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Aaron Clark, Hill AFB Historian
January 15, 2015
The year 2015 marks a very special one for Hill Air Force Base. It’s the 75th anniversary of the installation.Three-quarters of a century has passed since Hill AFB began as a lowly airfield known as Hill Field in 1940 to support American military efforts in World War II. As we commemorate Hill AFB’s birthday, it’s important to focus not just on the groundbreaking event itself, but what... Read more
By Health.mil staff
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON — January is National Blood Donor Month, and the Armed Services Blood Program is encouraging all service members to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015. National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need.“We couldn’t save lives without our donors,” says Army Lt. Col. Jason... Read more
Dave Abbott, 75th Civil Engineer Squadron utility manager
January 15, 2015
Hill recently honored an engineer for his energy saving efforts, an Air Force priority. Trent Tholen, an electrical engineer and senior project manager assigned to the 309th Maintenance Support Squadron, took positive, specific actions to ensure improved working conditions and energy savings could be achieved simultaneously.While working directly with process and facility engineering teams within... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Top Air Force leaders kicked off a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response summit Jan. 12, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, to tackle tough issues and get honest and open dialogue from Airmen.The five-day summit will focus on better ways to combat sexual assault, and take care of victims. About 150 Airmen from all ranks and demographics across the Air Force were in attendance.... Read more
CAPT AMBER BALKEN, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 15, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Airman’s Medal for a heroic act outside a combat situation was awarded to Master Sgt. Gregory Bartel, specialist flight chief for the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, here today.On the morning of June 16, 2013, Bartel and his family were attending worship services at St. James the Just Catholic Parish in Ogden, Utah, when an armed gunman entered and shot a fellow... Read more
Kevin L. Robinson, Defense Commissary Agency
January 15, 2015
FORT LEE, Va. — Seventeen years ago, as an Air Force staff sergeant assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, Stuart Allison knew the value of a dollar, because he and his wife were watching every one of them.Command Chief Master Sgt. Stuart Allison (left), senior enlisted advisor to the DeCA director, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Kazmirski, Europe Area senior enlisted advisor, tour the Fort Lee, Va... Read more
TECH. SGT. NATALIE STANLEY, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force members now have access to HOMES.mil, a new official Defense Department website designed to modernize the way all service members search for housing when relocating. Effective Dec. 29, 2014, HOMES.mil was launched for public access to provide service members seeking housing at their assigned location, and to landlords, owners and property managers to access for... Read more
TRICARE.mil staff
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON — The start of a new year brings fresh starts, new opportunities, new goals and new dreams. This year, TRICARE, in support of Operation Live Well, encourages you to make a determined approach to becoming a better you than you were last year.While you may not set New Year’s resolutions, you can set new goals for yourself. Whether you need to quit smoking, lose weight or learn a new... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 15, 2015
In an effort to improve health and lives on Hill Air Force Base, the Civilian Health Promotion Services office has been, and will continue, offering courses in its new program “New Year, New You.”CHPS is committed to the well-being of Air Force civilians. The “New Year, New You” series offers classes including Personal Goal Setting for a Healthy Lifestyle; Fad Diets: The Good, the Fad, and the... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 — Defense Department awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues is paying off significantly because of mandatory employee training, the program manager for DoD’s Combating Trafficking in Persons program has reported.As DoD observes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Sam Yousef noted how annual training for DoD’s military, civilian,... Read more

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