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August 6, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Residents around Hill may notice an increase in aircraft arrivals and departures Aug. 3-21 as the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conducts the U.S. Air Force air-to-ground exercise known as Combat Hammer and air-to-air exercise known as Combat Archer.During the next few weeks, seven units from around the Air Force will drop munitions and fire air-to-air missiles in realistic... Read more
August 6, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Hill AFB Airman was honored last month for saving the Air Force $300 million with his innovative idea.Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer presented the inaugural General Larry O. Spencer Innovation Awards July 23 at the Pentagon, to Airmen who made the most significant contributions to saving Air Force financial and manpower resources this year.“This is... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing
August 6, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The divestiture of one of the 388th Fighter Wing’s premier maintenance back shops has concluded, marking the end of an era that supported test, training and real-world defense operations since the late 1980s.While the draw-down across the Air Force began in late 2011, it has only recently wrapped up here at Hill, where Airmen from the 388th FW’s “LANTIRN pod” shop have... Read more
CARLA PAMPE, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs
August 6, 2015
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La.  — Gen. Robin Rand took command of Air Force Global Strike Command during a ceremony here July 28, becoming the newest leader of the organization responsible for the nation’s force of ICBMs and nuclear-capable bombers.A command pilot with more than 5,000 hours, including 470 in combat, Rand previously served as commander of Air Education and Training Command. He... Read more
August 6, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Human fatigue results from sleep deprivation. Fatigue has become a growing concern in the Air Force as sustained and continuous operations, along with global deployments, are stretching the ability of our forces to meet growing mission demands. Some Airmen may question whether fatigue is really a big enough hazard to worry about. Fatigue can decrease... Read more
TECH. SGT. TORRI HENDRIX, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
August 6, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force recently launched an improved and re-branded Career Path Tool, called MyVector, which encourages mentorship between Airmen at all levels.The first step in the success of MyVector is for Airmen to volunteer to be mentors and share their experience and expertise with other Airmen.“Mentoring and networking are two of the most important things for leaders to embrace... Read more
August 6, 2015
PARAGONAHSpc. Four Curtis Boardman, USAAug. 24, 1948 - May 20, 197021 years old Field Artillery Basic PARK CITYPetty Officer 3rd Class Allan L. Mair, USNMarch 12, 1945 - March 31, 196823 years old Builder (Light)2 years of service Spc. Four Joseph K. Searle, USADec. 11, 1947 - Sept. 24, 196820 years old Infantryman PAROWAN1st Sgt. Ellis Orton Jr., USAJan. 29, 1930 - Nov. 25, 196636 years old... Read more
BONNIE KOENIG, DLA Aviation Public Affairs
August 6, 2015
RICHMOND, Va. — Defense Logistics Agency Aviation welcomed Air Force Col. Daniel Lockert as the new site commander in a ceremony on Hill Air Force Base, on July 24. Lockert assumed command from Air Force Col. Deirdre Mahon, who had served as the industrial support activity site commander since 2012. DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day officiated.Lockert previously served as... Read more
August 6, 2015
If you’re an OPM data breach victim, you probably know to look out for identity theft. But what about impostor scams? In the latest twist, impostors are pretending to be the FTC offering money to OPM data breach victims.Here’s how it works: A man calls and says he’s from the FTC and has money for you because you were an OPM data breach victim. All you need to do is give him some information.Stop... Read more
Justin Oakes, 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs
August 6, 2015
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — Out with the old, in with the new — at least that’s the case for the existing interrogation system found on E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.The AWACS Next Generation Identification Friend or Foe program office here recently completed the first installation of the new AN/UPX-40 system, which also brings new enhancements, onto an operational... Read more

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