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Persons with Disabilities LunchThe Persons With Disabilities Committee will host its annual luncheon Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Club Hill. The luncheon is held to award outstanding Department of Defense workers with disabilities and the guest speaker will be Kim Peek, a savant who inspired Dustin Hoffman's character in the movie "Rain Man." Touted as a walking encyclopedia, Peek's... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
The 75th Communications Squadron will deactive Oct. 1 in a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Hill Aerospace Museum. The new Operations Division will assume its mission as it stands up as part of the new Communications and Information Directorate under the leadership of the 75th Air Base Wing.The new Communications and Information Directorate, or 75th ABW/SC, will formally consolidate all... Read more
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Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
More than 300 airmen stood solemnly in the early morning sun as a tribute to fellow service members past and present who never returned home from war.Early Friday morning, Hill Air Force Base held a special ceremony honoring individuals declared prisoners of war or missing in action.The ceremony, at the base's Memorial Park, began with a Reveille formation and was followed by a prayer and... Read more
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Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
More than 300 airmen stood solemnly in the early morning sun as a tribute to fellow service members past and present who never returned home from war.Early Friday morning, Hill Air Force Base held a special ceremony honoring individuals declared prisoners of war or missing in action.The ceremony, at the base's Memorial Park, began with a Reveille formation and was followed by a prayer and... Read more
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Dave Kendziora, Ogden Air Logistics Center historian
This fall the United States Air Force marks fifty years of intercontinental ballistic missiles on nuclear alert. The first one attained alert status in October 1959 -- an Atlas D at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The event began the service's commitment to the highest standards of performance in maintaining, securing and operating a series of the most powerful land-based missiles; namely,... Read more
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Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs Report
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio -- Air Force officials announced Sept. 18 that Lt. Gen. Terry L. Gabreski, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander, will retire from the Air Force effective Nov. 20.Gabreski has served as AFMC vice commander since August 2005. Prior to her assignment at Wright-Patterson AFB, she served as the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander at Tinker AFB, Okla.The general... Read more
The 649th Combat Logistics Support Squadron will be gone soon, but they aren't going away without a celebration.The unit, known for deploying teams worldwide to perform heavy maintenance and modifications to battle damaged aircraft, will be formally deactivated by the Air Force on Oct. 1.As part of the Air Force's proposed force structure realignment plan for fiscal year 2010, installations all... Read more
The Air Force Association recognized the efforts of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, in support of the Air Force, by bestowing its highest civilian award to the congressman at a reception held recently in Washington, D.C.The AFA chairman of the board, Joe Sutter, presented Hatch with the W. Stuart Symington Award, saying, "The Air Force Association is proud to recognize outstanding contributions to the... Read more
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Ted Theopolos, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Nearly 10,000 runners -- an almost 35 percent increase over last year -- lined up at the starting line here for the 2009 U.S. Air Force Marathon.The 13th annual running event started with remarks by Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Owen, commander of the Aeronautical Systems Center, and included a first-ever visit by an Air Force chief of staff, when Gen. Norton... Read more
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 113, is hosting a briefing and recruiting event Oct. 1 at the Ogden Air Logistics Center Poe Conference Room. The detachment is seeking motivated personnel who would like to apply to become AFOSI special agents.Enlisted Air Force members may apply for special agent duty once they have first served in another career field. Air Force... Read more

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