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June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With static closeout dates for each rank in place, the Air Force announced it will update the enlisted performance report forms and utilize new forced distribution and senior rater stratification restrictions to round out the incremental changes to enlisted evaluation and promotion systems with performance as the driving factor in promotions. For technical sergeants and... Read more
TECH. SGT. RYAN CRANE, U.S. European Command Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
PARIS — Defense Department representatives and aircraft were on hand at the 51st International Paris Air Show, the largest aerospace event in the world, at Le Bourget Airport, France, June 15-21.Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James; Heidi Grant, the deputy under secretary of Air Force, international affairs; Dr. William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force acquisition; and Gen.... Read more
BRIAN BRACKENS and GINA GIARDINA, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody held an All-Call at the Air Force Institute of Technology here earlier this month, and spoke about the importance of the work being accomplished by the people in the room and across Air Force Materiel Command.During the All-Call, Welsh highlighted the... Read more
KIM BOWDEN, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Across Air Force Materiel Command, Airmen continue to embrace the command’s culture of respect and resiliency. This is especially evident in their behavior as wingmen.“Accountability is at the core of the culture we emphasize, and it’s at the core of the wingman concept,” said Jennifer Treat, AFMC Community Support Coordinator. “A good wingman stays alert... Read more
June 25, 2015
MONTEZUMA CREEKCpl. David H. Benallie, USADec. 14, 1945 - October 10, 196923 years oldArmor Reconnaissance Specialist Cpl. Robert J. Brock, USAAug. 21, 1949 - May 24, 197020 years oldInfantryman(Drafted while living in Utah,grew up in Odessa, TX) MOUNT PLEASANTSpc. Four Brent H. McArthur, USAJuly 21, 1946 - Nov. 20, 196923 years oldInfantryman MURRAYPfc. Douglas E. Atwood, USASept... Read more
Jesus Lopez Jr., Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
LAYTON — Spectators held signs that read, “We love our veterans” and “Thank you,” in an attempt to provide an overdue welcome home to Vietnam veterans.The spectators waited patiently along Wasatch Drive leading up to Layton Commons Park on the bright Saturday morning for the Sounds of Freedom parade to begin.Dennis Kramer served in Vietnam in 1968-69 in the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade. He... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Tech. Sgt. Danielle Minor found herself with a pair of scissors in the bathroom late one night, ready to use them to end her life because she had reached a depth of emotional turmoil she thought was irreversible — it was a moment she will never forget.“It was so quick. One night I just thought, ‘What is the point of my being here because I’m not a good mother. My kids... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A proposal to privatize military commissaries has been met with a mixture of suspicion and downright opposition from some Utah congressmen and veterans groups.In May, the Senate Armed Services Committee inserted language into its version of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and several military groups say could lead to the... Read more
June 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, Air Force officials announced a third round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning June 15.The measures are necessary to meet the Air Force’s headquarters organization and staffing reductions, which were designed to eliminate redundant activities, improve efficiencies and satisfy previous... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 18, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Senior Master Sgt. Eric Eberhard, 419th Explosive Ordnance Disposal, is deployed as part of a recovery team tasked to excavate a Laos crash site from the Vietnam era.The two-month deployment is a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency mission, which includes day-to-day operations to research, identify, and recover Americans who were killed in action but were never brought home.“... Read more

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