Hilltop Times staff
Join in the fun as Club Hill celebrates micro brews at the Buffalo Brewfest, Aug. 27, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. A $10 ticket includes a signature sample glass and 10 sample tickets. Tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 2 (must be 18 years or older). Prize drawings throughout the event will include a grand prize of three days, two nights at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Las Vegas (includes up to $300 for... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
A four day transition workshop for separation and retiring personnel and their family members has been scheduled for July 26-29 from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The workshop is designed to prepare members to conduct a successful transition -- job searching, skills assessment, career exploration, resume writing and interview techniques. A Veterans Affairs representative also provides an overview of... Read more
Philip Lorenz III, Arnold Engineering Development Center Public Affairs
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. --- An F110 engine that powers the F-16 Fighting Falcon began performance testing June 18 here at Arnold Engineering Development Center using a 50/50 blend of JP-8 conventional aviation fuel and a bio-fuel derived from the oil contained in the seed of the camelina plant, commonly known as false or wild flax. "The testing recently initiated at AEDC will be the first... Read more
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - Civilian employees can now update their non-monetary awards through the self-service module in the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System using the "Awards and Bonuses" tab in "My Biz." The ability to update non-monetary awards, such as length of service recognition, exemplary civilian service award and Air Force Civilian Achievement Award, eliminates the need to... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
FORT LEE, Va. -- In true military style, commissary customers can show their ability to survive. Survive change, that is. The time for change has come to the Hill Air Force Base Commissary. The Commissary will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., July 25. "We'll be closed for a complete store reset July 26, 2010, through July 27, 2010," said Store Director Karen Ochsner. The commissary will reopen July 28... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
Have you ever been interested in becoming an Air Force Recruiter, Military Training Instructor (MTI), Military Training Leader (MTL), or Professional Military Education (PME) instructor? If so, the Aerospace and Education Training Command Special Duty Team is offering the opportunity you have been seeking and will host a Special Duty briefing on Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Building 385 (ALS),... Read more
Jennifer Sedgwick, Wellness Associate Civilian Health Promotion Services
The Health Risk Appraisal, or HRA, identifies personal risk factors and provides an action plan to help prevent future conditions or manage current ones. It accomplishes the following: •Reviews one's personal lifestyle practices and reveals health issues that personal choices could impact. •Allows individuals to monitor their health with repeated HRA participation. •Delivers follow-up... Read more
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Staff
This year's Employer Appreciation Day has been rescheduled for Sept. 11. Reservists may invite their civilian employers to experience an F-16 refueling mission aboard a KC-135 aircraft, meet wing leadership and tour work areas. Employers can also look forward to learning more about the F-16 during an up-close and interactive hangar tour. The local employer support of the Guard and Reserve... Read more
Lisa Daniel, American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON --- Defense Department officials launched an Internet-based program June 28 to help service members and other Americans living overseas vote more easily in November's elections. The new online voting assistant at will make the registration and absentee ballot application process "quick, easy, seamless and intuitive," said Bob Carey, a federal voting assistance program... Read more
Tharen and Duane Blue show off their prize-winning truck. (Bill Orndorff/U.S. Air Force)
Bill Orndorff, 309th Maintenance Wing
A 1961 Chevy Apache pickup truck won the General's Trophy for 'best of show' honors when the 309th Maintenance Wing held its annual Car Show and Commander's Call June 30. The Chianti red pickup, the result of an eight-year restoration project by Duane Blue, also won first place in the truck category. The show was held in Centennial Park under partly cloudy skies and drew more than 2,000... Read more