Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
Some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command personnel have been notified they will transition to the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) pay system on June 12.For those converting to AcqDemo, their current GS performance period will end on June 11, and they will enter into the AcqDemo Contribution-Based Compensation and Appraisal System (CCAS) effective... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ERIN TROWER, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
Only months after recovering from hip dysplasia, Gina, an 8-year-old military working dog at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, was diagnosed with yet another ailment. In February, a cancerous tumor was discovered on her mouth.Gina’s handler, Senior Airman Bryce Bates, a 48th Security Forces Squadron MWD handler, ensured Gina wasn’t alone during her next battle of medical procedures. Bates and Gina had... Read more
April 28, 2016
Team Hill’s annual observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day will be May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Hill Chapel. The base welcomes a speaker who witnessed the actions taken in real time. Jerry Meetz was born in the Netherlands, to a Jewish father and a Christian mother. His father was taken to a concentration camp during his childhood. He has lived in Ogden for close to 60 years and will share his... Read more
STAFF SGT. CHARLES RIVEZZO, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
 A select group of Airmen are tasked with providing close-in security for mobility air forces aircraft transiting airfields where security is unknown or additional security is needed to counter local threats. They are known as Phoenix Ravens.More commonly called “Ravens,” this small community of specialized security forces Airmen are trained to detect, deter and counter threats to Air... Read more
Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs, JOE THOMAS
April 28, 2016
Air Force Global Strike Command participated April 8-17 in Constant Vigilance, an annual exercise that tests its ability to conduct both conventional and nuclear operations.“The primary focus of the exercise is the generation of our bomber and (intercontinental ballistic missile) forces, but it has evolved to increase the participation of the entire AFGSC team,” said Maj. Ryan Graves, the chief... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DoD News, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 28, 2016
The U.S. military has delivered more than 30 tons of supplies to help the people of Japan following two powerful, deadly earthquakes there, a Pentagon spokesman said April 21.Since April 18, the U.S. military has supported the government of Japan’s relief efforts with eight MV-22 Osprey sorties, four C-130 Hercules sorties and two UC-35 Citation sorties, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters.The... Read more
April 28, 2016
In the first comprehensive study of its kind for Utah, Earthquake Probabilities for the Wasatch Front Region in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming forecasts the chances for damaging earthquakes in the Wasatch Front region. In the next 50 years, there is a 43 percent chance, or nearly 1-out-of-2 odds, of at least one large earthquake of magnitude 6.75 or greater. For a moderate quake of magnitude 5 or... Read more
KEVIN M. HYMEL, U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps
April 28, 2016
More than 200 chaplains and chaplain assistants gathered for the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps Summit in Alexandria, Virginia, April 12-14.The summit marked the first time in four years that Chaplain Corps Airmen have gathered to exchange ideas, develop solutions and plan the future for the corps. Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Dondi Costin, the Air Force chief of chaplains, simply called it a family... Read more
April 28, 2016
Across Air Force Materiel Command, Airmen continue to embrace the command’s culture of respect and resiliency. This is especially evident in their behavior as wingmen.AFMC has been consciously building the concept of wingman intervention for nearly three years. The goals are to raise awareness of help-seeking behaviors, increase the motivation to assist others, develop the skills and confidence... Read more
75th Security Forces Squadron
April 28, 2016
A key publication regarding issuing of identification cards has undergone a rewrite, which will affect dependents of civilians and retirees looking to access Hill Air Force Base. DoDM 1000.13, Vol 2, DoD Identification (ID) Cards: Benefits for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible Individuals, was changed, omitting authority to issue ID cards to dependents... Read more

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