Articles

June 4, 2015
The Air Force Sergeants Association at Hill Air Force Base is always seeking new members.Master Sgt. DeAngelo Lee, AFSA Chapter 1163 president, said AFSA is one of many key organizations that make up the Military Coalition in Washington, D.C., which advocates for quality-of-life benefits such as military pay and compensation.Locally, the organization supports a number of causes.“We support Camp... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 4, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Although this time of year typically marks the end of classwork, soon-to-be F-35 pilots are just beginning to hit the books.Earlier this month, Luke Air Force Base began its inaugural F-35 training class, which will begin funneling future F-35 pilots — including those from Hill Air Force Base — through a rigorous orientation process that will teach pilots about the various... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN GRACE LEE, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 4, 2015
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base’s 56th Fighter Wing conducted a change of mission ceremony May 21, formally including the F-35 Lightning II as part of the wing’s new mission statement.The ceremony included the military tradition of unveiling the 56th FW commander, Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus’ name on the flagship F-35, signifying the mission change.Thereafter, Pleus began his remarks... Read more
STAFF SGT. CHAD WARREN, 871st Air Expeditionary Sqaudron Public Affairs
June 4, 2015
KEFLAVIK, Iceland — In a secure compound near Keflavik International Airport, a multinational team of NATO personnel monitors Iceland’s airspace, ready to respond at a moment’s notice to any perceived threat to the region.During Icelandic Air Surveillance and Policing 2015, 11 U.S. Air Force members and one Estonian air force member joined a full-time staff of Icelandic Coast Guard personnel to... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force News Service
June 4, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces Association on May 20 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall.The Congressional Gold Medal, created by the U.S. Mint, is the highest civilian honor Congress can give on behalf of the American people.“This is a particularly important day for... Read more
STAFF SGT. EVELYN CHAVEZ, 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 4, 2015
KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden — At the invitation of the government of Sweden, more than 150 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, arrived at Norbotten Wing here in support of Arctic Challenge Exercise 2015.This year, the multinational flying exercise will include approximately 115 combat aircraft from nine countries, including the U.S., Finland,... Read more
STACEY GEIGER, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
June 4, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force Director of Small Business Programs Mark Teskey presented Air Force Materiel Command Commander Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger the 2014 Secretary of the Air Force Small Business Director’s Beyond Goals Award during a May 20 visit to headquarters here.This award recognizes outstanding leadership in support of the Air Force Small Business Program.... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 4, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Formerly an Air Education and Training Command function, the Air Force Personnel Center Military Tuition Assistance Central Office stood up under AFPC last fall. Centralized when resource management reductions required all services to streamline processes, the central office pays academic institutions, authorizes refunds, initiates reimbursements,... Read more
SHANNON CARABAJAL, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs
June 4, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — With frequent moves, Air Force families face the challenging, and often frustrating task of making new child care arrangements every few years. A new Defense Department website is helping ease those moving transitions by simplifying the search and registration process for child care.MilitaryChildCare.com offers access to comprehensive information on... Read more
June 4, 2015
KOOSHAREMCpl. George W. Burr, USAOct. 3, 1947 - May 26, 196820 years oldInfantryman LAPOINTSpc. Four Leslie E. Walker, USAFeb. 17, 1948 - July 28, 196921 years oldInfantryman LAYTONCpl. Kenneth W. Eckman, USAFeb. 6, 1949 - July 10, 196819 years oldIndirect Fire Infantryman1 year of service Capt. John C. Ellison, USNDec. 16, 1928 - March 24, 196738 years oldUnrestricted Line Officer... Read more

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In the Know Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... more