Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
July 3, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The past few years have been a tumultuous time for the 75th Air Base Wing, but their new leader says he’s ready for the challenge.In a military change of command ceremony that took place at Hill Air Force Base Wednesday, Col. Ronald Jolly Sr. took charge of the wing, replacing Col. Kathryn Kolbe, who is retiring from the Air Force after more than 20 years of service.The 75th... Read more
Chaplain (Capt.) Steve Cuneio, 75th Air Base Wing Chaplain Office
June 26, 2014
By Chaplain (Capt.) Steve Cuneio75th Air Base Wing Chaplain OfficeThe Air Force’s greatest asset is their Airmen. But let’s get right to the point: Military life is not easy! There are many weights being laid upon our Airmen today. Examples of some of these weights are: downsizing, continued deployments, force shaping boards, doing more with less, being overtasked, overwhelmed,... Read more
Master Sgt. Ethan Peters, U.S. Air Force
June 26, 2014
LAJES FIELD, Azores — I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, “Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this top-notch performer above the rest.” Literally translated it says, “Stop being an idiot all the... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 26, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects interested in Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment command opportunities have until June 27 to complete their statement of intent, via the Airman Development Plan, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.Command opportunities are expected to open at... Read more
U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs
June 26, 2014
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — U.S. Air Forces Central Command officials released the command’s revised leave policy June 6, which affects Airmen serving 12-month tours in Southwest Asia.In its recent recertification of the Imminent Danger Pay program, the Department of Defense determined that, effective June 1, personnel serving in nine countries throughout the AFCENT area of responsibility would no... Read more
Pascual Flores, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs
June 26, 2014
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — Base leaders, families and service members gathered here June 13 to welcome the spring 2014 graduates of the Community College of the Air Force.Officials awarded selected students with the Pitsenbarger Award Scholarship, the John and Kathy Hood Military Scholarship and made a special presentation to Senior Airman Kevin Duran, of the 421st Combat Training... Read more
Manda Perkins, Hilltop Times Staff
June 26, 2014
LAYTON — The roar of jets soaring overhead, the voices of politicians speaking from the Capitol, and the marching of citizens gathered to express an opinion. For LT Weese, former 388th Fighter Wing honorary commander, these are the sounds of freedom. That is why, for the past 12 years, Weese has worked with several organizations to host Sounds of Freedom, an event to honor the men and women... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 26, 2014
Professional football players and cheerleaders joined the children of Hill Air Force Base airmen for the Pigskin Patriots Football and Cheer Camp on June 21. Chad Hall, NFL player and Air Force Academy graduate hosted the event, bringing along numerous other NFL players and cheerleaders including: Matthew Stafford, Michael Wilhoite, Collin Mooney, Frankie Hammond, Trent Steelman, Josh McNary... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 26, 2014
Mayor Mark Shepherd and his fellow Clearfield City residents almost daily see and hear F-16s taking off and then later landing back at Hill Air Force Base.“We never see what happens in between,” he said.June 16 that changed, when Shepherd and other Team Hill Honorary Commanders and Citizen Partners joined with their Team Hill sponsors to tour the Utah Test and Training Range located in Utah’s... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 26, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — As one of the first military installations in the country to honor June as Pride Month, under the direction of a recent policy from the Department of Defense, Hill Air Force Base invited 20-year veteran Kristin Beck, a transgender woman, to speak to Hill leaders, servicemen, and community members this week. Beck commended Hill for hosting the pride event. “This is what... Read more

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