Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
August 13, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials have selected the service’s top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015.An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 35 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected 12 Airmen based on... Read more
TIMOTHY ANDERL, Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program office
August 13, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Critical Air Force missions take place both day and night in locations around the globe. In some cases, the use of high-performance munitions is critical to mission success.As a result, the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program office recently provided nearly $400,000 of additional funding for a SBIR effort... Read more
August 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, which are designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries.“Both programs are endorsed by the Military Heath System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality there are a few differences,” said Col. Gwendolyn... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 6, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The hype surrounding Hill Air Force Base and the F-35 has centered mostly around the impending arrival of the first combat-ready jets, a milestone scheduled for Sept. 11.But when that first operational Lightning II touches the tarmac and the Top of Utah defense community rejoices, a group of workers on base will have their own reason to celebrate.September also marks the two... Read more
MASTER SGT. CHRISTINA TROMBLEY, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant
August 6, 2015
Have you ever wondered what happens on the other side of the fence? The “fence” I’m referring to is where those airplanes come from that fly overhead and create that sound of freedom. I am not a maintainer by trade and honestly had no idea what they did on the other side of the fence until I became a first sergeant. I will say that the last six months have been a huge learning experience for... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 6, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A group of seventh-graders from the Weber State University Prefreshman Engineering Program recently saw the Air Force behind the scenes for the first time. For most of them, it was eye-opening as they toured the explosive ordnance device area and facilities for pilot life support and emergency preparedness. Roy Junior High School student Cameron McKay didn’t expect to... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
August 6, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Work by defense and industry partners here returned more than 80 F-16 Fighting Falcons to the skies after they were grounded in 2014.An intense, eight-month effort to structurally reinforce F-16 aircraft began in July 2014 when technicians from the 56th Maintenance Group at Luke AFB, Arizona, noticed cracks in the left canopy sill longerons of four of the unit’s two-seat F-... Read more
August 6, 2015
Q: In light of increased threats and attacks to military members from terrorist organizations and lone sympathizers, would you consider revising policy in order to allow military members that possess valid state-issued concealed firearms permits the ability to carry personally owned firearms on Hill AFB?Uniformed members become highly-sought-after soft targets of opportunity to those willing to... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 6, 2015
OGDEN — They have no known family and some of them have been dead for nearly 20 years, but last weekend a group of Utah veterans finally received the resting place they deserve.On Aug. 1, an organization known as the “Missing in America Project” honored 21 Utah veterans whose remains have been in the care of area mortuaries, in some cases for as long as 18 years, but have remained unclaimed. A... Read more
August 6, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Key personnel across the Air Force are working together to analyze the current civilian hiring process. Participants in this initiative include Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, installation civilian personnel offices, and Directorate of Personnel employees within AFMC. This partnership is working to analyze... Read more

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