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TECH. SGT. NATALIE STANLEY, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
February 5, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — During testimony on Capitol Hill on Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact that sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.“Pilots sitting in a squadron looking out at their airplanes parked on a ramp certainly feels like... Read more
February 5, 2015
In the event of delays or closures due to inclement weather or other emergencies, information about Hill AFB’s operating status will be released when the status changes from “Open.”The 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs primary method of communicating these changes will be the Hill AFB Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/hill.af.mil) and Twitter profile (www.twiter.com/HAFB). The Hill AFB Facebook... Read more
By BRYAN MAGAÑA, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 29, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A group of reservists from the 419th Civil Engineer Squadron returned home last week after a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia.While overseas, about 20 Airmen from the CES performed base maintenance and ensured the troops had quality living and work areas.“We responded to service calls for broken air conditioning units, doors, locks, clogged pipes, and broken lift... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 29, 2015
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Members of the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group here prepared F-16 Fighting Falcons and secured the skies of Afghanistan during a mission  on Jan. 9.The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that provides air superiority, enabling freedom of movement for troops on the ground... Read more
309th Aircraft Maintenance Group
January 29, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group’s C-130 team recently shattered its aircraft delivery performance record by delivering an aircraft in 107 flow days. The 572nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron completed the aircraft Dec. 18 and bested its previous record by 10 days. Officials said it was a critical milestone on the “AFSC Way journey,” discovering the “Art of the... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
January 29, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, was selected as the host base for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters.Air Force officials chose the installation after analyzing operational considerations, installation attributes, and economic and environmental factors at four candidate locations. “Following site surveys at the four candidate locations, we... Read more
Jenny Gordon, Robins Public Affairs
January 29, 2015
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — There are times when what you can’t see can be a lifesaver, especially when it comes to ensuring the safety of F-15 pilots.In November, an extensive crack was discovered during a routine nondestructive inspection of a right F-15 wing spar, the critical component that attaches to the aircraft.An initial ultrasound inspection of the spar included a particularly... Read more
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

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