Articles

Air Force Reserve Command
February 19, 2015
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Department of Defense budget request for fiscal year 2016 includes a number of proposed changes for the Air Force Reserve.If enacted into law, the DOD budget request would restore 2,100 manpower positions to the Air Force Reserve and increase the Air Force Reserve’s presence in a number of mission areas.“The budget request ensures the Air Force Reserve will remain... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 19, 2015
CENTERVILLE — It’s been nearly five years since Billy Kirkbride left the Earth and another 60 or so since he left the battlefield, but the legacy he built in both domains continues to thrive.Kirkbride, a Davis County area veteran who fought in World War II with an American-Canadian special forces unit nicknamed the Devil’s Brigade, posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal earlier this... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
February 19, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements.Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, Regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve - or AGR - members who have more than 60 days of leave must use it... Read more
Air Force News Service
February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internet instantaneously allows you to reach out across the Internet superhighway to share information or connect with loved ones. Despite how innocuous this may seem, without taking the proper precautions, your personal information can inadvertently fall into the wrong hands. “You have to assume that everyone is looking at it,” said Col. Mary Hanson, the senior... Read more
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
February 19, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE —The 419th Fighter Wing named Zions Bank its Employer of the Year for 2014 during the wing’s annual awards banquet on Feb. 7.Each year, the 419th FW recognizes one civilian employer that shows exceptional support of reservists within the organization. These employers go above and beyond, making it easier for reservists to serve both their employer and their country.Zions Bank... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 12, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Military Saves Week is quickly approaching, and active-duty service members, their families, retirees, and guard and reservists will have the opportunity to join in on valuable workshops and resources offered daily by the Airman & Family Readiness Center. The workshops offered during the week raise awareness about financial responsibility, preparedness and resources... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 12, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s fiscal year 2016 budget includes several effects — both positive and negative — on Hill Air Force Base.The proposed budget, which needs congressional approval, includes a plan to increase the Air Force’s total number of active-duty personnel by some 4,000 airmen. The Air Force will grow its active-duty force partly to address what it calls “key capability... Read more
February 12, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 75th Air Base Wing celebrated its top performers of 2014 during an awards ceremony Feb. 7 at The Landing. Top performers in several categories were honored during a “statuesque” event that included Hollywood-like red carpet treatment.“I am the luckiest wing commander in the Air Force because of the Airmen we have in the 75th Air Base Wing,” said Col. Ron Jolly, 75th ABW... Read more
February 12, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Senior Airman Marisol MacKenzie, unit deployment manager for the 388th Component Maintenance Squadron, was recently nominated by 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.”MacKenzie distinguished herself from other Airmen through her... Read more
Ed Gulick, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
February 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer urged members of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board to help the service maintain its technological edge at the winter board meeting Jan. 27.“We need your help,” Spencer said. “We need the expertise you provide because it is really critical. Our budgets are shrinking, our capacity is shrinking and there’s no way to... Read more