Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Most people with wounds fresh from pacemaker surgery don’t run marathons. Mary Barnett is not most people.The 33-year-old Hill Air Force Base program manager and Air Force combat vet lives to do things people tell her aren’t possible.“I guess it is part of my rebellious nature,” she said. “I think that’s why I’ve been so resilient after everything.”By “everything” Barnett is... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
Editor’s Note: Recently Hill AFB observed Holocaust Remembrance Week with a luncheon, a showing of “The Boy in Striped Pajamas,” a candlelight vigil, a “silent mile” 5K and a shoe drive.HILL AIR FORCE BASE  — I don’t have time. Lunch is too expensive. That movie is probably boring. These are a few of the things I heard in the run-up to the events of Holocaust Remembrance Week here. I was... Read more
Kevin Gaddie, Team Eglin Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — When a career-ending injury halted then-Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane’s promising military career, he almost gave in to the anger and depression that threatened to overtake him.In 2012, Crane, assigned to the 736th Security Forces Squadron in Guam, had just completed a three-day security mission. The night after, he spent some off-duty time at a friend’s house and was... Read more
April 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This month, the Air Force has begun conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women.When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current study is working to open the last 1 percent, which amounts to a... Read more
April 30, 2015
The first annual Hill AFB Motorcycle Rodeo was a success. The event was hosted by the Rocky Mountain Green Knights, Chapter 67. The Hill Riders Association was also on hand to provide mentorship opportunities.There were four motorcycle vendors (Harrison Eurosports, Big Boy Toys, Tucker Speed and Carey’s Cycle), along with numerous food vendors. Also, the Utah Highway Patrol had two members of... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Young students built miniature wind turbines and solved a mock crisis at the Knights and Dragons event for fathers and sons in fourth through eighth grades, hosted April 15 by the Hill Air Force Base STEM Outreach Program at the Gerrity Memorial Library.On this evening, participants had the opportunity to build mini wind turbines and use solar panels to power a small village... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base officials say an increase in the number of sexual assaults being reported by Airmen is a sign that base prevention and response programs are working. Janaee Stone, Hill’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, says victims of sexual assault are reporting crimes about four times more than they were six years ago.“When I started in 2009, we were... Read more
April 30, 2015
Q: With the recent installation of speed humps and the continual road construction both on- and off-base, has any consideration been given to changing the southbound left-turn-only lane on South Gate Drive at 11th Street from left-turn-only to left-turn or straight? This would help alleviate the afternoon traffic jam when during peak traffic hours.A: Yes. Consideration has been given to the... Read more
April 30, 2015
EPHRAIMLance Cpl. Johnny S. Martinez, USMCJuly 15, 1948 - Nov. 28, 196820 years oldRifleman 1 year of service  ESCALANTESgt. 1st Class Gerry G. Chesnut, USA Nov. 22, 1936 - Dec. 2, 1967 31 years old Infantryman 12 years of service EUREKAPfc. Richard L. Sorensen, USASept. 5, 1947 - Feb. 11, 196820 years oldInfantryman FAIRVIEW1st Lt. Gary R. Mower, USAMarch 18, 1944 - May 22, 1970 26... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene July 20-24 to consider candidates for July 2016 and January 2017 classes. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 5.The board will select applicants for fighter, multi-engine aircraft, helicopter and remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer (including... Read more

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