Articles

Derek Kaufman, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
July 31, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Creating tomorrow’s Air Force is a delicate balance. It requires a mix of science and technology investment to meet current warfighter needs, as well as cutting edge research to develop revolutionary capabilities which today’s Airmen can only imagine, and may not see fielded this decade.That is one important message Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello intends to share... Read more
1st Lt. Meredith Hein, 24th Air Force Public Affairs
July 31, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old email tool to help Air Force users reduce breaches of personally identifiable information, or PII.The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool, or DSET, which currently prompts users to provide a digital signature when an email contains an active hyperlink or attachment, is being reconfigured to scan emails and... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 31, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – After serving as the busiest single-site pharmacy location in the Air Force, Hill Air Force Base has now opened a second pharmacy to accommodate the large numbers and to service community members currently getting their prescriptions filled by area pharmacies.Beginning this week, the new 75th Medical Group Satellite Pharmacy is open, located in the Base Exchange, Bldg. 412,... Read more
Air Force News Service
July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON – Do you have a unique story about the path that led you to the Air Force? Are you proud of your job and how it impacts the bigger Air Force mission? Do you work in an exceptional unit? If so, the Air Force wants to hear from you!The 2014 American Airman Video Contest, which began July 1, is open to all Airmen -- uniformed, civilian, Guard and Reserve -- who want to share their story... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
July 31, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Twenty-seven positions are being cut at Hill Air Force Base as part of an Air Force cost-cutting initiative, but a quick look at some of the other bases impacted by the plan reveals things could have been a lot worse.The Air Force announced Monday that it will eliminate 3,459 positions over the next five years to save $1.6 billion under a Defense Department directive to cut... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 31, 2014
Hill Air Force Base Airmen and their families gathered on July 18 for the Top of Utah Military Affairs (TOUMAC) annual Salute to Our Nation’s Defenders Picnic in Centennial Park.The event originated in 2001 when TOUMAC began hosting welcome home celebrations. “The event was to thank military members who had recently returned from overseas deployment following the events of 9/11,” says Barbara... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 31, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – Sewing machines hummed on July 18 in the Hill Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) as Hill Heroes volunteers worked together to create deployment dolls and pillowcases for the families of Airmen who are, or will be, deployed.The volunteers gather the third Friday of each month to cut, iron, sew, stuff, and create “stuffed mommies and daddies” and... Read more
Ed Gulick, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
July 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force released its Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, request for proposal to industry July 9 with a contract award expected in spring 2015.The new bomber is a top modernization priority for the Air Force and will provide the United States with the option to hold any target at risk at any point around the world. “The LRS-B will be an adaptable and highly-capable... Read more
2nd Lt. Christopher Bowyer-Meeder, 325th FIghter Wing Public Affairs
July 24, 2014
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.  — While every job plays an important role in the Air Force, two are known well by every Airman: security forces and chaplains. Airmen recognize security forces members as the guardians of the gates for military installations. On the other hand, many Airmen know chaplains to be confidential sources that are sought out in times of need or leaned on for... Read more
Jodi L. Jordan, Air Force Culture and Language Center Outreach Team
July 24, 2014
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting active-duty officer and enlisted applications July 15 - Aug. 22. Those intending to submit applications must register their intent to apply by Aug. 8. Officer candidate students in their senior years may also apply. LEAP is a career-spanning program to identify, develop and sustain Airmen’s foreign language and... Read more