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KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  — The Air Force Personnel Center is accepting applications through Nov. 18 for the next undergraduate flying training selection board.The UFT selection board will convene Jan. 23-26 to review applications for 2017-2018 pilot, remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer and air battle manager training opportunities.All applicants must be... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CHRISTOPHER THORNBURY, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — Families often carry a profession through their generations. For Staff Sgt. Austin Phillips and his grandfather, they’ve helped maintain the aerial refueling mission.Phillips, the 22nd Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire section chief, is assigned to the KC-135 Stratotanker, the same aircraft his grandfather once worked on nearly 60 years before.Raymond Hopper, a... Read more
RICK BRINK, DeCA public affairs specialist
July 7, 2016
FORT LEE, Va. — Army National Guard gray area retiree JoAnn Czerwinski lives in Fargo, North Dakota, about 75 miles away from a commissary, too far to shop there regularly. But thanks to twice-a-year Guard/Reserve On-Site Sales in Fargo, she stretches her food dollars by stocking up on items, especially meat, at low commissary prices to feed her family of four. “I’ve been to lots of these... Read more
J.D. LEVITE, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
July 7, 2016
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something.When it comes to health innovation and research in the Air Force Medical Service, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve health care throughout the Air Force.“There’s... Read more
July 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force introduced the first of 21 fully built HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement (OLR) helicopters June 28 at a ceremony in Huntsville, Alabama.The HH-60G is used to conduct combat search and rescue operations. The OLR program will restore the service’s HH-60G fleet to its authorized size, replacing aircraft lost in nearly 15 years of deployed combat... Read more
June 30, 2016
Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt assumed command of the 75th Air Base Wing and became installation commander of Hill AFB during a change of command ceremony Tuesday morning.Hammerstedt comes to Hill from Robins AFB, Georgia, where she served as commander of the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group from July 2014 until her departure to become commander of the 75th ABW. “There really is no greater honor... Read more
DOUG GIBSON, Special to the Hilltop Times
June 30, 2016
Little Lusee Williams of Washington Terrace was enjoying the USAF Thunderbirds Friday afternoon. Lusee, 4, suffers from serious breathing problems. She joined her mom, Brittnay Williams, her sister, Hannah, 7, and many other children and families, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Utah Foundation. The group arranged to have the Thunderbirds practice for an hour in front of the children. Lusee... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
June 30, 2016
 An air show without pyrotechnics is just another fly over.At least that’s how Rick Myers and his team of flame-throwing pyrotechnicians see it.Myers and his Firewalkers International crew have been in town for nearly a week now, preparing to — as Myers puts it — “provide the exclamation point” to this year’s Warriors Over the Wasatch open house and air show at Hill Air Force Base. “I... Read more
2nd LT. TINASHE MACHONA, 161st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
June 30, 2016
For Senior Master Sgt. Alex Brown, a 20-year Air Force veteran and Arizona Air National Guard member, a lifelong calling to practice law set him upon an arduous journey to fulfill a dream. That dream recently became reality when he passed the Arizona bar exam.The newly-minted licensed attorney is currently the material management superintendent for the 161st Logistics Readiness Squadron at the... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
June 30, 2016
The Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee invites all active duty, Guard and Reserve military and family members to join them for their annual “Salute to Our Nation’s Defenders Picnic” July 8 at Centennial Park. This free picnic will run 3-7 p.m., with catered gourmet food available from 3 -6 p.m. There will be entertainment, as well as kid friendly activities such as face painting and... Read more

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