Articles

Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Federal Women’s Program at Hill Air Force Base has been running strong for the last several years because of the efforts of its program manager, Deb Finn-Nokes, who will be retiring from the position soon. Finn-Nokes’ first experience with the program was nearly 30 years ago, as a single mom when she began working as a civilian for Hill Air Force Base. “This... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
March 26, 2015
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Large-scale exercises like Red Flag hone the skills of even the most experienced fliers and maintenance professionals in the United States Air Force, but from a young lieutenant’s perspective, there’s more to it than skill sharpening.This is the first time 1st Lt. Nathan Stroupe, officer in charge of the 421st Fighter Squadron’s Aircraft Maintenance Unit, has... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 19, 2015
For the tall, quiet Airman, speaking up about his injuries is difficult. His wounds aren’t visible, but they’re very real.After two deployments and six bomb blasts, Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Wasnuk, of Hill’s 775th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight, is receiving a Purple Heart for traumatic brain injuries he received in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.Wasnuk deployed to Iraq in 2006, after the Air Force... Read more
Karen S. Guice, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
March 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Often called one of the “invisible wounds of war,” traumatic brain injury is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI; it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job.During March, the Military Health System is focusing its talent and efforts on the issue of TBI. We will provide tools and... Read more
March 19, 2015
Ogden city and Weber State University hosted a college town celebration dinner last month to recognize many local organizations for being outstanding community partners.Hill Air Force Base was one of five community organizations recognized with a bedrock award for its long-standing community partnership with Ogden and WSU.Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander, accepted the award on behalf... Read more
March 19, 2015
Changes to Hill Air Force Base’s Utah Transit Authority bus service will begin April 12. It includes running the buses out of Layton FrontRunner Station instead of the Clearfield FrontRunner Station. For more information, visit www.hill.af.mil or contact Eddy Cumins at dcumins@rideuta.com. Read more
Tech. Sgt. Beatrice Brown, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing
March 19, 2015
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION — It’s the minute details of tasks that make what Airmen do so vital to accomplishing their mission. For the Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, these details have a profound impact on flightline operations each day.“We support, maintain and repair aerospace ground equipment,” said Staff Sgt. Nicholas, AGE assistant floor lead. “We support anything (maintainers) need to work... Read more
Dr. Robert Kane, Air University Public Affairs
March 19, 2015
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The women of today’s Air Force can look back with pride to Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake.“We consider her the first lady of the Air Force,” said William Chivalette, the curator of the Enlisted Heritage Hall at Gunter Annex here. “She raised her right hand to enlist in the U.S. Air Force on the first minute of the first hour of the first day, July 8, 1948, that... Read more
March 19, 2015
A Women’s History Month Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 24 at The Landing on base. The guest speaker is Thomasania Montgomery-Leydsman, one of the first two African-American women commissioned following graduation from the Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate School. The theme for the event is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” The menu is chef salad or club... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 19, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Kyle Bushey says he thought of only two things during a grim, 10-hour firefight he endured in Afghanistan last year: keeping his team safe and staying alive to see his then-unborn son.Bushey, 24, is a staff sergeant and bomb technician with the 775th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight at Hill Air Force Base. In February 2014, Bushey’s very first deployment sent him to... Read more

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