SUSAN LAWSON, AFCEC Public Affairs
June 9, 2016
Evaluating airfields for aircraft suitability can be an arduous task when heat and wind are part of the work environment. Airfield pavement evaluation, or APE, team members recently experienced this firsthand when they performed an airfield pavement evaluation at Hill Air Force Base.An Air Force Civil Engineer Center Operations Directorate APE team traveled to Utah with equipment in tow as part... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
June 9, 2016
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III gave his in-uniform presentation to members of the Air Force Association May 26 during the association’s breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.During the event, Welsh stressed to members of industry and media that manpower, readiness, modernization, airpower and Airmen all matter very much to today’s Air Force.“We talk a lot about... Read more
June 9, 2016
The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond.According to the unclassified version of the Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan, released May 26, the gap between the U.S. military’s air superiority capabilities and potential adversaries’ means, as it... Read more
CHRISTOPHER BALL, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
June 9, 2016
When the Air Force and Boeing launched the KC-46 Pegasus program, the 412th Test Wing was tagged as one of the prime players in testing and validation of the aircraft.Named the Air Force’s Responsible Test Organization, the 412th TW had to supply aircraft and a support crew for testing at Boeing Field International Airport in Seattle.According to Lt. Col. Jennifer Barnard, the deputy commander of... Read more
Karen Parrish, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 9, 2016
The Defense Department’s new retirement system will affect some 2.2 million people who all need to get smart on what it will mean.Two subject-matter experts from the department’s personnel and readiness branch described the issues involved to DOD News: Army Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., senior enlisted advisor to the Defense Department’s Manpower and Reserve Affairs Division, and Wayne Boswell,... Read more
Karen Abeyasekere, 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
June 9, 2016
Lewis Herron, a 100th Bombardment Group veteran, enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps when he was 18 years old. By the time he was 19, he was overseas dodging enemy fire.“The first thing we did when we landed and parked the airplane was get out and count how many holes we had in it, either from fighters or from flak,” said the 90-year-old former staff sergeant. “One day, we counted 103 holes in... Read more
June 2, 2016
Emergency response personnel from Hill AFB and the Top of Utah came together May 18 to test their ability to jointly respond to a mass casualty in the event of a ‘worst-case scenario.’The exercise was held in preparation for the “Warriors Over The Wasatch” open house and air show, June 25-26 at Hill AFB.The exercise revolved around a simulated terrorist incident resulting in 150 casualties in the... Read more
GENERAL ELLEN PAWLIKOWSKI, Air Force Materiel Command Commander
June 2, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—For many of us, Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. Families will gather for cookouts, go boating or swim at the pool. While you enjoy these activities, please be mindful of your safety. But as we spend time with friends and family, let us be reminded of the most important meaning of this day.Established in 1868, Memorial Day was a day set aside to... Read more
Dana Rimington, Special to the Hilltop Times
June 2, 2016
Master Sgt. Mike Lear, 33, recently broke a world record in powerlifting – twice. In March, Lear competed at the USA Powerlifting Military Nationals and won gold in the 205 pound weight class, captured Best Lifter title, earned the title of National Military champion, and set a new American Military Deadlift record at 688.9 pounds. Then he competed at the IPL Fit Con Powerlifting World... Read more
PAUL HOLCOMB, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 2, 2016
The eighth and final race of the Hill Air Force Base Spring Race Series ended May 25 with 100 runners, joggers and walkers crossing the finish line.Before departing the race course, finishers smiled, caught their breath, and congratulated each other for a job well done.Race Director Randy Thomas, 309th Component Maintenance Group program manager, has led the race series since its inception here... Read more

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