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August 4, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The Defense Commissary Agency hosted the ‘Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival’ July 28-31 here.The annual event featured discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, contests for adults and children, and healthy lifestyle information booths.With the theme “Live Healthy and Save Big!,” the festival provided savings while supporting the military community’s... Read more
August 4, 2016
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — August is Immunization Awareness Month. Immunizations are vital to both service members and their families, helping to maintain individual medical readiness and physical health.Although it is imperative to wash hands and cover coughs, keeping up with vaccines is key to preventing future headaches as both school and flu seasons draw closer.Vaccines work by introducing... Read more
J.D. LEVITE, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
August 4, 2016
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk of disease, disability... Read more
Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
July 28, 2016
Recently, a team of archaeologists working on the Utah Test and Training Range under the direction of the Hill Air Force Base cultural resource program discovered a 12,300-year-old hearth — an archaeological “feature” — and artifacts that tell the story of North America’s earliest inhabitants and of a very different landscape from that of today.Traveling through Utah’s West Desert and the Great... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 28, 2016
The general in charge of sending fighter jets to war says Hill Air Force Base F-35s could be called on to fight ISIS in the near future.According to the Air Force Times, General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command, told reporters after a congressional hearing earlier this month that F-35s could deploy to Iraq and Syria in support of combat operations against... Read more
Senior Airman Hailey Haux, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
July 28, 2016
The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium here July 20.During the 70-minute forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered several questions from the crowd and addressed their key concerns.“What I have found over my career is, to have staying power, you have to spend time... Read more
TECH. SGT. JULIUS DELOS REYES, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
July 28, 2016
The three-week-long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off July 11. Red Flag is the service’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise and one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and executed through the... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
July 28, 2016
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently conducted change of command and change of leadership ceremonies for two ALC groups.The 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group welcomed Col. Jon A. Eberlan as the new group commander. Eberlan is a recent distinguished graduate with a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, Dwight D. Eisenhower School, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. In his... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
July 28, 2016
The Air Force has selected 7,501 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant of the 33,569 eligible.The overall selection rate was 22.35 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 380.67. Officials selected 2,020 Airmen with a promote-now recommendation for 26.93 percent of the total selects; 2,348 Airmen with a must-promote recommendation (31.30 percent of the total selects); and... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 28, 2016
Defense ministers and other senior leaders of the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant coalition have agreed on next steps in the accelerated fight against the terrorist army in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said last week. Carter hosted the meeting, the third of its kind, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for the representatives of more than 30 nations from the... Read more

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