Articles

Eleanora Berry, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
September 1, 2016
Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Airmen, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden safely out of sight from prying eyes. Starting Sept. 1, the Hill Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items that are placed on layaway and paid for by Dec. 24 — including toys and bikes.... Read more
Douglas E. Pierson, 75 AMDS/Public Health
September 1, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted that the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. Every year the CDC studies the effectiveness of the flu vaccine administered during the previous year. Data on the “nasal spray” vaccine... Read more
August 25, 2016
Military exercises Combat Hammer and Combat Archer ended August 18 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range.During the exercises, Total Force Initiative Airmen assigned to the active-duty 95th and AF Reserve 301st Fighter Squadrons from Tyndall AFB, Fla. tested their ability to build, load, launch and employ munitions, which were dropped and fired from Tyndall F-22 Raptor aircraft. “... Read more
August 25, 2016
Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.The group’s mission will include high-end fight training as well as an increased emphasis on tactical-level close air support with experts to integrate fires in joint operations, advancing the joint CAS enterprise and preserving... Read more
MIKE MARTIN, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affair
August 25, 2016
Airmen need more time to focus on their core missions.Air Force senior leaders said that’s the message they received from Airmen and it’s the reason they made the decision to reduce additional duties.In a memorandum to Airmen released Aug. 19, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein announced the service has established a task force titled “... Read more
Douglas E. Pierson, Hill AFB Public Health
August 25, 2016
Flu season is right around the corner, and Utah’s largest single-site employer is encouraging all employees and on base personnel to get the flu shot.Hill AFB will offer a variety of locations and venues for everyone on base to get vaccinated.Beginning in September, the Hill AFB’s Immunization Clinic will focus its efforts on vaccinating all active-duty members. The 75th Medical Group will also... Read more
Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
August 25, 2016
In remarks at the State Department’s Foreign Press Center in New York Aug. 17, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James outlined the Air Force’s multifaceted approach to expedite the service’s portion of the foreign military sales process. Last year, James directed secretary of the Air Force International Affairs to examine how to streamline the FMS process, particularly in case development and... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
August 25, 2016
Air Force reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing volunteered on the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor today. While doing their two-week annual training at Oahu’s joint base, about 15 Airmen took time on their day off to help clean the historic Navy ship — polishing areas frequented by thousands of visitors each year, and clearing out storage areas not seen by the public.“I’ve visited here before as a... Read more
August 25, 2016
Five reservists from the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel shop are training at Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for two weeks as part of their annual training requirement.While here, the team from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, will refuel a wide variety of joint service aircraft.“This base has some pretty unique operations, and being here gives us a chance to work on vehicles and aircraft... Read more
Staff Sgt. Christina Judd, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
August 25, 2016
More than 50 reservists from Hill Air Force Base’s 419th Medical Squadron completed two weeks of annual training at military installations across Oahu, Hawaii. The women and men took time away from their civilian careers to assist as medical, dental, optometry, and lab technicians augmenting three medical facilities that serve almost 40,000 military members and their families from the Army, Navy... Read more