Amy Ausley, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
June 19, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The commander from Air Forces Cyber and the director the Air Force Civil Engineer Center signed an initiative here June 12, designed to strengthen the security of industrial control systems, or ICS, supporting critical Air Force infrastructures.At installations, ICS are used for many functions, ranging from heating and air conditioning system... Read more
Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 19, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen at 18 installations will see a new era of physical fitness as the Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services introduces the Air Force Team Cohesion Challenge.The pilot program, built around special operations training, is designed to teach leadership, promote unit cohesion and inspire teams to perform their best. “This program was... Read more
Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service
June 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department and the nation depend every day on the service of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender personnel, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said June 5.“They are an integral part of our armed forces and our Department of Defense and our nation.”Speaking at the DOD Pride Month ceremony at the Pentagon, Work recalled that for far too long, gay, lesbian and bisexual... Read more
Tammy Cournoyer, Air Force News Service
June 19, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2014 Air Force Retiree Council met in May to discuss issues important to retirees and surviving spouses, and receive briefings on various subjects important to the retiree community.This was the first time the council convened since 2012. Last year’s annual meeting was cancelled because of budget constraints. The Air Force Retiree Council provides... Read more
Special Agent Ryan Pfeifer, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 113
June 19, 2014
Did you know you are one of the most important assets in preventing a mass shooting, terrorist attack, espionage or other illegal activity? It’s true! Regardless of the training, experience or reach of any law enforcement agency, your daily observations are crucial. You are able to identify if a person, vehicle and/or activity is unusual or out of place. But unless you speak up and report it to... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Edward Edgar, 317th Recruiting Squadron superintendent
June 19, 2014
OXON HILL, Md. — When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus. The first came from Chief Master Sgt. A.C. Smith, the command chief master sergeant for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base. It was part of his address to the Team Hill 5/6 Association; I was attending as president of Hill’s Top 3. He said: “I was 19 years old when I... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
June 19, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Ryan Thomas has spent a large portion of his life dealing with things most kids his age don’t even understand.The 8-year-old Clearfield resident was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue, in November 2012.Since his diagnosis, Thomas has gone to countless doctor appointments, seen the inside of too many... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 19, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — If you’re planning to attend the Open House and Air Show this year, be prepared to follow the rules or forget about getting past security.Hill Air Force Base personnel say they are expecting up to half a million people at the air show this year, which will be held June 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because of the enormous crowds the show draws, safety rules have been... Read more
Loretta Park, Hilltop Times Staff
June 19, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Beneath the thunder of jets zooming across the sky, more than 200 motorcycles roared out of the parking lot onto the street to cruise through Weber and Davis counties to let other motorists know they should share the road. The motorcyclists included civilian employees at Hill Air Force Base,  Air Force personnel, law enforcement officers and two mayors. They were... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
LAYTON — Twelve years later, the sounds of freedom are still being heard in Layton.The Sounds of Freedom event, which will be held this year on June 21 at the Layton Commons Park at 437 N. Wasatch Drive, was originally started in September of 2002 by LT Weese, former 388th Fighter Wing Honorary Commander, in memory of victims of 9/11.The show began with a host of hot rod cars, and is still the... Read more