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July 16, 2015
The head of the Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II integration team cited the Air Force Sustainment Center’s overall joint-strike fighter support during a visit to the center headquarters here July 10.Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Director, F-35 Integration Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, said he is impressed by the work being done in AFSC.“I am exceedingly impressed by the people and the work... Read more
July 16, 2015
The head of Air Force Reserve Command discussed the Reserve’s future role in F-35 Lightning II maintenance manning, along with other initiatives on July 7. Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson spoke at the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.“We are giving a huge amount of support to make sure this high-end fight is brought in on time,” Jackson said. “... Read more
July 16, 2015
The Air Force leader responsible for efficient and effective management of Air Force resources cited the high value of the Air Force Sustainment Center during a visit here June 29.The Honorable Lisa Disbrow, Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force and the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, praised the work being done by AFSC units as role models for the... Read more
July 16, 2015
 The Air Force Sustainment Center recently entered into an Enterprise Partnership Agreement with Southwestern Research Institute that will improve efficiency and provide readiness to support operations, by reducing time and costs associated with negotiations for work at all three air logistics complexes at Hill, Tinker and Robins Air Force bases.The private partner is enabled to negotiate... Read more
By KAREN BASTIAN, Hill AFB Energy Office
July 16, 2015
June 2015 was recorded as the hottest June on record, and July is looking to contend with June’s extreme temperatures. The blistering heat, combined with the drought conditions of the past five years, is exhausting our water storage resources. As a result, the 75th Civil Engineer Squadron and Energy Management Office have been taking steps to reduce water usage on base. The past 2014-... Read more
July 16, 2015
American military commissaries, the “supermarkets to the military” across the globe, reached their 148th anniversary on July 1. On that day in 1867, Congress authorized the Army to begin selling, at cost, food items — called “commissary goods” to soldiers of all ranks. This landmark event began the modern era of retail food sales taking place on military installations.Military commissaries... Read more
July 16, 2015
Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017.Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years, with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training Command websites. “Air Education and... Read more
By CRYSTAL MAYNARD, Army Medicine
July 16, 2015
A new handheld medical device for analyzing brain injuries has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In May 2015, the Ahead 200 was cleared by the FDA to help clinicians assess mildly presenting head trauma patients.The device, which was developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Combat Casualty Care Research Program, and the BrainScope Company, Inc., uses... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While the 34th Fighter Squadron activation is next week, many of the Airmen who will maintain the 388th Fighter Wing’s F-35s are working behind the scenes preparing for one of the Air Force’s most historic milestones.The initial cadre of experienced F-35 maintainers has been on site for two months, building Hill’s first F-35 aircraft maintenance unit from scratch. These hand... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 9, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — There are only nine members in an elite group of Airmen who conduct specialized training nearly every day on a small field near the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base.They are the world’s best at patrol, drug and explosives detection and other specialized missions that only they can perform. Their knife-sharp precision and skill has been honed after hours and hours of... Read more

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