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Mitch Shaw, Special to Hilltop Times
June 23, 2016
If you’re going to Hill Air Force Base’s upcoming air show, security officials have a message for you: pack light and play nice.As the 2016 Warriors Over the Wasatch open house and air show nears, base security personnel say they’re prepared for the worst — whatever form that may come in.Lt. Col. Kristopher Long, commander of Hill’s 75th Operations Support Squadron, said organizers have spent the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to Hilltop Times
June 23, 2016
When you’re expecting around 300,000 guests but only have 8,000 available parking spots, creativity is key. And so organizers of the upcoming Warriors Over the Wasatch open house and air show say they’ve developed a “radical plan” to bring the anticipated 600,000 total spectators onto Hill Air Force Base over the two-day air show, set for June 25 and 26. In a move that seems somewhat... Read more
June 23, 2016
The Air Force secretary, while championing change across the service, has made the Make Every Dollar Count campaign one of her top three priorities. At the heart of the campaign is the Airmen Powered by Innovation program. Since 2014, API has received 6,791 ideas from Airmen. Of those submissions, 192 have been approved by Air Force leadership and have accumulated $121.3 million in projected... Read more
June 23, 2016
Reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing completed a “Super UTA” here June 9-12, combining two monthly drill weekends as part of an internal inspection.The 419th Inspector General office oversaw the four-day exercise to ensure the wing meets annual training requirements.“Each squadron is testing their own ability to deploy,” said Senior Master Sgt. J.D. Hill, 419th IG. “That looked different for... Read more
June 23, 2016
With the 2016 general election fast approaching, the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is increasing its outreach during Armed Forces Voters Week, to be held from June 23-30, 2016. The purpose of AF Voters Week is to provide awareness to military members, citizens, and their families abroad on how to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and notify their local election officials... Read more
June 23, 2016
Nearly 200 military and civilian Airmen, community members, and industry leaders attended the Focus on Defense Symposium at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah, June 15. The event was sponsored by the Air Force Association and the theme was “Toward a More Agile Sustainment and Life Cycle Enterprise.”During the event, Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander,... Read more
June 23, 2016
R.NIAL BRADSHAW/U.S. Air ForceAirmen assigned to the 775th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight pull a weighted skid along the 9.5-mile route during the Air Force Office of Special Investigation’s 9th Annual Ruck March at Hill Air Force Base, June 17. The event honored Special Agent Ryan Balmer who was killed in action by an improvised-explosive device in 2007. After graduating from the United... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News Defense Media Activity
June 23, 2016
The joint force is in excellent shape, but leaders must pay attention to it, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Defense Writers Group here June 15.Welsh, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the group as one of his last public acts in office. He retires later this month after 40 years in uniform.But the general didn’t look back, and he said his service is well-... Read more
Andreas Rivera, Special to Hilltop Times
June 23, 2016
Hundreds of motorcycles, ridden by both Airmen and civilians, poured out of the base on June 16, to remind drivers to keep an eye out for them.The seventh annual “See Me, Save Me” ride began with Airmen riders at the Hill Motorcycle Safety Training Range near the South Gate. The group headed out to meet with civilian riders at the Roy Gate. Riders took a circular route around the base... Read more
CAPT. SYBIL TAUNTON, 380 Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
June 23, 2016
Throughout the month of May, the air coalition has been able to strike lucrative targets including: logistics lines, command and control and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant financial resources through more than 1,800 strike sorties.“My goal as the air component is to actually put pressure on (ISIL) wherever they are,” said Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command... Read more

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