April 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This month, the Air Force has begun conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women.When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current study is working to open the last 1 percent, which amounts to a... Read more
April 30, 2015
The first annual Hill AFB Motorcycle Rodeo was a success. The event was hosted by the Rocky Mountain Green Knights, Chapter 67. The Hill Riders Association was also on hand to provide mentorship opportunities.There were four motorcycle vendors (Harrison Eurosports, Big Boy Toys, Tucker Speed and Carey’s Cycle), along with numerous food vendors. Also, the Utah Highway Patrol had two members of... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Young students built miniature wind turbines and solved a mock crisis at the Knights and Dragons event for fathers and sons in fourth through eighth grades, hosted April 15 by the Hill Air Force Base STEM Outreach Program at the Gerrity Memorial Library.On this evening, participants had the opportunity to build mini wind turbines and use solar panels to power a small village... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base officials say an increase in the number of sexual assaults being reported by Airmen is a sign that base prevention and response programs are working. Janaee Stone, Hill’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, says victims of sexual assault are reporting crimes about four times more than they were six years ago.“When I started in 2009, we were... Read more
April 30, 2015
Q: With the recent installation of speed humps and the continual road construction both on- and off-base, has any consideration been given to changing the southbound left-turn-only lane on South Gate Drive at 11th Street from left-turn-only to left-turn or straight? This would help alleviate the afternoon traffic jam when during peak traffic hours.A: Yes. Consideration has been given to the... Read more
April 30, 2015
EPHRAIMLance Cpl. Johnny S. Martinez, USMCJuly 15, 1948 - Nov. 28, 196820 years oldRifleman 1 year of service  ESCALANTESgt. 1st Class Gerry G. Chesnut, USA Nov. 22, 1936 - Dec. 2, 1967 31 years old Infantryman 12 years of service EUREKAPfc. Richard L. Sorensen, USASept. 5, 1947 - Feb. 11, 196820 years oldInfantryman FAIRVIEW1st Lt. Gary R. Mower, USAMarch 18, 1944 - May 22, 1970 26... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene July 20-24 to consider candidates for July 2016 and January 2017 classes. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 5.The board will select applicants for fighter, multi-engine aircraft, helicopter and remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer (including... Read more
April 30, 2015
R. NIAL BRADSHAW/U.S. Air Force Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation commander, welcomes home Staff Sgts. Jonathan Seigrist and Jim Gillett, 75th Security Forces Squadron, on April 20 at Hill Air Force Base. A team of 13 “defenders” returned home from a 180-day deployment to Curacao.   Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 30, 2015
OGDEN — Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating under any circumstance, but for someone trying to obtain a college degree, it can make a diploma seem like an impossible dream.That’s what Aaron Ahern, a psychologist at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center, said April 17 at Weber State University during a PTSD conference organized by students. One of several speakers at the forum, Ahern... Read more
Senior Airman Hailey Haux, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
April 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders on April 20 for a “chalk walk” to raise awareness about sexual assault.As Airmen began to collect in the hallway, which was covered with paintings of previous Air Force leaders, there was something different. On the floor in the center of the corridor was a line of posters Airmen had made. Written on the... Read more

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