April 2, 2015
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An Air Force Global Strike Command team launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test re-entry vehicle March 27 at 3:53 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, from Vandenberg Air Force Base.The test re-entry vehicle impacted in a pre-established test area in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam, approximately 40 minutes... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Women’s History Month extended to the younger generation in March as girls abounded in princess crowns and capes, building catapults and engineering walls recently at the Gerrity Memorial Library. The night was intended to bring awareness for young girls to see what career possibilities are available. “With our STEM outreach program, we want them to get individualized... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On March 18, parents and daughters of Hill Air Force Base gathered at the base library for a “Save Yourself” with STEM event. This exciting event for girls in fourth through eighth grades was put on by organizers to spark creativity through engineering and scientific processes.This event, traditionally held at Weber State University, was held in the library on base as the... Read more
April 2, 2015
ALEX R. LLOYD/U.S. Air ForceCol. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation commander (left) presents Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Wasnuk, 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, with the Purple Heart during a commander’s call at Hill Air Force Base on March 25. Wasnuk was awarded the Purple Heart for brain injuries he sustained during two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as an explosive ordnance disposal... Read more
April 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Besides handling daily schoolwork, studying and tests, military students face unique challenges, including coping with separation from parents during deployments and multiple moves. In fact, according to the Military Child Education Coalition, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, with many making multiple moves... Read more
CAPT. MARC BLEHA, 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron
April 2, 2015
For military members and certain qualified civilians, Space-Available travel, also known Space-A, is a great option to save money and travel to locations all over the world, but flexibility and planning are key. Not all aerial ports are created equal. “Superports” like Ramstein, Dover, Travis, McChord and Charleston will have more space available seats per week on cargo aircraft. Bases that... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN WILLIAM J. BLANKENSHIP, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 2, 2015
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Community College of the Air Force officially launched the Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line program.Air Force COOL is a pathway for enlisted Airmen to earn industry-recognized professional certifications and licenses to enhance their active-duty work and to prepare them as they transition to the civilian job market after they leave the service.CCAF... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Air Force reservists are called off to duty, hours of preparation typically precede the call.That preparation can take many forms, sometimes mundane and sometimes exciting, but not often is it as “real-life” as it was earlier this month for a group of troops from Hill Air Force Base’s reserve fighter wing.Last week, more than 50 reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing’s... Read more


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STAFF SGT. ALEXANDRA M. LONGFELLOW, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
March 26, 2015
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant.During World War II, many women opted to take on male-dominated trades to support their families while their husbands fought in the war. This was a... Read more
2ND LT. AMY POLANECZKY and MASTER SGT. KEVIN HAMMER, Team Hill Vietnam Commemoration Committee
March 26, 2015
In 2012, President Barack Obama proclaimed May 28, 2012, to Nov.11, 2025, as the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration.This is a 13-year Department of Defense initiative that serves to give thanks to Vietnam veterans for every year they endured and sacrificed through one of history’s most brutal wars. In August of 2014, Hill AFB became a Commemorative Partner of the 50th Anniversary... Read more

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