January 14, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Comprehensive Airman Fitness is built on the four domains of fitness — physical, mental, social and spiritual. CAF is a top-level priority in the Air Force, and it is essential for individuals to be fit across all four domains.Gen. Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, has said, “Comprehensive Airman Fitness is so important ... our focus is on... Read more
January 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force made an announcement last week that some installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through April 4. The measure, which is part of a continuing effort to meet Defense Department funding targets and rebalance the civilian workforce, will not affect Hill Air Force Base at this time.Following a major command needs assessment in... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
January 14, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would make military retirement pay exempt from state income tax has been drafted and numbered and will go before the Legislature in 2016.House Bill 99, sponsored by Rep. Lee Perry, R-Perry, would fully exempt all retirement payments related to a Utah resident’s service in the armed forces. Perry said the bill would not only be a meaningful, tangible way to thank... Read more
January 14, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In order to align primary health care at Hill AFB with the Air Force Medical Service, the 75th Medical Group will consolidate the Airmen Clinic and the Family Health Clinic on Jan. 13.This move will require some primary care manager changes for patients in an effort to balance the number of patients assigned to each provider. To help facilitate this change, the... Read more
Staff Sgt. Sarah Hanson, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs
January 14, 2016
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — At the beginning of fiscal year 2016, the Air Force Personnel Center launched the Voluntary Period of Active Duty program.The program is offering some great opportunities for Air Force Reservists interested in returning to active duty.Under VLPAD, opportunities to serve an active-duty tour for a period of three years and one day are being offered to Air Force Reserve... Read more
January 14, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 775th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight hosted a remembrance ceremony Jan. 7 at Memorial Park for the fallen members of Team Lima.  Team Lima members Tech. Sgt. Timothy Weiner, Senior Airman Daniel Miller and Senior Airman Elizabeth Loncki died Jan. 7, 2007, while deployed to Iraq from the 775th CES at Hill Air Force Base. On that day... Read more
January 14, 2016
In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 18, the following hours of operation apply to Hill AFB facilities and services:Airmen & Family Readiness Center: ClosedAirman Leadership School: ClosedArts & Crafts: ClosedAuto Hobby: ClosedBoyer Hill Military Housing Office: ClosedBowling Center: ClosedBubble: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Career Assistance Advisor: ClosedChapel... Read more
Wayne Amann, AFOSI Public Affairs
January 14, 2016
QUANTICO, Va. — More than 650 people overflowed the U.S. Marine Memorial Chapel here Jan. 7 to mourn the loss and remember the lives of the six Airmen killed by a suicide bomber near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Dec. 21.The four Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agents and two security forces defenders were fatally wounded when their joint patrol was attacked by a bomber... Read more
APRIL MCDONALD, 72d Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 14, 2016
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The Airman with the most time in grade of any chief master sergeant in the Air Force offered leadership advice to Tinker Airmen last month.Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, command chief for Air Force Materiel Command, was the guest speaker for the Airman Leadership School graduation on Dec. 17.Warner said he considers ALS graduation the most important milestone in... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released Jan. 7.The changes come after a long and deliberate review, a defense official told reporters in a Jan. 6 background briefing. Then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel initiated the... Read more

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In The Know Family days for 2016AFMC has designated the following days as “AFMC... more