Air Force News Service
November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion.The current WAPS enlisted performance report calculation model for technical sergeant and... Read more
Bill Orndorff, Ogden ALC Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
Even before he was assigned to command the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Brig. Gen. Carl Buhler was impressed with the aircraft maintenance performed here.As director of Logistics for Headquarters Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Buhler saw maintainers installing F-16 wings that had been repaired at the Ogden ALC.“I can tell you without question we couldn’t survive in... Read more
Hill AFB First Sergeants Council, Hilltop Times Staff
November 6, 2014
Airman Taylor Fillman, 388th Maintenance Group staff, was recognized by the Hill Air Force Base First Sergeants Council for her work as a Maintenance Scheduler in the documentation section of Plans, Scheduling and Documentation.  Fillman has been in the Air Force for nine months and made a tremendous impact in the development of the sections training program. Fillman is part of one of the... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 6, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For 20 years, Cacey Dyson has kept her story hidden, hoping to escape the trauma of her past, but has learned there is no escaping the lifelong effects of domestic violence. Dyson knows the statistics — a woman is battered every 15 seconds and one in four women are victims of domestic abuse. Dyson knows these in part because she is the Director of the Safe Harbor Crisis... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
November 6, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Being resilient not only helps improve health and well being, it also helps you face stress and changes in life.This year’s Community Outreach/Resiliency Expo will have more than 90 vendors dedicated to helping the physical and mental wellness of event-goers. “This year’s event is bigger and better than ever before,” said LaRue “Soup” Campbell, who along with Paula... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
The most effective weapon in the flu fight is an annual vaccination and they are now available.Hill Air Force Base is partnering with the Davis County Health Department to make it easier for the base’s civilian employees to receive the flu vaccine during a series of on-base clinics from now until mid-November.This year’s clinics will also cover Tricare beneficiaries such military retirees and... Read more
Ernest Isley, Hill AFB Fire Department
November 6, 2014
Effective housekeeping on the job can eliminate some workplace hazards and help get a job done safely and properly. Poor housekeeping can frequently contribute to accidents by hiding hazards that cause injuries. If the sight of paper, debris, clutter, and spills is accepted as normal, then other more serious health and safety hazards may be taken for granted. Housekeeping is not just... Read more
Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 First Sergeant of the Year award.The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field.Nominations must include examples of leadership and job performance in the nominee’s primary duty, significant... Read more
Jesus Lopez Jr., Hilltop Times Staff
November 6, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Crosswinds has a new name, a new look and a new menu.On Oct. 27, the restaurant at Building 230 on Hill Air Force Base is the Skyward Cafe.The changes come as a result of new management.Minnesota-based hospitality management company Lancer Hospitality is now responsible for the day-to-day operations.According to Lancer officials, the company has more than 30 years in the... Read more
William Cole, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
November 6, 2014
HONOLULU — Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island.The target and training ship took two torpedoes on Dec. 7, 1941, capsized and was only partially righted using cables that are still apparent on the rusting hull, the National Park Service said.Fifty-eight crewmen were entombed on the Utah.On Thursday... Read more