Articles

Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 21, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For the 23rd year in a row, Hill Air Force Base has been named a Tree City USA for its commitment in keeping the base green with trees.The base and other Utah cities and organizations were recognized at a Tree City USA luncheon in Provo on April 12.Hill achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the Arbor Day Foundation’s requirements for managing its urban forest. “... Read more
April 21, 2016
Team Hill is officially past the halfway mark of the 2016 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign at Hill Air Force Base. The deadline for contributions has been extended to April 29.To date, Team Hill members have donated more than $23,000 toward the installation’s goal, which is $77,712. For those unaware of what AFAF does, it is an annual effort to raise funds for four charitable affiliates:... Read more
April 21, 2016
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment were deployed to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, on April 11 to conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft.The F-22s come from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and will continue training until May.“This F-22 training deployment is the perfect opportunity for these advanced... Read more
April 21, 2016
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, in support of theater requirements and Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community.“The B-52 will provide the... Read more
April 21, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Load crews from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th, 421st, 34th and 466th Aircraft Maintenance Units competed in a weapons load competition here April 8. This was the first time an F-35 had been loaded in a competition in Air Combat Command. It was also the first competition ever in which all four AMUs competed. Read more
April 21, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force introduced the results of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond during an Air Force Association breakfast April 7 in Arlington, Virginia.According to Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, the gap between the U.S. military’s air... Read more
April 21, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location.The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be selected in the fall, and the F-35As are... Read more
JODI AMES, Headquarters Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
April 21, 2016
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Minutes after an ordered departure of Defense Department family members and civilians assigned to locations in Turkey, mobility Airmen sprang into action around the world, preparing to execute missions that would ensure a safe and speedy airlift for them and their pets.The combined mission effort was accomplished within 74 hours following the initial order on March 29... Read more
Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 14, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Well, X-ray vision not quite in the way most would imagine, but a form of X-ray vision nonetheless.Usually the stuff of sci-fi movies, fictional superheroes or comic books ads, the digital upgrade to a base Non-destructive Inspection (NDI) laboratory’s X-ray system has greatly improved the workflow for Airmen assigned there.The 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s NDI shop... Read more