Articles

Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 22, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, but it happened only because of his commitment, was the message Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, Vice Commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB, La,, brought to the Martin Luther King commemoration last week at The Landing.  “We always talk about Dr. King as a visionary for his dream, but when I think of him, the thing... Read more
LT. COL. WILLIAM M. VILLEGAS II, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation chief of safety
January 22, 2015
Base leadership is asking the Team Hill community to renew its commitment to safety in 2015.Traveling around Hill AFB can be very challenging because the base’s sheer size. It can be even more difficult learning the various ordinances inside and outside the installation, especially for those new to the area.Safety must remain a priority for people regardless of their circumstances, and the... Read more
Hill AFB Wasatch Warriors, LOA Chapter
January 22, 2015
The Hill AFB chapter of the Logistics Officer’s Association garnered national recognition recently during an annual awards ceremony in Arlington, Virginia.Maj. Steven LeBlanc, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was awarded the LOA General George Babbitt National Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to members who make the greatest contribution toward furthering national LOA goals and... Read more
STAFF SGT. SIUTA B. IKA, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 22, 2015
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School when its first F-35A Lightning II touched down on the flightline here last Thursday, flown straight from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas.Working in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Col. Adrian Spain, the USAFWS commandant, said the weapons... Read more
Nick Simeone, DoD News, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — With the new year comes the annual dread of tax-filing season and the confusion and stress that can go along with it, especially for military families whose tax returns can be further complicated by frequent relocations, involvement of rental properties and other aspects of military life.To ease the burden, the Defense Department, through Military OneSource, is teaming up again this... Read more
KIMBERLY WOODRUFF, Tinker AFB Public Affairs
January 22, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — With high demands on maturing aircraft, the Air Force is finding creative ways to save money on an aging fleet. With the chance of manufacturing a new B-52 out of the question — because production ceased in the 1960s — the Air Force is finding it more cost-effective to regenerate it rather than repair it.Calling on the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and... Read more
CHRIS MCCANN, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs
January 22, 2015
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska  — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around from Florida, to Okinawa, then to Oklahoma.“My parents were strict,” said Lane Wyatt, a former airman first class and client-systems technician stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. His father, a retired Air Force major, started off as an enlisted Airman before commissioning.... Read more
Claudette Roulo, DoD News, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON -The Defense Department last week released a breakdown of the numbers of DoD personnel involved in the battle to stop the spread of Ebola.The efforts, led by the U.S. Agency for International Development, involve 2,367 DoD personnel, said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. Most of those personnel — 2,174 — are based in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city. The remaining 193... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN JUSTYN FREEMAN, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
January 15, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — “Brothers in arms” is a common expression among military members, but rarely do actual siblings directly complement each other’s contributions to the mission. At the 388th Fighter Wing, 1st Lt. Sean Rush, a pilot in the 421st Fighter Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Brandon Rush, from the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, are doing exactly that.When it comes to the... Read more
Aaron Clark, Hill AFB Historian
January 15, 2015
The year 2015 marks a very special one for Hill Air Force Base. It’s the 75th anniversary of the installation.Three-quarters of a century has passed since Hill AFB began as a lowly airfield known as Hill Field in 1940 to support American military efforts in World War II. As we commemorate Hill AFB’s birthday, it’s important to focus not just on the groundbreaking event itself, but what... Read more