MASTER SGT. CHRISTINA TROMBLEY, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant
August 6, 2015
Have you ever wondered what happens on the other side of the fence? The “fence” I’m referring to is where those airplanes come from that fly overhead and create that sound of freedom. I am not a maintainer by trade and honestly had no idea what they did on the other side of the fence until I became a first sergeant. I will say that the last six months have been a huge learning experience for... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 6, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A group of seventh-graders from the Weber State University Prefreshman Engineering Program recently saw the Air Force behind the scenes for the first time. For most of them, it was eye-opening as they toured the explosive ordnance device area and facilities for pilot life support and emergency preparedness. Roy Junior High School student Cameron McKay didn’t expect to... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
August 6, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Work by defense and industry partners here returned more than 80 F-16 Fighting Falcons to the skies after they were grounded in 2014.An intense, eight-month effort to structurally reinforce F-16 aircraft began in July 2014 when technicians from the 56th Maintenance Group at Luke AFB, Arizona, noticed cracks in the left canopy sill longerons of four of the unit’s two-seat F-... Read more
August 6, 2015
Q: In light of increased threats and attacks to military members from terrorist organizations and lone sympathizers, would you consider revising policy in order to allow military members that possess valid state-issued concealed firearms permits the ability to carry personally owned firearms on Hill AFB?Uniformed members become highly-sought-after soft targets of opportunity to those willing to... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 6, 2015
OGDEN — They have no known family and some of them have been dead for nearly 20 years, but last weekend a group of Utah veterans finally received the resting place they deserve.On Aug. 1, an organization known as the “Missing in America Project” honored 21 Utah veterans whose remains have been in the care of area mortuaries, in some cases for as long as 18 years, but have remained unclaimed. A... Read more
August 6, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Key personnel across the Air Force are working together to analyze the current civilian hiring process. Participants in this initiative include Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, installation civilian personnel offices, and Directorate of Personnel employees within AFMC. This partnership is working to analyze... Read more
MASTER SGT. JASON HARVEY, U.S. Air Force
August 6, 2015
According to an Air Force Fraud, Waste and Abuse poster, the Department of Defense loses approximately $40 billion of our tax dollars annually to FWA. With the current and ongoing budget cuts, combating FWA has never been more important. This is money that could be better used for weapon systems, personnel and other programs. All military members and government personnel have a duty and... Read more
August 6, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Residents around Hill may notice an increase in aircraft arrivals and departures Aug. 3-21 as the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conducts the U.S. Air Force air-to-ground exercise known as Combat Hammer and air-to-air exercise known as Combat Archer.During the next few weeks, seven units from around the Air Force will drop munitions and fire air-to-air missiles in realistic... Read more
Staff Sgt. Chris Gross, Air Force News Service
August 6, 2015
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md.  — It’s a sport in which a fraction of an inch could mean the difference between a first-place finish or dropping 30 spots. Competitive rifle shooting requires patience, accuracy and control. Lt. Col. Mark Gould started the sport more than 23 years ago and he has been pulling the trigger ever since.Gould, a foreign liaison officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency... Read more
August 6, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Hill AFB Airman was honored last month for saving the Air Force $300 million with his innovative idea.Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer presented the inaugural General Larry O. Spencer Innovation Awards July 23 at the Pentagon, to Airmen who made the most significant contributions to saving Air Force financial and manpower resources this year.“This is... Read more

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