Air Force Public Affairs Agency, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 20, 2014
 WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause.“After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their status,” said Lt. Gen.... Read more
Air Force News Service
March 20, 2014
 WASHINGTON — Starting June 1, Airmen deployed to several locations will see significant changes to pay programs. The biggest change includes the discontinuation of imminent danger pay, or IDP, in multiple countries.The DOD-wide announcement impacts Airmen deployed to 15 countries.“The IDP recertification process is an assessment that includes input from combatant commands, the joint staff... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
March 20, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For at least a little while, the jet that has defined Hill Air Force Base’s past and the one that will define its future will live under the same roof.As Hill readies for the arrival of the coveted F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the base also prepares to say goodbye to an old friend, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.But before the farewell actually happens, the two fighter... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
March 20, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The proposed 2015 Pentagon budget already has fewer F-35s purchases than expected, and if sequestration-level funding persists, the number of jets in the air and the amount of hours to fly them will continue to dwindle.Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s defense budget for the next fiscal year includes $7.9 billion for 34 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets — down from the... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 20, 2014
 LAYTON – On many people’s minds in the filled-to-capacity conference room last week at the Intermountain Contract Management Seminar held at Weber State University Extension in Layton, was the continually shrinking Department of Defense budget.Keynote speaker Major General Wendy M. Masiello, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
March 20, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base is typically known for what they do in the sky, but a new unit at the base will bring the focus to the sea.Next month, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps will establish a unit at Hill. The Sea Cadet Corps is a non-profit group that partners with the Navy and the Coast Guard to provide hands-on military training to American youth. Jeff Marsh, who serves... Read more
Douglas Pierson, 75th Medical Group
March 20, 2014
  The 75th Medical Group has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification for calendar year 2013. This designation signifies Building 570, Hill Clinic, performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. The Medical Group is one of eight in the Air... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Combat Camera
March 20, 2014
  KABUL, Afghanistan — Wearing 50 pounds of armor and carrying an M-4 assault rifle with a full combat load, a U.S. Air Force recruiter is working to recruit the future of the Afghan air force.Deployed as an adviser with the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing/NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan Senior Master Sgt. Carmelo Vega Martinez, a Ponce, Puerto Rico, native, is the only Air Force... Read more
Andrea V. Mason, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 20, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — One of the few remaining female pilots from World War II visited Hill AFB on March 13 and spoke about “Character, Courage and Commitment” at the annual Women’s History Luncheon.Nell Bright joined the “Women Air Force Service Pilots,” WASPs for short. Female pilots, restricted from combat roles, trained men as fighter pilots and made domestic flights during the war.“... Read more
Steve Salles, Standard-Examiner staff
March 20, 2014
 If there were ever an awards category for best ensemble hair performance — this would win comb over, hands down.In fact, the first five minutes or so feature an overweight Christian Bale (he put on 40 pounds) trying to glue a bird’s nest to his bald spot and pulling over his black-dyed ring of hair remnants to give himself a less embarrassing look. Doesn’t work. He’s not fooling anyone. But... Read more

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