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75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force detonated two first stage Trident I ballistic missile rocket motors Sept. 8 at the Utah Test and Training Range at 11:39 a.m. and 1:12 p.m. The Trident is a three-stage, solid propellant missile used by the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile program. Under the START treaties, the United States is reducing the number of ballistic missiles in its inventory... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 25, 2014
Families came out for the Rocking Rockets event Sept. 10 with the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Outreach Program at the Hill Air Force Base Gerrity Memorial Library. Children had the chance to learn about the STEM Program, build their own foam rockets, and then launch their rockets to make observations. Families gathered in the children’s area of the library where an... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden, Pacific Unity Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
MOUNT HAGEN, Papua New Guinea —Though the official mission of Pacific Unity 14-8 is to construct two female dormitories for students at Togoba Secondary School in Papua New Guinea, Airmen deployed in support of the operation have found additional ways to give back to the community. The team hosted a shoe drive Sept. 6, 2014, to benefit students at the school and children in the local village... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander
September 25, 2014
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — On Sept. 18, 1947, the United States Air Force was established as a separate service. Since then, it’s grown into the world’s dominant Air Force; able to protect and defend America with global reach, power, and vigilance — in air, space and cyberspace — at a moment’s notice. As we celebrate this birthday, we are mindful that there are more than 25,000 Airmen at... Read more
Jet Fabara, 412th Test Wing Public Affair
September 25, 2014
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.Since August 2014, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base has been putting the C-17 Globemaster III’s new Dunlop tires through the rigors of testing to ensure the... Read more
Capt. Chris Sukach, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office
September 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay for officers and enlisted members assigned to certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise, Sept. 15.As part of the Air Force’s continued commitment to the nuclear mission, both officers and enlisted members serving in certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise will... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In a little over a week, the 24,000 people who work at Hill Air Force Base each day will likely face some challenges getting to and from their place of employment.On Sept. 22, the base will begin a construction project that will impact Hill’s three main access gates until early November as the base’s 75th Civil Engineer Group will install what are known as “speed tables” at... Read more
Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
RAMSTIEN AIR BASE, Germany — Breathing is one of the most basic, involuntary and often overlooked human actions. At higher altitudes, breathing can quickly become one of the most conscious thoughts as it becomes harder to do. That’s where a small, but vital team of cryogenics experts from the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron takes over. They help make sure aircrew members can breathe easily at... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 25, 2014
Students gathered Sept. 16 in the Hill Air Force Base library computer lab for the first of a 10-week STEM Outreach Program series: Fly to Learn. In this class, instructors from the 309th Software Maintenace Group teach students basic concepts of flight and engineering. The group meets Tuesdays (running through Nov. 18), from 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Gerrity Memorial Library. According to... Read more
Master Sgt. Veronica Aceveda, 512th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — The name, rank and service of Col. Kelly Cook are imprinted on prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action bracelets to this day — he is still missing.The pilot’s name is also engraved on a memorial marker on the grounds of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was declared killed in action in 1976.The ultimate sacrifice he paid for his country is honored... Read more