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March 5, 2015
The Air Force Sustainment Center announced last week its outstanding performers. Five of Hill Air Force Base’s own Airmen took home honors.Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, AFSC commander, said in an email that was sent centerwide: “The winners’ dedication and commitment to the mission is an example for others to follow. I’m proud of what you do for AFSC and what you do for our nation.”Hill AFB’s... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Angie Tymofichuk, retired member of the Senior Executive Service and former Director of Engineering and Technical Management for the Air Force Sustainment Center, spoke during Engineer Week last week, saying that — just like Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon during World War II encouraging women to work in factories while men were away at war — women need to step up now... Read more
March 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Seventeen community leaders affiliated with the Utah Defense Alliance and the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee received a close-up look Feb. 13 at progress in F-22 Raptor maintenance here.The four-part event was an effort to familiarize community leaders with the Ogden Air Logistics Complex mission and ongoing efforts. The visit included a mission brief, AFSC Way brief... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Already endorsed by national lawmakers like Orrin Hatch, the expansion of the Utah Test and Training Range now has some local legislators backing it as well.The Utah Senate’s Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee voted unanimously recently to pass a resolution sponsored by Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, that endorses a deal currently being drafted in Congress to... Read more
John Parker, Tinker Air Force Base Public Affairs
March 5, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Former NFL running back Herschel Walker knows how to overcome obstacles.To defeat a stutter early in life, he repeatedly practiced reading aloud in front of a mirror. Although the stutter had nothing to do with his smarts, he became an A student, to boot.When University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley told his new freshman he wasn’t ready to play, Walker... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
OGDEN — As part of Engineer Week at Hill Air Force Base the last week in February, astrodynamics consultant Dan Adamo spoke on Feb. 24 at Weber State University about designing a realistic Mars mission trajectory.Through a series of physics equations, Adamo explained just how complicated it is to get a spacecraft from Earth to Mars, starting with determining the best time to leave Earth. As an... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 75th Civil Engineer Group Housing Flight and Boyer Hill Military Housing at Hill Air Force Base received several Air Force Materiel Command Professional Housing Management Association awards recently — most notably, the Outstanding Housing Installation Team of the Year. The team also won the Air Force Professional Housing Management Association Award.The annual award... Read more
Staff Sgt. Chris Gross, Air Force News Service
March 5, 2015
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — During his latest CHIEFchat, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody put to rest rumors of changes to tuition assistance. He also discussed military pay and benefits, the growing cyberdomain, and master sergeant evaluation boards.Despite what Airmen could potentially be reading or hearing, Cody said, “There are no specific discussions going on right now about... Read more
Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
March 5, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Civilian employees will have 27 pay dates in 2015 compared with the usual 26, so some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015.The Internal Revenue Code imposes a limit each year on the amount that an employee can contribute annually to a tax deferred... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 5, 2015
The Historic Wendover Airfield has embarked on a large-scope restoration project that could make it the second aerospace museum in the state and a tourist destination.The site is located about 150 miles west of Salt Lake City, near Utah’s western boarder with Nevada.Tom Demery, a volunteer at the Hill Aerospace Museum, said the Wendover museum is looking for donations to fund several projects... Read more

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