Articles

DUSTIN NELSON, 775th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Inspector
October 20, 2016
As Fire Prevention Week for 2016 came to a close, Hill AFB Fire Department personnel had a lot to reminisce about.Among many other memorable moments, there was the excitement on the faces of elementary school students as they practiced household evacuation drills. There was a sobering conversation with the retiree in the commissary who talked about his near miss when his smoke detector... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
October 20, 2016
From time-to-time we all face a problem of needing more space.The 575th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Randolph AFB, Texas, faced such a problem, but proactively sought a solution that would impact its aircraft maintenance production line in a positive way.The 575th AMXS is home to the Air Force’s $350 million Pacer Classic III modification program for the T-38 Talon. T-38s are a two-seat, twin... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
October 20, 2016
Surveys show Americans respect the U.S. military more than most institutions in the country, in part, because it is viewed as non-partisan.Service members and DoD personnel need to keep it that way. Service members and DoD civilians swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It doesn’t matter who is elected or what party that person represents. DoD personnel... Read more
October 20, 2016
The newly-renovated Utah Aviation Hall of Fame, located at the Hill Aerospace Museum, officially opened to the public at a ribbon-cutting Oct. 14.The Utah Aviation Hall of Fame, established in 1996 by Governor Mike Leavitt, recognizes individuals in the State of Utah who have distinguished themselves through heroic accomplishments as civil or military aviators, or by fostering exceptionally... Read more
Scott Johnson, F-4 System Program Manager
October 20, 2016
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Proven Aircraft Systems Program Office (PA SPO), will host a luncheon at noon, Oct. 25, at The Landing. The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Ron “Elvis” King, who is the Air Force’s last active duty F-4 Phantom II aircraft pilot. The F-4 was the primary fighter-bomber aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory throughout the 1960s and 1970s. In... Read more
October 20, 2016
The president of the United States nominated Maj. Gen. Mark D. Kelly for promotion to lieutenant general, and command of 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern. During a change of command ceremony here Oct. 3, Kelly replaced Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland who was selected to become the next Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations at the Pentagon. Kelly most recently served as the 9th Air... Read more
KENJI THULOWEIT, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
October 20, 2016
The 412th Test Wing has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force was officially activated in early July and its mission is to provide agile, innovative flight test capabilities for emerging technologies.“We’ve had various commercial and innovation projects coming in and we needed a way to manage all of... Read more
JACLYN KNAPP, Air Force Research Laboratory
October 20, 2016
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Battelle Memorial Institute established a cooperative research and development agreement to develop affordable, lightweight, easily adaptable ice protection technology.In order to achieve maximum operational performance, unmanned aircraft systems must be able to complete missions in adverse weather conditions, such as light to moderate icing.... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
October 20, 2016
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, is working “at the speed of business” to attract innovators and bring cutting edge technologies to the warfighter, according to the unit’s managing partner.“It’s been a very fast-paced sprint since DIUx 2.0 was launched this past May,” Raj Shah explained in a conference call with reporters today.Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the creation... Read more
SHANNON COLLINS, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
October 20, 2016
Growing up in Puerto Rico in the 1940’s, Gilberto Luciano Padilla worked the sugar cane plantations Monday to Saturday for less than $8 a week.“I had to take care of my six little brothers, so I decided to join the Army to see if I could change my life. I volunteered, 100 percent,” he said. “I learned so much. I learned how to shoot a gun, a .45 and then a .30-caliber machine gun. I first learned... Read more

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In the know Legal office closureThe 75th Air Base Wing Legal Office will be... more
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