Articles

Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A high value Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader killed by U.S. led coalition airstrikes Dec. 24 was just one of 10 ISIL leaders targeted and killed last month, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren confirmed Dec. 29.Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon via a live satellite feed from Baghdad, Warren said Syria based... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN SERGIO A. GAMBOA, 325th FIghter Wing Public Affairs
January 7, 2016
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — When several military organizations come together to accomplish a common goal, it not only validates their commitment to the mission, but it strengthens the morale of its members.Nowhere was this more evident than in this year’s combined Checkered Flag 16-1 and Combat Archer exercise.The 83rd Fighter Weapon Squadron came together with the 325th Fighter Wing for the... Read more
STAFF SGT. JERILYN QUINTANILLA, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
January 7, 2016
SOUTHWEST ASIA — Even while deployed to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Tech. Sgt. Tyron Fields is making a difference for the youth in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, through a nonprofit mentorship program called “Focus.”The program aims to help direct kids and teenagers who have been in juvenile detention facilities in a positive direction.... Read more
December 31, 2015
The year 2015 is coming to a close and, as with every year, we all wonder where the time went. It was a full year of activity for Hill Air Force Base, but without a doubt, the biggest news of 2015 — the topic that dominated the headlines and created the most buzz — was the arrival of the F-35A Lightning II. All the way back in 2013, the Air Force made its official announcement... Read more
Hilltop Times staff, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 24, 2015
The following hours of operation apply to Hill AFB facilities and services Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. Thursday, Dec. 24Airmen & Family Readiness Center: ClosedAirmen Leadership School: ClosedArts & Crafts: ClosedAuto Hobby: ClosedBoyer Hill Military Housing Office: 8 a.m. to noonBowling Center: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Bubble: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Career Assistance Advisor:... Read more
By Terry Pittman, 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group
December 23, 2015
There are times when a single aircraft sets the standards for every aircraft of its type and this past June, the 40th Flight Test Squadron at Eglin AFB, Fla., retired such an air frame.For the past 20 years, an A-10C, known as “989” for the last three digits of its tail number, served as one of two pioneering A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft devoted to research and development projects for the fleet... Read more
DOD Press Operations
December 23, 2015
The Department of Defense has released the 2016 Basic Allowance for Housing rates and it’s good news across the board at Hill.BAH rates will increase an average of 7.5 percent for Hill AFB’s military members with dependents and 8.4 percent for those without dependents when the new rates take effect on Jan. 1, 2016.Those seeing the highest increase in BAH will be staff and technical sergeants with... Read more
Federal Aviation Administration
December 23, 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced Dec. 14 a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft systems. The Registration Task Force delivered recommendations to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Nov. 21. The rule incorporates many of the task... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
December 23, 2015
Though the Combined Federal Campaign has ended, the funds people have donated will keep on giving.This year’s campaign at Hill Air Force Base reached more than $529,968 in donations.The donated funds are the lifeblood of a charity and its ability to do good work in the world, according to Intermountain CFC Executive Director Bruce Jacobs.“They depend on these campaigns because there are no... Read more
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
December 23, 2015
As 2015 comes to a close, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reflecting on the impact that VA benefits advisers have made in the lives of transitioning service members, veterans, and their family members.As part of the Transition Assistance Program, or TAP, more than 300 VA benefits advisers are stationed at more than 280 military installations around the world.Advisers conduct the... Read more

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In The Know Hill AFB Ski Day set for Feb. 12Hill AFB military, civilians and... more