Articles

Justin Oakes, 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs
January 29, 2015
BEDFORD, Mass. — Emphasizing the overarching criticality of the work the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center performs, its commander, Lt. Gen. John Thompson, delivered his initial State of the Center address here Jan. 15.Thompson emphasized the progress made over the course of the year, highlighted AFLCMC and Hanscom successes and presented his focus areas for 2015.Homing in on the... Read more
Jet Fabara, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
January 29, 2015
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Since the Air Force’s decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet’s effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft’s smart weapons capacity by more than 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Boeing and now Edwards have partnered to begin developmental testing on the “Buff’s” newest upgrade.This new upgrade comes in the form of a... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Wellness Support Center
January 29, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — February is American Heart Month. The National Institutes of Health reports that more than 1 million people in the United States have a heart attack each year. Of the people who die from heart attacks, about half die within an hour of their first symptoms and before they reach the hospital. When a heart attack happens, delay in treatment can be... Read more
Claudette Roulo, DoD News, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 29, 2015
WASHINGTON D.C. — The Defense Department intends to request a 10-year extension of a program that improves the ability of socioeconomically disadvantaged small businesses to compete for defense contracts, the program’s manager said last week.The Small Business Mentor-Protege Program began in 1991 as a way to foster small businesses and improve technology transfer between the Defense Department... Read more
2nd Lt. Esther Willett, Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
January 29, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Visiting speakers discussed leaders’ roles in preventing sexual assault at the Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Jan. 13 and 14 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.Lt. Col. Kevin Basik and Dr. Heather McCauley spoke to 150 Airmen of varying ranks about how leaders can promote a professional culture that deters sexual violence and assault. Basik and McCauley were just two of a number... Read more
RICHARD PERRON, USAF Marathon Office
January 29, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — If you’re planning on running in the Air Force Marathon this September, time is running out to take advantage of current pricing. The marathon staff notes that prices will increase on Feb. 2.“We traditionally experience a huge surge in registrations prior to a price increase,” said Robert Aguiar, marathon director. “This year, we’ve added an additional... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 22, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, but it happened only because of his commitment, was the message Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, Vice Commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB, La,, brought to the Martin Luther King commemoration last week at The Landing.  “We always talk about Dr. King as a visionary for his dream, but when I think of him, the thing... Read more
LT. COL. WILLIAM M. VILLEGAS II, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation chief of safety
January 22, 2015
Base leadership is asking the Team Hill community to renew its commitment to safety in 2015.Traveling around Hill AFB can be very challenging because the base’s sheer size. It can be even more difficult learning the various ordinances inside and outside the installation, especially for those new to the area.Safety must remain a priority for people regardless of their circumstances, and the... Read more
Hill AFB Wasatch Warriors, LOA Chapter
January 22, 2015
The Hill AFB chapter of the Logistics Officer’s Association garnered national recognition recently during an annual awards ceremony in Arlington, Virginia.Maj. Steven LeBlanc, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was awarded the LOA General George Babbitt National Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to members who make the greatest contribution toward furthering national LOA goals and... Read more
STAFF SGT. SIUTA B. IKA, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 22, 2015
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School when its first F-35A Lightning II touched down on the flightline here last Thursday, flown straight from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas.Working in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Col. Adrian Spain, the USAFWS commandant, said the weapons... Read more