John Parker, Tinker Public Affairs
October 30, 2014
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE - Okla. — The Air Force Sustainment Center’s facilities in Utah, Georgia and Oklahoma will be getting repairs and improvements this year after the recent closeout of 2014 fiscal year budget.“We have many Facility Sustainment Restoration and Modernization (FSRM) projects across all three of our locations,” said Leslie Carlson, chief of AFSC’s Financial Analysis Division.“For... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
OGDEN — Most Weber State University students never had to practice nuclear war “duck-and-cover” drills in school like Rose Gottemoeller remembers so vividly.But even though the nuclear age might just be a history lesson to them, Gottemoeller says young people are key to a future world where nuclear weapons explosions don’t exist.Gottemoeller, U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and... Read more
Maj. Sarah Evans, Family Health flight commander
October 30, 2014
Patients that fail to show up for their medical appointments cost real time and money and prevent other patients from securing the appointments they need.Each visit to the 75th Medical Group costs approximately $345 per visit, including the doctors, nurses, technicians and administrative personnel’s time, medical materiel, information technology, and personnel and resource management.You may... Read more
By Chief Master Sgt. Arvie McGinnis, Superintendent, 419th Mission Support Group
October 30, 2014
Author Stephen Covey described a principle he called the 90/10 principle. Ten percent of life is made up of what happens to you. Ninety percent of life is decided by how you react.We really have no control over 10 percent of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down and the plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off.A driver may cut us off in the traffic... Read more
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer
October 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force. Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, America’s Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year, I ask for your help in pioneering new ways to prevent sexual assault in the force... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
For 10 days, starting Oct. 27, Air Force Materiel Command inspectors will be visiting the command’s units at Hill Air Force Base with one question in mind: How effectively is each unit accomplishing their mission?“It’s not just about whether individual units pass or fail anymore. We’re taking a holistic approach to the inspection.  We want to know where organizations are succeeding, or where... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 23, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After putting on display a bra with volleyball cups KUTV News Anchor Mary Nickles received as a gift highlighting her two passions, Nickles proceeded to talk about her life as a breast cancer survivor and high school volleyball coach to a crowded room at Hill Air Force Base last week in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Nickles declared her distaste for the color pink,... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location - P
October 23, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera thought his life was over, literally.“I thought my last job as an aerial gunner was to make sure that the aircraft and everything around us burned to the ground and to ash,” Aguilera said. “I had a broken ankle, broken femur,... Read more
Bryon Saxton, Hilltop Times Staff
October 23, 2014
FARMINGTON — To keep area hotel rooms full and off-base Hill Air Force Base visitors comfortable, the Office of Community and Economic Development in Davis County is working on a memorandum of understanding with the 75th Air Base Wing.The agreement, adopted Tuesday by the Davis County Commission, in essence rolls out the red carpet for groups visiting Hill and needing lodging, because cuts in... Read more
Karen Petitt, 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Rainy weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the unveiling of a bronze bust of former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, who was recognized here, Oct. 9, for his contributions to the air mobility community.“I’m humbled by this honor,” said Fogleman, who joined the ranks of other legendary mobility leaders in the Airlift Tanker... Read more