Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 13, 2014
OGDEN — Every year the Huntsman World Senior Games comes to St. George, bringing in thousands of athletes over the age of 50 from around the world.Jamie Wehner, supervisor for Material Support at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, joined the competition this year in the bowling event, having finally given in to his friends’ coercing. Wehner ended up coming home with two gold medals for his division... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
November 13, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On Friday, the 75th Medical/Dental Group spouses will gather in the Hill Air Force Base Chapel to make fleece blankets for the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home. Blankets and candy bars will be delivered to residents in December as a holiday treat.The group has occasionally helped residents play Bingo on Saturdays, and knows that the candy bars are great for prizes. “... Read more
Karen Bastian, Hill AFB Energy Outreach Coordinator
November 13, 2014
As Energy Awareness Month draws to a close we are honored to be part of an organization that can pick up and “Make Things Happen.” Team Hill is proving that energy awareness and conservation is not just a fad, it is becoming a way of life, and for good reason. If we were to retrace our steps back over time, we could see how both natural and human activities change Earth’s climate. Since the... Read more
Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
November 13, 2014
Fellow Airmen,Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Force’s number one weapon system! In April of this year we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400 ideas and that number continues to climb. Thank you and keep the great ideas flowing.... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay (VSP) program Oct. 31.Based on inconsistent issuance and confusion with transitional medical benefits for Airmen separating under the VSP program, the Air Force requested clarification from the Office of the Secretary of Defense General Counsel. A review... Read more
Kate Blais, Air Force Global Strike Command
November 13, 2014
BOSSIER CITY, La. — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal (NDOSM) for the first time to 25 Airmen during Air Force Global Strike Command’s 2014 Global Strike Challenge, Nov. 5.James approved the award in May with the intent of recognizing Airmen for their contributions to the nation’s strategic objectives in nuclear deterrence. She... Read more
Deidre Ortiz, Arnold Engineering Development Complex Public Affairs
November 13, 2014
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. — A highly successful accelerated mission test of Pratt & Whitney’s F135 conventional take-off and landing/carrier variant engine was recently completed in the Sea Level 3 test cell (SL-3) at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex here.A Total Accumulated Cycle count of 2,600, with record TAC accumulation of 80-90 per day, was accomplished during the AMT of... Read more
Air Force News Service
November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON —The Air Force Aid Society is accepting applications for education grants and scholarships. The single online application opens the door to three education programs.General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant – the centerpiece and gateway to all of the AFAS education programs. It offers need-based grants of at least $2,000 to dependent children of active, retired and deceased Air Force... Read more
Air Force News Service
November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion.The current WAPS enlisted performance report calculation model for technical sergeant and... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden ALC Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
Even before he was assigned to command the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Brig. Gen. Carl Buhler was impressed with the aircraft maintenance performed here.As director of Logistics for Headquarters Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Buhler saw maintainers installing F-16 wings that had been repaired at the Ogden ALC.“I can tell you without question we couldn’t survive in... Read more