Articles

SENIOR AIRMAN ALEXANDER W. RIEDEL, Air Force News Service
December 18, 2014
By Air Force News ServiceFORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — In a special edition of CHIEFchat, the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader and his wife sat down with a group of Airmen and their dependents for a candid conversation about family life in the force. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody joined his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, in the round-table talk, which... Read more
Air Force News Service
December 18, 2014
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more.The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are... Read more
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
December 11, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has selected 652 captains, 260 majors and 85 lieutenant colonels for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.Eligible officers were considered during the calendar year 2014A Colonel (Medical Corps/Dental Corps), Lieutenant Colonel (MC/DC) and Major (MC/DC) selection board, the CY14B... Read more
BILL ADDISON, DLA Troop Support
December 11, 2014
American service members working to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa may be away from home during the holidays, but they will still enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal with all the trimmings thanks to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.More than 2,700 pounds of turkey, along with 375 pounds of cranberry sauce and 700 pies, will be served to military members deployed to Liberia and Senegal,... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.The rollout of the 42-vehicle fleet marks a milestone in the DOD’s demonstration of emerging technology and the vehicles will serve as a resource to the electrical grid when they’re not being... Read more
RAY BOWDEN, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs
December 11, 2014
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the Academy’s command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan.“I sought counseling because I needed it,” the chief said. “If I feel like I still need it, I’m going back. I owe it to my fellow Airmen. I owe it... Read more
Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location – P
December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion.The current WAPS enlisted performance report calculation model for technical sergeant and... Read more
U.S. Central Command
December 11, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria using fighter, bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct 27 airstrikes Nov. 28 through today, U.S. Central Command officials reported today.Separately, officials said, U.S. and partner-nation military forces conducted 28 airstrikes against ISIL terrorists in Iraq Nov. 28 through... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
December 11, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After a new five-story building opened here on Monday, state and federal officials say the west side of Hill Air Force Base should be bustling with activity for years to come. Hill officials opened a new 75,000-square-foot office building that will house military and civilian workers, as well as several defense contractors. The new building is the newest piece of the Falcon... Read more
December 11, 2014
The Hill Air Force Base Officers Spouses’ Club held its annual Holiday Bazaar event on Nov. 19 at The Landing. The event included jewelry, makeup, food, drink, baby items and household decorations for the holiday season.For more than fifteen years, the Officers Spouses’ Club has hosted the Bazaar, providing a place for local crafters, artists and home business owners to display their... Read more