Articles

Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
April 9, 2015
The AFSC Way is a standard, repeatable tool set, developed by the Air Force Sustainment Center, to enable improved performance and production. To date, across the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, the AFSC Way has influenced numerous production areas and their ability to make improvements in throughput by implementing the AFSC Way tenets. Recently, the Ogden ALC Commander, Brig. Gen. Carl... Read more
April 9, 2015
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 56th Fighter Wing flew its 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, making it the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department.This is the second historic milestone in a two-week period. Before that, Luke’s first F-35 student sortie was flown marking a significant step forward for the Airmen at Luke in realizing its... Read more
MASTER SGT. BOB BARKO JR., 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office
April 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel based here and working at the nearby Utah Test and Training Range have had a long-time nemesis in their efforts to keep the ground clear of unexploded ordnance.Their persistent enemy is an invasive weed named Halogeton, an unwanted ground covering that can obscure target sites on the bombing range and make locating UXOs difficult and... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 9, 2015
LAYTON — Each year, about 3 million people visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.But for Utahns who don’t have the time or cash to travel all the way to our nation’s capital, the next best thing may soon be in Layton. Layton city officials announced last week that their city will become the permanent home to a large replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The 360... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Although it’s perched on a mound of high ground just beneath the mighty Wasatch Mountains, Hill Air Force Base is not named after its rolling landscape. It’s named after a man who gave his life for his country.Base officials hope a new exhibit featuring Major Ployer “Pete” Hill will celebrate the man the installation is named after and also help clear up what seems to be a... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In 1975, Thomasania Montgomery Leydsman was the first African-American woman in the history of the United States Coast Guard to enroll in the Coast Guard Officer Candidate School.Leydsman faced many barriers as she served in the U.S. Coast Guard, experiences she shared last week at Hill Air Force Base during a luncheon March 24 in appreciation of Women’s History Month. ... Read more
April 2, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force drug testing officials have long warned military members to avoid products that include hemp seed or hemp oil in order to ensure military readiness.In 2013, news reports on the Air Force’s prohibition of a popular yogurt brand spotlighted a regulation, in effect since the late 1990s. Military members were told to avoid a Chobani yogurt called Blueberry Power Chobani... Read more
April 2, 2015
More than 290 military, civilian and contractor personnel gathered at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center late last month to attend the annual Brent Scowcroft Awards. The awards, hosted by the Northern Utah Chapter 235 of the Air Force Association, honored individuals in the ICBM, Space and C3I communities in five individual and two team categories for their performances during 2014. ... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 2, 2015
OGDEN — What do the state of California and the United States nuclear enterprise have in common?According to Rear Admiral Richard Breckenridge, director of the Navy’s Warfare Integration Division, both are in danger of not only being up a creek without a paddle, but of losing the creek altogether.Breckenridge was one of several high-level defense officials who spoke March 19 at the Ogden Eccles... Read more
CARLA PAMPE, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs
April 2, 2015
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — Air Force Global Strike Command initiated the creation of a new Nuclear Leadership Development Center, which will focus on nuclear and leadership education, and professional development.“The center will have several lines of effort designed to increase nuclear knowledge and leadership across the force,” said Col. H.B. Brual, the deputy director of the Strategic... Read more

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