Articles

Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
August 14, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Bill Robinson left to fight in Vietnam, he didn’t think his stay would last more than a few months, but cruelly, it ended up lasting seven and a half long years.Robinson spoke Aug. 8 to a group of Airmen at Hill Air Force Base, recounting his military career that was defined by his time as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.“We didn’t even know exactly what we were... Read more
Air Force News Service
August 14, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio -Air Force officials have announced the activation of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (Provisional) at Joint Base Andrews, Md., and named Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter as its provisional commander. The provisional center activated Aug. 8. AFIMSC will align as a center under Air Force Materiel Command.Carter has served as the special assistant to the... Read more
Jennifer McCabe, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
August 14, 2014
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — It’s a banner year for the Air Force with the Department of Energy recently announcing that the service won a lion’s share of 2014 Federal Energy Management Program awards. The Air Force won its most ever: eight of the 25 projects or programs selected as deserving of this year’s coveted FEMP awards. In total, 10 government agencies won awards including the Navy... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 14, 2014
OGDEN – The Ogden Raptors were decked out in their camouflage uniforms during their game against the Helena Brewers in honor of the local community members serving in the military.With Col. Ronald Jolly Sr., commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base, throwing out the first pitch, and the swearing in of 23 new recruits between the third and fourth innings, it was not a normal... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 14, 2014
Aug. 7 parents gathered in the Hill Air Force Base Airmen and Family Readiness Center for the third annual Home School Panel. This event offered parents and students the opportunity to gather information about homeschooling, and to meet other families who are educating the same way. People trying to make a decision about homeschooling for the upcoming year and people who have been homeschooling... Read more
Airman 1st Class Devin Scott Michaels, 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 14, 2014
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)For most people, getting a degree while working full time is very stressful. Two sibling service members who have faced such challenges head-on, have guided one another and found solace in each other’s company during their... Read more
Loretta Park, Hilltop Times Staff
August 14, 2014
By LORETTA PARKStandard-Examiner staffHILL AIR FORCE BASE — Every 15 seconds across the country a woman becomes the victim of a domestic violent act -- emotionally, mentally, physically or sexually.Domestic violence crosses all socioeconomic groups, does not turn a blind eye to religion and can be found among doctors, attorneys, police officers, military personnel, politicians and every job title... Read more
Amber Baillie, U.S Air Force Academy Public Affairs
August 14, 2014
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — More than 60 wounded veterans from across the country participated in the final Warrior and Invictus Games training camp here Aug. 3-7 to prepare for the fall games, motivate others and take a healthy step toward recovery.The athletes competed in track and field, basketball, volleyball, swimming, marksmanship and wheelchair tennis to build meaningful connections... Read more
Air Force News Service
August 14, 2014
A career logistician has taken the reins as the top civilian in the Air Force Sustainment Center.Following a three-year tour as the director of Logistics, Installations and Mission Support at Headquarters Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Jeffrey Allen has returned to Tinker AFB as the AFSC executive director.Mr. Allen, who started in his new position Monday, said he is... Read more
Staff Sgt. Amanda Transue, 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Public Health Flight
August 14, 2014
Did you know that each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs? You may be asking yourself “Why are there so many dog bites?” When you consider that an estimated 70 million dogs currently reside in U.S. households, it’s not surprising to hear that so many bites are occurring.According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, children are the most common victims of... Read more