Articles

Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 17, 2014
 CLEARFIELD — It may have been a cold, dark morning at the Clearfield Frontrunner station on Monday, but it was a momentous moment for Hill Air Force Base commuters.For the first time in 20 years, riders getting off the FrontRunner train had the option of hopping on one of the two Utah Transit Authority Hill AFB routes to head into work.It is now a luxury John Hughes, of West Jordan, is... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 17, 2014
  HILL AIR FORCE BASE, — Air Force Reserve and National Guard personnel from Utah put their search and rescue skills to the test during a training exercise dubbed “Operation Lone Survivor” in the rocky terrain of Utah’s west desert Saturday.Military personnel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing, Utah Air National Guard 151st Air Refueling Wing, and Utah Army National... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 17, 2014
  A reminder email will go out in a few days to Hill Air Force Base employees who have not yet reported vehicle emissions information into the Air Force Web-based system called ECARS (Employee-Vehicle Certification and Reporting System).The email, from no-reply@apims.af.mil, will contain a link to ECARS where employees will be prompted to enter information about their driving habits on... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service
April 17, 2014
  WASHINGTON — The fiscal and security challenges triggered by budgetary constraints are posing problems for Air Force strategy, the service’s secretary told the Senate Armed Services Committee April 10.Deborah Lee James said tomorrow’s Air Force requires investing in the right technologies and platforms to be prepared to operate in a volatile and unpredictable world, “in which we... Read more
Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service
April 17, 2014
 WASHINGTON — Air Force readiness is critical, especially as the time or place of the next crisis is never certain and is rarely what was expected, the Air Force vice chief of staff told a House panel April 10.The range, speed and agility of the Air Force enables it to respond in hours, not days, when called upon, Gen. Larry O. Spencer told members of the readiness subcommittee of the House... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location-P
April 17, 2014
  WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II will enhance combat capabilities, project U.S. power and deter potential adversaries, Air Force officials told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air and land forces in a hearing on tactical aircraft programs there, April 8.“The F-35 will form the backbone of U.S. air combat superiority for generations to come... Read more
Brian Brackens, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 17, 2014
 WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014.In January 2012, following a series of incidents in which a number of F-22 pilots experienced physiological symptoms in flight, the Air Force... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 17, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen who missed out on retirement after the deadline passed for one of the Air Force’s voluntary separation programs, now have another crack at riding off into the sunset early.The Air Force Personnel Center announced late last week that it will waive some active-duty service commitments, known in military circles as ADSCs, for airmen who are interested in voluntary... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 17, 2014
 HILL AIRFORCE BASE — Hill’s A-10 Division held a dining out event in the Davis Conference Center on April 11. Guests enjoyed a social hour, a professional photographer and the company of their co-workers and friends.Dinner was served to guests and their families, and unlucky victims were called forward to the traditional “grog” by rhyme or limerick. The grog bowl contained a stomach-... Read more
Steve Salles, Standard-Examiner movie critic
April 17, 2014
 If I warned you that Martin Scorsese does for violence in “Good Fellas” what he does for sex and drugs in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” would you be catching my drift?It’s a pretty big drift, so give it some thought.If for some reason that sounds all fuzzy, here’s the bottom line — there’s a ton of sex, language and drugs in this movie!You’ve been forewarned.For you adventurous few, here’s... Read more

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