MASTER SGT. LAZARUS P. PANZARELLA, 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron first sergeant
July 2, 2015
An old phrase tells us that “For the love of money is the root of all evil.” Although it’s a commonly held opinion that greed can lead to a path of corruption and harmful behavior, I’m not here to share my viewpoint on moral standards. Instead, I want to tell you why money is your friend and not your foe or evil at all. Because a lot of people understandably feel that it’s no one else’s... Read more
KAELYNN STUDEBAKER, Health Promotion Coordinator
July 2, 2015
Have you participated in Civilian Health Promotion Services, or CHPS, screenings before? Do you know your numbers?If you have not ever participated or it has been more than a year, the Hill Air Force Base CHPS team would like to invite you to check it out. Screenings offered include blood glucose, cholesterol, body fat percentage and blood pressure, which can be done in less than 15 minutes.... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Just over five years ago at Hill Air Force Base, budget cuts killed one of the Air Force’s most historic fighter squadrons.But the commander who presided over that temporary demise is bringing back the “Rude Rams.”In a ceremony at Hill in mid-June, Col. David Lyons became the new commander of Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing. Lyons took the reins from Col. Lance Landrum, who... Read more
July 2, 2015
MYTONPfc. Otis L. Nick, USAOct. 28, 1944 - Feb. 29, 196823 years old Infantryman NEPHIPfc. Blair C. Wilkey, USAAug. 20, 1944 - June 1, 196924 years old Medical Corpsman NORTH DELTALance Cpl. David J. BohnMarch 24, 1947 - Oct. 5, 196619 years old Machine Gunner OGDENCpl. Lilo E. Aldous, USADec. 30, 1942 - Sept. 15, 196825 years oldIndirect Fire Infantryman 1st Lt. Lawrence F. Bond,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While the F-35 represents the future at Hill Air Force Base, the future of the F-35 is one with seemingly endless and previously unthinkable possibilities.For example: controlling a fleet of drones from the cockpit of the next-generation fighter jet. No, it’s not part of a fantastical plot from a new science fiction movie, but an actual possibility in an Air Force future... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 2, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Questioners didn’t pull any punches during the Facebook town hall conducted by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on June 24.In his fifth social media town hall, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was asked if proposed changes to the pay and compensation package were a betrayal of those who have served faithfully and their families.“Our profession runs on trust, and keeping... Read more
WESLEY FARNSWORTH, 88th Air Base Wing
July 2, 2015
BUTLERVILLE, Ind. — More than 25 Airmen assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory Command, from four Air Force Bases, gathered at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Butlerville, Indiana, June 15 to 19 to demonstrate their new innovative ways to deal with an active shooter scenario as part of the 2015 AFRL Commanders Challenge.Each team made up of enlisted, officers and civilians from Wright-... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For the third year in a row, reservists in the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron took first place in the “Fit to Fight” event during the Port Dawg Challenge at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, in mid-June.The PDC brought together 26 aerial port squadrons from across the Air Force Reserve to compete in 12 events designed to test their proficiency in various tasks. Events... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
The Senate has passed its defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 — and it includes several measures that affect Hill Air Force Base, including two late-passing amendments from a Utah lawmaker that address government waste.The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 passed the Senate in Washington in mid-June with a 71-25 vote. The bill includes an amendment introduced by... Read more
July 2, 2015
The director of the Defense Logistics Agency, Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, visited Hill AFB on June 18, where he laid out the agency’s priorities during a town hall meeting with employees at the base theater. Busch is a former commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex and said he loved being able to come back to Hill and plans on settling here when his Air Force life is over. DLA has more... Read more

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