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February 9, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — In an effort to clarify and help customers understand the current ID card processes here, please see the following information.ID Card Scheduling Process:• Routine Common Access Card (CAC): Make appointment 90 days prior to CAC expiration date at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/building.aspx?Build....• Walk-ins (9 a.m.-4 p.m.): Pin resets,... Read more
GEN. ELLEN PAWLIKOWSKI, Commander Air Force Materiel Command
February 9, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Our people are key in AFMC’s ability to serve the nation. With this in mind, I wanted to share what we currently know regarding the recent Presidential Memorandum that implements a federal civilian hiring freeze impacting prospective civilian employees who had not entered on duty as of noon, 22 January 2017. In short, civilian hiring across the DoD are to... Read more
Robb S. Alexander Jr., Executive Director Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah
February 9, 2017
ROY, Utah — The Hill Aerospace Museum here hosts a ‘Plane Talk’ series featuring speakers related to heritage of Hill Air Force Base, the United States Air Force, other military branches, and many other subjects related aerospace and the defense industry.Plane Talk began at the Hill Aerospace Museum more than 20 years ago. The speaker series has usually taken place at the Hill Aerospace Museum... Read more
309th Missile Maintenance Group
February 2, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 309th Missile Maintenance Group and Defense Logistics Agency recently worked together on an initiative to establish a “retail-like” support structure in order to stock, store and distribute parts and supplies to the Air Force’s three ICBM wings.The effort supported programmed depot maintenance, or PDM, for the missile launch facilities and launch control centers... Read more
PAUL HOLCOMB, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
February 2, 2017
RIVERDALE, Utah — Technological advances have improved the human condition in areas such as commerce, communication and transportation. It’s also brought new opportunities for those seeking to take advantage of others through hacking, identity theft and other nefarious schemes.With the help of mentors from nearby Hill Air Force Base, middle- and high-school cadets from the Utah Military Academy... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 2, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Human trafficking became a stark reality for Hill Air Force Base personnel at an awareness breakfast held last week at the base chapel where Doug Osmond, VP of Development for Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), spoke about the 608 victims they have rescued around the world and their assistance in the arrests of more than 275 traffickers in the past two years of... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
February 2, 2017
WASHINGTON — Under secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow will serve as the acting secretary of the Air Force as of Jan. 20, until the President nominates and the Senate confirms a permanent replacement.Under federal law, the under secretary automatically assumes the job of acting secretary until a replacement is confirmed. Disbrow succeeds Deborah Lee James, who served as secretary of the... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALEXX PONS, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
February 2, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Nominations for the 2017 NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 21, 2017.The award honors military members and Defense Department civilian employees who have supported the DOD mission or overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes epitomize the qualities and core values of their respective... Read more
February 2, 2017
WASHINGTON — Memorandum for the heads of Executive departments and agenciesSubject: Hiring FreezeBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order a freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch. As part of this freeze, no vacant positions existing at noon on... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
February 2, 2017
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today used the situation in The Gambia, where a serving president refused to give up power to his freely elected successor, as an example of why the peaceful transfer of power in the United States shouldn’t be taken for granted.Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford told the members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society that the events in West Africa show... Read more

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