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SENIOR AIRMAN JENSEN STIDHAM, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
May 21, 2015
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — As Tech. Sgt. Robert Kurz sits in his newly acquired office after only three days as an assistant first sergeant, his commander walks through the door to congratulate him on a career-changing award.Kurz, the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron assistant first sergeant, received the Air Force level Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award for Outstanding Technician Supervisor... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — There aren’t any Rembrandts or van Goghs, but Hill Air Force Base’s museum is getting some impressive new paintings to add to its collection.Contracted painting crews are in the beginning stages of a nearly month-long process to repaint five large aircraft and two missiles that are displayed prominently just outside the front doors of the Hill Aerospace Museum.A B-52G... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Resilience is a term today’s Airmen hear often. One Hill Air Force Base nurse has lived a life full of resilience and put it to use in a country in great need of the same.Lt. Col. Kristin Carlson, 75th Medical Group chief nurse, recently returned from a short-notice deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan, where she was a team lead and senior medical adviser at New Kabul Compound.... Read more
May 14, 2015
Improvements to State Road 193 and the traffic pattern at the intersection of South Gate Drive will mean construction through June.The Utah Department of Transportation is removing the old road surface and repaving SR 193 from the Hill Field Road/South Gate Drive intersection west to the intersection of State Street in Clearfield. Traffic signals in the area will be upgraded, and pedestrian ramps... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 14, 2015
BOUNTIFUL — Local World War II ace fighter pilot Alden Rigby has died. He was 92.Rigby, a member of the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame and well-known for his flying exploits during the war, died May 3 at his home in Bountiful.He was born in Fairview, Utah, on Jan. 4, 1923, and later went on to attend Brigham Young University. According to a fact sheet provided by Hill Air Force Base, he joined the... Read more
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Flow day reduction and workload updates were discussed when 24 distinguished visitors — including Utah state senators and representatives, mayors, Congressional staff delegates and local civic leaders — visited the Ogden Air Logistics Complex on April 24.Leaders updated the visitors on the F-35 workload, explained the recent F-22 “Road to 30 Percent Depot Flow Day Reduction... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The National Defense Authorization Act, which contains major dollars for Hill Air Force Base, has just two hurdles to pass through before it becomes law and the base becomes $38 million richer.Two weeks ago, the House voted to pass the NDAA, which allows for the funding of a hangar and flight simulators for the F-35A at Hill, as well as money for a set of storage facilities... Read more
1st Lt. Hope Cronin, 33rd Fighter Wing
May 14, 2015
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Fighter Wing Operations Group deputy commander, completed her first training flight in the single-seat fifth-generation fighter following 14 virtual training missions in the Full Mission Simulator at the F-35 Academic Training Center.“It wasn’t until I was taxiing to the runway that it really struck me that I was on my own in the jet,”... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. on May 5 to serve as the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva to serve as the 10th vice chairman.During an announcement in the White House Rose Garden, the president said that among military leaders, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the principal military... Read more
Michael Briggs, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
May 14, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The commander of Air Force Materiel Command officially activated the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center during a ceremony here May 5.Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger appointed Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter as the first AFIMSC commander at the event attended by more than 500 people in the Basic Military Training Pfingston Reception Center auditorium.“Today... Read more

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