Articles

Barbara Fisher, 75th ABW Public Affairs
April 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For the 22nd year in a row, Hill Air Force Base has been named a Tree City USA for its commitment in keeping the base green with trees.Hill achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the Arbor Day Foundation’s requirements for managing its forest. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Aircraft Mechanic Cody Dayton has been riding his Yamaha V Star motorcycle only for a month, but has already noticed how dangerous it can be as a rider, with very few drivers paying attention to motorcyclists on the road.“People just don’t see you. It doesn’t matter how many reflector belts I have on, they still pull out in front of me and I’m lucky enough to stop in time,”... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th ABW Public Affairs
April 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force will soon begin its 2015 season of large detonation operations at the Utah Test and Training Range.The detonations, which involve destroying the rocket motors and solid propellant of Air Force and Navy ballistic missiles, will occur two or three times a week through October.The destruction of these three-stage, solid-propellant motors — for the Navy’s Trident... Read more
April 23, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force officials announced on April 16 the assignment of Maj. Gen. Warren D. Berry as vice commander of Air Force Materiel Command. He is currently the director of logistics at Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Officials also announced the retirement of current vice commander Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker.As AFMC vice... Read more
April 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill’s Air Force Office of Special Investigations cordially invites Team Hill to participate in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations’ 8th annual Ruck March June 5 in memoriam of fallen AFOSI agent, Special Agent Ryan Balmer.Balmer was killed in action on June 5, 2007, while assigned to Hill Air Force Base and deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Maintenance Professional of the Year awards for 2014 were held here April 11 to honor the contributions of individuals from the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wings, and the 649th Munitions Squadron, who performed above and beyond their calls of duty throughout the year.Ogden Air Logistics Complex Commander Brig. Gen. Buhler offered his personal thanks.“The... Read more
Staff Sgt. Sarah Hanson, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs
April 23, 2015
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For many Airmen, April 14 was just another Tuesday, but to members of the Air Force Reserve it was a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission.On April 14, 1948, the Army Air Corps Reserve transferred to the Air Force, officially becoming the Air Force Reserve. However, since 1916, Reserve members have played a unique and integral... Read more
April 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 419th Fighter Wing will honor the Air Force Reserve’s remarkable 60-year legacy at Hill AFB during a reunion weekend here Oct. 2-4.“The Air Force Reserve has been at Hill Air Force Base since 1955,” said Col. Bryan Radliff, 419th FW commander. “We’ve had different names, flown different aircraft, but one thing that hasn’t changed is Utahns serving their nation.”The... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force says the F-35 can now fly in lightning storms, which seems appropriate, considering the next-generation fighter jet is named after that same weather element.The F-35 Lightning II program office says a problem with the jet’s electrical and fuel tank systems has been fixed, removing restrictions that at one time prohibited the plane from flying within 25 miles of... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 23, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines, the program’s executive officer told a House Armed Services Committee panel April 14.Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan updated members of the committee’s tactical air and land forces subcommittee on the F-35 program as part of the President’s... Read more

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