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KIMBERLY WOODRUFF, Air Force News Service
April 16, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — “You live in the best time ever,” Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force commander and Air Forces Southern commander, told members of the 552nd Air Control Wing recently.The general spoke at an all-call March 30, sharing a positive message for the troops regarding leadership, the four pillars of wellness and the great work the Airmen in the 552nd ACW are doing in... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden, 15th Wing Public Affairs
April 16, 2015
“I was raised in a household where you take responsibility for your own actions and don’t blame others for your downfalls,” said Tech. Sgt. Kathleen Thorburn. “Instead of seeing a crime that had occurred, all I could see were my mistakes. Why did I go to that party? Why did I accept the drink? Why did I laugh at their jokes? Why didn’t I scream?”Thorburn was sexually assaulted by a co-worker she... Read more
April 16, 2015
Staff Sgt. Natacia Flick, 75th Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate Office, was nominated by the Hill AFB first sergeants for their quarterly Diamond Sharp Award. The award highlights the professionalism and can-do attitude of Airmen who emulate and truly appear “Diamond Sharp.”Flick is currently the NCOIC of Military Justice. Her section has been very busy, with five docketed courts,... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 16, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On April 29, the Hill Officers’ Spouses’ Club will host its annual Spring Bazaar in the Club Hill Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.This year’s bazaar will boast 50-plus vendors with a large variety of crafts, goodies, products, services and more available for purchase. Shoppers indulge in treats, search for Mother’s Day gifts, learn about services and products, and splurge on... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Using Hill Air Force Base’s large solar array farm as both a backdrop and an example, President Barack Obama unveiled a new plan April 3 that he says will create jobs and save energy.The president spoke before a crowd of about 75 people, roughly the same size as the media horde gathered to cover the president’s speech, at the base’s photovoltaic array solar panel farm, which... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After a hectic, 15-hour stay in Utah, President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One on the Hill Air Force Base flightline April 3, leaving the state almost as quickly as he came. The president arrived at Hill just before 8:30 p.m. on April 2 and jetted out of town by 11:30 a.m. April 3, completing a jam-packed schedule that accompanied his Utah tour.On the first night,... Read more
April 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the expiration of a law that allowed service members to carry up to 75 days of leave from one fiscal year to the next, troops should plan to carry no more than 60 days of leave into fiscal year 2016, defense officials recently announced.Service members will automatically lose any accumulated ordinary leave in excess of 60 days on Oct. 1, officials said. Troops covered by... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
April 9, 2015
The AFSC Way is a standard, repeatable tool set, developed by the Air Force Sustainment Center, to enable improved performance and production. To date, across the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, the AFSC Way has influenced numerous production areas and their ability to make improvements in throughput by implementing the AFSC Way tenets. Recently, the Ogden ALC Commander, Brig. Gen. Carl... Read more
April 9, 2015
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 56th Fighter Wing flew its 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, making it the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department.This is the second historic milestone in a two-week period. Before that, Luke’s first F-35 student sortie was flown marking a significant step forward for the Airmen at Luke in realizing its... Read more
MASTER SGT. BOB BARKO JR., 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office
April 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel based here and working at the nearby Utah Test and Training Range have had a long-time nemesis in their efforts to keep the ground clear of unexploded ordnance.Their persistent enemy is an invasive weed named Halogeton, an unwanted ground covering that can obscure target sites on the bombing range and make locating UXOs difficult and... Read more

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