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June 18, 2015
The Air Force selected 108 staff sergeants from across Hill Air Force Base for promotion to the rank of technical sergeant, officials announced June 9.Throughout the service, 8,446 staff sergeants were selected for promotion. Airmen selected for technical sergeant will be promoted according to their promotion sequence number beginning in August. Selections are tentative until the data... Read more
June 18, 2015
Nine officers from across Team Hill recently learned they were selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel. A total of 1,499 majors were selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel throughout the Air Force. Selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel: 75th Air Base WingScott D. ClineScott E. DennyJohn S. Hampel 367th Training Support Squadron Claudio G. Covacci... Read more
Bryon Saxton, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
LAYTON — A $28 million upgrade of Hill Field Road and the Hill Field Road and Interstate 15 interchange, is expected to help Layton remain in the economic driver’s seat when it comes to sales tax revenues for years to come.The two-phased “Layton Improved,” a Layton city and Utah Department of Transportation project, is expected to alleviate heavy traffic collecting around the Layton Hills Mall... Read more
June 18, 2015
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Southwest Asia — At the coalition airpower hub for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the commander and coalition partners know they are making a difference in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists.“We know from our intelligence that (ISIL) fears coalition airpower,” said Lt. Gen. John... Read more
Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
June 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team members and athletes from the NFL joined forces to compete in the 3rd annual Amputee Warrior Softball Classic June 6 at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, Maryland.Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer threw out the first pitch alongside the mayor of Bowie, Mayor G. Frederick Robinson.“What better game to celebrate and honor... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
It’s that time of year again — when we say “so long” to close friends moving away and “welcome” to new friends PCSing to Hill Air Force Base.Making a Permanent Change of Station can be a tumultuous time, with mixed emotions for everyone — but especially for those who are actually making the move. By the nature of the situation, challenges come up and the Hill AFB Airmen & Family Readiness... Read more
Larine Barr, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
June 18, 2015
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger was promoted by Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer, as the 22nd Air Force Surgeon General, in a ceremony June 8 at the Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia. General Ediger has been the Air Force Deputy Surgeon General since July 2012, and replaces Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Travis, who retired June 5 after 39 years of service.... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
OGDEN — It was 71 years ago this month when one of military history’s biggest gambles and most decisive victories forever changed the fate of the world — and one local veteran who was there hopes his own personal history exhibit will help a younger generation understand the operation’s significance.The Normandy landings, code-named Operation Neptune and more commonly known as “D-Day,” were the... Read more
June 18, 2015
MIDVALESgt. Tom Gonzales Jr., USAFeb. 19, 1947 - Dec. 7, 196720 years oldIndirect Fire Infantryman1 year of service Lance Cpl. John J. Martinez, USMCMay 25, 1947 - Nov. 23, 196720 years oldRifleman 1 to 2 years of service Sgt. James A. Tueller, USMCMarch 3, 1949 - Dec. 23, 196819 years oldRifleman1 year of service MOABPfc. Dick H. Christensen, USAJan. 12, 1946- Oct. 5, 196822... Read more
June 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — TRICARE’s Breast Pump policy was recently updated to include coverage of breast pumps and supplies and breastfeeding counseling. These supplies and services will be retroactively covered as of Dec. 19, 2014.To get full details about this important benefit change, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, TRICARE will host a Facebook Town Hall on June 22. Bobbie Matthews, the... Read more

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