Articles

Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Although it’s perched on a mound of high ground just beneath the mighty Wasatch Mountains, Hill Air Force Base is not named after its rolling landscape. It’s named after a man who gave his life for his country.Base officials hope a new exhibit featuring Major Ployer “Pete” Hill will celebrate the man the installation is named after and also help clear up what seems to be a... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In 1975, Thomasania Montgomery Leydsman was the first African-American woman in the history of the United States Coast Guard to enroll in the Coast Guard Officer Candidate School.Leydsman faced many barriers as she served in the U.S. Coast Guard, experiences she shared last week at Hill Air Force Base during a luncheon March 24 in appreciation of Women’s History Month. ... Read more
April 2, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force drug testing officials have long warned military members to avoid products that include hemp seed or hemp oil in order to ensure military readiness.In 2013, news reports on the Air Force’s prohibition of a popular yogurt brand spotlighted a regulation, in effect since the late 1990s. Military members were told to avoid a Chobani yogurt called Blueberry Power Chobani... Read more
April 2, 2015
More than 290 military, civilian and contractor personnel gathered at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center late last month to attend the annual Brent Scowcroft Awards. The awards, hosted by the Northern Utah Chapter 235 of the Air Force Association, honored individuals in the ICBM, Space and C3I communities in five individual and two team categories for their performances during 2014. ... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 2, 2015
OGDEN — What do the state of California and the United States nuclear enterprise have in common?According to Rear Admiral Richard Breckenridge, director of the Navy’s Warfare Integration Division, both are in danger of not only being up a creek without a paddle, but of losing the creek altogether.Breckenridge was one of several high-level defense officials who spoke March 19 at the Ogden Eccles... Read more
CARLA PAMPE, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs
April 2, 2015
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — Air Force Global Strike Command initiated the creation of a new Nuclear Leadership Development Center, which will focus on nuclear and leadership education, and professional development.“The center will have several lines of effort designed to increase nuclear knowledge and leadership across the force,” said Col. H.B. Brual, the deputy director of the Strategic... Read more
April 2, 2015
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An Air Force Global Strike Command team launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test re-entry vehicle March 27 at 3:53 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, from Vandenberg Air Force Base.The test re-entry vehicle impacted in a pre-established test area in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam, approximately 40 minutes... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Women’s History Month extended to the younger generation in March as girls abounded in princess crowns and capes, building catapults and engineering walls recently at the Gerrity Memorial Library. The night was intended to bring awareness for young girls to see what career possibilities are available. “With our STEM outreach program, we want them to get individualized... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On March 18, parents and daughters of Hill Air Force Base gathered at the base library for a “Save Yourself” with STEM event. This exciting event for girls in fourth through eighth grades was put on by organizers to spark creativity through engineering and scientific processes.This event, traditionally held at Weber State University, was held in the library on base as the... Read more
April 2, 2015
ALEX R. LLOYD/U.S. Air ForceCol. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation commander (left) presents Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Wasnuk, 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, with the Purple Heart during a commander’s call at Hill Air Force Base on March 25. Wasnuk was awarded the Purple Heart for brain injuries he sustained during two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as an explosive ordnance disposal... Read more

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