Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 3, 2014
 OGDEN — Cory Fitzwater stood over the huge silver bell at Weber State University’s Stewart Stadium with both a humble and grateful look in his eyes.Standing before him were dozens of runners lined up in the chilly, windy weather to support him and thousands of other injured soldiers.After ringing the bell, which signaled it was time for participants to take off on their 5-mile run,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 3, 2014
 FARMINGTON — We were soldiers once — and young.That message, simple as it may be, is what Kent Hansen is trying to convey with a project he’s working on at the Davis County Memorial Courthouse in Farmington.Hansen, commander of American Legion Post 27 — which is headquartered at the courthouse — says he’s on a mission to gather as many photos as possible of Top of Utah American Legionnaires... Read more
Steve Salles
April 3, 2014
 Disney makes a ton of money converting its movies into Broadway musicals. So, it’s no surprise that those movies feel like Broadway musicals right out of the gate.“Frozen” is the latest example of cross-pollinating media from screen to stage as it features dueling, singing sisters who sound like they were left off the “Wicked” soundtrack.This is the tale of two princesses (wouldn’t that be... Read more
Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
  HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed the Air Force’s first organic depot modifications on an F-35 Lightning II.The F-35A variant aircraft, arrived at Hill AFB in mid-September 2013, and received four structural modifications intended to strengthen areas of the aircraft and extend its service life.Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr., the Ogden ALC commander,... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A Royal Air Force Tornado Training Squadron from RAF Lossiemouth in Northern Scotland operated out of Hill AFB the last three weeks and utilized the Utah Test and Training Range to drop a variety of weapons before returning home Monday.The Tornado is a twin seat, all-weather, advanced low-level strike platform and is in its thirty-first year of operational service with the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
March 27, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Moving across the country or across the world can be difficult for any service member, but for military families with special needs, relocating presents an entirely new and unique set of challenges.Last week, Hill Air Force Base hosted its annual Special Needs Summit — a one-stop shop for active-duty military members and retirees that provides information on a variety... Read more
Maj. Steven Oliver, 388th Component Maintenance Squadron commander
March 27, 2014
 This article goes out to all my fellow aircraft maintainers, but as you read it, you will find it can apply to any career field. But, I can almost hear it now. “Here we go! Not another article about maintenance malpractice with a tie in to a core competency … blah, blah, blah. Looks like I am going to need my wingman to prop my head up just to finish reading it.” Well, maybe not. Most... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
March 27, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It’s a good-news, bad-news scenario: Although it appears military commissaries aren’t going anywhere, the money used to run them is being slashed and customers will have to make up some of the difference.Late last year, news reports circulated indicating the Department of Defense was planning to close commissaries across the country. Since then, the DoD has said there... Read more
Staff Sgt. Veronica Montes, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
  FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Airmen from different units at Fairchild came together to conduct an all-female refueling mission March 13 in honor of women’s history month and to remember women’s heritage. Female pilots, boom operators and maintainers all played a part in commemorating the 2014 Women’s History Month theme of celebrating women of character, courage and commitment,... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees can apply beginning in March for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials said March 24.According to Maj. Yulanda Bogany, AFPC officer developmental education chief, officer nominations with... Read more

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