Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 4, 2016
The new Team Hill Diversity Council will bring together representatives of all of Hill AFB’s annual special observances in one place (Centennial Park) and on one date (Saturday, Aug. 20) to celebrate and learn more about the base’s unique community and diversity.Dubbed the Diversity Festival, the event will feature food, entertainment, cultural presentations and informational booths from 11 a.m.-... Read more
August 4, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The Defense Commissary Agency hosted the ‘Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival’ July 28-31 here.The annual event featured discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, contests for adults and children, and healthy lifestyle information booths.With the theme “Live Healthy and Save Big!,” the festival provided savings while supporting the military community’s... Read more
August 4, 2016
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — August is Immunization Awareness Month. Immunizations are vital to both service members and their families, helping to maintain individual medical readiness and physical health.Although it is imperative to wash hands and cover coughs, keeping up with vaccines is key to preventing future headaches as both school and flu seasons draw closer.Vaccines work by introducing... Read more
J.D. LEVITE, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
August 4, 2016
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk of disease, disability... Read more
Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
July 28, 2016
Recently, a team of archaeologists working on the Utah Test and Training Range under the direction of the Hill Air Force Base cultural resource program discovered a 12,300-year-old hearth — an archaeological “feature” — and artifacts that tell the story of North America’s earliest inhabitants and of a very different landscape from that of today.Traveling through Utah’s West Desert and the Great... Read more
July 28, 2016
State parks and woodlands are favorite places for many people who enjoy outdoor activities. Unfortunately, contact with poisonous plants can make these outings a miserable experience.Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac all contain the plant oil urushiol, which can cause severe skin rash when any part of the leaves, stem or root is touched. Allergic reaction can occur directly by touching the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
July 28, 2016
If you’ve driven along 23rd Street in Ogden, you might have noticed a distinctive white building sitting between Jefferson and Adams avenues.Built in 1912, the Art Deco structure has stood in the same spot for 104 years. But despite its long tenure and recognizable features, Utah’s former Veterans Affairs director Terry Schow says it’s “the best-kept secret in the state.” Marked by a... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 28, 2016
The general in charge of sending fighter jets to war says Hill Air Force Base F-35s could be called on to fight ISIS in the near future.According to the Air Force Times, General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command, told reporters after a congressional hearing earlier this month that F-35s could deploy to Iraq and Syria in support of combat operations against... Read more
July 28, 2016
Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight.When losing weight, more physical activity increases the number of calories your body uses for energy or “burns off.” The burning of calories through physical activity, combined with reducing the number of calories you eat, creates a “calorie... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
July 28, 2016
William Council says there’s a stereotype associated with homeless veterans.It’s a common story that involves a soldier heading to war, seeing and experiencing horrific things during combat, then coming back home unable to adjust. Some combination of post-traumatic stress, mental illness or addiction usually takes hold, rendering the soldier unfit for the civilian world.Council says this widely... Read more

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