Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
Team Hill will be featured in a television show on the Outdoor Channel sometime after the TV crew's visit here Feb. 22-26. Although the show, Western Extreme by Bowtech, is about big game hunting, its host, Jim Burnworth, wants to pay tribute to his comrades of a different camouflage -- the Airmen of Hill Air Force Base. In his weekly TV series, Burnworth travels throughout Alaska, Canada, Mexico... Read more
Ron Brown, OO-ALC Transformation Division Process Improvement Analyst
Hill Air Force Base's Transformation/Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Division will be hosting its inaugural Transformation Symposium on March 1 at the Base Theater, Building 441, starting at 7:30 a.m. Nationally acclaimed author Salome Thomas-El will be the keynote speaker for this event. Thomas-El is an inner-city principal from Philadelphia who mentored his students through... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
Hill Air Force Base has gained its newest senior enlisted officer to serve as liaison between the enlisted force and Team Hill senior leadership. Chief Master Sgt. David Nordel arrived here from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., where he had served as command chief for the 92nd Air Refueling Wing. When asked about what's most important as he looks to his newest assignment as command chief of the... Read more
The Ogden Air Logistics Center Engineering Directorate is hosting its seventh annual Engineering and Technical Management Awards luncheon Feb. 17, 11 a.m., in the Club Hill Ballroom. This year, in a change to previous format, the 17 award winners will be announced for the first time at the luncheon. Dr. Janet S. Fender, Senior Executive Service member and scientific advisor for Air Combat Command... Read more
Former OO-ALC/CC Maj Gen (Ret) Kevin Sullivan gives OO-ALC/CS Aksel Aydoner an award at retirement Jan. 29. (Alex R. Lloyd)
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
After 33 years in a career of federal service, the chief of staff for the Ogden Air Logistics Center retired at the Hill Aerospace Museum, Jan. 29. Aksel Aydoner began his service in 1976 with the Air Force and later became an operations and research analyst and mathematical statistician as a civilian in the Engineering Division at the OO-ALC. Eventually assigned to his current position, he... Read more
The Hill Chiefs' Group will be hosting their annual Chiefs Recognition Candlelight Ceremony, honoring the 2010 newly selected chief master sergeants, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m., at Club Hill. Military attire will be mess dress or semi-formal, Civilian attire will be dinner dress or coat and tie. Please contact Chief Master Sgt. Mark Lafayette at (801) 777-5217 for further information. Read more
1st Lt. Gina Vaccaro McKeen, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- High year of tenure rates for most enlisted personnel will return to their previous time lengths, Air Force officials announced recently. The revised policy means senior Airmen, for example, can serve up to 10 years of total active federal military service instead of 12 years. High year of tenure is the maximum years of service a member may remain on active duty... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
The 388th Fighter Wing recently launched a program to sharpen its Airmen, called Project Warrior. "It's easy for people to completely focus on being a good specialist, or worker, and lose sight of what's truly expected," said Chief Master Sgt. Atticus Smith, 388th FW command chief and developer of Project Warrior, "but we must be Airmen first and specialists second." To help specialists refocus... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
One of the best ground support aircraft the military has to offer is getting a significant life-span extension at Hill Air Force Base. The 38-year-old A-10 Thunderbolt II, commonly known as the Warthog, is undergoing procedures at Hill to prolong its service life. As part of the Air Force's Service Life Extension Program, the close air support plane is receiving wing inspection and repairs that... Read more
The Hill Riding Stables has three openings for horses. This self-help facility is located on the west side of the base Dues are $90 per month and include up to eight bales of hay. There are two arenas, two round corrals and 10 paddock areas. Owners are required to feed their horses twice each day and clean stalls daily. No rental horses are allowed. To reserve your stall or for more information,... Read more

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