LT. COL. SEAN MARTIN, 3rd Flying Training Squadron commander
June 11, 2015
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Leaving the military is not as simple as staying home the day after your service commitment is up.Almost 23 years ago, after a summer vacation that lasted less than 48 hours, I showed up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with about 1,000 of my new closest friends.Fast forward to the present, and it is now time for me to plan an exit strategy from the only job I’ve ever... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
June 11, 2015
The front entrance to the Hill AFB Youth Center is safer now, thanks to the efforts of 30 Air Force Reservists and Air National Guardsmen who repaired and refurbished the area as part of a community outreach project.The Guardsman and Reservists are temporarily working for the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group and did the work on recently as a team-building project.“They spent a half-day working... Read more
June 11, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Lieutenant Gen. Lee Levy II succeeded Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield as commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center during a change of command ceremony June 5 at Tinker AFB.Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided over the change of command and Litchfield’s formal retirement ceremony. Levy previously served as the Vice Director... Read more
June 11, 2015
Q: My daughter is doing a service project for the Miss West Point contest. She is collecting things to send to our service men and women who are deployed from Hill AFB. She would like to know who she can get in contact with to make sure these items get sent to the members of Team Hill.A: First, we’d like to thank your daughter for remembering our men and women stationed overseas. Unfortunately,... Read more
KIM BOWDEN, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
June 11, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — After 35 years of service and three years at the helm of Air Force Materiel Command, Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger relinquished command and retired following a ceremony on June 8.Three weeks after she assumed command of AFMC in June 2012, Wolfenbarger said, “We have a responsibility to make our institution — our system — better so the people who come along after... Read more
June 11, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — A failure of the third-stage rotor of the engine fan module caused a June 23, 2014, engine fire in an F-35A Lightning II, according to an Air Education and Training Command Accident Investigation Board report released June 5.  The F-35A, which was assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was damaged... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 11, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Lt. Col. Steven Engberg took command of the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron during a change of command ceremony June 5.Engberg took the reins from Lt. Col. Todd Robbins, who recently returned from a six-month deployment to Southeast Asia where he led a team of 290 Total Force Airmen, including 16 first-time combat pilots, through flying missions in support of... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN EBONI REECE, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
June 11, 2015
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Nearly two dozen members of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron participated in a physical fitness study that analyzed mission requirements for battlefield Airmen.The physical fitness tests were part of an in-depth study to scientifically measure battlefield Airmen’s operational mission requirements to better correlate them to the Air Force’s physical training and... Read more
June 11, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force leaders announced June 4 a change to the decision authority for involuntary separations for enlisted Airmen diagnosed with gender dysphoria or who identify themselves as transgender.“Though the Air Force policy regarding involuntary separation of gender dysphoric Airmen has not changed, the elevation of decision authority to the director, Air Force Review Boards... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 11, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Anticipating an upcoming deployment? Missing a loved one while they are currently deployed? The Hill Air Force Base Hearts Apart Program, within the Airman and Family Readiness Center, supports spouses and loved ones of deployed service members with activities, outings, monthly newsletters and other resources.Resiliency is crucial for the health and stability of a military... Read more

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In the Know Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... more