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March 24, 2016
See related story on the UTA bus service during this project/Page 3Earlier this week, the Hill Air Force Base South Gate closed for eight weeks to accommodate installation of a new wedge barrier and new speed tables to enhance the security of the South Gate entrance. The closure includes all foot and bicycle traffic.The project is scheduled for March 22 to May 15. During the first three... Read more
March 24, 2016
This year’s Team Hill Annual Awards recognized military and civilian Airmen in 14 categories.Winners were announced during a formal ceremony March 17 at the Base Theater. The recognition paid tribute to the winners’ 2015 accomplishments.This year’s winners include:Civilian Category I: Matthew Krambule, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (F-16 Division)Civilian Category II: Benjamin Harris,... Read more
March 24, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Utah Transit Authority will use the Southwest Gate to Hill AFB during the South Gate closure.The detour is needed because March 22-May 15 the base will install speed tables and a new wedge barrier at the South Gate.Speed tables are similar to speed bumps but with sloping, angular sides instead of a rounded profile. A wedge barrier is a powerful, wedge-shaped hydraulic press... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
March 24, 2016
CLEARFIELD — Though the specifics are scarce, some of the work related to building the Air Force’s controversial and mysterious bomber of the future will take place in Clearfield.The Air Force recently announced seven subcontractors that will team up with Northrop Grumman to build the Air Force’s B-21, also known as the Long Range Strike Bomber.Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James named BAE... Read more
March 24, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force Materiel Command honored its top Airmen of 2015 during the command’s Annual Excellence Awards Banquet on March 9, one of them a Hill AFB major.Fifty-eight Airmen from throughout AFMC’s headquarters, centers and wings were nominated to compete in nine separate categories — airman, noncommissioned officer, senior NCO, first sergeant, company grade... Read more
Monica D. Morales, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
March 24, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — What began as uncertainty about the possibility of an Air Force career transformed into a 34-year commitment for Air Force Materiel Command Executive Director Michael A. Gill, who retires April 1 after spending three years in the command’s top civilian post.“We all talk about retirement, but you don’t realize just how quickly the time goes,” Gill said. “I... Read more
March 24, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Security forces and explosive ordnance disposal personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing recently teamed up for an exercise to learn how to respond when local citizens at deployed locations turn in weapons from the streets to security checkpoints. It’s common for local nationals in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan to interact with security forces and EOD personnel.... Read more
March 24, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Now is the time for those interested in temporary summer employment to apply for an Air Force job. Air Force summer vacancies will be posted for positions such as office automation and computer clerk, laborer, lifeguard, recreation aide and food service worker.To be considered for a summer position, an individual must meet one or more of the four following... Read more
Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
March 24, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Civilian Airmen have until May 1 to submit applications for civilian developmental education programs to the Air Force Personnel Center.“Educational opportunities, in conjunction with experience and training, are a key component of the continuum of learning designed to deliberately develop Air Force leaders,” said Virginia Banda, AFPC CDE program manager... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DoD News Features, Defense Media Activity
March 24, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Louisiana National Guardsmen have rescued more than 4,000 people in the floods that inundated the state earlier this month, a state Guard spokesman said.About 1,200 Louisiana Army and Air National Guard members have been mobilized and are working with local partners to support the mission, said Air Force Col. Pete Schneider, the state public affairs officer for the Louisiana... Read more

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