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Hill AFB Health Promotions
November 13, 2014
The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to join together and quit smoking for 24 hours. On Nov. 20, smokers across Team Hill are asked to quit smoking and protect family, friends, children and pets from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Most people know the health risks of smoking, but smoking not only affects the smoker’s health, it also poses significant risks to... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
November 13, 2014
As the holiday season approaches, it is more important than ever to be active during the day to stay healthy and to prevent unwanted seasonal weight gain. To assist you in these efforts, the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is offering the Team Pedometer Challenge from through Dec. 18.“AFMC has two wellness challenges each year. You might recall ‘Spring Into Shape’ and ‘Freeze the Gain’ from... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 13, 2014
LAYTON — One of the most difficult tasks for service members who have completed their time in the military — including National Guard and reservists coming home after being deployed — is getting reintegrated into the work force.Whether it is with their old company, or a new job, the task for veterans is sometimes easier said than done.Since the U.S. Armed Forces have pulled most troops out of... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
November 13, 2014
Starting Nov. 24th, giant holiday greeting cards that represent that represent Hill Air Force Base units, can be placed on Balmer Street in front of the Warrior Fitness Center. Traditionally cards were placed on Southgate Avenue, but this year the location has changed to Balmer Street for increased exposure.“There are several reasons the card lane was moved, said Barbara McConvill, Marketing... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 13, 2014
OGDEN — Every year the Huntsman World Senior Games comes to St. George, bringing in thousands of athletes over the age of 50 from around the world.Jamie Wehner, supervisor for Material Support at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, joined the competition this year in the bowling event, having finally given in to his friends’ coercing. Wehner ended up coming home with two gold medals for his division... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Staff
November 13, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On Friday, the 75th Medical/Dental Group spouses will gather in the Hill Air Force Base Chapel to make fleece blankets for the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home. Blankets and candy bars will be delivered to residents in December as a holiday treat.The group has occasionally helped residents play Bingo on Saturdays, and knows that the candy bars are great for prizes. “... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay (VSP) program Oct. 31.Based on inconsistent issuance and confusion with transitional medical benefits for Airmen separating under the VSP program, the Air Force requested clarification from the Office of the Secretary of Defense General Counsel. A review... Read more
Kate Blais, Air Force Global Strike Command
November 13, 2014
BOSSIER CITY, La. — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal (NDOSM) for the first time to 25 Airmen during Air Force Global Strike Command’s 2014 Global Strike Challenge, Nov. 5.James approved the award in May with the intent of recognizing Airmen for their contributions to the nation’s strategic objectives in nuclear deterrence. She... Read more
Deidre Ortiz, Arnold Engineering Development Complex Public Affairs
November 13, 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
Air Force News Service
November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON —The Air Force Aid Society is accepting applications for education grants and scholarships. The single online application opens the door to three education programs.General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant – the centerpiece and gateway to all of the AFAS education programs. It offers need-based grants of at least $2,000 to dependent children of active, retired and deceased Air Force... Read more