Articles

Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Most people with wounds fresh from pacemaker surgery don’t run marathons. Mary Barnett is not most people.The 33-year-old Hill Air Force Base program manager and Air Force combat vet lives to do things people tell her aren’t possible.“I guess it is part of my rebellious nature,” she said. “I think that’s why I’ve been so resilient after everything.”By “everything” Barnett is... Read more
April 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This month, the Air Force has begun conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women.When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current study is working to open the last 1 percent, which amounts to a... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base officials say an increase in the number of sexual assaults being reported by Airmen is a sign that base prevention and response programs are working. Janaee Stone, Hill’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, says victims of sexual assault are reporting crimes about four times more than they were six years ago.“When I started in 2009, we were... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene July 20-24 to consider candidates for July 2016 and January 2017 classes. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 5.The board will select applicants for fighter, multi-engine aircraft, helicopter and remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer (including... Read more
April 30, 2015
R. NIAL BRADSHAW/U.S. Air Force Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation commander, welcomes home Staff Sgts. Jonathan Seigrist and Jim Gillett, 75th Security Forces Squadron, on April 20 at Hill Air Force Base. A team of 13 “defenders” returned home from a 180-day deployment to Curacao.   Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 30, 2015
OGDEN — Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating under any circumstance, but for someone trying to obtain a college degree, it can make a diploma seem like an impossible dream.That’s what Aaron Ahern, a psychologist at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center, said April 17 at Weber State University during a PTSD conference organized by students. One of several speakers at the forum, Ahern... Read more
Senior Airman Hailey Haux, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
April 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders on April 20 for a “chalk walk” to raise awareness about sexual assault.As Airmen began to collect in the hallway, which was covered with paintings of previous Air Force leaders, there was something different. On the floor in the center of the corridor was a line of posters Airmen had made. Written on the... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden, 15th Wing Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — She had just returned from a party her freshman year in college when a close friend of the family and trusted mentor did the unthinkable.It was the first weekend she’d been allowed to stay off campus. After having one too many drinks, she was picked up from the party by her boyfriend and driven to the home of her rapist to sleep it off until morning. Her... Read more
April 30, 2015
R. NIAL BRADSHAW/U.S. Air ForceTeam Hill members, military and civilian, participated in the 2-mile flightline fun run here April 23. Participants were encouraged to wear squadron morale T-shirts. More runs are scheduled for May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 a.m. for each run. Parking is located on the corner of Balmer and Foulois... Read more
Staff Sgt. Christina Judd, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Nearly 300 reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, for annual training April 18.During the two-week deployment, operations and maintenance personnel will support Emerald Warrior, an exercise designed to train forces for combat. Reservists from the 419th Mission Support Group will also participate in the annual tour training.“... Read more

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