Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 10, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — After the discovery of faulty insulation on coolant lines caused a temporary flight restriction for 10 of Hill’s 15 F-35As, repaired jets are beginning to fly again.Two aircraft returned to flight Oct. 24 and three more are scheduled for completion by Nov. 4.Maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are not only involved in the repair process, but also... Read more
November 10, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Recently, pedestrians have been observed crossing Balmer Street from visitor parking near Centennial Park on the red-and-white-striped pop-up barrier, which resembles a crosswalk, and this presents a safety hazard. If the pop-up barrier were to activate with pedestrians on it, the potential exits for severe injuries or fatalities. Signs warning pedestrians of the... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBERT BARNETT, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
November 10, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31.As part of ongoing efforts to take care of Airmen and revitalize squadrons, Air Force leadership recently directed the “Airmen’s... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALEXX PONS, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
November 10, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has released fiscal year 2017 retraining quotas for eligible NCOs via the NCO Retraining Program.The retraining program is a complimentary tool used to help balance and sustain the enlisted force as the Air Force continues to grow. While the Air Force is still undermanned across the force, certain skill and grade levels within some Air Force... Read more
November 10, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season will run Nov. 14-Dec. 12.Health insurance representatives will hold a Health Fair at the Warrior Fitness Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and again Dec. 6-8.Information regarding FEHB, Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and the Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS), along... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Legal Office
November 10, 2016
One of the 14 principles of ethical service in the federal government includes not using your public office for private gain. Included in this prohibition is avoiding the appearance of governmental sanction. Specifically, an employee shall not use or permit the use of his government position or title or any authority associated with his public office in a manner that could reasonably be construed... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 10, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 775th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight hosted a memorial workout to honor fallen Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine EOD technicians, Nov. 4.The EOD 131 Memorial Workout is named for the 131 EOD technicians who have made the ultimate sacrifice performing that duty since 9/11. EOD technicians disarm, render safe, and dispose of bombs to protect the lives and property... Read more
STAFF SGT. NICK WILSON, Air Combat Command Public Affairs
November 10, 2016
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Air Combat Command’s enlisted force honored its commander with induction into the Order of the Sword at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Oct. 27.Gen. Hawk Carlisle, who has commanded ACC since October 2014, is the eighth ACC leader to be inducted into the command’s Order of the Sword.“I am truly, truly honored beyond belief and I am humbled that you... Read more
John Parker, 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 10, 2016
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — To keep critical combat aircraft like the F-15 Eagle and a few dozen more combat platforms ready to defend the nation, the Air Force Sustainment Center routinely contracts with the defense industry giants that build them.But with roughly 32,000 military and civilian personnel primarily spread across Air Force logistics complexes in three states, the AFSC contracts... Read more
PAUL HOLCOMB, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
November 3, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The QF-4 Aerial Target mission is winding down and two of the aircraft visited Hill Air Force Base Oct. 25, so supporters of the F-4 Phantom IIs could see them one last time.The visit — touted as the ‘Phinal Phantom Phlight’ — was hosted by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F/QF-4 System Program Office. Lt. Col. Ron King and Jim Harkins, pilots from... Read more

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