Hilltop Times staff
The third annual Family Overnight Campout has been planned for July 30. "This year there will be a twist," said Edie Messina, with the 75th Force Support Marketing office and coordinator for the event. "We will have the Ogden Nature Center visiting and bringing out some of their animals." Families are welcome to start setting up their tents at Centennial Park at 5 p.m. or Outdoor Recreation has... Read more
Participants march at the event on June 4. (Kim Cook/U.S. Air Force)
Special Agent Benjamin Hatch, Air Force Office of Special Investigations
Approximately 75 Hill Air Force Base personnel took part in the third annual Ruck March in honor of Special Agent Ryan Balmer. Agent Balmer was killed in action on June 5, 2007, when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Kirkuk, Iraq. He left behind a wife and three children. At the time of his death he was assigned to Detachment 113 on Hill AFB and had deployed in support of Operation... Read more
Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
WASHINGTON --- Most Air Force civilians under the National Security Personnel System will convert to the General Schedule by the end of this fiscal year in support of the Department of Defense goal to convert out as quickly as possible. This conversion out of NSPS was mandated by the Fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. With few exceptions, Air Force NSPS employees will transition... Read more
Maj. Belinda Petersen, Air Force Services Agency Public Affairs
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Air Force Services Agency officials are accepting photograph entries on, now through July 4, as part of the Year of the Air Force Family. This is an opportunity for Airmen and eligible patrons of Air Force morale, welfare and recreation programs to express through photos what Air Force life means to them. Eligible family members ages 12 to 17... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times staff
The recent change in weather has many people hopping into bathing suits and into the pool to cool off, especially since the base pools are now open on the weekends. However, along with remembering to put on sunscreen, it's also important for both children and adults to remember pool safety. At every pool, a list of "pool rules" is posted in an easy-to-see spot. Parents and children should take... Read more
Col. Daniel Gordon, 508th Aircraft Sustainment Group commander
I'm writing this article on May 7, while sitting in the San Francisco International Airport waiting for a flight to Taiwan. It's Military Spouse Appreciation Day at Hill Air Force Base, but of course I won't be around to help recognize those who do so much to support their military family members. May 9, Mother's Day, I'll be 14 time zones away. I find it ironic that I'll be on the road during... Read more
Bill Orndorff, 309th Public Affairs
The 309th Maintenance Wing will sponsor its fourth annual Car Show June 30 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Centennial Park. Car categories are muscle, sports and classic. Specialty vehicles, trucks and motorcycles will also be displayed. First and second place trophies will be awarded to the best entry in each category. Deadline to enter a vehicle is June 24, and the fee is $15. Entry forms are available... Read more
Carry Shearon and her stepmom, Kim Knutzen, work on a hula girl puppet at library summer reading kick-off. (Alex R. Lloyd)
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times staff
A hot, sunny afternoon on June 8 set the stage for the base library's kick-off of this year's Summer Reading Program. Kids of all ages began lining up outside the library at 2 p.m. to receive their game tickets and bingo cards. Though most of the activities for the kick-off party didn't involve reading, they revolved around this year's program theme, "Voyage to Book Island." Along with making... Read more
649 MUNS SAirman Steven Matthews runs in the four-person relay with his team’s baton. (A1C Melissa Dearstone
Airman 1st Class Melissa Dearstone, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
The 649th Munitions Squadron hosted the first "Ammo Olympics" at Hill May 27 that featured eleven different events in which Airmen in the ammunitions career field competed against one another. The Ammo Olympics events were all related to the career field and were open to all service members and retirees who are or were in Ammo in any military branch. "There are approximately 8,000 Ammo troops in... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
From Thursday, June 10 , through June 25, all classrooms, the Key Spouse Room and the conference room in the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, Building 150, will be occupied by visiting Logistics Compliance Assessment Team members. This has resulted in the need to relocate or cancel the following events: June 7-10: TAP Class - Building 1238, Classroom 1 June 10: Reintegration Briefing, 8 a.m.-... Read more

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