Articles

Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 20, 2014
Running is standard practice in the military, but one man has taken it to new heights, having raced numerous times in the Air Force Marathon and spending time teaching others to enjoy the skill. Tech. Sgt. Donnie Gray has spent 18 years in the military, so running is certainly nothing new to him, but each time he races, Gray encounters new challenges and opportunities. Recently Gray was... Read more
By 419th Fighter Wing staff
November 20, 2014
Air Force Reserve Command’s top leaders visited the 419th Fighter Wing here last week to learn more about the unit’s Total Force partnership with the active duty 388th FW and for an update on the F-35 program, which will be fully online following the delivery of the first aircraft in late 2015. Lt. Gen. James “JJ” Jackson, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command... Read more
75th Communications and Information Directorate
November 20, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force is converting aging telephone infrastructure to new internet-based technology.Known as unified communications, Voice over Internet Protocol or “VoIP,”  the new technology merges telephone, with video and data communications.More than 9,000 Team Hill personnel have VoIP phones. The 75th Communications and Information Directorate has been converting Team... Read more
Deidre Ortiz, Arnold Engineering Development Complex Public Affairs
November 20, 2014
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. — A highly successful accelerated mission test of Pratt & Whitney’s F135 conventional take-off and landing/carrier variant engine was recently completed in the Sea Level 3 test cell (SL-3) at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex here.A Total Accumulated Cycle count of 2,600, with record TAC accumulation of 80-90 per day, was accomplished during the AMT of... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
November 20, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Officials from Hill Air Force Base say they don’t expect any of their Airmen to be sent to Iraq immediately if Congress approves a plan to bolster U.S. military forces there.Last week, President Obama asked Congress for a new $5.6 billion plan to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq and send up to 1,500 more American troops to the war-torn nation.Obama authorized the deployment... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 20, 2014
The next Hill Air Force Base Heart Link event is quickly approaching. On Dec. 4, the Airman & Family Readiness Center (Bldg. 150) will host an orientation for new spouses to the Air Force and Hill from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Quarterly, Hill hosts Heart Link events to support and inform spouses on base. “In March 2000, Air Combat Command (ACC) tasked HQ Integrated Delivery Service and ACC Family... Read more
Senior Airman Sandra Marrero, 23rd Wing Public Affairs
November 20, 2014
Moody Air Force Base, Ga. — The holiday season is approaching, and it seems like everywhere you look, there’s an enticing reason to spend money. Television ads, stores packed with holiday items, email and cell phone alerts all serve as a reminder to dip into our bank accounts or reach for a credit card to make those last-minute purchases.But with budgeting, proper planning and some creativity, it... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 13, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — In honor of Veterans Day, Hill Air Force Base and other military services partnered with Utah Jazz players for a joint mission last Thursday as they worked together at the George E. Whalen Veterans Affairs Medical Center as part of a first-of-its kind collaboration between the NBA and Department of Defense known as the Commitment to Service project. All 30 NBA teams across... Read more
Cathy Mckitrick, Hilltop Times Staff
November 13, 2014
OGDEN — Hooper resident Gwen Haycock teared up as she spoke of several family members who are military veterans, and what that kind of commitment involves.“It’s not just when they get deployed, it’s from the very beginning,” Haycock said. “These men and women turn their lives over to other people and say ‘make me what you want me to be and I’ll do what it is that you want me to do because I love... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 13, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While growing up, Veterans Day was just another holiday to Staff Stg. Kevin Saicheck, who is now a military working dog handler. That changed for Saicheck the moment he joined the military.“It means a whole lot more now, not only to remember the past and present veterans, but it’s a day that has a lot more emotion now, especially with the camaraderie we share working in the... Read more