Articles

Breanne Smith, AFCEC Public Affairs
March 19, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND, Texas — Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average of $20 each month per member, as of Jan. 1.As a result of... Read more
March 19, 2015
R. NIAL BRADSHAW/U.S. Air ForceC. Anthony “Tony” Braswell (right) is appointed March 9 to the Senior Executive Service and the position as Director, Contracting Directorate, at Hill Air Force Base. The oath of office was administered by Nancy Andrews, Air Force Sustainment Center Contracting Directorate, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.  Read more
Staff Sgt. Jessica Condit, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
March 19, 2015
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — Senior Airman Yia Thao, a 19th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate paralegal, was raised to know that hard work reaps great rewards. The work ethic and dedication that builds a better future runs deep in his family and continues through Thao and his siblings today.Thao was born in Thailand in the American refugee camp of Bamvinah. Throughout his childhood, he watched... Read more
March 19, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, TEXAS — Enlisted Airmen in 23 Air Force specialty codes may be eligible to receive a selective reenlistment bonus effective March 12, Air Force officials announced last week.The Air Force is moving forward with a higher end-strength, so AFSCs eligible for the SRB program will increase to address retention of experienced Airmen in some key mission areas such as... Read more
Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
March 19, 2015
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Excessive use of force by law enforcement is a topic that has plagued U.S. headlines more than once in 2014. While the civilian police force is responsible for de-escalating a situation at the lowest level, the military is held to the same standard.Although tackling issues with no harm to others is the intent of all Air Force security forces members, they must train... Read more
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility of converting another 18 at a later date in fiscal year 2015.The Secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to 36 A-10 aircraft into BAI status. Although... Read more
March 12, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has selected 1,257 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant.The selection rate was 8.75 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 680.90. Selectees’ average time-in-grade was 4.34 years, and time-in-service was 18.79 years. Average enlisted performance report score was 135; average decorations score was 20.67;... Read more
March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s recommendations in a report to Congress on March 4.Of the Commission’s 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs for another 16.“The body of work that came out of the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 12, 2015
LAYTON — Some 40 years after they returned home, Northern Utah Vietnam veterans will finally get the “welcome home” they’ve been waiting for.The first ever “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade” will be at 9 a.m. June 13 in Layton as part of the city’s annual Sounds of Freedom program, which this year will center around Vietnam veterans. The parade is being organized by members of the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 12, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — The restructuring of state Veterans Affairs governance would take the governor out of the loop when it comes time to select advisory boards for veterans nursing homes in Utah.House Bill 381 was approved last week by the House Government Operations Committee. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Val Peterson, R-Orem, would make it so advisory board appointments at each of the state’s four... Read more

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