Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Flu season is just around the corner, and Utah’s largest single-site employer is encouraging employees to get immunized.Hill Air Force Base is partnering with the Davis County Health Department to make it easier for the base’s civilian employees to receive the flu vaccine during a series of on-base clinics from October through November.“Flu season generally begins in October... Read more
John Turner, 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. — Seven decades after his aircraft was shot down during a mission in World War II, an Army Air Forces aviator finally came home to Augusta, Mont.Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William D. Bernier was buried with full military honors Sept. 19 at the veteran’s section of the Augusta Cemetery, only a few miles from the ranch where he grew up. By coincidence, the date was also... Read more
Michele Eaton, 88 ABW Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — On your mark, get set, go!  In yet another record sell-out year, approximately 15,000 runners took to the streets at Wright Patterson AFB as part of the U.S. Air Force Marathon celebrating the Air Force’s 67th birthday.The number of runners exceeded last year’s count by more than 3,000.Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
OGDEN — A Top of Utah duo is on a mission to ensure all Utahns who were wounded while serving their country won’t be forgotten.Roy Resident John Cole and Pleasant View resident Jay Wells are working to complete a large Purple Heart Monument that is displayed prominently near the entrance of the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home. The pair, who volunteer with the Northern Utah Chapter of... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
OGDEN — Ogden’s annual Veterans Day Parade was in serious jeopardy this year after the organization that normally hosts it backed out, but thanks to some other local veterans groups, the show will go on.This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11:11 a.m., coinciding with the signing of the World War I Armistice at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in 1918. Staging for the event will begin at 9:... Read more
Senior Airman Michael Ellis, 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
SAN ANTONIO — “I have gone on multiple deployments, defeated the Taliban; I never thought another American would do this to me,” said Staff Sgt. Seth Pena.Pena, a highly decorated tactical air control party member, noted for calling in coordinated close support air strikes that killed up to 70 Taliban members in one fight, sat down with a crossbow draped across his lap and a target 25 meters in... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
September 25, 2014
Hilltop Times staffWASHINGTON — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the future of enlisted performance reports during a Q-and-A format session at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17.With the upcoming changes, Airmen asked the highest ranking enlisted Airman about the new EPR format.“(The new EPR system) is as... Read more
2nd Lt. Esther Willett, Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — The commander of Air Education and Training Command highlighted command priorities during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17.Gen. Robin Rand, whose command is responsible for recruiting, training and educating all Air Force members, told the 200-member AFA audience that AETC supports its mission, Airmen, and families by... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Maintenance work that will eventually bring 200 new jobs to the Top of Utah is ramping up at Hill Air Force Base.Earlier this month, all depot-level maintenance work associated with the F-22 Raptor moved to Hill’s Ogden Air Logistics Complex. The work was being split between Hill’s Ogden ALC and a Lockheed Martin facility in Palmdale, Calif.The decision to consolidate all of... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
August 14, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Bill Robinson left to fight in Vietnam, he didn’t think his stay would last more than a few months, but cruelly, it ended up lasting seven and a half long years.Robinson spoke Aug. 8 to a group of Airmen at Hill Air Force Base, recounting his military career that was defined by his time as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.“We didn’t even know exactly what we were... Read more