Articles

Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Tech. Sgt. Danielle Minor found herself with a pair of scissors in the bathroom late one night, ready to use them to end her life because she had reached a depth of emotional turmoil she thought was irreversible — it was a moment she will never forget.“It was so quick. One night I just thought, ‘What is the point of my being here because I’m not a good mother. My kids... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A proposal to privatize military commissaries has been met with a mixture of suspicion and downright opposition from some Utah congressmen and veterans groups.In May, the Senate Armed Services Committee inserted language into its version of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and several military groups say could lead to the... Read more
June 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, Air Force officials announced a third round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning June 15.The measures are necessary to meet the Air Force’s headquarters organization and staffing reductions, which were designed to eliminate redundant activities, improve efficiencies and satisfy previous... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 18, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Senior Master Sgt. Eric Eberhard, 419th Explosive Ordnance Disposal, is deployed as part of a recovery team tasked to excavate a Laos crash site from the Vietnam era.The two-month deployment is a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency mission, which includes day-to-day operations to research, identify, and recover Americans who were killed in action but were never brought home.“... Read more
June 18, 2015
The Air Force selected 108 staff sergeants from across Hill Air Force Base for promotion to the rank of technical sergeant, officials announced June 9.Throughout the service, 8,446 staff sergeants were selected for promotion. Airmen selected for technical sergeant will be promoted according to their promotion sequence number beginning in August. Selections are tentative until the data... Read more
June 18, 2015
Nine officers from across Team Hill recently learned they were selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel. A total of 1,499 majors were selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel throughout the Air Force. Selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel: 75th Air Base WingScott D. ClineScott E. DennyJohn S. Hampel 367th Training Support Squadron Claudio G. Covacci... Read more
Bryon Saxton, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
LAYTON — A $28 million upgrade of Hill Field Road and the Hill Field Road and Interstate 15 interchange, is expected to help Layton remain in the economic driver’s seat when it comes to sales tax revenues for years to come.The two-phased “Layton Improved,” a Layton city and Utah Department of Transportation project, is expected to alleviate heavy traffic collecting around the Layton Hills Mall... Read more
June 18, 2015
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Southwest Asia — At the coalition airpower hub for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the commander and coalition partners know they are making a difference in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists.“We know from our intelligence that (ISIL) fears coalition airpower,” said Lt. Gen. John... Read more
Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
June 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team members and athletes from the NFL joined forces to compete in the 3rd annual Amputee Warrior Softball Classic June 6 at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, Maryland.Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer threw out the first pitch alongside the mayor of Bowie, Mayor G. Frederick Robinson.“What better game to celebrate and honor... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
June 18, 2015
It’s that time of year again — when we say “so long” to close friends moving away and “welcome” to new friends PCSing to Hill Air Force Base.Making a Permanent Change of Station can be a tumultuous time, with mixed emotions for everyone — but especially for those who are actually making the move. By the nature of the situation, challenges come up and the Hill AFB Airmen & Family Readiness... Read more

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