TECH SGT. NICHOLAS RAU, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
January 7, 2016
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — It’s 1999 and he steps onto the gridiron as a leader. It’s his team now. With big shoes to fill left by a record-setting signal caller, senior Cale Bonds is about to begin the final season of his college career as the starting quarterback of the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons football team.Fast forward 16 years.It’s 2015 and he steps in the surgery bay as a leader.... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 7, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Paying for housing should be a little easier for Airmen at Hill Air Force Base this year.The Department of Defense released its 2016 Basic Allowance for Housing rates last month, and service members will see an average increase of 3.4 percent, or about $54 per month.According to a DoD press release, an estimated $21 billion will be paid to approximately 1 million service... Read more
Brian Brackens, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 7, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — It’s that time of year when people are thinking about things they would like to do differently and goals they would like to meet in this New Year. Popular resolutions include fitness as well as financial goals.For anyone interested in running, fitness and saving money in the New Year, consider signing up for the 20th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon, which... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 7, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Utah companies — including the state’s largest single-site employer, Hill Air Force Base — are having a hard time finding qualified employees to fill open positions.Those are the findings in “Is This the Place? A Survey of Utah Employers,” a new report from The Utah Foundation that found the state’s employers are being plagued by an inability to find qualified workers for... Read more
January 7, 2016
Hill Air Force Base’s Restoration Advisory Board, or RAB, is seeking applicants interested in representing the community of Hill AFB on the board that works with the Air Force on environmental cleanup decisions that affect the base and the surrounding communities.Residents or those who work on Hill AFB are eligible to submit an application. “We’re looking for people with an interest in... Read more
January 7, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Thirty six future supervisors completed the first step of enlisted professional military education during a graduation ceremony held at The Landing on Dec. 17. The Airman Leadership School graduates attended the 24-day, 192-hour course focusing on developing leadership abilities, the profession of arms, and building effective communication.The following Airmen graduated in... Read more
Karen Bastian, Hill AFB Energy Outreach Coordinator
January 7, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill’s Energy Management Office has named Danny Davis, property manager for Boyer Hill Military Housing, as the 2015 Energy Champion of the Year.Davis executed an extensive lighting project within his organization, Hill Military Housing.The project not only improved lighting levels, providing better living environments for military tenants, but also utilized more efficient... Read more
January 7, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Office of Personnel Management recognized recipients of the prestigious Presidential Rank Awards for 2015 on Dec. 15, and the list includes six Air Force Materiel Command civilians. One of the AFMC recipients is the command headquarters’ own Executive Director, Michael A. Gill.“Each year, the President selects a very small cadre of Senior Executive... Read more
CAPT. BRYAN BOUCHARD, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
January 7, 2016
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Service members from Bagram Airfield came together Dec. 23 to honor the memories of six Airmen killed in an improvised explosive device attack two days earlier.“Today’s the day I remember and honor the sacrifices our fellow Airmen made for us, our country and our freedoms,” said Special Agent Heather Garver, a member of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN CEAIRA TINSLEY, 23rd Wing Public Affairs
January 7, 2016
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — A new era for the Afghan air force began Dec. 18, when the 81st Fighter Squadron graduated the first class of A-29 Super Tucano combat-ready attack pilots at Moody Air Force Base.“The extraordinary dedication of these pilots and the sacrifices these graduates have made will help establish a secure, stable and unified country,” said Col. John Nichols, the 14th Flying... Read more

In The Know

In The Know Family days for 2016AFMC has designated the following days as “AFMC... more