Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In a little over a week, the 24,000 people who work at Hill Air Force Base each day will likely face some challenges getting to and from their place of employment.On Sept. 22, the base will begin a construction project that will impact Hill’s three main access gates until early November as the base’s 75th Civil Engineer Group will install what are known as “speed tables” at... Read more
Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
RAMSTIEN AIR BASE, Germany — Breathing is one of the most basic, involuntary and often overlooked human actions. At higher altitudes, breathing can quickly become one of the most conscious thoughts as it becomes harder to do. That’s where a small, but vital team of cryogenics experts from the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron takes over. They help make sure aircrew members can breathe easily at... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 25, 2014
Students gathered Sept. 16 in the Hill Air Force Base library computer lab for the first of a 10-week STEM Outreach Program series: Fly to Learn. In this class, instructors from the 309th Software Maintenace Group teach students basic concepts of flight and engineering. The group meets Tuesdays (running through Nov. 18), from 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Gerrity Memorial Library. According to... Read more
Master Sgt. Veronica Aceveda, 512th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — The name, rank and service of Col. Kelly Cook are imprinted on prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action bracelets to this day — he is still missing.The pilot’s name is also engraved on a memorial marker on the grounds of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was declared killed in action in 1976.The ultimate sacrifice he paid for his country is honored... Read more
Jesus Lopez Jr., Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
LAYTON — Utah recognized achievements in aviation and the aerospace industry’s impact to the country with National Aerospace Week.When asked by leaders from other states why Utah has the second fastest growing economy in the United States, the fourth most diverse economy as well as the second lowest unemployment, Gov. Gary Herbert said in part he credits the state’s military installations.“A big... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 25, 2014
Sept. 18 parents and parents-to-be gathered for the Bundles for Babies course offered through the Airmen & Family Readiness Center. This course is geared towards new or expecting parents who are seeking information regarding numerous topics from budgeting for an expanding family to choosing child care.“The A&FRC offers Bundles for Babies and other services with the focus of enriching and... Read more
Karen Bastian, Hill AFB Energy Outreach Coordinator
September 25, 2014
Hill Air Force Base — I am Air Force Energy is the theme for October, Energy Awareness Month. During the month, the Hill Energy Office will host a variety of events designed to educate, train, and communicate across all organizational structures the critical nature of energy conservation.Energy Awareness month was established in 1991 by President George H. Bush to promote public understanding of... Read more
Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Flu season is just around the corner, and Utah’s largest single-site employer is encouraging employees to get immunized.Hill Air Force Base is partnering with the Davis County Health Department to make it easier for the base’s civilian employees to receive the flu vaccine during a series of on-base clinics from October through November.“Flu season generally begins in October... Read more
John Turner, 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. — Seven decades after his aircraft was shot down during a mission in World War II, an Army Air Forces aviator finally came home to Augusta, Mont.Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William D. Bernier was buried with full military honors Sept. 19 at the veteran’s section of the Augusta Cemetery, only a few miles from the ranch where he grew up. By coincidence, the date was also... Read more
Michele Eaton, 88 ABW Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — On your mark, get set, go!  In yet another record sell-out year, approximately 15,000 runners took to the streets at Wright Patterson AFB as part of the U.S. Air Force Marathon celebrating the Air Force’s 67th birthday.The number of runners exceeded last year’s count by more than 3,000.Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command,... Read more