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Senior Airman Hailey Haux, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
July 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On July 14, the Department of the Air Force announced its top performing industry partners for 2015. This is the second annual ranking released as part of the Defense Department’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program.SSIP is designed to incentivize contractor performance by identifying suppliers with the highest rankings in terms of cost, schedule, performance, quality and... Read more
Senior Airman Hailey Haux, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
July 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Air Force generals testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during their nomination hearing as the next U.S. Transportation Command commander and new vice chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff July 14. Both were nominated by President Barack Obama and expressed their gratitude for the nomination, and if selected look forward to working together with... Read more
July 30, 2015
OREMCapt. Ralph J. Chipman, USMCAug. 15, 1943 - Dec. 27, 197229 years old Pilot VMA Pfc. Raymond A. Davis, USA Feb. 12, 1943 - Feb. 11, 196622 years old Shoe Repairman 1 year of service Pfc. Gary N. Foster, USMCJune 28, 1949 - Jan. 26, 1968 18 years old Field Radio Operator Lance Cpl. Jeffery A. Goss, USMCOct. 6, 1948 - May 24, 1968 19 years old Rifleman Cpl. Robert M. Sawaya, USMCFeb. 3,... Read more
STAFF SGT. WHITNEY STANFIELD, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
July 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force celebrated 20th anniversary of the Global Positioning System during a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., July 17.GPS was originally invented to aid the military with operations and intelligences. It’s a constellation of orbiting satellites that provides global coverage of navigation to military and civilians worldwide.“... Read more
July 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 419th Fighter Wing is celebrating 60 years of the Air Force Reserve’s legacy at Hill AFB during its reunion weekend Oct. 2-4.The reunion is open to all current and former members of the wing and their families, including those who served in the following AF Reserve units at Hill AFB:•  313th Fighter Bomber Squadron•  313th Troop Carrier Squadron•  733rd... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The jets won’t arrive for another few months, but the first F-35 fighter squadron has officially started work at Hill Air Force Base.The 34th Fighter Squadron — affectionately known as the Rude Rams — was reactivated at Hill July 17, marking the beginning of the F-35’s combat era for both the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings. The fighter squadron is a historic one, with a past... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Eric Eberhard knows there are inherent risks that come with serving his country, especially in his career field.But thoughts of those risks are usually accompanied by a feeling of solace — comfort the 37-year-old Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist says comes from a faith that his country will never leave him behind.Eberhard, a senior master sergeant with Hill Air Force... Read more
July 23, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio — New mission and vision statements are the foundation of a new command strategy designed to push Air Force Materiel Command to be more agile as it delivers war-winning support to the warfighter. The command’s new mission statement is succinct but declarative: “Deliver and support agile war-winning capabilities.”  The mission statement encompasses the entire... Read more
July 23, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force announced its promotions results to the rank of master sergeant last week. Several technical sergeants from Team Hill received the good news.Across the service, the Air Force selected 5,301 technical sergeants out of 23,619 eligible for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The following technical sergeants were selected... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, Hilltop Times Staff
July 23, 2015
Col. Chris Gough (center) assumes command of the Utah Test and Training Range and returns the salute from members of his new unit during a ceremony at Hill Air Force Base on July 15. Gough, a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, previously served as director of theater security cooperation for U.S. Air Force Central Command and is a command pilot with more than 2,000 flight hours, 500... Read more

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