Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In a recent message to Airmen, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III announced plans to begin implementing a more comprehensive Air Force evaluation system for officers and enlisted members. The first step in the process will be the July 1 implementation of the Airman Comprehensive Assessment Worksheet... Read more
Airman 1st Class Joseph Raatz, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — Several Air Force Global Strike Command B-52H Stratofortresses and B-2 Spirits recently participated in an Air Combat Command evaluation involving the use of live cruise missiles and precision guided munitions.“The Air-to-Ground Weapon System Evaluation Program, also known as ‘Combat Hammer,’ allows ACC to confirm the accuracy and capability of our conventional... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
Hill Air Force Base’s water supply received high marks in the 2013 Consumer Confidence Report, a yearly “report card” that discusses the quality of the base’s drinking water system.The 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight published the Confidence Report for Hill AFB May 28. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires all drinking water system managers to... Read more
Tech Sgt. Richard Gonzales, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — More than three dozen spouses and significant others visited here Saturday for the 419th Fighter Wing’s Spouse and Significant Others Day. Guests learned about veteran benefits, base support agencies, and heard thanks from wing leaders for their roles in supporting the wing’s mission. They capped off the day with an F-16 tour. “Looking around the jet was a lot of fun,”... Read more
Staff Sgt. Steve Stanley, Headquarters Air Combat Command Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — What will it take? What sort of cost? A monetary or personal property loss? Personal harm to yourself or someone you love? Will it take a loss of life?We’ve heard it over and over again, “have a plan” before drinking alcohol. The messages are given repeatedly at commander’s calls, mandatory training sessions, and in one-on-one discussions with supervisors; however,... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 5, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Two pilots are preparing to fly together at the Warriors Over The Wasatch Air Show at Hill Air Force Base on June 28 and 29, but the planes they are planning to fly are decades apart. A long-standing tradition at air shows across the country involves the Heritage Flight with a P51 and F-16 flying side-by-side, something Major Mark “Juice” Whisler, who will be flying the... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 5, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — There’s a new motorcycle safety course available to personnel at Hill Air Force Base.The one-day Military SportBike RiderCourse includes three hours in the classroom and four hours of on-cycle range time. The goal is to provide riders with a way to further develop personal riding strategies and decision making abilities to help minimize their risk, said Dr. Ray Ochs,... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 5, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The smell of barbecued and smoked meat wafted down the streets from The Landing, leading the nose right to the action where Hill Air Force Base hosted the inaugural Battle of the BBQ last Saturday. With 14 teams competing at the event, it was an eclectic group of people; some were there to relax and visit while barbecuing up their best meat, while others were more... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 5, 2014
Ten years of work were recognized May 27 as the Ogden Air Logistics Complex and the F-16 Systems Program Office held the “Falcon STAR” Completion Ceremony.Falcon STAR, which refers to the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the Structural Augmentation Roadmap, is a program to repair and replace critical airframe components on the F-16 to extend its service life.Leroy Sykes, director of the 573rd Aircraft... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
June 5, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Black Widows now have a new head spider.Lt. Col. David Shoemaker relinquished command of Hill Air Force Base’s 421st Fighter Squadron Monday morning in a ceremony that also welcomed in new commander Lt. Col. Ed Mangahas.Shoemaker spent two years as commander of the 421st, affectionately known as the Black Widows.One of two fighter squadrons assigned to Hill’s 388th... Read more