Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 20, 2014
 EDEN — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody spoke to family members at a retreat they attended last weekend where Cody reminded them of the need to focus on what is most important in their lives — their families. “When we focus on the strengths we gain from each other in our families by coming here to have fun and create those memories together that will last a lifetime, we can... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 20, 2014
 On Friday, March 14th, 2014, the Team Hill Annual Awards Breakfast 2014 was held in the Hill AFB Aerospace Museum. Honorary guests enjoyed a buffet breakfast and a speech given by the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, James Cody.According to event coordinator 1st Lt Ainslie Vizcarra, the breakfast was held “to properly recognize the outstanding performers across Team Hill … Not only... Read more
Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
March 20, 2014
  HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody shared his insights about enlisted evaluation system reform, force management programs and other important issues during a visit March 14-15 to Hill AFB. Cody toured the base with his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, and spoke at an annual awards ceremony and an all-call event held in a 388th... Read more
Aaron Clark, 75th Air Base Wing
March 20, 2014
 As an Air Force historian, one of my duties is to research and answer historical information requests from around the globe. Sometimes these requests can take months to research, and some just a few minutes. Some requests surprise me as well. In the past, people have requested I locate their dads who were stationed at Hill several decades ago (I do not do this); some want me to provide... Read more
March 20, 2014
To the Airmen of the United States Air Force:Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms. Underpinning that profession is the sacred trust given to us by the American people. To meet their expectations, we must build our lives and shape our... Read more
Senior Airman Adam C. Borgman, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 20, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — After three years of planning, the Drug Demand Reduction Program office moved and is open for business at the new location in Building 152 which is a more centralized location and decreases testing time after it’s ribbon cutting March 19.“Customers love the way the new waiting room looks and how spacious it is,” said Kenneth Garlough, Drug Testing Program assistant... Read more
Air Force Medical Support Agency Health Promotions
March 20, 2014
 FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for health care providers.The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to data from the 2011 Department of Defense Survey... Read more
Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., American Forces Press Service
March 20, 2014
  WASHINGTON — If potential adversaries are to challenge the United States, they must do so in the space domain, the Defense Department’s top space policy official told Congress here March 12.Douglas L. Loverro, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, joined by Gen. William L. Shelton, the commander of Air Force Space Command, testified before the Senate Armed... Read more
Dr. Robert Kane, Air University historian
March 20, 2014
  MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The women of today’s Air Force can look back with pride to Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake.“We consider her the first lady of the Air Force,” said William Chivalette, the curator of the Enlisted Heritage Hall at Gunter Annex here. “She raised her right hand to enlist in the U.S. Air Force on the first minute of the first hour of the first day, July 8,... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service
March 20, 2014
  WASHINGTON — Feedback on “Transition GPS,” which prepares service members to enter the civilian workforce, indicates it improves on the program it replaced, the director of the Defense Department’s Transition to Veterans Program office said here March 11.Transition GPS — for goals, plans and success — is a redesigned, weeklong curriculum that replaces the Transition Assistance Program... Read more

In The Know

In the Know Easter services at Hill AFB ChapelThe following are services... more