Articles

Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
April 28, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In just over two months, Hill Air Force Base will open its gates and welcome in more than a half-million strangers.The 2016 “Warriors Over the Wasatch” open house and air show has been set for June 25 and 26. Organizers expect more than half a million visitors to converge on the base’s flightline for the two-day aerial exhibition.The free show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
April 28, 2016
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex here became the first depot facility to perform modifications on all three F-35 Lightning II variants after it inducted a Navy F-35C carrier version April 15.The F-35C was flown in from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, by Navy Capt. Mark Weisgerber, the 33rd Fighter Wing vice commander.“Hill has the capacity to accomplish the needed modifications, and it is important... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
Some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command personnel have been notified they will transition to the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) pay system on June 12.For those converting to AcqDemo, their current GS performance period will end on June 11, and they will enter into the AcqDemo Contribution-Based Compensation and Appraisal System (CCAS) effective... Read more
April 28, 2016
Team Hill’s annual observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day will be May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Hill Chapel. The base welcomes a speaker who witnessed the actions taken in real time. Jerry Meetz was born in the Netherlands, to a Jewish father and a Christian mother. His father was taken to a concentration camp during his childhood. He has lived in Ogden for close to 60 years and will share his... Read more
STAFF SGT. CHARLES RIVEZZO, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
 A select group of Airmen are tasked with providing close-in security for mobility air forces aircraft transiting airfields where security is unknown or additional security is needed to counter local threats. They are known as Phoenix Ravens.More commonly called “Ravens,” this small community of specialized security forces Airmen are trained to detect, deter and counter threats to Air... Read more
Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs, JOE THOMAS
April 28, 2016
Air Force Global Strike Command participated April 8-17 in Constant Vigilance, an annual exercise that tests its ability to conduct both conventional and nuclear operations.“The primary focus of the exercise is the generation of our bomber and (intercontinental ballistic missile) forces, but it has evolved to increase the participation of the entire AFGSC team,” said Maj. Ryan Graves, the chief... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DoD News, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 28, 2016
The U.S. military has delivered more than 30 tons of supplies to help the people of Japan following two powerful, deadly earthquakes there, a Pentagon spokesman said April 21.Since April 18, the U.S. military has supported the government of Japan’s relief efforts with eight MV-22 Osprey sorties, four C-130 Hercules sorties and two UC-35 Citation sorties, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters.The... Read more
April 28, 2016
In the first comprehensive study of its kind for Utah, Earthquake Probabilities for the Wasatch Front Region in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming forecasts the chances for damaging earthquakes in the Wasatch Front region. In the next 50 years, there is a 43 percent chance, or nearly 1-out-of-2 odds, of at least one large earthquake of magnitude 6.75 or greater. For a moderate quake of magnitude 5 or... Read more
KEVIN M. HYMEL, U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps
April 28, 2016
More than 200 chaplains and chaplain assistants gathered for the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps Summit in Alexandria, Virginia, April 12-14.The summit marked the first time in four years that Chaplain Corps Airmen have gathered to exchange ideas, develop solutions and plan the future for the corps. Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Dondi Costin, the Air Force chief of chaplains, simply called it a family... Read more
April 28, 2016
Across Air Force Materiel Command, Airmen continue to embrace the command’s culture of respect and resiliency. This is especially evident in their behavior as wingmen.AFMC has been consciously building the concept of wingman intervention for nearly three years. The goals are to raise awareness of help-seeking behaviors, increase the motivation to assist others, develop the skills and confidence... Read more

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