Articles

Tech. Sgt. Sarah Loicano, 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 19, 2014
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The military’s sergeant pilots, enlisted aviators who served from 1912-1957, were honored during a monument unveiling and dedication at Maxwell-Gunter’s Enlisted Heritage Hall June 9.Nearly 14 years in the making, the monument depicts Corporal Vernon L. Burge, the Army Signal Corps’ first enlisted pilot, in recognition of the service and sacrifices made by nearly 3,... Read more
Senior Airman Allen Stokes, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 19, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — More than 120 reservists from the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron participated in a 5k run here on June 7 to raise money for the squadron’s annual picnic. Members of the 67th APS and their families attended the picnic to recognize promotees, retirees, and reservists who have recently returned from deployment or are slated to deploy. The picnic, set for later this... Read more
Debbie Gildea, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 19, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Creative, motivated Airmen are the key to changing how the Air Force does business, and every Airman has an equal opportunity to make a lasting contribution through the Airmen Powered by Innovation program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.Launched in April, API was initiated thanks to the success of the Make Every Dollar Count initiative, which... Read more
Air Force News Service
June 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — Fewer Airmen than originally expected will meet involuntary retention boards this summer and fall, Air Force officials said June 13.Air Force leaders eliminated approximately 4,000 Airmen from eligibility for the upcoming boards at Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’s direction to bolster manning for nuclear-related air force specialty codes and to account for budgetary... Read more
Amy Ausley, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
June 19, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The commander from Air Forces Cyber and the director the Air Force Civil Engineer Center signed an initiative here June 12, designed to strengthen the security of industrial control systems, or ICS, supporting critical Air Force infrastructures.At installations, ICS are used for many functions, ranging from heating and air conditioning system... Read more
Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 19, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen at 18 installations will see a new era of physical fitness as the Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services introduces the Air Force Team Cohesion Challenge.The pilot program, built around special operations training, is designed to teach leadership, promote unit cohesion and inspire teams to perform their best. “This program was... Read more
Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service
June 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department and the nation depend every day on the service of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender personnel, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said June 5.“They are an integral part of our armed forces and our Department of Defense and our nation.”Speaking at the DOD Pride Month ceremony at the Pentagon, Work recalled that for far too long, gay, lesbian and bisexual... Read more
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

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