Articles

Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — New Airmen hit the ground running when they are stationed at Air Force bases across the country and the realities of life with a new job in new territory hit full force, but Air Force leadership are hoping they have an easier transition with the Adopt-an-Airman Program, started nearly a year ago with a nationwide mandate. Twenty-four Airmen newly stationed at Hill Air... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
The Hill Air Force Base Warrior Fitness Center offered the spooky and sweaty Spoo-FIT-icular fitness event Oct. 25. for interested participants in the cardio room. Participants came and sweated their Saturday morning away in these free classes offered during this fitness party. As a way to show their appreciation to those involved at the Warrior Fitness Center, the Hill Air Force Base... Read more
388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — 388th and 419th Fighter Wing pilots began flying night missions Oct. 20-24, and projects future night flying to occur Nov. 3-18, Nov. 25 and Dec. 8-23. Local residents may hear F-16s flying during the night hours as pilots continue to hone their night-time combat flying skills.The active duty 388th FW and the Reserve 419th FW share a fleet of Block 40 F-16s, and are required... Read more
Staff Sgt. Michael Charles, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
October 30, 2014
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — Over the past few years, the Air Force has seen the introduction of several weapons systems that have pushed its aviation capability to new heights.As capabilities increase, the Air Force has had to refine safety equipment in order to protect the only irreplaceable component in each airframe -- the human weapon system.To ensure the safety of Air Force pilots... Read more
Courtesy of 75th Medical Group
October 30, 2014
Redundancy in medicine is essential. To ensure the safest care is provided to the patient, critical steps in medicine often contain secondary and tertiary checks.  One such critical step, and perhaps the most basic, is ensuring we have the correct patient prior to administering care.Wrong-patient errors continue to occur in virtually all stages of diagnosis and treatment. While much of the... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Gail Halvorsen, known as the Berlin candy bomber 65 years ago, said he is only able to speak to people about his experiences dropping chocolate candy bars hooked to small parachutes from his airplane during the Berlin Airlift because of two sticks of gum.While Halvorsen was flying food into Berlin during 1948 and 1949, he noticed a group of children that would linger by... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Wellness Support Center
October 30, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Do you have ‘sitting disease’? Too much time sitting down may put you at risk for health problems. When muscles don’t contract, they require less fuel, and the surplus of sugar that accumulates in the bloodstream contributes to health concerns. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time -- watching TV or at work behind a desk -- raises the... Read more
John Parker, Tinker Public Affairs
October 30, 2014
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE - Okla. — The Air Force Sustainment Center’s facilities in Utah, Georgia and Oklahoma will be getting repairs and improvements this year after the recent closeout of 2014 fiscal year budget.“We have many Facility Sustainment Restoration and Modernization (FSRM) projects across all three of our locations,” said Leslie Carlson, chief of AFSC’s Financial Analysis Division.“For... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
OGDEN — Most Weber State University students never had to practice nuclear war “duck-and-cover” drills in school like Rose Gottemoeller remembers so vividly.But even though the nuclear age might just be a history lesson to them, Gottemoeller says young people are key to a future world where nuclear weapons explosions don’t exist.Gottemoeller, U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and... Read more
Maj. Sarah Evans, Family Health flight commander
October 30, 2014
Patients that fail to show up for their medical appointments cost real time and money and prevent other patients from securing the appointments they need.Each visit to the 75th Medical Group costs approximately $345 per visit, including the doctors, nurses, technicians and administrative personnel’s time, medical materiel, information technology, and personnel and resource management.You may... Read more