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Staff Sgt. Eric Burks, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
September 8, 2011
OGDEN -- After nearly two weeks of honing marksmanship and weapons manipulation skills, learning basic Close Quarters Battle tactics, and exhausting thousands of rounds of M4 and M9 ammunition, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron Airmen completed an Advanced Weapons Tactical Training course.AWTT, conducted at the Swanson Tactical Training Center in Ogden by the Threat Management Group (TMG), combined... Read more
Idea Program Office
September 1, 2011
The Logistics, Installations and Mission Support - Enterprise View (LIMS-EV) road show will be here Sept. 12-15 to increase awareness of the vast enterprise logistics capabilities available to the Air Force.LIMS-EV will be the integrated, single-source business intelligence environment that delivers information and capabilities to the warfighter and its support functions across all Logistics,... Read more
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office
September 1, 2011
The 419th Fighter Wing is gearing up for a jam-packed Family Day Sept. 10, with even more events lined up for reservists and their families, including a free concert and meet-and-greet with country music artist Neal McCoy.The meet-and-greet with McCoy, whose credits include several platinum-selling albums and number-one singles, will begin at 12:15 p.m., followed by a concert at 1 p.m.Family day... Read more
75th Air Base Wing
September 1, 2011
Hill Air Force Base is beginning its registration and education phase of the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), a Homeland Security and Department of Defense Initiative.DBIDS was developed as a force protection and identity management program to manage personnel, property and installation access and is currently in use at several other bases and military sites.All members of Team... Read more
Airman 1st Class Dennis L. Sloan, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs
September 1, 2011
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Hurricane Irene has moved out of the area, but not without leaving its mark.Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst experienced damaging winds and excessive rain, which caused flooding.When the storm began to move out of the area, damage assessment teams spread out across the base."We currently have damage assessment teams driving the main and side roads of the... Read more
Anne Morrison, Hilltop Times Staff
September 1, 2011
Two of Utah's own wounded Airmen recently went on a weeklong fishing trip in Alaska as a token of appreciation for their service. As part of the Department of Defense's Wounded Warrior program, 14 members of each military branch were sent to a remote Alaskan fishing lodge for a week on flights purchased and contributed by the Pentagon Federal Credit Union. Sally and Jeff Appel own the lodge and... Read more
75th Civil Engineer Squadron
September 1, 2011
How much electrical energy does Hill Air Force Base use on a day when few are working? History tells us that our facilities typically use about 22-24 megawatts of electricity during a holiday or enough electricity to supply 575 homes for a month. Most of the energy consumed during these periods is essential and is used to keep our work spaces safe, secure, heated, ventilated and conditioned for... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
September 1, 2011
On Friday, Sept. 9, the Team Hill Round-Up Fundraiser, produced by an all-volunteer team, will welcome ticketholders to a Western-themed silent and live auction to be held at Club Hill. Ticket price includes dinner, dancing and great items for bid.Boots and jeans will be welcomed and encouraged as well as uniforms, flight suits and informal wear. Admittance includes a dinner of smoked brisket,... Read more
OO-ALC Manpower, Personnel and Training Directorate
September 1, 2011
Q. What are the basic age and service requirements for Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA)?A. To be eligible to retire early under a VERA, an Air Force employee must be either age 50 with 20 years of creditable service or have 25 years of total creditable service at any age.Q. What is VSIP?A. Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP), which is commonly referred to as a buyout, is a... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
September 1, 2011
Chaplain (Capt.) Ryan Williams always heard his grandfather talk about serving in World War II as he grew up. He even heard about his exploits dropping candy to Berlin children, and that he was well-known as the Candy Bomber.Still, it didn't really sink in that "Grandpa" had done anything so extraordinary until Williams visited Germany with members of his family for a 60-year celebration of the... Read more

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