Hilltop Times staff
November 6, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it will begin accepting applications by mail Nov. 3, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of the Veterans Access, Choice, and... Read more
General Janet Wolfenbarger, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
November 6, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Every generation hopes that the next will never have to go to war. Yet, as our United States Air Force approaches its 25th year of sustained combat operations, willing men and women from throughout our country continue to answer their nation’s call to protect our freedoms.Veterans Day is a time to remember the men and women who have served in our nation’s... Read more
Master Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, 23rd Wing Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Why? Do you not like to see what I had for dinner last night? Too many #selfies? Are photos of my dog eating a Popsicle offensive? (In my defense, he’s a really awesome dog.)No. The warning is because there are potential... Read more
Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 30, 2014
Hill was selected as Air Force Materiel Command’s choice for the Commander-in-Chief’s 2015 Annual Award for Installation Excellence.This award recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. Each year one installation from each service is selected for this honor. Installation excellence enables better mission performance and... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – Hill’s chaplains are seeing a radical change in how they serve their fellow Airmen, spurred on by budget cuts and a real need to help Airmen by their sides, rather than inside a chapel. This was just part of the message shared with several Brigham Young University graduate students during their visit to the Hill AFB chapel last week. The students are studying to become... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
For more than 15 years, the Hill Air Force Base Officers’ Spouses’ Club (HOSC) has been hosting Bazaars on base. This year’s Holiday Bazaar is quickly approaching on Nov. 19. The event will be held in the ballroom at The Landing from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is free to attend for anyone with base access. The HOSC Holiday Bazaar is the must-stop shopping event of the season with more than 50... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Born with Phocomelia, an extremely rare congenital disorder causing shortened arms, no elbows, and missing limbs, Landon Weeks at age 10 wanted to learn to play the piano like his older brothers, but his mom, Lanette Weeks, had a difficult time finding a piano teacher who would teach someone who only had six fingers — three on each hand. Eventually, Weeks found a... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — New Airmen hit the ground running when they are stationed at Air Force bases across the country and the realities of life with a new job in new territory hit full force, but Air Force leadership are hoping they have an easier transition with the Adopt-an-Airman Program, started nearly a year ago with a nationwide mandate. Twenty-four Airmen newly stationed at Hill Air... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
The Hill Air Force Base Warrior Fitness Center offered the spooky and sweaty Spoo-FIT-icular fitness event Oct. 25. for interested participants in the cardio room. Participants came and sweated their Saturday morning away in these free classes offered during this fitness party. As a way to show their appreciation to those involved at the Warrior Fitness Center, the Hill Air Force Base... Read more
388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — 388th and 419th Fighter Wing pilots began flying night missions Oct. 20-24, and projects future night flying to occur Nov. 3-18, Nov. 25 and Dec. 8-23. Local residents may hear F-16s flying during the night hours as pilots continue to hone their night-time combat flying skills.The active duty 388th FW and the Reserve 419th FW share a fleet of Block 40 F-16s, and are required... Read more