Articles

Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For the third year in a row, reservists in the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron took first place in the “Fit to Fight” event during the Port Dawg Challenge at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, in mid-June.The PDC brought together 26 aerial port squadrons from across the Air Force Reserve to compete in 12 events designed to test their proficiency in various tasks. Events... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 2, 2015
The Senate has passed its defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 — and it includes several measures that affect Hill Air Force Base, including two late-passing amendments from a Utah lawmaker that address government waste.The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 passed the Senate in Washington in mid-June with a 71-25 vote. The bill includes an amendment introduced by... Read more
July 2, 2015
The director of the Defense Logistics Agency, Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, visited Hill AFB on June 18, where he laid out the agency’s priorities during a town hall meeting with employees at the base theater. Busch is a former commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex and said he loved being able to come back to Hill and plans on settling here when his Air Force life is over. DLA has more... Read more
TECH. SGT. JOHN GORDINIER, Alaskan Command Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Aboard an Alaska National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk, the team breaks through the clouds and acquires the first glimpse of the beauty Alaskan glaciers offer. For many miles, all that is seen is ice 50 to 100 feet high with crevasses highlighted in a light bluish color. Upon landing on the glacier and exiting the helicopter, it doesn’t take long to... Read more
TECH. SGT. MIKE SLATER, Air Force Space Command Public Affairs
July 2, 2015
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  — On July 17, 1995, the Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved full operational capability. A total of 24 satellites were on orbit, providing global 24-hour coverage, and in the two decades since, GPS has been woven into nearly every aspect of human activity, from military operations to sports.At the time full operational capability was... Read more
Randy Roughton, Airman Magazine
July 2, 2015
The buckskin quarter horse’s brown coat glistened in the California sunshine as Reserve Staff Sgt. Lauren Daniels brushed it outside his stall.“You’re such a good boy, Duke,” the 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation law enforcement patrolman told the horse before she heard a loud snort behind her. “You’re coming, too, Patton,” Daniels then reassured the white palomino who was named... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
After a thorough safety, security and manpower analysis, it is leadership’s intent to permanently close Hill’s Southwest Gate (near the Elementary School), which was already operating under limited hours, beginning July 7.The Southwest Gate is being closed to enhance installation security, improve pedestrian safety for children walking to and from school, and to maximize security forces manpower... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing
June 25, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Lance Landrum relinquished command of the 388th Fighter Wing to Col. Brad Lyons during a change of command ceremony here June 19.Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern commander, presided over the event, at which Team Hill leaders, 388th Airmen, distinguished guests, family and friends gathered to welcome the wing’s new commander.“Command is a... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After the Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed depot-level modifications on two F-35B STOVLs for the Marine Corps, the Air Force completed the aircraft’s first functional check flight on June 18.Lt. Col. Kevin “Sonar” Hall with the 514th Flight Test Squadron — the first depot test pilot in the Air Force qualified in the F-35B — took off from Hill Air Force Base and zoomed... Read more
Master Sgt. Christian Michael, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Air Force services recently added a new tool to encourage service members and their families who are affected by deployments to participate in morale, welfare, and recreation programs and activities. The “Recharge for Resiliency” initiative was designed to help Airmen readjust to life at home and also include families in their reintegration.“Not only does... Read more

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