Senior Airman Hailey Haux, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
July 28, 2016
The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium here July 20.During the 70-minute forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered several questions from the crowd and addressed their key concerns.“What I have found over my career is, to have staying power, you have to spend time... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
July 28, 2016
For the better part of four decades, Eugene Morris’ home was in the streets.And while life over the last several years has become considerably better for the 65-year-old Ogden veteran, he says he’s never too far from the edge.To keep from falling over it, Morris says a constant vigilance is required. He says every day he’s “lucky enough to wake up,” and he renews the commitment he made to himself... Read more
TECH. SGT. JULIUS DELOS REYES, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
July 28, 2016
The three-week-long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off July 11. Red Flag is the service’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise and one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and executed through the... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
July 28, 2016
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently conducted change of command and change of leadership ceremonies for two ALC groups.The 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group welcomed Col. Jon A. Eberlan as the new group commander. Eberlan is a recent distinguished graduate with a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, Dwight D. Eisenhower School, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. In his... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
July 28, 2016
The Air Force has selected 7,501 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant of the 33,569 eligible.The overall selection rate was 22.35 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 380.67. Officials selected 2,020 Airmen with a promote-now recommendation for 26.93 percent of the total selects; 2,348 Airmen with a must-promote recommendation (31.30 percent of the total selects); and... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 28, 2016
Defense ministers and other senior leaders of the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant coalition have agreed on next steps in the accelerated fight against the terrorist army in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said last week. Carter hosted the meeting, the third of its kind, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for the representatives of more than 30 nations from the... Read more
July 28, 2016
Boeing F-15 mission systems recorded its first flight with the Advanced Display Core Processor II on July 8 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.The first flight was recorded aboard an F-15E aircraft and lasted two hours and 53 minutes.“ADCP II brings next-generation high-speed computing to the F-15 enterprise,” said Lt. Col. Michael Casey, chief of the F-15 Avionics branch at the Air Force Life... Read more
SHANNON COLLINS, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 28, 2016
Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain injuries from blasts. At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors and therapists use research and technology to help service members with TBI in their recovery.Dr. Louis French, the center... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 28, 2016
On Aug. 4 in Las Vegas, seven computers will compete in the first all-machine cyber defense tournament, the result of a multiyear effort by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to bring autonomy to the problem of making computers secure.Mike Walker, program manager for DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, discussed what the agency and the seven finalist teams set out to do and what the world... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
July 28, 2016
There are still a few weeks of summer vacation left, but Hill AFB’s military parents can get some of their school shopping out of the way — for free — at a Back-to-School Information Fair on Aug. 2.The fair will be held 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Centennial Park and will offer backpacks and school supplies to DEERS-enrolled military dependent children in grades kindergarten to 12th grade.“This is a... Read more

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