Articles

BRAD BELL, 75th ABW Judge Advocate Office
January 28, 2016
As you know, DOD has a longstanding policy of encouraging military personnel to carry out the obligations of citizenship. However, as an active-duty member, you cannot engage in partisan political activities and you must avoid the inference that your political activities imply or appear to imply DOD sponsorship, approval or endorsement of a political candidate, campaign or cause. The... Read more
January 21, 2016
January 16 marked the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, the U.S.-led coalition effort to destroy Saddam Hussein’s war machine and his invasion to overpower Kuwait. It was the largest air campaign since World War II and established the United States Air Force as the dominant presence in the modern battlespace. More than 60,000 total force Airmen were deployed, nearly 70,000 sorties were... Read more
CRYSTAL YOUNG, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 21, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Solar Ready Vets program announced by President Barack Obama during a visit to Hill Air Force Base in April 2015 will begin training the first class of 24 veterans transitioning to the civilian workforceThe training, which begins Feb. 1, is being provided by Salt Lake Community College in partnership with the Department of Energy, which oversees the initiative. Some of... Read more
Dana Rimington, Special to the Hilltop Times
January 21, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It was time spent reflecting on the life of an American hero at Hill AFB last week during the Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration luncheon, where Utah State Rep. Sandra Hollins said we are still facing similar battles to those King fought almost 50 years ago. “We are here to celebrate the life of a man who left a powerful legacy ... and blessed this world with a spirit... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
January 21, 2016
On Jan. 4, Matthew Longshaw’s quiet dinner with co-workers in Kabul, Afghanistan was interrupted by a loud, reverberating blast — a jarring noise that he and his dinner mates quickly recognized as a terrorist attack.According to a report from the 455th Expeditionary Wing, a provisional U.S. Central Command unit stationed in Afghanistan that supports the ongoing war on terror, Longshaw was one of... Read more
January 21, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan Air Base, South Korea, in response to a recent nuclear test by North Korea, according to a U.S. Pacific Command news release issued Jan. 9.The B-52 was joined by South Korean F-15 fighter aircraft and U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons, the release said.“This was a... Read more
January 21, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. David Smith, who took command of the 419th Fighter Wing in November, spent the afternoon at the 419th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight Jan. 9 as part of an orientation to demonstrate the team’s mission and capabilities. Smith, along with Col. Michael Rothermel, 419th Mission Support Group commander, toured the flight and had a chance to try on the bomb suit,... Read more
TECH. SGT. TERRICA Y. JONES, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
January 21, 2016
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — A B-1B Lancer that achieved rotational milestones is scheduled to leave Al Udeid Air Base soon for a six-month hiatus for aircraft modifications stateside.The B-1 has been under the operational support of the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,and has set records during the July-January rotation with military members from the 307th Aircraft Maintenance... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing, PAUL HIBBELN, 388th Fighter Wing
January 21, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When the Gulf War began, the footage of precision weaponry striking Iraqi government buildings, military installations, and tanks impressed the nation. Laser-guided bombs and high-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARMs), carried by the new stealthy F-117 Nighthawk and the F-111 Aardvark caught the world’s attention. The tank-busting A-10 Warthog also came in for its share... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS JESSICA H. EVANS, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 21, 2016
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — The 366th Operations Support Squadron won the Defense Logistics Agency Range of the Year award. Although there isn’t a trophy or plaque presented, the range personnel have earned bragging rights for their use of excess property.The competition was created by the DLA to heighten ranges’ interest in using excess equipment for target practice. With a goal of... Read more

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In The Know Family days for 2016AFMC has designated the following days as “AFMC... more