Articles

Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 30, 2014
Hill was selected as Air Force Materiel Command’s choice for the Commander-in-Chief’s 2015 Annual Award for Installation Excellence.This award recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. Each year one installation from each service is selected for this honor. Installation excellence enables better mission performance and... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – Hill’s chaplains are seeing a radical change in how they serve their fellow Airmen, spurred on by budget cuts and a real need to help Airmen by their sides, rather than inside a chapel. This was just part of the message shared with several Brigham Young University graduate students during their visit to the Hill AFB chapel last week. The students are studying to become... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
For more than 15 years, the Hill Air Force Base Officers’ Spouses’ Club (HOSC) has been hosting Bazaars on base. This year’s Holiday Bazaar is quickly approaching on Nov. 19. The event will be held in the ballroom at The Landing from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is free to attend for anyone with base access. The HOSC Holiday Bazaar is the must-stop shopping event of the season with more than 50... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Born with Phocomelia, an extremely rare congenital disorder causing shortened arms, no elbows, and missing limbs, Landon Weeks at age 10 wanted to learn to play the piano like his older brothers, but his mom, Lanette Weeks, had a difficult time finding a piano teacher who would teach someone who only had six fingers — three on each hand. Eventually, Weeks found a... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — New Airmen hit the ground running when they are stationed at Air Force bases across the country and the realities of life with a new job in new territory hit full force, but Air Force leadership are hoping they have an easier transition with the Adopt-an-Airman Program, started nearly a year ago with a nationwide mandate. Twenty-four Airmen newly stationed at Hill Air... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
The Hill Air Force Base Warrior Fitness Center offered the spooky and sweaty Spoo-FIT-icular fitness event Oct. 25. for interested participants in the cardio room. Participants came and sweated their Saturday morning away in these free classes offered during this fitness party. As a way to show their appreciation to those involved at the Warrior Fitness Center, the Hill Air Force Base... Read more
388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — 388th and 419th Fighter Wing pilots began flying night missions Oct. 20-24, and projects future night flying to occur Nov. 3-18, Nov. 25 and Dec. 8-23. Local residents may hear F-16s flying during the night hours as pilots continue to hone their night-time combat flying skills.The active duty 388th FW and the Reserve 419th FW share a fleet of Block 40 F-16s, and are required... Read more
Staff Sgt. Michael Charles, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
October 30, 2014
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — Over the past few years, the Air Force has seen the introduction of several weapons systems that have pushed its aviation capability to new heights.As capabilities increase, the Air Force has had to refine safety equipment in order to protect the only irreplaceable component in each airframe -- the human weapon system.To ensure the safety of Air Force pilots... Read more
Courtesy of 75th Medical Group
October 30, 2014
Redundancy in medicine is essential. To ensure the safest care is provided to the patient, critical steps in medicine often contain secondary and tertiary checks.  One such critical step, and perhaps the most basic, is ensuring we have the correct patient prior to administering care.Wrong-patient errors continue to occur in virtually all stages of diagnosis and treatment. While much of the... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Gail Halvorsen, known as the Berlin candy bomber 65 years ago, said he is only able to speak to people about his experiences dropping chocolate candy bars hooked to small parachutes from his airplane during the Berlin Airlift because of two sticks of gum.While Halvorsen was flying food into Berlin during 1948 and 1949, he noticed a group of children that would linger by... Read more