Articles

Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
October 2, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Utah Transit Authority’s ballyhooed bus service to Hill Air Force Base will continue to be altered by anti-terrorism work for the next few weeks.The base’s 75th Civil Engineer Group began a project Sept. 22 to install “speed tables” at the South, West and Roy gates of the base. The three gates are heavily used each day by the more than 20,000 employees who work on base.... Read more
Air Force Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — Implementation of a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced in July by Air Force senior leaders continues with new promotion eligibility cutoff dates for Airmen competing for promotion to technical and master sergeant.The Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes will be implemented in stages during the next 18 months... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
Hill Air Force Base — Sometimes there are things outside the scope of one’s duties that could, and probably should be addressed, but often times those ancillary items aren’t squared away — rarely though, do those things hold a $125 million price tag. Staff Sgt. Ken Reber, a crew chief with the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, did just that — he identified a missing outer lock ring while... Read more
Utah Transit Authority
September 25, 2014
Utah Transit Authority will utilize the Southwest Gate to continue service to Hill AFB during the upcoming South and West Gate closures.The alternate service is needed because beginning Sept. 22, the 75th Civil Engineer Group will install speed tables at the South, West and Roy Gates.Hill AFB will construct speed tables in order to comply with Department of Defense antiterrorism standards. Speed... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 25, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A new smart phone application, or App, that eliminates the need to maintain a paper copy pharmacy card has been created at Hill Air Force Base.Tech Sgt. Robert Yarnell said development for the USAF Med Card App began a few months ago as the 75th Medical Group was witnessing a steady stream of pharmacy card reissues to their customers. While the card is required to authorize... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 25, 2014
The Airmen & Family Readiness Center recently hosted a Pre-Deployment Workshop for spouses in the Base Chapel. On Sept. 10, spouses met in the Chapel to gather information about the opportunities and support available to them while their spouse is away. The group enjoyed a presentation about Airmen and family resources and had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns.The Hearts... Read more
Air Force Personnel Center
September 25, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force organizations that need to survey Airmen must first contact the Air Force Survey Office for approval and guidance, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.The survey office ensures surveys meet functional mission requirements and fulfill information needs while minimizing survey fatigue and impact on Airmen’s time, said Nicole Gamez, a... Read more
75th Medical Group
September 25, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — If you occasionally find medical information confusing, you’re not alone. Many people can use help with health information.Studies have shown that people who understand health instructions make fewer mistakes when they take their medicine, prepare for a medical procedure, or manage a health condition.As such, your health care provider invites you to ask questions regarding... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 25, 2014
Since May of this year, the Hill Air Force Base Landing has been hosting Karaoke Nights with KJ Wyldfire of Utah’s Best Karaoke. Coordinators at The Landing added Karaoke to the schedule based on feedback from Hill AFB Airmen wanting more activities to boost morale and well-being. The Landing hosts Karaoke each Friday night at 5 p.m. with KJ Wyldfire, however, themed karaoke nights will... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden, Pacific Unity Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
MOUNT HAGEN, Papua New Guinea — A 34-manned team of U.S. Air Force construction craftsmen and support personnel along with Papua New Guinea Defense Forces and local workers have continued making enhancements at Togoba Secondary School in Papua New Guinea during Pacific Unity 14-8 .Pacific Unity is a bilateral Engineering Civic Action Program conducted in the Asia-Pacific region in collaboration... Read more