Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location – P
July 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders want Airmen to share their stories with the world and designed the 2014 American Airman Video Contest with that purpose in mind.“Every Airman has a story — and smartphone technology now allows those Airmen to share those stories to a wider audience than ever before,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh, III.The contest, which begins July 1, asks Airmen... Read more
Brig. Gen. Mark A. Brown, Comptroller, Air Force Materiel Command
July 3, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — As I depart for my new assignment as the 2nd Air Force commander at Keesler AFB, Miss., I can’t help but reflect on my previous assignments and what I’ve learned in my nearly 28 years of service.As a comptroller, I obviously pay a lot of attention to the budget environment. While current headlines might seem dire, today’s fiscal environment is typical of a... Read more
GEN. JANET C. WOLFENBARGER, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
July 3, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  — The Air Force is no stranger to challenging times. That’s certainly the case today where, in the current fiscal climate, much is outside of our control and we are faced with a great deal of uncertainty. As I weigh that uncertainty, though, it occurs to me that our challenges today aren’t so different from those faced by the founders of this... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
July 3, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Of the 38,344 staff sergeants eligible for promotion to technical sergeant, 6,684 were selected, a 17.43 percent selection rate, Air Force officials said June 26. Of those selected, 69 are with Team Hill.The average score for those selected was 337.23. Selectees’ had an average time in grade of 5.30 years and time in service of 10.53 years. The average... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 3, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — As Becky Austad prepared to fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds before the Hill Air Force Base Open House and Air Show, she kept hugging her children and discussed with her daughter what-if scenarios should things should go awry during her flight. The Syracuse woman made sure Kinley Austad, 14, knows how important it is to finish college.Austad was so nervous and... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
July 3, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A 92-inch-diameter solid rocket motor that will be used in future defense missions was tested at Hill Air Force Base’s Utah Test and Training Range recently.The motor was designed, fabricated and tested by Aerojet Rocketdyne for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Hill under a demonstration contract agreement. According to Aerojet, the piece of equipment was the largest... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 3, 2014
LAYTON — Over the years, the U.S. Air Force’s air demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds, have flown a host of various aircraft, with the F-16s being used by the team for over 30 years, and will remain that way until the F-35 steps in, which is slated to take over the Thunderbirds F-16s in the next ten years, according to Maj. Blaine Jones, Thunderbird Pilot No. 5 during his visit with JROTC... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
July 3, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Half a million people attended last weekend’s open house and air show at Hill Air Force Base, and a small group of attendees kept a very close eye on one jet.That plane — the No. 7 F-16 for the Air Force’s premier air demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds — was flown by Maj. Tyler Ellison, a career pilot who has special ties to and deep roots in the Davis County community... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 3, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While watching a World War II-era P-51 flying at Sunday’s Warriors Over the Wasatch air show at Hill Air Force Base, Doug Compton, of Morgan, affectionately talked about his Boeing PT-17 “Stearman” he was standing next to.The open-cockpit biplane was used to train young cadets before they progressed to their assigned aircraft during WWII.“It’s important for us to carry on... Read more
Bryon Saxton, Hilltop Times Staff
July 3, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Thousands of eyes were glued to the sky Saturday as some of the country’s best aerial performers “knife-edged,” “dived” and “hammered” their way through the air as part of the 2014 Warriors Over the Wasatch: Power of Airmen air show and open house at Hill Air Force Base.The Hill team that helped organize the event put Saturday’s crowd at about 300,000 people.The two-day... Read more

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