Capt. Andrew D. Richey, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
The Hill Air Force Base Tax Center will open Monday, Jan. 25, and will remain open for business through April 15, the last day income taxes can be filed without being assessed an additional interest or other penalty (unless you have requested an IRS extension and it has been approved). Walk-in clients will be accepted from 8 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Tax Center will be... Read more
Aerial view of Port-au-Prince harbor in Haiti from an OC-135B Open Skies aircraft Jan. 14. (A1C Perry Aston/U.S. Air Force)
Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service
NEW DELHI -- Just hours before another earthquake hit Haiti early this morning, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the Defense Department is sending a port-clearing ship and evaluating additional capabilities to assist the disaster relief effort. Secretary Gates announced that he signed deployment orders this morning to send a port-clearing ship equipped with cranes to get the port operating... Read more
Capt. Leonardi Antonio, Public Health
Since the novel H1N1 influenza began its trek around the world last spring, many theories have arisen as to its origins, modes of transmission and means of prevention. Much of this information is based on misunderstandings, falsehoods and the love of a good conspiracy theory. And because many of us get our news and information from non-medical sources, its time to discredit some of the common... Read more
Capt. Shannon Collins, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Thirty years ago, my father changed my life, as well as the lives of his other family members, forever. He took a shotgun and shot himself in the head. His death certificate reads, "Self-inflicted gunshot wound." I can't tell you how many times I've heard people joke about something being so bad, "that I should just shoot myself." As I hear songs like "... Read more
Photo by Drew Godleski and photo manipulation by Bryan Nielsen/Standard-Examiner.
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
The Governor's Highway Safety Association reminds motorists in a January news release that six states prohibit all drivers from talking on handheld cell phones while driving. California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Oregon allow an officer to ticket a motorist for using a handheld cell phone without any other traffic offense taking place, while the state of Washington may ticket for the... Read more
Staff Sgt. Heather Skinkle, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
At some time in their lives, most people have experienced financial stress. To help, the 419th Fighter Wing's Family Readiness office is sponsoring a class entitled "Financial Readiness for Today and Tomorrow." The class will be held Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the 419th Mission Support Group conference room on the second floor of Building 180. Delight Dehorty, 419th Family Readiness office, will... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th ABW Public Affairs
Hill's Environmental Restoration Advisory Board, or RAB, is seeking applicants interested in representing the community of Hill Air Force Base during important environmental cleanup decisions that affect the base and the surrounding communities. The RAB will accept applications from Hill AFB residents or those who work at Hill. Established in 1995, Hill's RAB was formed to increase public... Read more
OO-ALC Commander Maj Gen Andrew Busch hands the SES flag to 309 MXW Vice Director Sue Dryden at her promotion ceremony.
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
OGDEN -- Tuesday night in Ogden, Air Force officials discussed what impacts Top of Utah residents might see if the F-35 Lightning II lands at Hill Air Force Base. A team of Air Force representatives from Hill and from Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia set up shop at the Union Station on Jan. 19, distributing environmental information on the Air Force's next-generation... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
Sue Dryden, 309th Maintenance Wing vice director, was promoted to Senior Executive Service rank in a ceremony held Jan. 15 at the Hill Aerospace Museum Fighter Gallery. One week prior, an SES ceremony was held for her colleague, Angie Tymofichuk, director of the Ogden Air Logistics Center Engineering Directorate, who was in attendance at the Jan. 15 ceremony as well. Mark Johnson, OO-ALC... Read more
April Rowden, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- As early as mid-February, the rollout of a civilian hiring test initiative will require current Air Force civilian employees to follow new procedures when applying for jobs at select bases. Air Force civilians who want to apply for jobs at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas; Osan Air Base, Korea; or any of the United States Air Forces in Europe bases will apply for... Read more

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