Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.The rollout of the 42-vehicle fleet marks a milestone in the DOD’s demonstration of emerging technology and the vehicles will serve as a resource to the electrical grid when they’re not being... Read more
RAY BOWDEN, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs
December 11, 2014
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the Academy’s command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan.“I sought counseling because I needed it,” the chief said. “If I feel like I still need it, I’m going back. I owe it to my fellow Airmen. I owe it... Read more
Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location – P
December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion.The current WAPS enlisted performance report calculation model for technical sergeant and... Read more
U.S. Central Command
December 11, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria using fighter, bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct 27 airstrikes Nov. 28 through today, U.S. Central Command officials reported today.Separately, officials said, U.S. and partner-nation military forces conducted 28 airstrikes against ISIL terrorists in Iraq Nov. 28 through... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
December 11, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After a new five-story building opened here on Monday, state and federal officials say the west side of Hill Air Force Base should be bustling with activity for years to come. Hill officials opened a new 75,000-square-foot office building that will house military and civilian workers, as well as several defense contractors. The new building is the newest piece of the Falcon... Read more
December 11, 2014
The Hill Air Force Base Officers Spouses’ Club held its annual Holiday Bazaar event on Nov. 19 at The Landing. The event included jewelry, makeup, food, drink, baby items and household decorations for the holiday season.For more than fifteen years, the Officers Spouses’ Club has hosted the Bazaar, providing a place for local crafters, artists and home business owners to display their... Read more
December 11, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 2010 Bonneville High School graduate and Ogden native is serving with Patrol Squadron Sixteen (VP-16), also known as the “War Eagles”.Petty Officer 3rd Class Calli Carter is a naval aircrewman (operator) with VP-16, a Jacksonville-based squadron that operates the Navy’s newly-designed maritime patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon. Each aircraft has an aircrew of nine, is... Read more
Hill Air Force Base Civilian Health Promotion Service
December 11, 2014
In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the word holiday is defined as a special day of celebration. For many of us, November and December are full of not just one or two special celebrations, but several of them.This season, while enjoying the company of others, take steps to make your holiday a happy one. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention share some ways to be safe and healthy throughout... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 27, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C., recently joined Colorado in legalizing the possession and use of marijuana. Apart from Oregon, each area has large Air Force populations. Leaders say it’s important for military and civilian Airmen to remember that while American voters’ attitudes are shifting toward loosening restrictions on marijuana, its use is strictly... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
November 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.The president said Hagel has agreed to remain in his position until a successor is nominated and confirmed. For that, Obama said, he is “extraordinarily lucky and grateful.”“When I asked Chuck to serve as secretary of defense, we... Read more

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