Articles

EDITH DAVIS, Team Hill SAPR Program Manager/SARC
April 14, 2016
In November 2014 the Department of Defense released preliminary results of the RAND Military Workplace Study as part of a report to the president. The preliminary release of the RMWS highlighted the problem of retaliation against those who reported sexual assault. On Dec. 3, 2014, the Secretary of Defense directed the services to provide training to first-line supervisors to reduce incidents... Read more
PAUL HIBBELN, 388 FW Historian
April 14, 2016
In an AAFES parking lot at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, rests a plaque dedicated to former POWs from the Vietnam war, including some from the 388th Fighter Wing. It’s easy to walk past plaques, but this one is worth stopping to consider. For nearly a decade before it moved to Hill Air Force Base, the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing waged its share of the Vietnam War from its home at Korat Royal Thai Air... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 14, 2016
OGDEN — Tom Montez says he was still a kid when he left to fight for the Army in Vietnam.But a horror he witnessed just 13 days into his first stint in the jungle turned him into a man overnight.It was February 1969, in the A Shau Valley — an area west of the coastal city Huế, near the Laotian border. The valley was one of the the main entry points into South Vietnam and tactically significant... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 14, 2016
By SARAH STOLLHilltop Times correspondentAccording to 2015 statistics, four children die from abuse each day in the U.S., the Hill AFB audience at last week’s Prevent Child Abuse Utah event learned.  The base Family Advocacy Program invited Prevent Child Abuse Utah to present information on April 8 about abuse and child safety. The event recognized April as Child Abuse Prevention Month... Read more
PAUL HOLCOMB, U.S. Air Force
April 14, 2016
75th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Ron Jolly signs a Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation April 4 at Hill Air Force Base. The 75th Medical Group’s Family Advocacy Program staff attended the signing. Read more
TECH. SGT. JOSHUA DEMOTTS, Secretary of the Air Force Command Information
April 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The military’s ability to accomplish its missions — whether executing today’s fight or training for future ones — is dependent on electricity that powers installations. The Army and Air Force have identified energy resilience as a critical objective, advancing the capability for their systems, installations and personnel to respond to and recover from unexpected disruptions.The... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 7, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — War isn’t a video game, but the digital battle space often resembles one and a Hill Air Force Base unit is helping to sustain and improve a key training component for Air Force and Navy pilots maneuvering in that space.The P5 Tactical Combat Training System is a missile-shaped pod that attaches to the weapons rack on a variety of aircraft. The sustainment of the system falls... Read more
David Perry, U.S. Air Force
April 7, 2016
While the South Gate is closed for construction through May 15, the East Gate and Southwest Gate are open for traffic during the day and the Roy Gate and West Gate remain open 24/7. However, April 8-May 15, the intersection of Balmer Avenue and South Gate Avenue will be completely closed. Traffic entering the base from the East Gate will not be able to move through the intersection to access... Read more
JOHN PRETTYMAN, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District
April 7, 2016
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is taking no chances that a rare but catastrophic aircraft fire could destroy one of the U.S. Air Forces’ new F-­35 Lightning II jets.The Corps is completing construction on an $18.5 million hangar at Hill Air Force Base. The jet hangar is designed to house up to six F-­35 jets, allowing operators to provide maintenance and... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 7, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Software issues continue to plague the F-35 as program officials work feverishly to fix a glitch that causes the jet’s radar to shut down sporadically.During testimony given to the House Armed Services Committee last month, Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said significant challenges remain in completing the final block of software for the controversial next-generation... Read more

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