Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner, 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
July 31, 2014
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Twenty-five B-24 Liberators were lost during his last mission during World War II. His airplane had been among those that went down when his crew had to ditch their plane over the North Sea. Luckily, he was rescued from the waters by an English air-sea rescue ship.Dale VanBlair sat and told me about his experiences during the war and beyond in a busy restaurant... Read more
Senior Airman Allen Stokes, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 31, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Tech. Sgt. Camille Hurst is not busy with her role as a mother of four, she’s a full-time Weber County Sheriff’s Deputy, an entrepreneur, and an Air Force reservist. Hurst is second-in-charge as a combat arms instructor for the 419th Security Forces Squadron.Why did you join the Air Force Reserve?I was active duty Air Force from 1991-1995, but I got out because my... Read more
75th Medical Group Resource Management Office
July 31, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – The 75th Medical Group Clinic needs our patients’ help.Under the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1986, all military medical treatment facilities are mandated to bill health insurance carriers for the cost of medical care provided to active duty family members, retirees and family members who are covered by other health insurance. The 75th Medical Group Clinic must... Read more
Steve Salles, Hilltop Times Staff
July 31, 2014
A twist on the jilted wife scenario seemed like a fun idea, but like cracks in a sidewalk, it soon became apparent that something was wrong. But rather than finding a quick exit and accept minimal damage, the filmmakers kept going, searching for something, and short of the Hindenburg disaster, they found it, but oh, the humanity!So, after 109 minutes of “huh?” I’m leaving the theater a bit... Read more
Ogden Air Logistics Complex staff
July 31, 2014
Food, music and cars drew approximately 2,000 people to Centennial Park July 17 for the eighth annual Ogden Air Logistics Complex car show.Before the parade of the winning vehicles in each of the various categories, Ogden ALC commander Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr. held a short commander’s call to thank ALC employees for their hard work during the last few months and to also thank those who... Read more
Michael J Kinnan, SrA, Public Health Entomology
July 31, 2014
If you see any strange looking devices hanging from trees on base, it may just be a mosquito trap set up by the Public Health Office. Public Health routinely traps mosquitos during the summer months to monitor populations and test for diseases they may carry. The trap you’ll most communally see is the CO2 trap. CO2 traps contain dry ice that slowly releases CO2 gas, mimicking normal respiration... Read more
Derek Kaufman, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
July 31, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Creating tomorrow’s Air Force is a delicate balance. It requires a mix of science and technology investment to meet current warfighter needs, as well as cutting edge research to develop revolutionary capabilities which today’s Airmen can only imagine, and may not see fielded this decade.That is one important message Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello intends to share... Read more
1st Lt. Meredith Hein, 24th Air Force Public Affairs
July 31, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old email tool to help Air Force users reduce breaches of personally identifiable information, or PII.The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool, or DSET, which currently prompts users to provide a digital signature when an email contains an active hyperlink or attachment, is being reconfigured to scan emails and... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 31, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – After serving as the busiest single-site pharmacy location in the Air Force, Hill Air Force Base has now opened a second pharmacy to accommodate the large numbers and to service community members currently getting their prescriptions filled by area pharmacies.Beginning this week, the new 75th Medical Group Satellite Pharmacy is open, located in the Base Exchange, Bldg. 412,... Read more
Air Force News Service
July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON – Do you have a unique story about the path that led you to the Air Force? Are you proud of your job and how it impacts the bigger Air Force mission? Do you work in an exceptional unit? If so, the Air Force wants to hear from you!The 2014 American Airman Video Contest, which began July 1, is open to all Airmen -- uniformed, civilian, Guard and Reserve -- who want to share their story... Read more

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Patience requested during gate closures As publicized, the South Gate is closed through Oct. 5 for the... more