By MASTER SGT. ROBBIN ROBERTSON, 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron
August 4, 2016
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — I used to wonder if people would look at me different if they knew. Would they whisper about me? Would they tell others what happened? Does anyone actually have the guts to ask me what happened? Are they looking at me as the girl who’s related to a child killer?I’m sure they were. I’m sure they wanted to ask the questions; wanted to know the true story and all the... Read more
August 4, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The Ogden Air Logistics Complex held its annual car show after a one-year absence on July 27 at Hill AFB’s Centennial Park. More than 120 registered vehicles made the event the largest show held to date.AWARD WINNERS:CarBest 1949 & Older, 1924 Dodge BrothersTouring, David WilburnBest 1950-1959, 1955 Chevy Bel-Air, Rod GallegosBest 1960-1969, 1968 Chevy... Read more
By MICAH GARBARINO, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 4, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Airmen of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings have been hard at work preparing the F-35A Lightning II for combat readiness since re ceiving the first operational aircraft in September 2015.Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of Air Combat declated the F-35 combat ready Aug. 2nd.Aircrew and maintainers at Hill’s fighter wings say they’re confident in the combat... Read more
August 4, 2016
Courtesy photoHill’s Capt. Jared Struck and his “crew” receive the coveted Badwater 135 Finisher belt buckle after he completed the ultramarathon. The California race begins at the lowest point in the U.S., 280 feet below sea level, in Death Valley, and ends 135 miles later at 8,300 feet above sea level on the side of Mount Whitney. Struck, an aircraft maintenance officer with the Ogden Air... Read more
August 4, 2016
 LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Wing commanders from U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightning II units met at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, July 20-21 to discuss integration of the two aircraft.The conference focused on joint training, maintenance techniques, manpower and strategies to develop successful integration the F-35A as a part of the joint team of fighter aircraft.During a... Read more
Eleanora Berry, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
August 4, 2016
HILL AFB –This summer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Axe are helping military shoppers clean up for the school year with the Axe Back to School Sweepstakes.From Aug. 5 to Sept. 1, authorized shoppers can enter the sweepstakes for the chance to win one of 25 $500 Exchange gift cards.“These Exchange gift cards will help our military shoppers get all the things they need to feel... Read more
REPAIR NETWORK INTEGRATION OFFICE, Air Force Materiel Command Directorate of Logistics, Civil Engineering and Force Protection
August 4, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- At the core of every maintenance action is a maintainer’s determination to keep the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft mission-ready.During periods where mission generation needs exceed local maintenance capabilities, backshops have historically relied on informal contacts and processes to increase capacity. Repair Network Integration, however, offers a single... Read more
TECH. SGT. JULIUS DELOS REYES, Air Force Space Command Public Affairs
August 4, 2016
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Walking out to an F-16 Fighting Falcon, Staff Sgt. Erick Vega is told upon landing that the pilot experienced loss of GPS.As midnight quickly approaches, the blue light from Vega’s laptop illuminates his face as he goes to work, trying to determine if there’s a maintenance issue with the avionics or something worse.An hour passes before Vega, an avionics specialist... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
August 4, 2016
The land within Hill Air Force Base’s Utah Test and Training Range is about as barren as it gets.For miles and miles, the seemingly lifeless terrain offers not much more than sagebrush and dust, which makes it ideal for dropping bombs and testing military equipment — exactly how the Air Force and other Department of Defense agencies use the 2,675-square-mile range today. But a recent... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
August 4, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Air Force, Army and Navy simultaneously released their respective 2016 Superior Supplier Incentive Program ratings July 25.This is the third year the Air Force has provided these ratings alongside those of its sister services. The SSIP’s publication is intended to incentivize suppliers to improve performance. This year, the Air Force rated 43 business segments representing more... Read more

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