SENIOR AIRMAN JENSEN STIDHAM, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
February 5, 2015
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.  — Walking through the 20th Maintenance Group building, it would be appropriate to stop and gaze into the office of one senior leader there. Eyes would be greeted with several mannequins wearing different shades of green and blue, each decorated with metals and ribbons.For most of his life, Lt. Col. Kyle Clement, the 20th MXG deputy commander, has been preserving... Read more
HOLLY PETRAEUS, Consumer Financial Protection Agency
February 5, 2015
Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. And, over time, the lingering burden of debt can add stress to personal relationships and damage their credit profile. But does that debt have to be a career killer?Service members, veterans and military families have submitted... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
February 5, 2015
In a short period of time, smartphones have completely changed the way we live. However, much like Newton’s Third Law of Motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction), these changes have had both positive and negative consequences. Positive: Instant messaging and texting allow us to stay in contact with friends and loved ones at all times. If you’re a parent concerned... Read more
Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
February 5, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Some temporary, seasonal and intermittent employees are now eligible for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, said Office of Personnel Management officials.Temporary, seasonal or intermittent employees who anticipate working 130 or more hours per month for 90 consecutive days are now eligible to receive the same coverage and... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent, Hilltop Times corrrespondent
February 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A nearly $1 billion defense contract that involves maintaining the United States’ intercontinental missile reserve will bring a cluster of new work to Hill Air Force Base.According to the Department of Defense contracts office, the U.S. Air Force just awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract for the support of Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Ground... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 5, 2015
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said he spoke about key issues affecting national security with Secretary of Defense nominee Ashton Carter last week as Carter heads into his confirmation hearings this week.Carter was nominated by President Barack Obama on Dec. 5 to replace Chuck Hagel as the U.S. Secretary of Defense.Lee currently serves on the Committee on Armed Services and wanted to get some insight... Read more
TECH. SGT. NATALIE STANLEY, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
February 5, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — During testimony on Capitol Hill on Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact that sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.“Pilots sitting in a squadron looking out at their airplanes parked on a ramp certainly feels like... Read more
LT. COL. JOHN C. LOFTON III, PH.D.
February 5, 2015
“Make a career of humanity … and you will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”This quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in itself summarizes the philosophy and actions he took, as he lived and gave his very life for the equality of all mankind. His legacy bears the mark of a high call to strive toward making peace, justice for... Read more
February 5, 2015
In the event of delays or closures due to inclement weather or other emergencies, information about Hill AFB’s operating status will be released when the status changes from “Open.”The 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs primary method of communicating these changes will be the Hill AFB Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/hill.af.mil) and Twitter profile (www.twiter.com/HAFB). The Hill AFB Facebook... Read more
By BRYAN MAGAÑA, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 29, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A group of reservists from the 419th Civil Engineer Squadron returned home last week after a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia.While overseas, about 20 Airmen from the CES performed base maintenance and ensured the troops had quality living and work areas.“We responded to service calls for broken air conditioning units, doors, locks, clogged pipes, and broken lift... Read more