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Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 12, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — They aren’t UFOs and Northern Utah is not being invaded by an enemy military force.If you happened to notice any strange looking aircraft hurtling through the skies the past couple of weeks, it’s highly likely those planes are participating in Hill Air Force Base’s biannual combat training and weapons testing program, Combat Hammer.Until May 14, the 86th Fighter Weapons... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 12, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In the eight years it’s been shuttling people around Northern Utah, the FrontRunner has not once run on a Sunday.But that’s about to change. The Utah Transit Authority’s commuter rail line will serve both days — Saturday and Sunday — of this year’s “Warriors Over the Wasatch” open house and air show at Hill Air Force Base. The show has been set for June 25 and 26. ... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
May 12, 2016
The fiscal year 2017 Defense Department budget request must, of necessity, take the long view, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on April 27.The secretary said the long view is needed, “because, even as we fight today’s fights, we must also be prepared for what might come 10, 20, or 30 years down the road.”The budget request recognizes the changing... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
May 12, 2016
U.S. forces in Afghanistan conduct missions to train, advise and assist Afghan forces as part of a larger NATO role, and conduct a unilateral U.S.-counterterrorism mission, Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, the Resolute Support mission’s deputy communications chief, said on May 5.Following the April 29 release of an investigation’s results involving a mistaken U.S. airstrike on a Doctors... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ALEXA CULBERT, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 12, 2016
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III was inducted into the Air Force Order of the Sword during a ceremony April 22 in Montgomery, Alabama.An ancient tradition adopted by the Air Force in 1967, the Order of the Sword is the highest level of honor and tribute the enlisted corps can give its leaders. The sword symbolizes honor, truth, justice and power, and... Read more
May 12, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force reports of sexual assault decreased slightly in fiscal year 2015, while reporting by male victims increased, according to the service’s annual report on sexual assault released May 5.The report highlights an increase of more than 5 percent for both unrestricted and restricted reports of sexual assault from male victims.“I think we’re making progress on sexual assault... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
May 12, 2016
The latest annual report of the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program shows the effort is having an impact, but that there are still hurdles to overcome, the SAPR program’s director said during a media roundtable May 5.Army Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols was joined by Dr. Nathan Galbreath, senior executive adviser to the DOD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN TAMMIE RAMSOUER, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 12, 2016
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Cyber experts from across the military, government agencies and private industry joined forces here April 27, to mitigate future cyberattacks within the U.S.The Air Force Cyber College’s two-day wargame brought the CIA, FBI, Goldman Sachs and others into participation. Security experts analyzed how they handled cyberthreats independently, and how they could team to... Read more
May 12, 2016
Noting that military spouses “demonstrate a strength reflective of the spirit of our nation,” President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring May 6 as Military Spouse Appreciation Day.Here is the full text of the presidential proclamation:Serving alongside our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, our Nation’s military families give of themselves and give up their time... Read more
TECH. SGT. BUBBA FRANKS, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
May 12, 2016
FORT MYER, Va. — Michelle Aikman was named Military Spouse Magazine’s 2016 Air Force Military Spouse of the Year during a luncheon May 5 at Fort Myer.Surrounded by her family and previous Air Force military spouses of the year winners, Aikman was recognized for her lifetime of accomplishments.Aikman, who graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in chemical engineering, has... Read more

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