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Steve Salles, Hilltop Times Staff
August 14, 2014
By STEVE SALLESStandard-Examiner movie criticWow! I certainly enjoyed how this Spider-Man begins! He’s gleefully leaping, swinging and somersaulting in mid air, like he’s just landed a gig with Cirque de Soleil — all while corralling bad guys, saving citizens and cracking wise.Plus, now you feel like you’re right there with him, with one of those GoPros on your head, not just seeing the motion,... Read more
Antone Clark, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 14, 2014
LAYTON – A feasibility study addressing public transit challenges in the Clearfield/Layton area points to the need to increase access to Hill Air Force Base, bridge the gap between a FrontRunner station and the Freeport Center and make it easier for workers to get that last mile between a station and their place of employment.Those challenges were among the issues raised by a feasibility study of... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
August 7, 2014
ST. GEORGE – An all-star lineup, headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, drew thousands of spectators to the 2014 Thunder Over Utah Air Show. Officials estimate approximately 32,000 people attended the show held at St. George Municipal Airport over three days during the weekend of July 25-27.“We are happy that the community came out to support the show this year even with the show taking place in... Read more
Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Air Force Public Affairs Agency OL-P
August 7, 2014
WASHINGTON — In spite of persistent economic difficulties, active-duty and retired Airmen have contributed more than $6 million to the Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, during this year’s fund drive.Although the annual AFAF drive has yet to garner this year’s $6.4 million goal, contributions continue to roll in from the 79 assistance fund campaigns around the world. Those donations, coupled... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 7, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Painting with a Twist program previously held quarterly at the Landing is being revamped and will now be known as Creative Canvas with Carri to be held monthly at Hill Air Force Base to help people realize anyone can be an artist.The upcoming class on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m., will be taught by 37-year-old Carri Schmidt, who has a degree in art with a focus in interior design.... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
August 7, 2014
WASHINGTON — Zions Bank received the Freedom Award for its support of National Guard and military reserve employees. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor DoD gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. “I’m honored... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
August 7, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It seemed pretty fitting that friends and family said goodbye to Lt. General Marc C. Reynolds in the company of a large collection of vintage war planes.Funeral services for Reynolds, former commander of Hill Air Force Base’s Ogden Air Logistics Center, were held Monday at the Hill Aerospace Museum — a place that, according to the speakers at his funeral, was not only one of... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 7, 2014
Guests gathered for the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Medallion Ceremony in the ballroom at the Hill Air Force Base Landing  July 25. This formal event was held to recognize the attainment of a major milestone in the careers of 52 Team Hill Members’ promotion to rank of master sergeant and induction into the senior NCO corps.Col. Ron Jolly and Chief Master Sgt. Rhonda Miller, 75th... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 7, 2014
Excited friends and performers gathered at the Hill Air Force Base Landing July 25 for an evening of food, drinks, and karaoke. The Landing hosted karaoke each Friday in July for interested participants to “Rock the Mic” and channel their “inner rock-star.” On this Friday evening, the mic opened up at 5 p.m. and guests joined in on a special “Happy Birthday” performance for one lucky... Read more
Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., DOD News, Defense Media Activity
August 7, 2014
WASHINGTON — Changes to military postal operations will save the Defense Department $4 million annually while providing services comparable to those of any U.S. Postal Service office, a senior Military Postal Service Agency said.James Clark, chief of the agency’s operations division, said the changes will go into effect during October and November 2014.“As it relates to the Internet Change of... Read more