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June 2, 2016
Emergency response personnel from Hill AFB and the Top of Utah came together May 18 to test their ability to jointly respond to a mass casualty in the event of a ‘worst-case scenario.’The exercise was held in preparation for the “Warriors Over The Wasatch” open house and air show, June 25-26 at Hill AFB.The exercise revolved around a simulated terrorist incident resulting in 150 casualties in the... Read more
TED SINGER, Air Force Materiel Command AcqDemo Team Lead
June 2, 2016
In late May to mid-June, Air Force Materiel Command employees who will transition into the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) will receive information detailing their individual conversion into the new pay system. The AcqDemo transition effective date is June 12, 2016.Employees will be notified via letter through their supervisors and advised of... Read more
June 2, 2016
The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18 to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer.For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with a 10-percent buffer the previous policy used. Current occupants... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
June 2, 2016
Thirty-six future supervisors completed the first step of enlisted professional military education during a graduation ceremony held at The Landing May 12. The Airman Leadership School graduates attended the 24-day/192- hour course focusing on developing leadership abilities, the profession of arms, and building effective communication.The graduates of ALS Class 16-E were:109th Air Control... Read more
1ST LT AMANDA FARR
June 2, 2016
 EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — The 53rd Wing activated on May 11 the F-35 Partner Support Complex, a U.S.-owned facility here that handles F-35 Lightning II testing.Robert Kraus assumed the new position as the complex’s director, making it the first civilian-led unit in the wing. Kraus, a retired lieutenant colonel, served as the 68th Electronic Warfare Squadron commander and 53rd... Read more
MASTER SGT. TIMM HUFFMAN, Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization Public Affairs
June 2, 2016
(This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) The service’s top general has selected a biography written by an Air Force reservist for inclusion on this year’s Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List.“At All Costs” by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti tells the life and death story of Medal of Honor... Read more
June 2, 2016
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost (HCB) program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in support of next generation launch systems. The HCB program completed full power, full duration tests of the oxygen-rich staged combustion (ORSC) sub-scale preburner. Testing was conducted at the... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN WILLIAM JOHNSON, 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
June 2, 2016
Entomologists at Dover Air Force Base have been at the forefront of the Air Force when it comes to treating aircraft for various insects, rodents and diseases. Now they’ve added a new specialty to their list — stemming the Zika virus.After Italy issued aircraft guidelines to combat the Zika epidemic, the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron Pest Management section is ensuring Air Force aircraft are able... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
June 2, 2016
The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13.“This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.”This year’s list contains books, TED Talks, a film, work from Air Force photojournalists, journals, and, for... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 2, 2016
 Defense Secretary Ash Carter highlighted his budget priorities today while warning he would recommend a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act if it contains a “raid on war funding” that puts national security at risk.The Defense Department’s budget request includes important investments in cutting-edge equipment and new technologies, Carter told an audience at the Navy League’s Sea... Read more

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