Articles

TECH. SGT. MIKE SLATER, Air Force Space Command Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  — On July 17, 1995, the Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved full operational capability. A total of 24 satellites were on orbit, providing global 24-hour coverage, and in the two decades since, GPS has been woven into nearly every aspect of human activity, from military operations to sports.At the time full operational capability was... Read more
Randy Roughton, Airman Magazine
July 2, 2015
The buckskin quarter horse’s brown coat glistened in the California sunshine as Reserve Staff Sgt. Lauren Daniels brushed it outside his stall.“You’re such a good boy, Duke,” the 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation law enforcement patrolman told the horse before she heard a loud snort behind her. “You’re coming, too, Patton,” Daniels then reassured the white palomino who was named... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
After a thorough safety, security and manpower analysis, it is leadership’s intent to permanently close Hill’s Southwest Gate (near the Elementary School), which was already operating under limited hours, beginning July 7.The Southwest Gate is being closed to enhance installation security, improve pedestrian safety for children walking to and from school, and to maximize security forces manpower... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing
June 25, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Lance Landrum relinquished command of the 388th Fighter Wing to Col. Brad Lyons during a change of command ceremony here June 19.Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern commander, presided over the event, at which Team Hill leaders, 388th Airmen, distinguished guests, family and friends gathered to welcome the wing’s new commander.“Command is a... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After the Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed depot-level modifications on two F-35B STOVLs for the Marine Corps, the Air Force completed the aircraft’s first functional check flight on June 18.Lt. Col. Kevin “Sonar” Hall with the 514th Flight Test Squadron — the first depot test pilot in the Air Force qualified in the F-35B — took off from Hill Air Force Base and zoomed... Read more
Master Sgt. Christian Michael, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Air Force services recently added a new tool to encourage service members and their families who are affected by deployments to participate in morale, welfare, and recreation programs and activities. The “Recharge for Resiliency” initiative was designed to help Airmen readjust to life at home and also include families in their reintegration.“Not only does... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 25, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A commercial development open to the public has sprung up as part of the ballyhooed Falcon Hill development on Hill Air Force Base, the beginning of what officials say will be a bustling retail center on the west side of the base for years to come.Starbucks, the ever-present American global coffee company chain based in Seattle, Washington, is the first retail company to... Read more
June 25, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — 419th Fighter Wing reservists and their active-duty counterparts were put through rigorous tests of wartime capability during a combat readiness exercise here earlier this month.The exercise kicked off June 9 and ran through the wing’s unit training assembly that ended June 13.Reservists in the operations and maintenance groups worked side by side with active-duty Airmen in... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Defense Department-approved Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and subsequent awards, Air Force officials said June 15.The policy... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department has updated its military equal opportunity program to protect service members against discrimination because of sexual orientation, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said here June 9.Speaking at a DOD-Pentagon Pride Month event, the secretary said the department has made a lasting commitment to living the values it defends, including treating everyone equally... Read more

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In the Know Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... more