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Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
WASHINGTON — In ongoing efforts to size and shape the force to current and future requirements, Air Force officials explained why the service needs to grow to 350,000 active-duty Airmen over the next seven years.The need to increase the end strength comes from the recognition that the Air Force is out of balance with ongoing and projected global demands for airpower, senior officials explained.“... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — EXERCISE! EXERCISE! EXERCISE!Team Hill heard these words frequently last month during a weeklong exercise designed to test the ability of base personnel to respond to a variety of emergency scenarios.For the emergency actions controllers working in the command post here, the exercise may not have been routine but it greatly resembled what they do 24 hours a day, 7 days... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense has released the 2017 Basic Allowance for Housing rates and it is good news for Hill Air Force Base.Across the Department of Defense, BAH rates will increase an average of 2.4 percent when the new rates take effect Jan. 1, 2017.An estimated $21 billion will be paid to approximately one million service members – an average increase of $41 per month.For Hill,... Read more
December 29, 2016
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The 448th Supply Chain Management Wing was recognized as being the best Workforce Development Office in all of the Department of Defense.They are supported in this endeavor by the 431st Supply Chain Management Squadron. The 431st is a matrixed organization of 54 people co-located at Robins, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.“The office... Read more
December 29, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah —  Air Force Materiel Command annual award winners for 2016 were recently announced. Winners in the medical services and weather categories included Team Hill Airmen. The following individuals and teams will move on to compete at Air Force level: 2016 AFMC Medical Service AwardsOutstanding Resource Management Team Award, 75th Medical GroupMedium Dental Clinic... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Air Force is nearing completion of a service-wide recertification of all installation 1.5 mile-run and 2.0-kilometer walk courses following the recent discovery of courses that were too long at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas and Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts.Physical fitness assessment (PFA) courses were recertified on 114 bases with 31 bases reporting inaccurate track lengths, of... Read more
December 29, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Twenty-seven future supervisors completed the first step of enlisted professional military education during a graduation ceremony held here Dec. 16.  The Airman Leadership School graduates attended the 24-day/192-hour course focusing on developing leadership abilities, the profession of arms, and building effective communication.Congratulations to the graduates of... Read more
CHIEF MASTER SGT. MARK BARBER, 315th Airlift Wing command chief
December 29, 2016
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Someone once said that people of genius are admired, people of wealth are envied, people of power are feared, but only people of “character” are trusted. Without character…you cannot be trusted, and if you be cannot be trusted…you cannot lead. The word character comes from the Greek, meaning “to make a mark.” Your character is your mark on the world. Character... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN TARA R. ABRAHAMS, 940th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Every year, thousands of individuals raise their right hand and commit to serve in the military as either enlisted members or officers. While some choose to serve for many years on active duty, others might elect to leave, but that doesn’t mean they can’t continue serving.“When you make a decision as big as joining the military, you don’t know what you’re getting... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 22, 2016
PARK CITY, Utah — Several Hill Air Force Base families were honored during a charitable holiday gala here Dec. 15. Utah Jazz point guard George Hill, Jazz teammates and organization personnel, country singer Dustin Lynch, actor Drew Waters, military leaders, and local dignitaries gathered at Park City Film Studios for the annual G3 Holiday Bash to honor and provide gifts to local military... Read more

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