Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 31, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – Sewing machines hummed on July 18 in the Hill Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) as Hill Heroes volunteers worked together to create deployment dolls and pillowcases for the families of Airmen who are, or will be, deployed.The volunteers gather the third Friday of each month to cut, iron, sew, stuff, and create “stuffed mommies and daddies” and... Read more
Ed Gulick, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
July 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force released its Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, request for proposal to industry July 9 with a contract award expected in spring 2015.The new bomber is a top modernization priority for the Air Force and will provide the United States with the option to hold any target at risk at any point around the world. “The LRS-B will be an adaptable and highly-capable... Read more
2nd Lt. Christopher Bowyer-Meeder, 325th FIghter Wing Public Affairs
July 24, 2014
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.  — While every job plays an important role in the Air Force, two are known well by every Airman: security forces and chaplains. Airmen recognize security forces members as the guardians of the gates for military installations. On the other hand, many Airmen know chaplains to be confidential sources that are sought out in times of need or leaned on for... Read more
Maj. Jeremiah Hammill, 821st Support Squadron commander
July 24, 2014
THULE AIR BASE, Greenland — Capt. Thomas Hammill was a Green Beret who served in Vietnam and Cambodia. I knew him as an uncle and hero; however, society had a different perception of him and the rest of the men and women who fought in Vietnam. Vietnam veterans returned to America and found protests, hate and labels such as “baby killer.” Thankfully, those days are over, but could we return... Read more
Jodi L. Jordan, Air Force Culture and Language Center Outreach Team
July 24, 2014
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting active-duty officer and enlisted applications July 15 - Aug. 22. Those intending to submit applications must register their intent to apply by Aug. 8. Officer candidate students in their senior years may also apply. LEAP is a career-spanning program to identify, develop and sustain Airmen’s foreign language and... Read more
Bekah Geffert, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
July 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced the Total Force Commissioning Process July 10. This new process allows the Air Force to provide multiple career avenues for officers being commissioned through Air Force ROTC by offering cadets the chance to pursue opportunities in the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard.The program also synchronizes the overall number of officers being commissioned... Read more

Commentary: Running: Chasing the high

Senior Airman Michael Smith, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
July 24, 2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — I hear it all the time: “I hate running.” To be honest, I didn’t like it too much either, until five years ago when it was taken away from me.My only goals back then were to run track for Clemson University and make it to the Olympics — running consumed me. I pushed myself to train six days a week, even through shin splints. Then, before I knew it, I had stress... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing
July 24, 2014
Starting Monday, July 21, the Hill Clinic will start dispensing all prescription refills and process all off-base prescriptions (including those faxed in from off-base doctors) at the new 75th Medical Group Satellite Pharmacy located in the Base Exchange.Refills called in by 5 p.m. to 801-775-3630 or 800-453-2388, will be ready for pick-up the following business day after noon. Faxed... Read more
Air Force Personnel Center
July 24, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Commanders notified 95 Hill Air Force Base senior airmen July 10 of their selection for promotion to staff sergeant.Air Force wide, 36,739 senior airman were eligible for promotion to staff sergeant, 9,403 were selected, a 25.59 percent selection rate, Air Force officials said July 10. The average score for those selected was 291.91. Selectees’... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 24, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — During the months of May to August, between 700 and 900 people move into or out of Hill Air Force Base, but the process can be done quite smoothly. Timothy Hawley, traffic management supervisor at Hill AFB, said that today more than ever, the movement of personal property and household goods during a PCS/TDY is truly a team effort.“The team consists of the customer, the... Read more