Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – More often than not, Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Baker sees couples who waited far too long to receive help, resulting in a relationship in turmoil.  It’s not just a problem in Utah, but widespread at bases across the country, prompting the directive for bases to promote the Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships campaign during the month of October. “Based on what I... Read more
Master Sgt. Tammie Moore, Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
October 2, 2014
WASHINGTON — In an operating environment focused on discovering new ways to save time, Airmen and civilian partners gathered at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition to listen to a presentation titled “Achieving the Art of the Possible” Sept. 15.Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, briefed the audience about the “... Read more
Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
October 2, 2014
Hill Air Force Base — The 2nd Combat Camera Squadron held its inactivation ceremony here Sept. 24 and took another step in its transition to Operating Location-H, Air Force Public Affairs Agency.The squadron, which was activated in October 2009, will no longer have the combat camera mission, and will instead focus on producing award winning productions for the Air Force.“We will still have the... Read more
Cadet 2nd Class Steven Luna, U.S. Air Force Academy
October 2, 2014
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY. Colo. — America is great for a vast number of reasons and although we can point out many reasons why our country is so remarkable, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and cultures within our nation. This history of diversity has cast adaptability within our nation while forging the strength our country bears today. The Defense Department,... Read more
Master Sgt. Jamie Hamilton
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A former reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing is set to compete in the 2014 Warrior Games competition Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Tech. Sgt. Andrew Evans served in the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron for 10 years before being medically retired in June. Evans suffered spinal injuries during a hiking accident while on annual tour in Alaska in 2013 and is... Read more
Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location
October 2, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As the fog rises over the track and the mist hovers above the pool, a special group of American Airmen are set to compete for athletic glory, service bragging rights and the opportunity to represent the U.S. Air Force at the 5th-Annual Warrior Games.The games began Sept. 28, and for seven days, 40 Air Force veteran athletes will compete head-to-head within various... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After serving three years as director of contracting for the Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Material Command at Hill AFB, Nancy K. Andrews is now the AFSC director of contracting located at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.  Andrews is now responsible for all AFSC Contracting activities at three locations: Tinker AFB, Hill AFB and Robins Air Force, Ga.Andrews, a... Read more
U.S. Central Command Public Affairs
October 2, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria last week, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles to conduct 14 strikes against ISIL targets.U.S.... Read more


Commentary: Challenge accepted

Lt. Col. Brooke Rinehart, 75th Comptroller Squadron commander
October 2, 2014
Mr. Jason Yaley, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Special Assistant, was recently quoted, “It’s time to become the Air Force we need to be, not the Air Force we used to be.”As a comptroller, I take this to heart.  For over a decade, we have heard that fiscal constraints will be our future, next year is certain to be worse than the last, reductions in Overseas Contingency Operations will... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Utah Transit Authority’s ballyhooed bus service to Hill Air Force Base will continue to be altered by anti-terrorism work for the next few weeks.The base’s 75th Civil Engineer Group began a project Sept. 22 to install “speed tables” at the South, West and Roy gates of the base. The three gates are heavily used each day by the more than 20,000 employees who work on base.... Read more