Articles

Jesus Lopez Jr., Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
LAYTON — Utah recognized achievements in aviation and the aerospace industry’s impact to the country with National Aerospace Week.When asked by leaders from other states why Utah has the second fastest growing economy in the United States, the fourth most diverse economy as well as the second lowest unemployment, Gov. Gary Herbert said in part he credits the state’s military installations.“A big... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 25, 2014
Sept. 18 parents and parents-to-be gathered for the Bundles for Babies course offered through the Airmen & Family Readiness Center. This course is geared towards new or expecting parents who are seeking information regarding numerous topics from budgeting for an expanding family to choosing child care.“The A&FRC offers Bundles for Babies and other services with the focus of enriching and... Read more
Karen Bastian, Hill AFB Energy Outreach Coordinator
September 25, 2014
Hill Air Force Base — I am Air Force Energy is the theme for October, Energy Awareness Month. During the month, the Hill Energy Office will host a variety of events designed to educate, train, and communicate across all organizational structures the critical nature of energy conservation.Energy Awareness month was established in 1991 by President George H. Bush to promote public understanding of... Read more
Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Flu season is just around the corner, and Utah’s largest single-site employer is encouraging employees to get immunized.Hill Air Force Base is partnering with the Davis County Health Department to make it easier for the base’s civilian employees to receive the flu vaccine during a series of on-base clinics from October through November.“Flu season generally begins in October... Read more
John Turner, 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. — Seven decades after his aircraft was shot down during a mission in World War II, an Army Air Forces aviator finally came home to Augusta, Mont.Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William D. Bernier was buried with full military honors Sept. 19 at the veteran’s section of the Augusta Cemetery, only a few miles from the ranch where he grew up. By coincidence, the date was also... Read more
Michele Eaton, 88 ABW Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — On your mark, get set, go!  In yet another record sell-out year, approximately 15,000 runners took to the streets at Wright Patterson AFB as part of the U.S. Air Force Marathon celebrating the Air Force’s 67th birthday.The number of runners exceeded last year’s count by more than 3,000.Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
OGDEN — A Top of Utah duo is on a mission to ensure all Utahns who were wounded while serving their country won’t be forgotten.Roy Resident John Cole and Pleasant View resident Jay Wells are working to complete a large Purple Heart Monument that is displayed prominently near the entrance of the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home. The pair, who volunteer with the Northern Utah Chapter of... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
OGDEN — Ogden’s annual Veterans Day Parade was in serious jeopardy this year after the organization that normally hosts it backed out, but thanks to some other local veterans groups, the show will go on.This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11:11 a.m., coinciding with the signing of the World War I Armistice at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in 1918. Staging for the event will begin at 9:... Read more
Senior Airman Michael Ellis, 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
SAN ANTONIO — “I have gone on multiple deployments, defeated the Taliban; I never thought another American would do this to me,” said Staff Sgt. Seth Pena.Pena, a highly decorated tactical air control party member, noted for calling in coordinated close support air strikes that killed up to 70 Taliban members in one fight, sat down with a crossbow draped across his lap and a target 25 meters in... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
September 25, 2014
Hilltop Times staffWASHINGTON — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the future of enlisted performance reports during a Q-and-A format session at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17.With the upcoming changes, Airmen asked the highest ranking enlisted Airman about the new EPR format.“(The new EPR system) is as... Read more