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Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 21, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While the Department of Defense’s active-duty force will likely shrink as a whole by September 2016, the Air Force is getting a nice bump in the opposite direction.If the Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act is approved, it would reduce the overall size of America’s current active-duty military by more than 12,000 members. The NDAA authorizes the DOD’s active-duty... Read more
Rachel J. Trotter, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 21, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Cartoonist Cal Grondahl has always wanted to try to do some different things with his artistic talents, so when he found himself with more time on his hands in January 2014, he decided to start pursuing some of those interests.So he paired his love of the Hill Aerospace Museum with his love of art, and now many children are benefiting from it at Cal’s Coloring Corner every... Read more
Airman First Class Ryan Conroy, 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
May 21, 2015
POPE ARMY AIRFIELD, N.C. — Three special tactics combat controllers were awarded the Air Force Cross and two Silver Star medals earlier this month, for extraordinary heroism and gallantry in the face of danger while on a deployment to Afghanistan in September 2014.The Airmen, all from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, were recognized for their superior integration of air and ground power against... Read more
Richard Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 21, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Adrian Cronauer, the real-life Air Force sergeant and radio disc jockey who was played by actor Robin Williams in the 1987 film “Good Morning Vietnam,” once said, “The American Flag represents all of us, and all of the values we hold sacred.”The quote is what inspired Phil Ludos, a security specialist with the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group, to design the 2015 Hill Air... Read more
Rick Sanchez, 75th Force Support Squadron
May 21, 2015
Hill Air Force Base employees and supervisors will be introduced to the Employee Compensation Operations and Management Portal, or ECOMP, on June 1.ECOMP is a free, web-based portal for the electronic filing of key Federal Employee Compensation Act claim forms managed by the Department of Labor. This system replaces the current Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, System.The Department of Defense... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 21, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen from across the country recently completed the Combat Hammer weapons evaluation at Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range May 8-14.“If you enjoy watching action movies, you get to see that real world and live,” said Maj. Jonathan Reid, deputy director of operations for the Utah Test and Training Range. “It’s an opportunity to see everything work as... Read more
May 21, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — More than a year after it was introduced, Air Force Materiel Command’s Wingman Intervention program is still going strong.“During the spring 2013 Wingman Day, AFMC made a concerted effort to provide its Airmen with the skills and confidence they need to safely intervene when they see fellow Airmen entering into potentially harmful situations, both on and... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
May 21, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — They may move more slowly than they did in 1945, but World War II veterans were out in force at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall here May 8 to remember their comrades on the 70th anniversary of when the guns stopped in Europe.More than 500 veterans turned out — the youngest in their late 80s — to represent the generation that went to war to save liberty... Read more
May 21, 2015
KEARNSCpl. Michael D. Brown, USAAug. 18, 1949 - April 27, 197020 years oldInfantryman Pfc. Curtis B. Bugger, USMCOct. 12, 1948 - Jan. 21, 196819 years oldField Radio Operator Lance Cpl. Michael M. Clayton, USMCApril 1, 1946 - April 20, 196822 years oldMachine GunnerLess than 1 year of service Pfc. Bill N. Dalton, USMCSept. 15, 1948 -Feb. 8, 196819 years old Field Artillery... Read more

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