Articles

Tammy Cournoyer, Air Force News Service
June 19, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2014 Air Force Retiree Council met in May to discuss issues important to retirees and surviving spouses, and receive briefings on various subjects important to the retiree community.This was the first time the council convened since 2012. Last year’s annual meeting was cancelled because of budget constraints. The Air Force Retiree Council provides... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Edward Edgar, 317th Recruiting Squadron superintendent
June 19, 2014
OXON HILL, Md. — When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus. The first came from Chief Master Sgt. A.C. Smith, the command chief master sergeant for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base. It was part of his address to the Team Hill 5/6 Association; I was attending as president of Hill’s Top 3. He said: “I was 19 years old when I... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
June 19, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Ryan Thomas has spent a large portion of his life dealing with things most kids his age don’t even understand.The 8-year-old Clearfield resident was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue, in November 2012.Since his diagnosis, Thomas has gone to countless doctor appointments, seen the inside of too many... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 19, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — If you’re planning to attend the Open House and Air Show this year, be prepared to follow the rules or forget about getting past security.Hill Air Force Base personnel say they are expecting up to half a million people at the air show this year, which will be held June 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because of the enormous crowds the show draws, safety rules have been... Read more
Loretta Park, Hilltop Times Staff
June 19, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Beneath the thunder of jets zooming across the sky, more than 200 motorcycles roared out of the parking lot onto the street to cruise through Weber and Davis counties to let other motorists know they should share the road. The motorcyclists included civilian employees at Hill Air Force Base,  Air Force personnel, law enforcement officers and two mayors. They were... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
LAYTON — Twelve years later, the sounds of freedom are still being heard in Layton.The Sounds of Freedom event, which will be held this year on June 21 at the Layton Commons Park at 437 N. Wasatch Drive, was originally started in September of 2002 by LT Weese, former 388th Fighter Wing Honorary Commander, in memory of victims of 9/11.The show began with a host of hot rod cars, and is still the... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Hill Air Force Base Warriors Over The Wasatch Open House and Air Show is set for June 28-29, with the largest lineup HAFB has seen in the history of the show.   Across the country, though, air shows are still halted due to sequestration. Thanks to HAFB’s strong support from the community and good track record, top U.S. Air Force officials allowed HAFB to be one... Read more
Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Air Force Public Affairs Agency
June 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — Air Force spouses are key to maintaining stability on the home front as Airmen maintain focus on the war front, according to the wife of the Air Force’s top officer.The key spouse program is an official unit/family program overseen by commanders designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of unity within the Air Force community. The program was standardized across the Air... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 12, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Kathryn Kolbe, Commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base, recently traveled to Washington D.C. where she received the 2014 Military Leader Award from the Association of Defense Communities. The award is set up to recognize leaders in the country who have gone above and beyond setting up innovative partnerships with the surrounding community,... Read more
Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operation Location - P
June 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — During the past year, Air Force leaders have been shaping a new and more comprehensive Air Force evaluation system for officers and enlisted Airmen.The new system is designed to better meet the needs of the Air Force and Airmen, differentiate more effectively between good and great performers, and value job performance first and foremost, Air Force leaders said.One change Airmen... Read more