Articles

Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 3, 2014
  The best in intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), space and command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I) career fields were honored at the Brent Scowcroft Awards banquet March 27.The Northern Utah Chapter 235 of the Air Force Association (AFA) hosted the event at the David Eccles Conference Center to honor individuals in five categories, and teams in two categories,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 3, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The list of dangerous places in the world will soon become considerably smaller — at least according to the Department of Defense.The military announced earlier this month that it is planning to scale back bonus pay for service members who deploy to dangerous parts of the world.Beginning June 1, the DoD plans to discontinue its “imminent danger pay,” or IDP, in... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 3, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In the past, mass transit and Hill Air Force Base have been a little like oil and water — they didn’t quite mix. But this spring, a new service from the Utah Transit Authority aims to change that.UTA announced Wednesday that details have been finalized for a new service that will offer two new bus routes that will connect the base with FrontRunner’s Clearfield Station... Read more
Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
April 3, 2014
  WASHINGTON — In a press briefing at the Pentagon March 27, Air Force officials announced the findings from the Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., test compromise investigations, to include accountability actions and a way forward for the ICBM force.In January, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Global Strike Command commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson announced a... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
April 3, 2014
  WASHINGTON — Focused and balanced investments in science and technology programs across the services were at the center of discussions during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threat and Capabilities on Capitol Hill, March 26.Dr. David Walker, Air Force deputy assistant secretary of science, technology and engineering,... Read more
Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
April 3, 2014
  JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — myPers, the Air Force official online source for personnel policy, information and day-to-day transactions, empowers civilian employees to manage their careers.“This resource can save employees an infinite amount of time by providing direct online access to answers and valuable information about many of the everyday personnel concerns and the... Read more
Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
April 3, 2014
 SALT LAKE CITY — March 29 will never be the same.In ceremonies Saturday in a crowded rotunda at the state Capitol, Gov. Gary Herbert signed the legislation naming March 29 Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.Utah joins 35 other states in circling the date commemorating the March 29, 1973, departure of the last U.S. combat soldiers from Vietnam. Exactly 41 years later, more than 500 Vietnam-era... Read more
Cathy Hopkins, DLA Aviation Public Affairs
April 3, 2014
  Is 90 percent material availability (MA) enough to keep America’s aircraft flying? Well, it all depends on the part under discussion as Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Johnson observed during a November visit to the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (ALC). Something as simple as missing one tiny O-ring can prevent the overhaul of a constant speed... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs
April 3, 2014
 BAGRAM, Afghanistan — After two years apart, a deployed father from Hill Air Force Base and his son were reunited at a re-enlistment ceremony in Afghanistan.The last time U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Carmelo Vega Martinez saw his son, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jean Vega Martinez, was more than two years ago when the junior NCO was passing through Texas on his way to retrain as a MH-60... Read more
April 3, 2014
 JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Children in military families move six to nine times between kindergarten and high school. A mobile app launched in December aims to help them cope with leaving a familiar place for the unknown.The Big Moving Adventure app lets children create a Muppet friend to help them through the moving process.Developed for the Defense Department in partnership with... Read more