Articles

Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
Beginning July 7, the Southwest Gate, which has been operational under limited hours, will close permanently.The gate is being closed to enhance installation security, improve pedestrian safety for children walking to and from school, and to maximize security forces manpower and resources. The closure of the Southwest Gate will have no impact on the hours at the pedestrian school gate that leads... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — During the federally recognized Pride month of June, Hill Air Force Base hosted its second annual luncheon event to recognize the LGBT community, at which reality TV contestant Jackson Carter talked about how he overcame obstacles in his life involving obesity, sexual orientation — even entertaining thoughts of suicide at age 8. It started when he began school in... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Just over five years ago at Hill Air Force Base, budget cuts killed one of the Air Force’s most historic fighter squadrons.But the commander who presided over that temporary demise is bringing back the “Rude Rams.”In a ceremony at Hill in mid-June, Col. David Lyons became the new commander of Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing. Lyons took the reins from Col. Lance Landrum, who... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While the F-35 represents the future at Hill Air Force Base, the future of the F-35 is one with seemingly endless and previously unthinkable possibilities.For example: controlling a fleet of drones from the cockpit of the next-generation fighter jet. No, it’s not part of a fantastical plot from a new science fiction movie, but an actual possibility in an Air Force future... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 2, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Questioners didn’t pull any punches during the Facebook town hall conducted by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on June 24.In his fifth social media town hall, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was asked if proposed changes to the pay and compensation package were a betrayal of those who have served faithfully and their families.“Our profession runs on trust, and keeping... Read more
WESLEY FARNSWORTH, 88th Air Base Wing
July 2, 2015
BUTLERVILLE, Ind. — More than 25 Airmen assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory Command, from four Air Force Bases, gathered at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Butlerville, Indiana, June 15 to 19 to demonstrate their new innovative ways to deal with an active shooter scenario as part of the 2015 AFRL Commanders Challenge.Each team made up of enlisted, officers and civilians from Wright-... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For the third year in a row, reservists in the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron took first place in the “Fit to Fight” event during the Port Dawg Challenge at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, in mid-June.The PDC brought together 26 aerial port squadrons from across the Air Force Reserve to compete in 12 events designed to test their proficiency in various tasks. Events... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
The Senate has passed its defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 — and it includes several measures that affect Hill Air Force Base, including two late-passing amendments from a Utah lawmaker that address government waste.The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 passed the Senate in Washington in mid-June with a 71-25 vote. The bill includes an amendment introduced by... Read more
July 2, 2015
The director of the Defense Logistics Agency, Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, visited Hill AFB on June 18, where he laid out the agency’s priorities during a town hall meeting with employees at the base theater. Busch is a former commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex and said he loved being able to come back to Hill and plans on settling here when his Air Force life is over. DLA has more... Read more
TECH. SGT. JOHN GORDINIER, Alaskan Command Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Aboard an Alaska National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk, the team breaks through the clouds and acquires the first glimpse of the beauty Alaskan glaciers offer. For many miles, all that is seen is ice 50 to 100 feet high with crevasses highlighted in a light bluish color. Upon landing on the glacier and exiting the helicopter, it doesn’t take long to... Read more

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In the Know Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... more