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JaNae Francis, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 9, 2015
ROY — There was no shortage of flags or patriotic spirit at the Operation Hero 5K in memory of Army 1st Sgt. Tracy Stapley, formerly of Hooper.Stapley, 44, died July 3, 2013, at Cam As Syalyah, Qatar, in a noncombat-related incident.Stapley’s widow, Antoinette Stapley, said the more than 100 participants in a June 27 event at Sandridge Park to raise money for programs serving the families of... Read more
July 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For peak performance, Airmen should eat healthy and exercise regularly. But in the quest to gain an “edge,” many Airmen resort to dietary supplements.Enter Operation Supplement Safety, or OPSS. This Defense Department educational campaign, accessible at www.hprc-online.org/opss, educates the warfighter and health-care provider on responsible dietary supplement use.While some... Read more
TECH. SGT. LUKE THORNTON, Air Force Space Command Cyberspace Support Squadron
July 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force cyber Airman training takes a giant leap forward with the latest enhancement to AF e-Learning. The upgrade allows Air Force supervisors and trainers to facilitate better skill-level upgrade and on-the-job training with customizable learning programs that can be updated on the fly to remain current as technology changes. Computer-based training courses... Read more
AIRMAN KAI WHITE and AIRMAN FIRST CLASS RYAN CONROY, 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
July 9, 2015
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat.It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries and long separations from family, friends and home.On June 27, the 17th Special Tactics Squadron marked 5,000 days of unremitting war.Members’ 5,000-day epoch began in October 2001, one month after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when the 17th STS deployed to... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
Beginning July 7, the Southwest Gate, which has been operational under limited hours, will close permanently.The gate is being closed to enhance installation security, improve pedestrian safety for children walking to and from school, and to maximize security forces manpower and resources. The closure of the Southwest Gate will have no impact on the hours at the pedestrian school gate that leads... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — During the federally recognized Pride month of June, Hill Air Force Base hosted its second annual luncheon event to recognize the LGBT community, at which reality TV contestant Jackson Carter talked about how he overcame obstacles in his life involving obesity, sexual orientation — even entertaining thoughts of suicide at age 8. It started when he began school in... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Just over five years ago at Hill Air Force Base, budget cuts killed one of the Air Force’s most historic fighter squadrons.But the commander who presided over that temporary demise is bringing back the “Rude Rams.”In a ceremony at Hill in mid-June, Col. David Lyons became the new commander of Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing. Lyons took the reins from Col. Lance Landrum, who... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While the F-35 represents the future at Hill Air Force Base, the future of the F-35 is one with seemingly endless and previously unthinkable possibilities.For example: controlling a fleet of drones from the cockpit of the next-generation fighter jet. No, it’s not part of a fantastical plot from a new science fiction movie, but an actual possibility in an Air Force future... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 2, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Questioners didn’t pull any punches during the Facebook town hall conducted by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on June 24.In his fifth social media town hall, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was asked if proposed changes to the pay and compensation package were a betrayal of those who have served faithfully and their families.“Our profession runs on trust, and keeping... Read more
WESLEY FARNSWORTH, 88th Air Base Wing
July 2, 2015
BUTLERVILLE, Ind. — More than 25 Airmen assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory Command, from four Air Force Bases, gathered at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Butlerville, Indiana, June 15 to 19 to demonstrate their new innovative ways to deal with an active shooter scenario as part of the 2015 AFRL Commanders Challenge.Each team made up of enlisted, officers and civilians from Wright-... Read more

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