emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for two new tests that detect the Ebola virus in about one hour.BioFire Defense is using FilmArray BioThreat-E, the first commercial Ebola test to be authorized for emergency use on patients showing signs and symptoms of the disease. The test can find genetic markers through blood,... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
November 6, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it will begin accepting applications by mail Nov. 3, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of the Veterans Access, Choice, and... Read more
General Janet Wolfenbarger, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
November 6, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Every generation hopes that the next will never have to go to war. Yet, as our United States Air Force approaches its 25th year of sustained combat operations, willing men and women from throughout our country continue to answer their nation’s call to protect our freedoms.Veterans Day is a time to remember the men and women who have served in our nation’s... Read more
Master Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, 23rd Wing Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Why? Do you not like to see what I had for dinner last night? Too many #selfies? Are photos of my dog eating a Popsicle offensive? (In my defense, he’s a really awesome dog.)No. The warning is because there are potential... Read more
Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 30, 2014
Hill was selected as Air Force Materiel Command’s choice for the Commander-in-Chief’s 2015 Annual Award for Installation Excellence.This award recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. Each year one installation from each service is selected for this honor. Installation excellence enables better mission performance and... Read more