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Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
May 7, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ending America’s reliance on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine was the primary topic of conversation during a hearing April 29 with the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.Changes to the space industry over the last 10 years have Air Force leaders optimistic about the future of the space enterprise, and the ability to cease reliance on the RD-... Read more
Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing
May 7, 2015
BAGRAM, Afghanistan — Airmen assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, known as the “Triple Nickel,” from Aviano Air Base, Italy, arrived here April 27 in support of operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support.During their six-month tenure at BAF, members of the Triple Nickel will assume the responsibility of providing over-watch and close-air-support for ground units in Afghanistan.“First... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
May 7, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Sixteen reservists from the 419th Civil Engineer Squadron joined Airmen from the 459th Civil Engineer Squadron from Andrews AFB, Maryland, to support the Southwest Indian Foundation in the construction of modular homes in Gallup, New Mexico, April 5-18.The homes are built to provide shelter for homeless Native American families in the Four Corners area. The SWIF has worked... Read more
Joanne Perkins, Kirtland Air Force Base Public Affairs
May 7, 2015
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Personal and family problems can diminish a person’s happiness, health and ability to be their best at home or at work. With help from the Employee Assistance Program, employees of authorized federal agencies can resolve these matters and become happier, healthier and more effective.According to Ed Thomas, an EAP field consultant, “Working at a military... Read more
Master Sgt. Lesley Waters, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
May 7, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force continues its support of the disaster relief operations in Nepal with the arrival of a second C-17 Globemaster III in response to an earthquake that rocked the country April 25.“One of the U.S. Air Force’s great strengths is our ability to provide rapid global mobility in support of humanitarian efforts around the world, and we are proud to be able to contribute... Read more
May 7, 2015
GRANGERCpl. Arthur A. Callister, USA Aug. 9, 1948 - Feb. 2, 196920 years old Armor Reconnaissance Specialist Less than 1 year of service  Spc. Four Quenton L. Christensen, USADec. 10, 1948 - Feb. 20, 196920 years oldInfantryman  Pfc. Michael D. Lawrence, USMC June 27, 1949 - March 23, 1968 18 years oldRifleman 1 year of service Staff Sgt. James F. Schiele, USAOct. 11, 1946 - July 12... Read more
May 7, 2015
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — As Air Mobility Command fields the KC-46A Pegasus, displaced KC-135 Stratotanker simulators are being designated for relocation to improve efficiency and effectiveness across the total force mobility enterprise by maximizing flying hour cost avoidance through improved simulator access.AMC previously announced a flight simulator would be moved from McConnell Air Force... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Most people with wounds fresh from pacemaker surgery don’t run marathons. Mary Barnett is not most people.The 33-year-old Hill Air Force Base program manager and Air Force combat vet lives to do things people tell her aren’t possible.“I guess it is part of my rebellious nature,” she said. “I think that’s why I’ve been so resilient after everything.”By “everything” Barnett is... Read more
April 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This month, the Air Force has begun conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women.When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current study is working to open the last 1 percent, which amounts to a... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base officials say an increase in the number of sexual assaults being reported by Airmen is a sign that base prevention and response programs are working. Janaee Stone, Hill’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, says victims of sexual assault are reporting crimes about four times more than they were six years ago.“When I started in 2009, we were... Read more

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