U.S. NAVY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER LARRY FOOS, Northern Edge 15 Joint Information Bureau Public Affairs
July 9, 2015
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.Threat detection, improvisation, air battle management — it’s all part of a... Read more
July 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, along with Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer, unveiled the “Innovation Award” named in honor of Spencer during a ceremony in the Airman’s Hall at the Pentagon on June 29.The award, conceptualized by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, is intended to annually recognize Airmen who come up with creative... Read more
JaNae Francis, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 9, 2015
ROY — There was no shortage of flags or patriotic spirit at the Operation Hero 5K in memory of Army 1st Sgt. Tracy Stapley, formerly of Hooper.Stapley, 44, died July 3, 2013, at Cam As Syalyah, Qatar, in a noncombat-related incident.Stapley’s widow, Antoinette Stapley, said the more than 100 participants in a June 27 event at Sandridge Park to raise money for programs serving the families of... Read more
July 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For peak performance, Airmen should eat healthy and exercise regularly. But in the quest to gain an “edge,” many Airmen resort to dietary supplements.Enter Operation Supplement Safety, or OPSS. This Defense Department educational campaign, accessible at www.hprc-online.org/opss, educates the warfighter and health-care provider on responsible dietary supplement use.While some... Read more
TECH. SGT. LUKE THORNTON, Air Force Space Command Cyberspace Support Squadron
July 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force cyber Airman training takes a giant leap forward with the latest enhancement to AF e-Learning. The upgrade allows Air Force supervisors and trainers to facilitate better skill-level upgrade and on-the-job training with customizable learning programs that can be updated on the fly to remain current as technology changes. Computer-based training courses... Read more
AIRMAN KAI WHITE and AIRMAN FIRST CLASS RYAN CONROY, 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
July 9, 2015
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat.It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries and long separations from family, friends and home.On June 27, the 17th Special Tactics Squadron marked 5,000 days of unremitting war.Members’ 5,000-day epoch began in October 2001, one month after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when the 17th STS deployed to... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
Beginning July 7, the Southwest Gate, which has been operational under limited hours, will close permanently.The gate is being closed to enhance installation security, improve pedestrian safety for children walking to and from school, and to maximize security forces manpower and resources. The closure of the Southwest Gate will have no impact on the hours at the pedestrian school gate that leads... Read more
GEN. ELLEN PAWLIKOWSKI, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
July 2, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as “the most memorable epoch in the history of America” and saying he was “apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Service to one’s country was on the minds of more than 200 youth as they sweated in the warm June afternoon sun at the Hill Aerospace Museum, washing planes, planting flowers, filling areas with fresh gravel, and adding mulch to garden beds. As part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Layton Kays Creek Stake’s Youth Conference, a gathering for teens age... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — During the federally recognized Pride month of June, Hill Air Force Base hosted its second annual luncheon event to recognize the LGBT community, at which reality TV contestant Jackson Carter talked about how he overcame obstacles in his life involving obesity, sexual orientation — even entertaining thoughts of suicide at age 8. It started when he began school in... Read more

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