Articles

Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
For 10 days, starting Oct. 27, Air Force Materiel Command inspectors will be visiting the command’s units at Hill Air Force Base with one question in mind: How effectively is each unit accomplishing their mission?“It’s not just about whether individual units pass or fail anymore. We’re taking a holistic approach to the inspection.  We want to know where organizations are succeeding, or where... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 23, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After putting on display a bra with volleyball cups KUTV News Anchor Mary Nickles received as a gift highlighting her two passions, Nickles proceeded to talk about her life as a breast cancer survivor and high school volleyball coach to a crowded room at Hill Air Force Base last week in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Nickles declared her distaste for the color pink,... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location - P
October 23, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera thought his life was over, literally.“I thought my last job as an aerial gunner was to make sure that the aircraft and everything around us burned to the ground and to ash,” Aguilera said. “I had a broken ankle, broken femur,... Read more
Bryon Saxton, Hilltop Times Staff
October 23, 2014
FARMINGTON — To keep area hotel rooms full and off-base Hill Air Force Base visitors comfortable, the Office of Community and Economic Development in Davis County is working on a memorandum of understanding with the 75th Air Base Wing.The agreement, adopted Tuesday by the Davis County Commission, in essence rolls out the red carpet for groups visiting Hill and needing lodging, because cuts in... Read more
Karen Petitt, 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Rainy weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the unveiling of a bronze bust of former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, who was recognized here, Oct. 9, for his contributions to the air mobility community.“I’m humbled by this honor,” said Fogleman, who joined the ranks of other legendary mobility leaders in the Airlift Tanker... Read more
Sue Smith, Hill AFB Drug Demand Reduction Program Manager
October 23, 2014
National Red Ribbon Week is observed the last week of October in response to the 1985 murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico.His death angered parents and youth in communities across the country and they began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.It is the largest, most visible drug prevention... Read more
Nick Simeone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
October 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.Obama issued an executive order last week authorizing the secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security to order the Selected Reserve and certain... Read more
Staff Sgt. E’Lysia Wray, 49th Wing Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Air Force active duty Airmen who want to take advantage of the military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year can expect several changes that were implemented on Oct. 1.The new Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, also referred to as AF COOL, will take the place of the Military Tuition Assistance certification program for... Read more
Airman Jordyn Rucker, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Demolition of Misawa Air Base’s AN/FLR-9 antenna, also known as the “Elephant Cage,” began Oct. 15 after nearly 50 years of service.Construction on the iconic antenna began in 1963 and was completed in 1965 at a cost of $3.3 million.While operational, the antenna could intercept and directionally locate high-frequency radio transmissions up to 4,000 nautical miles away.... Read more
David R. Hopper, 55th Wing Public Affairs
October 23, 2014
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Thrust into the depths of war Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. employed all its resources to meet the enemy in battle quickly but one resource began to run out — manpower.At a time when the U.S. was still trying to climb out of the Great Depression, war began to empty houses of fathers, sons and brothers to meet an enemy that was attempting to take over the world.At the... Read more