Articles

Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
February 4, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The global security environment calls for a continued strong nuclear deterrent along with modernization for elements of the nuclear triad and advanced training for U.S. Strategic Command’s workforce, the STRATCOM commander said here Jan. 22.Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney addressed an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discussing strategic deterrent forces... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
February 4, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It seems like you can count on it happening at least once a year — Top of Utah residents report hearing and, in some cases, feeling a loud boom.More often than not, the sounds originate from the Utah Test and Training Range. As the Department of Defense’s largest block of supersonic training airspace and frequent explosive ordinance disposal site, the western Utah desert... Read more
February 4, 2016
Public health experts have been warning the public about the health hazards of cancer causing agents in e-cigarettes for a few years, but the battery-operated devices carry another hazard you may not be aware of.Recently, an Ogden Air Logistics Complex worker’s leg was severely burned when a spare e-cigarette battery caught fire inside a pants pocket. The burns were severe enough for the employee... Read more
Daryl Mayer, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
February 4, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The KC-46A Pegasus successfully transferred fuel through its boom to an F-16C Fighting Falcon Jan. 24 to demonstrate aerial refueling operations in advance of its first production decision later this spring.The KC-46A passed 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16C piloted by Lt. Col. Daniel Alix of the 416st Flight Test Squadron, 412th Test Wing out of Edwards AFB... Read more
February 4, 2016
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — The Air Force Global Strike Command completed an accident investigation board following a May 2014 mishap during maintenance on an intercontinental ballistic missile.On May 16, 2014, at approximately 11:15 p.m. MDT, a Minuteman III ICBM assigned to the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, became nonoperational during a diagnostic test. While... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CASSANDRA WHITMAN, 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
February 4, 2016
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — “Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.” — MaximusThis quote from the movie “Gladiator” rings powerful and true to Tech. Sgt. LaPaul Williams, who said, “I don’t believe death is to be feared.”Williams, a 5th Air Support Operations Squadron fighter duty technician stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, was diagnosed with a rare type of... Read more
STAFF SGT. NICHOLAS MONTELEONE, 403rd Wing Public Affairs
February 4, 2016
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. —The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew a different kind of mission from Keesler Air Force Base Jan. 22 to gather data on the blizzard that hit the Eastern Seaboard.The blizzard began dropping snow on the area early Jan. 22, and was a record-setter for three cities, leaving 29.2 inches in Baltimore, 31.9 inches in Allentown,... Read more
KEITH WRIGHT, Air Force Safety Center Public Affairs
February 4, 2016
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — This year, the Air Force Safety Center commemorates the organization’s 20th anniversary. Since its designation, the basic mission has remained the same: preserving lives and combat capability through mishap prevention.Safety was originally designated under the Office of the Inspector General at Norton Air Force Base, California, shortly after the Air Force became a... Read more
February 4, 2016
Air Force officials selected 27 captains at Hill Air Force Base this week for promotion to major. Across the Air Force, 2,082 captains were selected for promotion. To see the service-wide promotion list, visit https://mypers.af.mil/. Hill AFB’s major-selects are:• 75th Air Base WingWilliam BridgesMark PhillipsWilliam Gebhardt• 388th Fighter WingMichael AndersonJames CollinsJay DoerflerTyler... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, U.S. Air Force
February 4, 2016
Dr. Jeff Smith, PACE Senior Executive Advisor, speaks to Team Hill leaders Jan. 26 at the Base Theater. This seminar, “Professionalism:  Enhancing Human Capital,” focused on a better understanding of how professionalism drives individual member behavior.  It also examined how professionalism is the bridge that connects our Core Values to the overall Air Force mission.  Read more

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In The Know Hill AFB Ski Day set for Feb. 12Hill AFB military, civilians and... more