Articles

R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 17, 2016
BLUFFDALE, Utah — In preparation for Veterans Day, Team Hill Airmen and family members gathered at a cemetery here Nov. 10 for a volunteer project, which honored all veterans.The project was organized by the Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 1163, and preparations began just after sunrise. With the sun still low in the sky, the volunteers spread across the Utah Veterans Memorial Cemetery... Read more
November 17, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Aircraft maintainers took part in proficiency training here Nov. 8 with their goal being improved mission effectiveness.Airmen from the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit here accomplished hot refueling operations – commonly called ‘hot pits’ – on running F-35A Lightning II fighter jets.Hot pits operations allow for a faster refueling process since the pilot does not have... Read more
November 17, 2016
Requests for studio portraits are for official use only. With 4th quarter awards, annual awards, and routine administrative requirements ramping up during the months from December-March, customers are requested to schedule official portrait appointments as far in advance as possible.Award program POCs should contact the PA Studio at 801-777-7615 to discuss scheduling blocks of time for their... Read more
November 17, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season will run Nov. 14-Dec. 12.Health insurance representatives will hold a Health Fair at the Warrior Fitness Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and again Dec. 6-8.Information regarding FEHB, Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and the Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS), along... Read more
AIRMAN MIRANDA A. LOERA, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
November 17, 2016
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — Maj. Gen. Thomas Deale, the director of operations of Air Combat Command, presented retired Staff Sgt. Benjamin Hutchins, a former 18th Air Support Operations Group joint terminal attack controller, with the Silver Star during a ceremony Nov. 4 at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.Hutchins distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military... Read more
TECH. SGT. BRANDON SHAPIRO
November 17, 2016
Frantic calls of “Two recover, Two recover, Two recover,” echoed across the airwaves.Maj. Luke O’Sullivan, F-16 Fighting Falcon instructor pilot, watched helplessly from his cockpit as his student’s jet descended from an altitude of over 3 miles to under 4,400 feet in a matter of seconds.While executing a more than 8-G turn, the over 1,000 pounds of pressure had drained the blood from the student... Read more
RANDY MARTIN, 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
November 17, 2016
PUEBLO, Colo. — Two Air Force master sergeants became the first enlisted Airmen in six decades to complete solo flights during Initial Flight Training at the 1st Flying Training Squadron Nov. 3. Both soloed in a DA-20 Katana at Pueblo Memorial Airport as part of the Air Force’s IFT program, which is mandatory for all manned aircraft pilots, combat systems officers and remotely piloted... Read more
November 17, 2016
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — As we approach the end of the year, federal civil service employees should examine their accrued annual leave, and make plans to use it if they are approaching the maximum. Employees may carry over to the new leave year a maximum of 240 hours of annual leave. Under certain circumstances, some personnel may carry over to the new year up to 360 hours. All “use-... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 10, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — After the discovery of faulty insulation on coolant lines caused a temporary flight restriction for 10 of Hill’s 15 F-35As, repaired jets are beginning to fly again.Two aircraft returned to flight Oct. 24 and three more are scheduled for completion by Nov. 4.Maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are not only involved in the repair process, but also... Read more
November 10, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Recently, pedestrians have been observed crossing Balmer Street from visitor parking near Centennial Park on the red-and-white-striped pop-up barrier, which resembles a crosswalk, and this presents a safety hazard. If the pop-up barrier were to activate with pedestrians on it, the potential exits for severe injuries or fatalities. Signs warning pedestrians of the... Read more

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In the know Legal office closureThe 75th Air Base Wing Legal Office will be... more
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