Articles

Michele Eaton, 88 ABW Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — On your mark, get set, go!  In yet another record sell-out year, approximately 15,000 runners took to the streets at Wright Patterson AFB as part of the U.S. Air Force Marathon celebrating the Air Force’s 67th birthday.The number of runners exceeded last year’s count by more than 3,000.Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
OGDEN — A Top of Utah duo is on a mission to ensure all Utahns who were wounded while serving their country won’t be forgotten.Roy Resident John Cole and Pleasant View resident Jay Wells are working to complete a large Purple Heart Monument that is displayed prominently near the entrance of the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home. The pair, who volunteer with the Northern Utah Chapter of... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
OGDEN — Ogden’s annual Veterans Day Parade was in serious jeopardy this year after the organization that normally hosts it backed out, but thanks to some other local veterans groups, the show will go on.This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11:11 a.m., coinciding with the signing of the World War I Armistice at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in 1918. Staging for the event will begin at 9:... Read more
Senior Airman Michael Ellis, 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
SAN ANTONIO — “I have gone on multiple deployments, defeated the Taliban; I never thought another American would do this to me,” said Staff Sgt. Seth Pena.Pena, a highly decorated tactical air control party member, noted for calling in coordinated close support air strikes that killed up to 70 Taliban members in one fight, sat down with a crossbow draped across his lap and a target 25 meters in... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
September 25, 2014
Hilltop Times staffWASHINGTON — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the future of enlisted performance reports during a Q-and-A format session at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17.With the upcoming changes, Airmen asked the highest ranking enlisted Airman about the new EPR format.“(The new EPR system) is as... Read more
2nd Lt. Esther Willett, Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
September 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — The commander of Air Education and Training Command highlighted command priorities during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17.Gen. Robin Rand, whose command is responsible for recruiting, training and educating all Air Force members, told the 200-member AFA audience that AETC supports its mission, Airmen, and families by... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
September 25, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Maintenance work that will eventually bring 200 new jobs to the Top of Utah is ramping up at Hill Air Force Base.Earlier this month, all depot-level maintenance work associated with the F-22 Raptor moved to Hill’s Ogden Air Logistics Complex. The work was being split between Hill’s Ogden ALC and a Lockheed Martin facility in Palmdale, Calif.The decision to consolidate all of... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
August 14, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Bill Robinson left to fight in Vietnam, he didn’t think his stay would last more than a few months, but cruelly, it ended up lasting seven and a half long years.Robinson spoke Aug. 8 to a group of Airmen at Hill Air Force Base, recounting his military career that was defined by his time as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.“We didn’t even know exactly what we were... Read more
Air Force News Service
August 14, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio -Air Force officials have announced the activation of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (Provisional) at Joint Base Andrews, Md., and named Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter as its provisional commander. The provisional center activated Aug. 8. AFIMSC will align as a center under Air Force Materiel Command.Carter has served as the special assistant to the... Read more
Jennifer McCabe, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
August 14, 2014
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — It’s a banner year for the Air Force with the Department of Energy recently announcing that the service won a lion’s share of 2014 Federal Energy Management Program awards. The Air Force won its most ever: eight of the 25 projects or programs selected as deserving of this year’s coveted FEMP awards. In total, 10 government agencies won awards including the Navy... Read more