Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Already endorsed by national lawmakers like Orrin Hatch, the expansion of the Utah Test and Training Range now has some local legislators backing it as well.The Utah Senate’s Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee voted unanimously recently to pass a resolution sponsored by Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, that endorses a deal currently being drafted in Congress to... Read more
John Parker, Tinker Air Force Base Public Affairs
March 5, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Former NFL running back Herschel Walker knows how to overcome obstacles.To defeat a stutter early in life, he repeatedly practiced reading aloud in front of a mirror. Although the stutter had nothing to do with his smarts, he became an A student, to boot.When University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley told his new freshman he wasn’t ready to play, Walker... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
OGDEN — As part of Engineer Week at Hill Air Force Base the last week in February, astrodynamics consultant Dan Adamo spoke on Feb. 24 at Weber State University about designing a realistic Mars mission trajectory.Through a series of physics equations, Adamo explained just how complicated it is to get a spacecraft from Earth to Mars, starting with determining the best time to leave Earth. As an... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 75th Civil Engineer Group Housing Flight and Boyer Hill Military Housing at Hill Air Force Base received several Air Force Materiel Command Professional Housing Management Association awards recently — most notably, the Outstanding Housing Installation Team of the Year. The team also won the Air Force Professional Housing Management Association Award.The annual award... Read more
Staff Sgt. Chris Gross, Air Force News Service
March 5, 2015
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — During his latest CHIEFchat, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody put to rest rumors of changes to tuition assistance. He also discussed military pay and benefits, the growing cyberdomain, and master sergeant evaluation boards.Despite what Airmen could potentially be reading or hearing, Cody said, “There are no specific discussions going on right now about... Read more
Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
March 5, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Civilian employees will have 27 pay dates in 2015 compared with the usual 26, so some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015.The Internal Revenue Code imposes a limit each year on the amount that an employee can contribute annually to a tax deferred... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
The Historic Wendover Airfield has embarked on a large-scope restoration project that could make it the second aerospace museum in the state and a tourist destination.The site is located about 150 miles west of Salt Lake City, near Utah’s western boarder with Nevada.Tom Demery, a volunteer at the Hill Aerospace Museum, said the Wendover museum is looking for donations to fund several projects... Read more
Capt. Cody Hawkins, 153rd Airlift Wing
March 5, 2015
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty Air Force aircrew aboard an Air Force C-130H3 Hercules aircraft recently received the Air Mobility Command Chief of Safety Aircrew of Distinction Award for their efforts following a landing gear malfunction while fighting fires in Southern Utah.The Modular Airborne Firefighting System crew finished two successful fire... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr., Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
March 5, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by honoring prisoners of war and missing in action, veterans and their families during a wreath-laying ceremony March 2 at the Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C.This is the first Headquarters Air Force event in support of the 50th Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program. This multi-year campaign aims to... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, U.S. Air Force
March 5, 2015
Jerry Bovee, Weber State’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, presents the game ball to Col. Ryan Britton, Director of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center ICBM Systems Directorate, on Feb. 28 at the Dee Events Center. The university honored Hill Air Force Base during its men’s basketball game with Idaho State.  Read more

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