Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 25, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A commercial development open to the public has sprung up as part of the ballyhooed Falcon Hill development on Hill Air Force Base, the beginning of what officials say will be a bustling retail center on the west side of the base for years to come.Starbucks, the ever-present American global coffee company chain based in Seattle, Washington, is the first retail company to... Read more
June 25, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — 419th Fighter Wing reservists and their active-duty counterparts were put through rigorous tests of wartime capability during a combat readiness exercise here earlier this month.The exercise kicked off June 9 and ran through the wing’s unit training assembly that ended June 13.Reservists in the operations and maintenance groups worked side by side with active-duty Airmen in... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Defense Department-approved Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and subsequent awards, Air Force officials said June 15.The policy... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department has updated its military equal opportunity program to protect service members against discrimination because of sexual orientation, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said here June 9.Speaking at a DOD-Pentagon Pride Month event, the secretary said the department has made a lasting commitment to living the values it defends, including treating everyone equally... Read more
June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With static closeout dates for each rank in place, the Air Force announced it will update the enlisted performance report forms and utilize new forced distribution and senior rater stratification restrictions to round out the incremental changes to enlisted evaluation and promotion systems with performance as the driving factor in promotions. For technical sergeants and... Read more
TECH. SGT. RYAN CRANE, U.S. European Command Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
PARIS — Defense Department representatives and aircraft were on hand at the 51st International Paris Air Show, the largest aerospace event in the world, at Le Bourget Airport, France, June 15-21.Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James; Heidi Grant, the deputy under secretary of Air Force, international affairs; Dr. William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force acquisition; and Gen.... Read more
BRIAN BRACKENS and GINA GIARDINA, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody held an All-Call at the Air Force Institute of Technology here earlier this month, and spoke about the importance of the work being accomplished by the people in the room and across Air Force Materiel Command.During the All-Call, Welsh highlighted the... Read more
KIM BOWDEN, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
June 25, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Across Air Force Materiel Command, Airmen continue to embrace the command’s culture of respect and resiliency. This is especially evident in their behavior as wingmen.“Accountability is at the core of the culture we emphasize, and it’s at the core of the wingman concept,” said Jennifer Treat, AFMC Community Support Coordinator. “A good wingman stays alert... Read more
June 25, 2015
MONTEZUMA CREEKCpl. David H. Benallie, USADec. 14, 1945 - October 10, 196923 years oldArmor Reconnaissance Specialist Cpl. Robert J. Brock, USAAug. 21, 1949 - May 24, 197020 years oldInfantryman(Drafted while living in Utah,grew up in Odessa, TX) MOUNT PLEASANTSpc. Four Brent H. McArthur, USAJuly 21, 1946 - Nov. 20, 196923 years oldInfantryman MURRAYPfc. Douglas E. Atwood, USASept... Read more
Jesus Lopez Jr., Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
LAYTON — Spectators held signs that read, “We love our veterans” and “Thank you,” in an attempt to provide an overdue welcome home to Vietnam veterans.The spectators waited patiently along Wasatch Drive leading up to Layton Commons Park on the bright Saturday morning for the Sounds of Freedom parade to begin.Dennis Kramer served in Vietnam in 1968-69 in the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade. He... Read more

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