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May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan on May 21, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training and equipping of the force over the coming decades.The SMP builds on the strategic imperatives and vectors described in the capstone document, America’s Air Force: A Call to the Future, released last summer.... Read more
May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force recently launched the first Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team, kicking off an initiative that integrates expertise from around the service in an effort to deliver innovative solutions to capabilities issues.Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III chartered the first ECCT with the task of exploring the air superiority mission with an eye... Read more
May 28, 2015
On June 4, Hill Air Force Base will host its 6th annual See Me, Save Me safety ride. The event is designed to motivate vehicle operators to take that extra moment to look specifically for motorcycles while sharing the road with their two-wheeled counterparts. We invite all riders who are interested in doing their part to help save fellow riders lives to join us in what is becoming a huge... Read more
Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs
May 28, 2015
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — With winter behind us, many folks are beginning to break out the hiking boots and sunscreen for some outdoor fun. Additionally, many motorcyclists who have been bound by snow and ice for the last several months are making their way onto the roads again.Lt. Col. Mark Guerber, the 16th Space Control Squadron commander and avid motorcyclist, recently briefed members... Read more
May 28, 2015
The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews.Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff earlier this year; new initiatives include incentive pay increases and bonuses for crews, directing additional funds to... Read more
May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Public interest in remotely piloted aircraft continues to grow thanks to increasing nonmilitary uses and portrayal in popular culture. For the Air Force, remotely piloted aircraft are and will continue to be a vital mission set delivering vital airpower to combatant commanders throughout the world.Although the demands placed upon the Airmen charged with this mission are... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 21, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While the Department of Defense’s active-duty force will likely shrink as a whole by September 2016, the Air Force is getting a nice bump in the opposite direction.If the Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act is approved, it would reduce the overall size of America’s current active-duty military by more than 12,000 members. The NDAA authorizes the DOD’s active-duty... Read more
Rachel J. Trotter, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 21, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Cartoonist Cal Grondahl has always wanted to try to do some different things with his artistic talents, so when he found himself with more time on his hands in January 2014, he decided to start pursuing some of those interests.So he paired his love of the Hill Aerospace Museum with his love of art, and now many children are benefiting from it at Cal’s Coloring Corner every... Read more
Airman First Class Ryan Conroy, 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
May 21, 2015
POPE ARMY AIRFIELD, N.C. — Three special tactics combat controllers were awarded the Air Force Cross and two Silver Star medals earlier this month, for extraordinary heroism and gallantry in the face of danger while on a deployment to Afghanistan in September 2014.The Airmen, all from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, were recognized for their superior integration of air and ground power against... Read more
Richard Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 21, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Adrian Cronauer, the real-life Air Force sergeant and radio disc jockey who was played by actor Robin Williams in the 1987 film “Good Morning Vietnam,” once said, “The American Flag represents all of us, and all of the values we hold sacred.”The quote is what inspired Phil Ludos, a security specialist with the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group, to design the 2015 Hill Air... Read more

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