Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Jamal Braxton, the 2017 Operation Homefront Air Force Military Child of the Year Award recipient, has excelled in multiple varsity sports at Northridge High School in Layton and holds a bright future with his acceptance into the U.S. Air Force Academy, but Braxton likes to focus most on his experiences as a volunteer with the Red Cross and the Airmen and Family... Read more


Commentary: ACTION LINE:

COL. JENNIFER HAMMERSTEDT, 75th Air Base Wing commander
March 30, 2017
We received several Commander’s Action Line comments about the West Gate delays on Tuesday morning following the traffic accident near the West Gate. We appreciate everyone’s concern and flexibility regarding the rerouting of traffic.  I understand many of you were on your way to work when you received the Alert message about the impacts to the gates. Please know that when an incident occurs... Read more
RICHARD WOODRUFF, American Red Cross, Utah and Nevada Region
March 30, 2017
Every year, the American Red Cross honors community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and kindness. Among the 13 award categories is also the Lifetime Achievement award. This year’s recipient is Col. Gail Seymour “Hal” Halverson. Halvorsen is a retired career officer and command pilot in the United States Air Force. He is well known as the original... Read more
March 30, 2017
TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Utah Test and Training Range firefighters are becoming well practiced at a real-world skill appreciated by moms: child delivery.Assistant Chief Kevin Caudill, Paramedic Micheal Bruce, Capt. Benjamin Kuethe and Lt. Ben Roundtree responded March 16 to assist in a baby delivery occurring in a vehicle on Interstate 80, approximately 16 miles south of their UTTR location in Utah’... Read more
March 30, 2017
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force celebrates its 70th birthday this year and the Air Force Academy has made many contributions to our service’s legacy and history of breaking barriers, and advancing technology and innovation. Here are some very notable achievements that have occurred in March’s of the past. March 1, 1962 — The Thomas D. White Award is established by the Academy.... Read more
March 30, 2017
ROY, Utah — The Annual Hill Aerospace Museum Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the AerospaceHeritage Foundation of Utah, will take place at 10 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 8, on the grounds of the Hill Aerospace Museum. The public is encouraged to arrive an hour early so they can find a parking spot and be ready to go at 10 a.m.More than 10,000 plastic Easter eggs and treats will be available for kids... Read more
SAMANTHA MORRISON, Hill Air Force Base Civilian Personnel Section
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense issued policy memo Sept. 27, 2016, requiring all new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service, as well as those newly appointed to career senior executive service (SES) positions, are required to serve a two-year probationary period. The requirement... Read more
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – While Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges are only open to Soldiers, Airmen and their families, anyone can dine in Hill Exchange restaurants or pick up grab-and-go fare from Express locations. Army Regulation 215-8/Air Force Instruction 34-211 (I) lets anyone—including visitors, contractors and Department of Defense civilians—dine at the... Read more
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — In preparation for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office held a Proclamation signing event with base-wide leaders March24. The Proclamation details Hill AFB’s perspective on sexual assault crimes: It is a crime and it violates our core values. A sexual assault against Airmen, civilian employees, dependents... Read more
March 30, 2017
WASHINGTON — In response to the recently released VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that reviewed processes from June 6 through Dec. 15, 2016, of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the following statement: “The Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to announce that the challenges with the Veterans Crisis Line have been resolved. Prior to... Read more

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